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Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition may very well gain a few new fans based solely on its narrative. Unfortunately, the tedious ordeal of having to traipse around the planet for half a dozen hours like a clumsy jelly baby just doesn’t make the plot strong enough to be worth the hassle. While it may not sound like it, I do appreciate the hard work and effort it takes to independently craft an environment of such scale. However, it really doesn’t excuse the fact that this is an incredibly poorly made game, regardless of how interesting its premise may be.
Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition doesn't fix its issues on PlayStation 4, and instead adds new ones.
Lifeless Planet makes a great attempt to bring an original concept to life but fails to deliver in key areas.
While Lifeless Planet it lacking in gameplay and uniqueness, the story it showcases is worth the time to discover.
Although Lifeless Planet has its fair share of faults, it's not a bad game.
My time with the game for my Lifeless Planet: Premiere Edition was very entertaining. I kept playing the game in short bursts of 20-30 minutes at a time, searching around each new location to try and find some mineral samples that could bring me closer to unlocking a new trophy or two. The platforming mechanics were also fun during most of the time… except for the one time I jumped up a hill and ended up going through the ground, plummeting to my death as the game glitched. Certainly not a deal-breaker, but something I did want to mention.
It was great to play Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition on PlayStation 4. The graphic upgrades for this version and optimization here and there make it the definitive version, and who doesn't like an indie release with a full trophy count? I definitely had fun writing this Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition review, and I hope you try out this game soon!
Despite the game's shortcomings and flaws, it's not a bad game. It could use some more work here and there to improve some minor issues, but Lifeless Planet is what it is. This can be a short game to complete depending on how you fast you want to get through it, with a minimum game time of roughly four to five hours.
So, for those interested in a no-frills, story driven sci-fi adventure that doesn't overstay its welcome, Lifeless Planet is well worth a closer look.
Unfortunately, doing so often feels more like a chore than a joy. The platforming here feels ancient The planet itself, while absolutely capturing the essence of it decaying, comes off as uninteresting to explore. Add in some monotonous puzzles, and what you're left with is a rather forgettable experience.