Lost Planet is a 3rd person shooter and Mech simulation, that is reasonably pretty to look at, but not stunning by any means.
The good news is that the alien species you mainly fight are good looking and have some cool features (the rolling beetle is particularly cool). On foot, your character has a handy grappling hook which adds a little variety to battles.
The bad news is that the Mechs are pretty boring, but worse are a pain in the ass to control. Firstly they are frustratingly unresponsive; secondly the control scheme means it is astonishingly easy to make a mistake in the thick of battle: namely, the button that allows you pick up a new weapon is the same button that ejects you from the Mech. So if you overshoot the pickup point … all of a sudden you are standing defenceless in front of a 50 metre-tall drooling insectoid.
There is the germ of a good game in Lost Planet, but it is overwhelmed by a poorly thought out control system.