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Lifeless and dull
This premier edition of the original Lifeless Planet adds in a few interesting features to what was originally a bold and ambitious adventure game. It's still far from perfect though, and is somewhat overpriced for what is a pretty short game with little in the way of replay value. The game finds you in the space boots of a lone astronaut who is stuck on a planet with seemingly no way home. As you start to explore the desolate landscape, you discover that there's actually a deeper mystery at work here, in the form of an abandoned research station that was apparently built in the Soviet era. Are you really on an alien world or is this just an elaborate hoax? The game plays out in 3D as you explore the barren world, engaging in some platform action while searching for the answers to the questions which haunt you. These are found in copious amounts of audio and text logs which fill in the details, while there are also dangerous lifeforms to avoid, although for the most part this is a non-violent adventure. The premier edition brings in specially composed music, enhanced graphics and more background info which serve to deepen the experience. Lifeless Planet is clearly an indie project but it's a pretty good looking one, with some nice visuals that bring the world to haunting life. The environments are well realized and detailed, with a good sense of atmosphere. The story is intriguing and should keep you hooked through the short running time, but the real problem here is the gameplay. The puzzles are unintuitive, the route is linear and there really is little to actually do. It's a shame as the concept is there, it's just the game is let down by its execution.