Review: Lovely Planet

A First Person Shooter Gun Ballet set in a cutesy abstract world. Jump and shoot your way through five worlds full of treacherous enemies with your trusty semi-automatic!


  • Really nice art style. You get a real Katamari, Proteus with smoothness feel from it all. minimalist with colour and impact.
  • FPS speed runner game. Shoot all the enemies, navigate the level and hit the end in the quickest time possible.
  • Tutorials are like the graphics…minimal with the game adopting the style where need to know buttons and actions are displayed on the walls of the level as and when you need them.
  • Full 360 pad support and the preferred control option.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Cheap price point especially for the unique experience and wealth of content.
  • Runs at a solid 60fps if your system can handle it.
  • Good selection of video options including AA and V-Sync.
  • Brilliant oriental vibe soundtrack.
  • Instant respawn upon death or by pressing restart button.
  • Simple controls LT to jump and RT to shoot, that’s it! Oh and left and right stick for movement and camera.
  • World map hub where you can replay levels and jump ahead if you want.
  • Crazy addictive fun gameplay with the classic “Just one more go” mentality.
  • Comical Japanese cut-scenes.
  • Unlock new styles of play with new mechanics like the ability to look at the level before hand.
  • Wide selection of enemies with some stationery some shoot back, and some are water balloons! Just don’t let them pop!
  • Levels get progressivly harder and faster.
  • Level time is scored on a 3 star system and is all about time, if you miss an enemy then you wont get a final time and must restart.


  • No crosshair for shooting which makes it harder than it should be.
  • Not sure if it has online leaderboards as it only shows a world record score.
  • No real point to the stars system really.

In Summary, This game is actually mental! Mental in a good way but still just bat shit mental. As soon as you sit down to play it, You become entranced in its unique atmosphere. the Japanese vibe running through the game is brilliant, from the levels to the enemies to the Japanese text popping up on the street, its just wonderful. A proper sleeper hit in the making, it does a simple game style but the sheer WTF value over-shines it. Everyone needs to play this game, it only takes one go to become addicted to this new legal high! I cant say it anymore but this last time, Mental! trippy, wonderful just a few one word descriptions. When this game comes out, Buy it!

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!