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Capcom tell us why story is just as important as action in their surprising Lost Planet sequel

This is a daring change of direction for Lost Planet. While the first two games were essentially fast-paced arcade shooters, the third is much slower and darker, with a focus on atmosphere and storytelling. You're still fighting aliens with conspicuous glowing weak spots on a frozen ice planet, but the tone, pace, and general feel is totally different - a result of development duties being passed on, for the first time, to a studio outside of Japan.... read more

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Postby budge » 25 Apr 2013, 10:14

The protagonist is one scary looking dude!
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Postby The_KFD_Case » 25 Apr 2013, 13:25

Now this perks my interest in the Lost Planet franchise! I recall playing a demo of the first Lost Planet game in an electronic store years ago, and it frustrated me to no end. That experience resulted in an instant "no-purchase" turn-off. It soured my opinion of the Lost Planet franchise to the point, that I remained similarly wary of Lost Planet 2. However, this preview description of Lost Planet 3 sounds like something I might enjoy tremendously.
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Postby Fr33Kye » 26 Apr 2013, 05:09

I very much disagree with your assessment at the end cvg. I don't see it as a game with a lack of identity, i just worry it won't be capable of pulling it off. In order to be great, it needs a story that actually pulls you in. The main character is kind of a good start since in some of the video he seems really likable and relatable. The characters at the base seem really great. When it comes to action and the world, it has to feel really cold, and like a frontier. The akrid have to look like alien monsters, but they also have to feel like hostile wildlife, with their own behavior and instincts. It needs to find a balance between exploration and survival, all wrapped in a very nice story that gives meaning to the environments they'll be exploring. Of course mech upgrades and new ways to explore would REALLY help. I f**king love grappling hooks.
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Postby Down with robots » 26 Apr 2013, 15:32

Atmosphere is good too. The 1st Dead Space game was amazing for this, so if Lost Planet 3 wants to head in that direction then that's fine by me.
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Postby Gash Gardner » 28 Apr 2013, 17:05

You play as Nicholas Cage

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