It's hard to explain why it's so ridiculously fun to hang underneath a high-rise bridge from a grappling hook and blast aliens with a shotgun... but holy♥♥♥♥♥♥it is.
Even though the singleplayer campaign is pretty fun, the multiplayer in this game is the main attraction. Specifically Akrid Hunter mode. It's essentially a 16 player Monster Hunter quest with guns, mechs, grappling hooks, and giant alien monsters. And you can even PLAY AS the giant alien monsters. Also, as you rank up you unlock tons of cool new character models and skins.
All of this though, is from memory alone. Because I haven't actually been able to play online with steam. No, not because GFWL "doesn't work", but because NO ONE plays this game online. Why? because no one buys the game due to the awful reviews about GFWL. And a lot of people actually have the misconception that GFWL is now defunct. It's ridiculous. Contrary to what everyone else in the reviews say, GFWL works fine. Yes you might have to download the newer version if yours crashes, and yes it's not as streamlined as Steamworks, but damn it's really not that bad at all. Everyone acts like GFWL is the bubonic plague. People are really missing out on one of the most addictive multiplayer experiences I have ever known all because they are scared of GFWL. It's such a shame really. I mean you can get this game for like $4-$5 when it goes on sale. And even if your install actually does end up entirely broken for whatever reason, you can always get a refund.
This game needs a resurgence in a bad way. Don't be afraid of the reviews. Give Lost Planet a chance, because holy♥♥♥♥♥♥it's worth it.
87 people found this review helpful 4 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
I would love to review the actual gameplay, but I have never been able to play it. The explanation for the Windows LIVE sign-in not working (despite me having a whole Microsoft/XBL account) is "something something something install GFWL" and nothing works. Screw Capcom and screw Steam for selling a game that does not even work on most machines. It's criminal.
100 people found this review helpful 5 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 9, 2016
Used to love this game on the ol' xbox, bought it in the sale, Bloody Gaming for Live Windows (grrrrr), than no matter what it crashes and I gotta CTRL + ALT + DELETE my way out. Defitely not my rig (it runs crysis on ultra).
Tried the GFWL reinstall, crashed. Tried the DX10 trick, crashed still, now investigating ways to get my money back. Its a little amount but its the principle.
Great game but doesn't work. Shame its far more people than me judging by the forums on here.
20 people found this review helpful 2 people found this review funny
242.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13, 2015
GFWL IS NOT SHUT DOWN. THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE WHO PLAY THIS GAME ONLINE ON PC! MYSELF INCLUDED!
Decent levels with fun bosses at the end of each one. More content(single player and multiplayer)than the original, minus three playable characters which are replaced with three new ones. Best multiplayer weapon balance in the series. Multiplayer is still alive and still supports cross-play, however you can't chat with Xbox 360 players. Mouse control not as good as the original, probably as a nerf to even the field(poorly) a bit with console players. If you are on the fence about it, there is a demo available on the original's Steam page.
50 people found this review helpful 4 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
I played this game on the ps3, so I bought it on steam cuz I was feeling nostalgic. Unfortunately, the game crashed several times while I tested it, and I could not get the multiplayer to work. Frankly, this game shouldn't be available for purchase.
To be sure, this review is for the Colonies edition of Lost Planet.
I'm writing this review as a PSA - The game still works, as well as games for windows live AND the online modes. If you're running windows 10, set the version you wish to play in compatibility mode for win 7, and google games for windows live to get the latest version from Microsoft. After installing that, launching and signing in, the game launched for me without any issues. The game signed me into games for windows live, and I even checked the online multiplayer. there was at least one active lobby so players DO still play this. Anyone who wants to play this game, I suggest trying to get it working again, because I got it working by doing what I said above. Would be awesome to get more people back into this game!