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With all its flaws, I must say that I had a blast playing Lost Planet 2. The multiplayer is fun and the campaign is a blast. But if you really want to get the most out of this game, do yourself a favor and grab three of your buddies and go kill some Akrids together. That's where this game really shines. I had a blast playing through this game with friends; even if it was just dying trying to figure out what we were supposed to do.
Im kooperativen Modus ist Lost Planet 2 ein Spielspaß-Monster. Einzelspieler bekommen immerhin gute Action-Kost.
Giocando in cooperativa con tre compagni umani, il titolo è infatti capace di regalare grandi soddisfazioni, con elevatissimi picchi raggiunti dalle boss fight. A limare verso il basso il voto ci pensa il livello d’intelligenza dei bot che vi accompagneranno nel caso decideste di giocare in solitaria, non sempre all’altezza ma soprattutto non gestibili con comandi di alcun tipo, e la frustrazione che a tratti è in grado di generare la scarsa responsività del sistema di controllo e la legnosità del personaggio. Senza dimenticare la mancanza dei checkpoint, scelta, a nostro modo di vedere, davvero poco comprensibile e difficile da digerire soprattutto se giocherete da soli.
Un comparto tecnico solido, seppure esteticamente non eccelso, e la presenza di modalità online competitive completano la ricca offerta proposta da Lost Planet 2. Un titolo sicuramente da tenere in considerazione se avete tre amici con cui condividere sparatorie online.
Todo lo recomendable que es Lost Planet 2 para jugar acompañados es lo poco aconsejable que resulta para hacerlo en solitario. Todo parece orientado a la faceta on-line en lo nuevo de Capcom, y lo que se traduce en algunos puntos de mayor interés como la presencia de cooperativo o las mejoras multijugador, se refleja negativamente también en la poca atención prestada a aspectos fundamentales como la historia, la capacidad de enganchar o la inspiración de sus situaciones. Capcom sabe que la Next-Gen es el paraíso del juego en compañía, y con Lost Planet 2 lo exprime al máximo con todo lo bueno y malo que ello conlleva.
Tralasciando queste considerazioni, è comunque importante sottolineare come la possibilità di intraprendere la modalità principale in compagnia di altri 3 amici, contribuisca a incrementare esponenzialmente il divertimento dell’esperienza, e come il multiplayer competitivo, ora rivisto e ottimizzato rispetto al passato, risulti ora ancor più stimolante e gratificante di quanto già non fosse quello proposto dal primo LP. Ciò che abbiamo di fronte è tuttavia definibile come un ricco “more of the same”, perciò sappiate che se non vi fosse piaciuto il primo capitolo della serie, questo sequel non vi farà certo gridare al miracolo… In caso contrario, godetevi la caccia!
With Lost Planet 2 it's clear that Capcom tried to create a new and enhanced Lost Planet experience by taking everything that was good from the last game and incorporating an absolutely blinding co-op experience. Sadly, it also brings with it some of the bad. Offline fails to impress and the few imperfections add up and lead to a few frustrations along the way. Nevertheless, this is still a game well worth playing. Not only are there plenty of thrills and spills along the way, intense action to enjoy and new Akrid to marvel at, you should get quite a buzz when playing it online with friends and taking on some of the larger beasts.
Lost Planet 2 is an epic game and its one that any fan of multiplayer co-operative action will not want to miss. This game has it all, big weapons, bigger enemies, flying V-Suits, grenade launchers, what’s not to love really? Sure it has a few issues, but once you are into the action chances are you’ll soon let these pass you by.
Lost Planet 2 is better by leaps and bounds from the original. Still, there is room for improvement, especially in a more cohesive storyline. It's better in a lot of areas, but could be even greater. You'll soon forget the campaign mode as quickly as you can, as you'll spend most of your time online with Lost Planet 2. The online play is the big seller, but the campaign/co-op mode isn't far behind. Bigger, better and more satisfying.
Apesar disso Lost Planet 2 distancia-se bem mais do original em conteúdo; desde áreas, monstros e material bélico à disposição e se a isso associarmos uma boa vertente estratégica e táctica entre os quatro resistentes (humanos), Lost Planet 2 consegue ser uma experiência atractiva, mesmo sem imputar inovações ao género. De resto é notória a aproximação aos mercados europeus e norte-americanos, sem ignorar o mercado japonês num estreitamento de margens com a série Monster Hunter, mas na equiparação com alguns “shooters” na terceira pessoa do lado ocidental o jogo de Takeuchi ainda carece de aperfeiçoamento para atacar a liderança.
