Found: Lost Planet 2


We can only assume that Capcom’s ongoing policy of supporting the PC means that there will be a Lost Planet 2 on the deskbox, especially since we had the original Lost Planet. I struggled through the original, eventually deciding I loathed its stupid energy-grab mechanic and annoying boss battles. Still, there’s always room for optimism, and Lost Planet 2’s huge announcement trailer isn’t exactly short on bangs, or funky robots, or jungles. Watch out Crysis! Go take a look, downways.

47 Comments

  1. Pags says:

    The original left me rather cold.

    GEDDIT?!

  2. Doc MacRae says:

    Chill out, Pags.

    /ice to meet you

  3. Jim Rossignol says:

    I thought it was cool. (Whee!)

  4. Pags says:

    But that’s the polar (bear) opposite of what you originally said!

  5. hydra9 says:

    All jokes aside, this is an important game with something to say about the plight of intergalactic SNOW PIRATES.

  6. Reggie says:

    Looks good. Updating my computer to run it may be a bit pr-icy though.

    And hello everyone!

  7. DigitalSignalX says:

    So in 10 years a lush tropical jungle has grown from what was once a barren ice world. Wasn’t that a Star Trek plot? Looks a lot like Gears of Warzone2 there for a minute.

    edit: the FROSTing on the cake would be if the new engine would run on low spec machines like cry-engine does.

  8. parm says:

    I loved it on my console tellybox – the trick was to see it as a 3D version of a 2D scrolling shooter. Also, I think it really helps if you like bossfights.

    There were a couple of dodgy design decisions, and the whole story and acting was utterly terrible, but I really enjoyed it. Not sure about the squad mechanic in the sequel. Too much stuff is squad-based now; it makes me, as a lifelong misanthrope, uncomfortable.

  9. Meat Circus says:

    Lost Planet was terrible.

    Japan is not at home to Mr Shooty.

  10. Turin Turambar says:

    “the trick was to see it as a 3D version of a 2D scrolling shooter”

    Why people don’t understand that the same can be applied to some fps?

  11. CrashT says:

    I got Lost Plant for free with my graphics card… I still felt ripped off.

  12. SlappyBag says:

    These games always send a chill down my spine.

  13. Dominic White says:

    Lost Planet is pretty much anathema for PC purists. I loved it – it felt like one of Capcoms old 90s arcade games. You stomp through the level as hard and fast as possible with a time limit ticking, and can restock your clock by killing and destroying scenery.

    And every level ends with a huge multi-phase boss. Every single level. And that is AWESOME, unless you’re boring and hate variety, in which case you’ll cry.

  14. Aldaris says:

    The jokes are really dropping below even the RPS usual. (Temperature.)

  15. Mister Yuck says:

    That looked like hot sex. Been a while since a shooter trailer excited me.

  16. hydra9 says:

    I love snow but hate bosses. DILEMMA. Probably why I bought the original game but haven’t played it yet.

  17. Scandalon says:

    Ignoring the troubles with the whole “OMG, this planet is cold” storyline, the inclusion of giant SoC – type baddies to fight looks fun.

    Looks like things are about to heat up.

  18. JayeRandom says:

    The bit where they’re hopping onto the giant creature’s back with grapple-guns makes me wonder if there’s going to be something like Shadow of the Colossus’s giant-killing done in multi-player coop, requiring coordinated action. That might be interesting.

  19. Feet says:

    ICE TO SEE YOU

  20. Larington says:

    Looks like they’ve spICEd up the selection of environments.

    Sadly I’m one of these ‘boss fights usually make no sense’ types so this probably won’t be for me, I expect others will love it though.

  21. Tei says:

    The game was soo slow, that the FPS counter freezze at times. Poorly translated to the PC game.

  22. Wedge says:

    Lost Planet was amaaaaazing. It was a great simple actiony shooter with fucking amazing visuals. The PC port, lazy as it was (giving me a giant 360 controller for tutorial messages), at least had normal third person aiming instead of the weird crap on the consoles. Made the game a lot less frustrating too. The boss battles against the giant bugs were some of the awesomest things I’ve ever done.

    Also probably helps I paid about $3 for the game and had dual 4870’s to make it run decent ;P.

  23. The_B says:

    Snow joke?

  24. waffles says:

    I liked lost planet when i played it last (final boss fight was awesome) but im a sucker for piloting robots with chain guns and rocket launchers.

  25. PHeMoX says:

    Snow joke? Okey, what’s white and can’t be seen in the snow?

  26. Frankie The Patrician[PF] says:

    If you see the cold it’s already too late… err…/fur /leaving the igloo

  27. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    I think giant robots are pretty cool.

