Monday, June 30, 2008

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition: Colonies Edition

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Release Date: May 27, 2008
System: Xbox 360
ESRB Rating: T
Official Web site

In a nutshell: Kill aliens... in the snow this time!

0:00 I played at early demo of this game way back at X06 in Barcelona. I was on about two hours of sleep at the time, though, so I don't really remember much of it.

0:01 I'm a bit annoyed that I have to download an update for the game, but most of that annoyance melts away when I see the download complete in roughly 10 seconds. Now that's how you do an update!

0:02 No intro cut scene, just cut straight to a title menu on a black background. Gentle strings in the background give way to a thumping, drum-heavy beat in the options screen.

0:03 New game, normal difficulty. The game warns me that "the game will begin with this difficulty." Well, duh!

0:04 A big metal walker trudges through a frozen cityscape along with some supporting troops. Orange lightening in the distance. "It was T.C. minus 80, 80 years before the trial century. Humanity left a quiet world for the snow-covered E.D.N.3" (pronounced "Eden-3"). Why, exactly?

0:06 Cut to a shot of gas-masked, jack-booted soldiers in a corridor. There's some rumbling from outside, and then a giant brownish-orange thing rolls in like an armadillo, knocking the soldiers about. It unrolls itself to show a body resembling a scorpion and lets out a huge scream. Back to Mr. Narrator: "With the expansion of the colony, humanity encountered a new alien life form known as the Akrid." You don't say!

Read the full review at Crispy Gamer


Kiki said...

I notice how you went over your 1hr-limit by a tiny bit there...

Kyle said...
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Kyle said...

Yeah, that happens if a game is good and I don't want to stop in the middle of an important battle or something. They're my rules... I can break them if I want =)