My frustration with the customization aside, there's no denying that Lost Planet 2 is an interesting and engaging hybrid title that delivers a new blend between traditional solo play and modern multiplayer expectations. I can't say that the developers totally nailed it, but with solid mechanics, a strong sci-fi theme, exciting action and tons of large-scale watercooler moments, I do recognize it as an experimental step forward that succeeds far more than it fails.
In addition, if the multiplayer part of the game had been flawlessly executed, this might have been forgivable. Unfortunately, some basic gameplay decisions with the way the camera is handled and the way weapons and 'mechs are implemented hold this title back from its full potential.
Lost Planet 2 is a huge package. It’s challenging, rewarding, frustrating and enjoyable all at the same time. While the game is more hard-core than your average third person action game, it isn’t one to simple ignore. Lost Planet 2 is a serious competitor for the co-op market, especially Left 4 Dead and apart from a few niggling annoyances with connecting to co-op games, Lost Planet 2 is a fantastically deep title that is well worth the time and rewards you will reap from it.
Trotz aller Kritik ist dieses Game ein guter Nachfolger von „Lost Planet“, der sich insgesamt überall verbessert hat, außer der Steuerung. Auch die computergesteuerten Crewmitglieder sind oftmals fragwürdig: Nichts ist frustrierender, als zu viert vor der Feindesbasis zu stehen und alleine im Kreuzfeuer noch im Stehen zu sterben, während die drei Söldner wie von Zauberhand genau dort stehen, wo Sie die ganze Zeit hinwollen! Auch die Texturen hätten ruhig etwas mehr Maßarbeit vertragen und verteufeln den ansonsten guten Look des Spiels deutlich. Dennoch sei der Titel für Fans zumindest zum Anspielen ans Herz gelegt.
Capcom ha hecho una fuerte apuesta por el multijugador en Lost Planet 2, le ha salido bien. Pero ha perdido la mano en el modo monojugador. Otros juegos de la propia compañía resultan mucho más equilibrados en ambos frentes, y es que le ha faltado cuajar -bastante- en el terreno de los jugadores solitarios. El título, eso sí, sabe innovar en los campos necesarios en un juego de acción como el que nos ocupa: más VS, más modos de juego, etc., y conservar los rasgos distintivos que lo distinguen del centenar de títulos que ofrecen más o menos lo mismo. Es un juego de acción intenso y gratificante si va a disfrutarse en compañía, pero pierde muchos enteros si vamos a estar solos.
Lost Planet 2 breaks new ground for the franchise by focusing heavily on co-operative play and cutting back on story. While some fans of the original may be disappointed, there is still plenty of fun to be had. Problems with the plot, damage balancing, and the awkward grappling hook are faults that I can’t ignore though. However, Lost Planet 2’s campaign does offer some unforgettable moments and great teamwork opportunities, provided you find a good group of gamers to play with.
Warum hat Capcom das Spiel nicht Lost Planet Online genannt? So werde ich als Solist schon im Hauptmenü verwirrt, wenn ich meine Kampagne "hosten" soll - wie doof ist das denn? Und richtig ernüchtert werde ich, wenn ich mir in der Geschichte wie in einem Deathmatch vorkomme - ich mag die brachiale Action zwischen Raketenwerfer und Plasmagranate, ich freue mich über den knackigen Anspruch, aber die Story ist verdammt schwach und die Kameraden sind nicht mehr als seelenlose Bots. Man kommt sich eher vor wie in sechs hoch explosiven Arenen eines Unreal Tournament als in sechs Episoden einer Geschichte. Das Gute: Es knallt und zischt an allen Ecken! Das Schlechte: Das Team ist mir egal und das Leveldesign wirkt manchmal unfair.
With inspiration from Modern Warfare and Gears of War, Lost Planet 2 delivers action by the bucketload. When you're battling against the biggest bugs the game has to offer, Lost Planet 2 can be a blast particularly with a few friends. It is however a fundamentally frustrating experience, with control issues and questionable design choices that reduces the overall enjoyment the game has to offer.
