Ever since the launch of the first series of Lost a few years back it has proved to be one of the most tense and gripping television series of all time but when I heard a game was to be made of it I wasn't too sure about it. Lost isn't too inventive but is definitely a change in action games while trying to maintain its "Lost" feel. Was Lost as big of a flop that people say? Read on'¦
You are aboard Oceanic Flight 815 from Sydney to Los Angeles, all seems well until suddenly your plane rips into two and both ends come down hurtling towards a deserted island. You are one amongst few survivors and you happen to become amnesic from your fall in the crash. Luckily you're still alive and after a brief encounter with a handful of characters you manage to make your way to the beach where the surviving passengers are running around trying to avoid be blown to pieces by the various parts of broken plane scattered over the sand. As you make your way over to the scene you will introduced ...
I shall just get down to the nitty gritty and bypass the usual good/bad areas.
This is game is certainly for only two types of people, first the hardcore franchise fans. If you follow the series on TV or love the concept of the whole thing then yes this game if for you and you will feel right at home. The other group the game will appeal too is the group that are bored and have time to kill.
Now to the reasons why. Firstly you do not need to watch the TV series to get into the game, to understand the characters or to get the feel of the game. This is a good thing since you don't have to sit through four seasons to understand who is who, however the game adds in several new characters along the way, the obvious one being the character you play.
You play as a mysterious person who due to the crash of plane has lost his memory and so your job is to find out who you are while trying to help the fellow survivors get off the island. Straightforward? Not a chance.