  28. Down Rodeo says:

    Looks like I got to this party rather late… S’no nice, I think. I watched an LP of Lost Planet, while the commentary was good, the game left me cold :(

  29. Ceremony says:

    Capcom art team is just amazing. I feel like I’m the only one actually impressed by that trailer. Then again I never played the original. Also, cold weather… and stuff.

  30. Dominic White says:

    Looking at the comments here, it’s no surprise that the PC is drowned with generic tactical shooters and WW2 games. Clearly, you lot have no sense of fun and adventure, if you’re going to turn your nose up at the prospect of regularly fighting fifty foot tall alien monsters.

    Whatever happened to videogames being about escapism and improbable scenarios?

  31. pkt-zer0 says:

    Whatever happened to videogames also needing good gameplay?

  32. Black Mamba says:

    I really liked Lost Planet it was a fun, solid shooter, plus the art design was great and the Japanese know how to do great mechs in game which is always a plus in my book.

    The story in the game however was totally nuts and only made sense after you A) finished it & B) played through the game again.

    Overall pretty decent for one of their first efforts at making more western games. LP2 should hopefully improve on the story front as to me that’s all that needed to be worked on.

  33. Pags says:

    Are you sure you’re commenting on the right post, Dominic?

  34. MeestaNob says:

    That looks very interesting, makes me want to give the original a try.

  35. Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

    Dominic: Hey, man, chill. It’s all cool. Not everyone here’s cold to the prospect of fighting giant SotC-sized alien bugs.

  36. Bret says:

    (Ice or cold related pun) (statement on game formats).

  37. bhlaab says:

    I was hoping that it WOULD play like an old Capcom arcade shooter but it DIDN’T.
    -Everything takes about half a minute of holding down the fire button to kill
    -There are only about 4 enemies and the whole game is Halo-style… seal the exits, spawn wave after wave after wave of the same shit, go to next room, repeat.
    -Everytime you get hit your stupid guy flops to the ground. And in pure Japanese Game fashion by the time he stands himself up he’s already back down on the floor. It’s fun wrestling with that for thirty minutes.

    Lost Planet was so middle of the road it makes lines obsolete! or some other way to end that sentence.

  38. IvanHoeHo says:

    Go hire a new narrator. And a script writer, too while they’re at it.

  39. Pavel says:

    Quite a terrible game, that.

    But I still finished it, purely because its graphics is so nice and I am graphics whore.

  40. Ian says:

    Well after the first did alright the devs obviously thought “Icy an opportunity for a sequel here.”

    No?

    Oh well.

  41. Hermit says:

    The first was fairly entertaining as a mindless arcade shooter. It was full of Bugs, too, which was fun.

    Hopefully the frosty reception you folks are giving it won’t mean the sequel gets put on ice.

  42. Catastrophe says:

    That actually looks very nice. Good visuals and some nice features (fold out shield and uber-mech).

  43. Bobby says:

    “a lush tropical jungle has grown from what was once a barren ice world”

    Well, if I remember the first game correctly, it was implied the tropical jungle had been there first and then the planet had been suddenly frozen at some point. In the end sequence when they melted an area plants were already present under the ice.

  44. JKjoker says:

    it looks nice, i like the grappling gun thingy, but the idiot that turned resident evil 5 into a left4dead wanna be is involved, meh…

  45. Al3xand3r says:

    Cry Engine (well, the latest version) sure doesn’t run on low spec machines, not anywhere near acceptable looks vs performance standards at least. Didn’t run on my P4 with X800 XL at least, not without reducing visuals to a barren, blurry mess with pop-in every few feet. Runs fine on my newer setup though. Then again, I guess that many elitists will consider a core 2 duo 3.16 with 4GB ram and a GTX 285 low spec… Oh well, couldn’t afford anything better at the time.

  46. Al3xand3r says:

    Trailer’s looking great btw. I didn’t watch the interview part but I assume it’s a 4 player co-op title? Sweet as hell.

    Also, to those claiming people can’t enjoy simple fun anymore, I’d say that wasn’t the problem with the original Lost Planet. It simply was a deeply flawed game. Hopefully, it’s fixed up here, I can certainly go for an all out action title if it’s fun.

    The likes of Painkiller which I greatly enjoyed certainly don’t have any higher purpose than the original Lost Planet did, but the execution is so much better and more fun. Besides I’d get most here dabble with a shmup or two at times, a 3D TPS would hardly be too shallow for them.

  47. Al3xand3r says:

    *I’d get=I’d bet*