Lost Planet 2 är till bredden fyllt med maffig action, snygg grafik och sinnessjukt grymma boss-fighter där man verkligen inte behöver tänka särskilt mycket och kan ha riktigt kul med sina polare spelandes co-op. Men att spela ensam fungerar verkligen inte och uppdragsvariationen kunde ha varit bättre. Capcom borde ha gjort bättre prioriteringar för att kunna aspirera på de verkliga toppbetygen, men Lost Planet 2 är tveklöst ändå köpvärt för alla som gillade originalet.
Fast, frenetic, and frequently spectacular in scale, Lost Planet 2 will do the job if you have an itchy destruction finger, and provides some fun and well thought-out times in co-op. But ultimately, it's just all about the carnage, and frequently seems to have no care for the needs of the solo player.
Capcom is either extremely bold and clever or quite foolish. Lost Planet 2 is a game that is hard to recommend to solo gamers, such is the way the game has been designed to be played with friends. It feels like a completely different experience with real players at your side; an experience that betters the original and features some of the most intense, visually stunning battles we've seen on this generation of consoles. Just know what you're getting yourself into. It's hard, frustrating and at times a very unfair.
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Lost Planet 2 is a game with a personality, and like all games that share this trait there are going to be things you love and things you hate. Capcom has taken a chance in hoping you will love more about this game than you’ll hate, and with a ton of mechs, awesome guns, beautiful locations, and a flawed online feature, there’s plenty to love about the game. It’s fun, at times bizarre, and occasionally frustrating as hell, but it does more than a few things really well. Unfortunately its also plagued by some rather serious design flaws that could've been solved if Capcom had taken a look at what the competition was doing. If you can look past that than you'll enjoy this game, but you might have to deal with some frustration along the way.
Lost Planet 2 könnte so gut sein: Ein Koop-Modus für bis zu vier Spieler, beeindruckende Bossgegner und abwechslungsreiche Missionen und Umgebungen klingen super. Die Hintergrundgeschichte kommt jedoch erst spät in Fahrt und bietet nur uninteressante Charaktere, die KI der Gegner und eigenen Mannen lässt schwer zu wünschen übrig und die Steuerung ließ uns noch öfters in unser Gamepad beißen als der hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad. Besonders Freunde zünftiger Koop-Action werden dennoch ihren Spaß haben.
Het enige waar we dan weinig op aan te merken hebben is de audio. De audio in deze game steekt prima in elkaar en dat is dus mooi meegenomen voor de uiteindelijke beoordeling. Verder kunnen we over Lost Planet 2 vrij kort zijn. Het is op zich een leuke game, zeker in coöperatieve speelstand, maar het had op veel vlakken zeker nog best wat meer aandacht mogen hebben. Het is zonde dat de game wat tekort schiet, zeker voor de spelers van het eerste deel die nog steeds geen vrienden hebben. Het grootste minpunt van deze game zit hem voornamelijk in de AI en dat is echt zonde te noemen. Desondanks is Lost Planet 2 een game die de fans zullen kunnen waarderen, andere geïnteresseerden raden we aan om de demo eens goed te proberen.
Lost Planet 2 is at its best when you're a giant robot fighting other giant robots – in other words, when it's simple. At its core it's a potentially great action game and it's very good-looking, but it explains itself so incredibly poorly and has such an awkward structure and poor checkpointing that a lot of the fun is ruined by interminable frustration – not to mention the fact that it's basically unplayable as a single-player game. It has a few genuine standout moments, especially on the rare occasions that everything works in co-op, but they don't balance out the faults.
Lost Planet's sophomore effort attempts to improve on past faults while shifting direction into an entirely new territory, but the overall feeling is muted. The game can be an enjoyable, fun adventure, but only if you're willing to share the experience with friends (or strangers).
Lost Planet 2 is filled with too much mediocrity to be a great game, but it is decent, and odds are that if you like third-person shooters, you'll at the very least enjoy the multiplayer modes. Just don't expect this to be the phenomenal game changer.
