I'm a big fan of the original Lost Planet. What's not to like with beautifully rendered arctic tundras, lumbering mech-suits and colossal alien bugs? So it's a pity the sequel was such a mixed bag of overly ambitious concepts and just plain baffling game design. However, I wouldn't go as far as to warn you off Lost Planet 2. In fact, if you enjoyed the original or third-person shooters in general, or love hooking up online and committing acts of wanton insect-genocide, then this is your game. And finally it's at a sub-tenner price. Score!