After a year of fanfare, plenty of video footage, and some demos and betas, Lost Planet 2 is around the corner. The action shooter has seen some major changes, not the least of which is the transition from an icy world to a lush jungle planet teeming with danger around every corner. This sequel is far more multiplayer-centric than the first, which some would argue comes to its detriment. Paul Semel played through it, and after hours of blasting through the hostile territory of E.D.N. III, here are some of his thoughts:
"Like many recent shooters, LP2 lets you play through its campaign either solo or co-op. Unlike the first game, which was more of a solitary experience, you’re always part of a four-man squad, a necessity since many objectives require teamwork, or are at least easier when you don’t have to do everything yourself. But since you can’t control your A.I. allies, LP2 is best played with friends. That’s not to say the A.I. guys won’t have your back -- they will, and may even do things on your “to-do” list -- just that it’s easier to coordinate an attack when someone’s listening."
As I played through a preview build, that was something that crossed my mind as well. To see how Lost Planet 2 turned out, click here to read Paul's review!