Still, despite its flaws, I feel like Lost Planet 2 is a game worth playing. I'm sure other's will not love it as much as I do, and I do suggest renting before buying with this one, as I think even original fans of Lost Planet could be off put a bit by some of the changes here. At the same time, if you have either no issue with gaming with random people, or have a dedicated group of co-op friends, I don't think you'll come across a better co-op experience for a third person shooter than this (yes I went there Gears fans), and I'm still looking forward to playing more of the game in the near future. Of course, for the purposes of this review and acknowledging the many flaws the game does possess, I have to give it a score that I feel reflects the overall package, but this is definitely the most fun I've had with a B minus game in a long time.
Lost Planet 2 is het geld jammer genoeg niet echt waard. De game heeft zeker genoeg potentie om een topper te kunnen worden. Het ziet er allemaal erg goed uit en de actie wordt op een spectaculaire manier gepresenteerd. Jammer genoeg zijn de missies repetitief en zijn je AI-teamgenoten erg dom. Wat naast jouw teamgenoten ook voor een enorme frustratie kan zorgen, zijn de slechte savepunten. Hierdoor zal de game meer frustratie dan plezier opleveren. Alleen als je online met drie vrienden speelt, vallen de minpunten grotendeels weg en valt er een goed potje te knallen in Lost Planet 2.
Lost Planet 2 is a good example of eastern vs. western game design philosophy. It's a game trying to appeal to western audiences as an action-packed online shooter, but gets hung up on typically eastern design choices that clash with its overall goal. Bad game design, technical issues, and a botched character progression system lead to a game that feels like it's trying prevent you from having any of the fun that would be possible with four people playing together, taking out skyscraper-tall bug monsters.
Lost Planet 2 is een game die snel in de vergetelheid zal raken. De actie is bruut en wordt op een indrukwekkende manier gepresenteerd, maar de game maakt te veel fouten om echt indruk te maken. Een gemiste kans.
And yet…it still manages to be strangely endearing – never knowing where you’ll end up next or what bizarre creatures lie in wait proves enough incentive to put up with the many flaws. Leaping into a Vital Suit to empty your machine-guns into anything that moves is absolutely as fun as it should be and dealing the killing blow to bring down one of the monstrous bosses is definitely worth a fist pump or two. Levelling up your character and joining a faction will also no doubt prove to be a hook for many, and we’ve not even mentioned the training mode (reminiscent of Metal Gear Solid’s VR missions). Unfortunately, despite the breadth of features on show, Lost Planet 2 instils a feeling of slight disappointment – disappointment that its ambition often isn’t matched by its execution; that for every one hundred foot long salamander there are a hundred brain-dead machine-gun toting grunts. And that, despite flashes of brilliance, it just isn’t quite the game it could have been.
Almost equally fun and frustrating whether played in co-op or in single-player mode, it's a game you'll both love and hate in the same breath.
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Lost Planet 2 simply doesn't live up to the developer's grandiose plans. Other than the game's beauty, the big, challenging bosses, and the infrequent fun that can be derived from four-player co-op, this is a gaming experience that can easily be passed up. Unless you simply need a four-player co-op shooter to play with friends, you're almost certainly better off going another way.
Hele spillet er skåret over samme kam, og det gør i sidste ende oplevelsen ensformig og træg. De konstante spring mellem hovedpersoner gør at man aldrig føler sig knyttet til nogen af dem, eller de handlinger man foretager sig. Der opstår ingen spænding eller drama. Som regel kan man tilgive et spil for mangler i historie, hvis gameplayet ellers er i orden - og omvendt. Men her er der aldrig rigtig noget der rejser sig over det gennemsnitlige. Lost Planet 2 er ikke noget dårligt spil. Men det er heller ikke særlig godt.
Lost Planet 2 heeft alle ingrediënten om een geweldige game te zijn: vette wapens, gigantische eindbazen en prachtige omgevingen. Toch zorgen de slechte computergestuurde teamgenoten en savepunten voor meer frustratie dan plezier. De mogelijkheid om de game met vier man te spelen zorgt voor een opleving, maar zelfs in de coöperatieve modus boeit het spel niet erg lang.
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The single player/co-op campaign is pretty much hopeless, and the multiplayer game has its moments but overall is weighed down too much by a number of balance and design issues. Lost Planet 2 is a disappointing sequel, and there are too many other, better options out there to warrant a visit to E.D.N. III.
