As Lost Planet 3‘s release continues to roll out around the world, some great reviews have come in.
Game Rant has done the best job so far of articulating the game’s vision. Andrew Dyce insists that gamers who love “well-written dialogue, top-tier game acting and a story that defies the more annoying video game tropes won’t want to miss Lost Planet 3.” He credits the writing team for their strong vision, and for creating characters that “are believable, well-realized, nuanced, and supported by one of the best voice casts, across the board, that we’ve seen in recent years.” He recognizes the effort Spark took to immerse “the player into the life of a space-rig-operator early on, so Lost Planet 3 stands a better chance of keeping those emotional hooks in place more than many other action-first blockbusters.” The full review is here.
Evan Narcisse of Kotaku acknowledges that the game “cares about story.” On the character of Jim, he writes “the weekly video messages that he and wife Gracie send to each other feel truly heartfelt, sketching out a relationship that feels truly adult.” He concludes that when Jim “answers the call to heroism, it seems like he will do the right thing because you’ve gotten to know him.” Overall, he finds the game “a surprising mix” whose “take on family, legacy and responsibility” feels “genuine.” The full review is here.
Writing for Hey You Guys Gaming (which I REALLY hope is a reference to The Electric Company!), Sean Davies digs the rig and calls Jim “the most relatable player I have played as in quite some time.” Overall, he feels that “Lost Planet 3 is a return to form for the series.” Read his full review here.