Lifeless Planet Review
Lifeless Planet could be best described as a puzzle and adventure game. Gamers play as a young astronaut who is stranded on a mysterious planet after a one way trip several light years away from Earth. Players must discover what has happened to the rest of their crew and figure out what happened to the planet. Erik with The Gamers Lounge asks the needless question of who was this game designed for?
The game reminds me a lot of Journey. Gamers are along, and while the astronaut talks and narrates through log files he finds the world is mostly empty. I found it to be an almost zen experience. An open planet where a tragic event has happened. Gamers are alone with a little soundtrack playing in the background, and the narration that comes with the astronauts’ thoughts.
Without spoiling too much, the story revolves around a lost astronaut on a mysterious planet. The astronaut needs to find the rest of his crew on a planet that was supposed to be habitable while also trying to figure out what happened to the Russians who were here before him. Eventually he runs into a woman who survived whatever tragedy befell the Russians. The story is intriguing and I kept going just to see what happened to everything. The graphics are good, the atmosphere of the planet is wonderful. There are different environments which players will get to explore.
The controls are simple. There are only a few actions players can do with their jetpack and robotic arm. Most of the time players will be solving simple puzzles and finding documents. The game could be described as a simple platformer, but it is a gaming experience. Lifeless Planet is just different than what a lot of gamers would expect.
I enjoyed my time with the game and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys something like Journey. Take part of a weekend off and get lost in Lifeless Planet. If you like old school adventure games, then this is the game for you. It is available on Steam for $20, and on Amazon for $20. Gamers can also purchase Lifeless Planet on PSN for $20. At $20 gamers, will get plenty of enjoyment out of this interesting and unique game.
Overall review 4/5
Game was provided by the publisher for review.