Lost Planet 2 maakt op het eerste zicht een indrukwekkende indruk dankzij de schitterende graphics, enorme eindbazen en co-op tot vier spelers. De ondermaatse AI van zowel vijanden als teamgenoten, de gebrekkige besturing en de inspiratieloze uitwerking doen de gameplay echter compleet de nek om. Alleen spelen is sowieso één grote bron van ergernis, maar zelfs in co-op blijft het een repetitief en frustrerend gedoe. Dit onding is dan ook enkel goed als bezigheidstherapie voor casual gamers die kicken op graphics en online chat, maar geen enkel belang hechten aan deftige gameplay.
While the multiplayer does add a little something to package, it’s obvious that the campaign – the true co-op campaign - is where the main focus is. As good as the game looks, and as huge as the bosses are, it’s not all that fun to go through alone. Unless you are planning to play through the campaign with some friends, you may want to think twice.
Lost Planet 2 is a disappointing sequel that is inferior to the original. The controls are poor and confusing, the story is not interesting, and the artificial intelligence is far from intelligent. Outside of the beautiful landscape that you will explore, there’s little to enjoy as you battle the Akrid for T-ENG. The only redeeming quality this game has is the multiplayer experience, but there are far better options out there and you’ll quickly grow tired of it too, even with all of the customization available.
Lost Planet 2 plays like it was never put in front of a member of its intended audience at some point during its development, someone who might have asked "why?" Why can't I pause the game unless I make my game unjoinable? Why can't I join a co-op game in progress? Why can this monster kill me in two hits? A little "Why?" may have taken this game in a different, more compelling direction. Unfortunately, for PS3-only owners, it's harder to recommend due to some pronounced technical issues that detract from its biggest selling points. If you've burned through other multiplayer or co-op options, then there might be something for you in Lost Planet 2. The single-player campaign is lengthy at around 14 hours with full co-op support, and the multiplayer has plenty of maps and modes. Just do yourself a favor: buy some insurance for the controller you'll invariably throw across the room at one of Lost Planet 2's seemingly endless design and interface issues.
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What really frustrate me with this game is how many different things this game has to offer. You have online coop, online VS mode and the offline story to finish. Sadly all of those cannot be properly enjoyed because of the lethal problems in the game’s engine. Having played the 360 version of the game recently too, I can say that the difference is noticeable without even playing both versions side to side. That is most likely going to be another topic for the console fan boys to fight about. If you really want yourself some Lost Planet 2, go buy it for the 360. The PS3 is unplayable and the game really struggles to keep up with its potential and all the action going on in its world.
On paper, Lost Planet 2 sounds like it should be the only sci-fi shooter you need. There are full-featured online modes, a good-sized campaign that supports up to four players, and gross alien bugs that demand to be shot. Furthermore, the game is beautiful, generously stuffed with small details and boasting a great cohesive art design that refuses to be overshadowed by the impressive technology that powers it. But all of these important features are wrapped around basic mechanics gone horribly awry. Too many missions are either broken, tedious, or downright frustrating, and basic mechanics are focused on removing control from the player in lieu of providing a legitimate challenge. There should be a sense of triumph when you defeat a gigantic creature after a protracted struggle. In Lost Planet 2, you're just relieved that it's over.
I found Lost Planet 2 simply not worth the effort. There is already a thriving market of infinitely better sci-fi shooters out there like the Gears of War and Halo games and many more on the way. There simply can’t be any place for these kinds of standards when you feature it against the competition its up against. So despite looking good, Lost Planet 2’s primitive control system, simplistic combat and numerous design flaws all combine to crush any enjoyment underfoot and rapidly turn it in to a pitiable, depressing title.
The bottom line with Lost Planet 2 is that if you enjoy cooperative or multiplayer online play, then its worth at least a rent or two but if you like to fly solo you’ll want to pass on this one.
When it all comes together with four friends coordinating attacks against a tremendous boss, Lost Planet 2 can be an absolute joy. Unfortunately, those moments are few and far between given the hurdles one must jump through to reach that point. So while Capcom made a game which has the potential to be the most fun one can have all year, it's almost a guarantee that very few gamers will ever reach that euphoria. For the most part, this game is little more than a big waste of thermal energy.
Ultimately the various competitive multiplayer modes prove more entertaining than the main co-op mode. None of them are particular unusual in themselves but it's a far more enjoyable way to play around with the otherwise entertaining weaponry. But considering the potential of the idea and how good the game looks it's shocking how comprehensively Capcom have sabotaged their own efforts.