A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Lost Planet 3 is a third-person shooter. The violence is mainly towards giant alien creatures. Players wield many weapons, see some blood splatters, and hear mild profanity. Online gamers can talk with each other via headset microphone, if desired, but no one is filtering or monitoring the chats.
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Is it any good?
While the premise is interesting, Lost Planet 3's action grows repetitive after a short while -- and the environments all tend to look the same, too. Sure, some of the sequences can be thrilling -- taking cover from the Akrid or rival soldiers while experimenting with ways to diffuse the situation -- plus there are a few modes and multiplayer options to give some extra bang for the buck, but overall there isn't much here that's memorable, nor does it do anything to push the game series or genre forward. Only those who love the Lost Planet series should consider picking up this disc (or opting for a digital download) and be sure to wait until the price drops significantly. It's not a hot mess, but one can't help feel disappointed with this long-awaited sequel.
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- Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
- Subjects: Social Studies: exploration, geography
- Skills: Collaboration: cooperation, teamwork
Self-Direction: achieving goals, work to achieve goals
Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, investigation, strategy
- Price: $59.99
- Available online? Available online
- Developer: Capcom
- Release date: August 27, 2013
- Genre: Third-person shooter
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Adventures, Bugs, Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires, Robots, Science and Nature, Space and Aliens
- ESRB rating: T for Blood, Language, Violence
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