After the decent-yet-flawed first game way back in 2007 and an oh-wow-they-really-made-it-worse sequel in 2010 we're getting a third Lost Planet title. Honestly, we weren't expecting to see the frozen surface of E.D.N III again, at least not from a studio with such a tarnished history.
But here we are, sitting slack-jawed staring at a the Spark Unlimited logo in the first Lost Planet 3 trailer. For those not aware Spark is the developer famous for the wholly awful Legendary and mouth wateringly banal Turning Point: Fall of Liberty games. Yup, these are the fellows entrusted with bringing the next Akrid massacre to your TV screens.
The question remains though; what do we want from the next entry in the franchise? What we know right now is limited, which fine by us since we can put together our own wishlist, and be cripplingly disappointed when none of it comes true.
As always let us know what you want to see in the comments below.
The first Lost Planet delivered a believably harsh, inhospitable world. Life is tough on EDN III, and Extreme Condition placed a great emphasis on the struggle to colonise merciless alien planets.
But in Lost Planet 3 we want more than just the frozen tundra; give us a place deep with lore and plot, rich with atmosphere and sense of place. We know that post-apocalyptic isn't exactly the correct term for what Lost Planet is trying to portray, but we think it should head down a similar path.
We really like the idea of a Metro 2033 style approach, albeit in third person. It might not have been the strongest example of an FPS, but Metro's distinct style definitely gave it an edge over other story driven shooters. It was tense, scary and gave the surroundings their own persona; we'd love to see the same dark tone brought to Lost Planet 3.
Imagine delving beneath the surface, unaware of what you might find where the sun doesn't shine. We've already heard about a heavier focus on the survival horror aspects, so we'd love to see the kind of tension that makes diving into Metro and Fallout 3's underground subways so exciting.