Lost Planet 3 continues to be Lost
Lost Planet 3 is continuing the essense and gameplay from the earlier games with a couple of new things.
You’re back on E.D.N. III, but this time to experience what happened at the beginning of the terraforming of the planet, so it’s actually a prequel to the other games of the Lost Planet series.
You’re fighting of bugs – big bugs – in attempt to both survive, but also to progress in the terraforming of the planet and to dig out whatever could turn out be big bucks worth (pun intended).
The game features some survival key points, such as picking up energy to keep yourself warm – energy coming from bugs you’ve killed, of course. Nothing that we haven’t seen before, but it works just fine.
The game consists of doing many of the same things (travel from point A to B, clicking on things and fighting off minions) but also epic-looking boss fights with well-known steps to beat an otherwise impossible enemy due to it’s size and weaponry.
You’ll sometimes come by something you can not reach yet, so in the spirit of exploration, you’ll have to get back to pick up that collectible or to reach that area when you’ve upgraded or gotten hold of the needed equipment.
Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim Peyton, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) who are preparing the planet for colonisation, Jim joins his fellow pioneers at the Coronis base and begins surveying the uncharted terrain and obtaining samples of the planet’s energy supply – Thermal Energy.
With NEVEC’s existing Thermal Energy reserve running low the fate of the Coronis mission depends on the natural source of the energy supply being located. Realising that this is a great opportunity for a huge pay-off and early ticket home to his family, Jim braves the risk of the treacherous environment and threat of the indigenous Akrid.
Acting as a home away from home and boasting an array of tools that can assist Jim on the field, the utility rig provides Jim’s safety and is essential not only for his contract work but also his protection against the ever-changing climate.
Lost Planet 3 will deliver a diverse range of gameplay including on-foot battles and intense first person action. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delve deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths within the unique and dynamic environment of E.D.N. III.