Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lost Planet : Extreme Condition

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Capcom for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game was released on the Xbox 360 in Japan in December 2006, and North America and PAL regions in January 2007; on the PC in North America and PAL regions in June 2007; and on the PlayStation 3 worldwide in February 2008. Lost Planet received mixed reviews on the PlayStation 3 and PC, but more positive reception for the Xbox 360 version. The game sold over a million copies worldwide by April 2007. In May, 2008, a gold edition of the game, titled Lost Planet: Colonies was released. A sequel, Lost Planet 2, was announced in February 2009 and was available for purchase in May 2010.

The game is played through a third person over-the-shoulder view. Players are allowed to switch between first person and third person at any moment. Players either travel on foot or ride various types of mechanized suits called Vital Suits (VSs). VSs carry heavy weapons such as chainguns and rocketgrappling hook launchers. They can pick up weapons lying on the ground and fire multiple weapons at once. On foot, players are able to use a to pull themselves up to normally hard-to-reach places, or to hook onto a VS and hijack it. Driving VSs and using certain weapons requires thermal energy. Also, the planet's cold temperature causes the characters' thermal energy level to continually decrease. Players can replenish their thermal energy level by defeating enemies or activating data posts. Data posts also allow players to use their navigational radars to see incoming enemies. Each of the 11 levels is accompanied by a boss, which can be either a VS or a large Akrid.

Lost Planet takes place in the year known in the game as T.C. -80 on the fictional planet of E.D.N. III. After the Earth's conditions become too hostile for humans due to war, global warming and pollution, a fictional interstellar megacorporation named Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) plans to colonize E.D.N. III, a new Earth-like planet in grip of a brutal ice age. NEVEC discover that E.D.N. III is inhabited by an aggressive and territorial insectoid alien species named the Akrid, which come in all shapes and sizes and generate their own precious thermal energy. 150 years after a great war was fought in which the humans lost to the Akrid, the plot of the game revolves around Wayne Holden, a soldier who attempts to overthrow NEVEC, who still vie for control over E.D.N. III, and help colonization efforts for the remainder of the human race by destroying the Akrid, all the while attempting to survive both betrayals and the extreme conditions of the planet.

Collector's and Colonies Edition
The Collector's Edition of the game was released on January 12, 2007 worldwide. The Collector's Edition included a special edition Steelbook case, an art book including exclusive cover art, multimedia cut scenes, and multiplayer maps that would not be released until months later for free. Lost Planet: Colonies is a gold edition version of Extreme Condition for the Xbox 360 and PC. The game includes new multiplayer maps, a Human vs Akrid multiplayer mode, and a selection of new multiplayer characters and weapons. Colonies also introduces four new single-player modes: Score Attack (points are given for each kill using combos, akin to the co-op mode in Halo 3), Time Trial Battle Mode (similar to the Arcade mode of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare), first person shooter mode, and Unlimited Mode (which must be unlocked). The game also includes cross-platform play between Xbox Live and Games for Windows – Live users. The Colonies edition is not compatible with the original Lost Planet save games or multiplayer game, so players of each release may only play with others who have the same release. The game was released in North America on May 27, 2008; in Japan on May 29; and in Europe on June 6.

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP
Processor: Pentium 4 HT @ 3.5 GHz or Athlon Equivalent
Memory: 512 MB
Hard Drive: 8 GB Free
Video Memory: 256 MB (GeForce 6600 or better) with Shader 3.0
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0c
Keyboard & Mouse
DVD Rom Drive



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