Review: Lost Orbit (PS4)

Stranded after his ship is destroyed in deep space, Harrison, a lowly maintenance worker and our hero, must struggle to find his way home… LOST ORBIT centers around the exploration of space. Players take control of a lone astronaut (Harrison) who sets off on a dangerous journey to rejoin his civilization.

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Pros:

  • Graphics are really good with an added option to turn them pixellated.
  • Soundtrack is good.
  • Uses DS4 speaker.
  • Detailed help/tutorial manual and opening section.
  • Vibration settings to increase/decrease power.
  • Campaign and time trial mode.
  • Full online leader boards for each level.
  • Earn a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum level rank based off time and deaths.
  • Collect Obtainium to upgrade your character. Can also be used as a guide to base how far in a level you are.
  • Full stats screen.
  • Constant checkpoints.
  • Dodge em up and collect Obtanium game play. Use boosters to go faster and brakes to slow down.
  • 14 Trophies to unlock.
  • Easy pick up and play.
  • Circle planets en route to speed up and collect any Obtanium that may be orbiting the ring.
  • Asteroid belts appear and require quick reflexes.
  • Story is narrated much in the same way as Thomas Was Alone.
  • Upgrade your character from the pause menu at any time.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Small file size: 1.32GB.
  • 4 worlds to unlock and explore with each world containing 10 levels.
  • Bite sized levels with each one lasting on average 5-10 minutes.
  • Use level based features like teleport, super jumps and even water filled bubbles.
  • Can replay levels.
  • Wonderful atmosphere of mystery and intrigue.

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Cons:

  • Menu music is just constant thudding and grates.
  • Really slow starter.
  • The game lacks real consistency in places with levels feeling bare and uneventful.
  • Controls are awkward to get used to but more apparent when/if you need to back track or do some sneaky maneuvers.

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In Summary, This game is charming and delightful to play. You hear its a dodge em up and you expect fast paced, sweaty palmed action all up in yo face! But that is far from it, For here it does have parts like that but the game is more a tale of Harrison and his long trip home. The way in which the story is delivered is excellent and with levels being so small its a joy to play through them. So if you are after a change of pace, An intriguing story and a fun easy pick up and play mentality then you are in luck. A game you really must try out for yourself and see what the fuss is all about.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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