Review: Lovely Planet
With friendly environments, pleasant music, and bad guys that look like they just need a hug, Lovely Planet isn’t your usual FPS. Lovely Planet leans more on the challenge and precision of a 100% speedrun attempt side of things. If you’re going through the game just to play it, it can still be as frustrating as trying for the perfect run.
Lovely Planet is nice enough to give you unlimited ammo and infinite lives. Let’s say you want to go for a perfect 3-star run. First off, you need to get it done fast. While you’re getting it done fast, you’ll also need to work on your shooting. While you have all of the ammo in the world at your disposal, you are dinged for poor aim. You’ll need to work on the motto of a sniper with the “one shot, one kill” thought process. You may want to work on your platforming skills as well since there is a lot of jumping in Lovely Planet too.
If you’re just looking to do a simple romp though the game, you’re still up for a challenge. The game starts to place bad guys around corners or put a few of them with itchy trigger fingers all looking and waiting for you to come out of a door. The jumps can be a little difficult as well since the jumping is almost so precise that it feels a little too strong. It takes some getting used to because most games have been focusing on realism and all of a sudden Lovely Planet says, “jumping should be more fun!”