The lights are on
During our TGS demo of Lost Planet 3, we drilled through a scorpion's tail with a giant mech. Clearly Lost Planet 3 looks like the most polished entry in the series so far.
The trouble started when I got a call that there was a problem with the communications relay at the top of my peak. That communications relay is our lifeline to the world, so I head up to take a look.
On the way up, I shoot down a few giant flying insects. They don’t pose much of a threat, but one gets a little close and prompts a quick time event that has me dodging its stinger. My shotgun acts as a great fly swatter, and I quickly make my way to the top of the peak. A quick inspection of the relay reveals that someone has been tampering with the circuitry. It seems that we have a saboteur in our midst, but I’ll have to deal with that later. For now, I have a communications relay to repair.
Unfortunately, while I wait for my repair rig to make its way up the cargo lift, I get attacked by a giant scorpion monster. Thankfully, this beast has a giant orange spot on his tail so I know where to shoot. After dodging this scorpion’s stinger and its acid spit for a few rounds, I make it to my mech. However, the monster has retreated to a hole within the ice and I have to use my grapple hook to pull him out of his burrow and smash his face in. Now that I’ve got a giant walking tank on my side, this beast doesn’t stand much of a chance and I slice through his tail with my drill arm.
I’ll get this communications relay back up and running, but my search for that saboteur will have to wait until Lost Planet 3 hits stores sometime in 2013. I’m more excited than ever.
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looks like they realized lost planet 1 and 2 weren't good enough. this looks much better. glad to see capcom is practically rebuilding the story and gameplay
The first 2 games drove me crazy as I always felt like I was running through knee deep water. I have played and enjoyed games that tried to slow things down a bit, but the way Lost Planet has done it never felt correct to me.
I just can't get into this series. I've tried demos and played parts of the commercial releases on a friend's console, but nothing's really stuck. Maybe this next one will change all that. Really digging the mech gameplay.
I am intrigued. Lost Planet was my first 7th gen game.
I never really liked the Lost Planet series. It was way to complicated for me. But if this does good, I'll be more than happy to give it a try.
It looks neat but wish it was a story after 2 it was such a huge cliffhanger.
Demo first, then I'll make the decision.
Every trailer I see for this game makes me want it more. Its like if one of John Scalzi's books was turned into a game, based on everything they've shown.
I'm surprised Capcom has this much faith in LP. That said, this looks intriguing.
I'll be honest, I haven't ever played any of the Lost Planet series (although I've been interested in them for a while), but the gameplay looks almost identical to Dead Space, which I have played quite a bit of. Anyone with me? Regardless, this trailer looks really polished and fun.
This is fairly interesting. Might keep an eye on it for a while, to see how it reveals itself.