Alright, so I went to gamestop deciding to get a year's membership card. When I had it in my hand and began to make my way towards the checkout, I spotted the Xbox 360 version of Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies. Being my age, I spend about thirty minutes to an hour a day watching television, naturally I saw all of the commercials advertising this game. I figured, why not get this instead? After all, Gamestop has a seven day return policy; if you dislike the game, return it within seven days with the receipt and you have your money back 100% guarantee. (it's true, too) When I brought this home I expected your everyday average shooter with regular guns, graphics, and things related to that. But no, that isn't what I got. I got something much more than that- I got my new favorite game. Milder than halo, better than call of duty, this game is the epitome of a real shooter. The graphics are incredible, the sounds are quite good, and the gameplay is fantastic. Combining thrills with kills, Lost Planet is definitely one of the best games ever created. I would seriously recommend this game to anyone who wants a real alien shooter. A message to parents: You should be aware that this game contains moderate violence and warefare amongst alien-like creatures and humans. (well, snow people, not necessarily sure on their race) Players can literally blow creatures to pieces with weaponry of all sorts, ranging from shotguns to Gatling guns. If you shoot/blow up a person, all you see is smoke or a scream and they fall to the ground. However, with aliens, they graphically explode, blood and gore spewing about, depending on what weapon the player uses. (shotgun is bloodiest) I wouldn't be too worried about it, though, as it is extremely mild compared to many shooters out there. A message to kids: While this is a very fun game, it's best not to get carried away with playing it, as it can be played for hours and hours on end without realizing the time passing by. (I played from 6pm-3:30am without realizing it) Another thing you should know is this is hit and miss; you either like it or you hate it. Some people claim that they are neutral, but that's quite rare to be honest. I would suggest watching a few videos of people playing and read up about it before going out and buying it for yourself. Suggested ESRB Rating: Rated T for Blood and Gore, Violence, and some Infrequent Language.