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Lost Orbit Review: A Beautiful Journey Through Unknown Space

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:02 pm by Justin Cavender

Lost Orbit

Lost Orbit is a delightful action game developed and published by PixelNAUTS that will have players struggling with their addictive personalities to get the job done. The game is set in the far reaches of space where a stranded maintenance worker must find his way home whilst dodging asteroids, battling hunger and loneliness, and finding the will to stay alive. Players will journey across four planetary systems and a total of 42 levels before completing the campaign, during which they’ll die a few hundred times and rock out to an amazing soundtrack composed by Giancarlo Feltrin.

Simple Controls Will Guide You Home

LOST ORBIT Ship

Lost Orbit features a simple and intuitive control scheme, giving players the edge they need to dodge obstacles like space garbage, asteroids, and laser beams. Honestly, who knew there were so many lasers out in space? Regardless, your little space adventurer has a few tricks up his sleeve, like barrel roll or boost, to avoid the near constant threat of death. Along the journey home, you’ll also be given the option to upgrade your abilities. There isn’t much to this upgrade system, and while some might argue against its overall simplistic style, I can’t imagine the need to complicate things when you really only use three abilities (barrel roll, reverse thrust, and forward boost) to get the job done.

I Have Seen the Face of Death… Many Times.

It’s important to note that you will die over and over again. There will be times when you just fall out of your groove and get hit by every little thing on your screen. There’s nothing you can do about it except laugh and stop sucking. Just listen to the kick ass music and try to see where you went wrong. There doesn’t appear to be much in the way of randomness, and sometimes a softer touch or a sudden boost of speed will do the trick. Before I saw the end credits, my poor little guy perished a whopping 672 times in just under five hours of gameplay. Yowza!

Final Thoughts

Lost Orbit Colors Gone Crazy

Lost Orbit doesn’t contain buckets of content, but the gorgeous scenery, killer music, and charming story narrated by Dave Evans, left me with a smile on my face. While the ending came rather swiftly, I never felt like I needed more content. Personally, I’m perfectly happy with my five hour journey through space and have no problems leaving it at that. Lost Orbit is currently available for download on both Steam and the PlayStation Store for a mere $11.99. If you’re looking for something fun, fast, and challenging, then Lost Orbit is right up your alley. Err… galaxy!

Presentation: 9

Gameplay: 10

Replay Value: 6

LEGACY SCORE: 8.3

Geek Legacy’s review scores are on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest possible score. This review is based on the PS4 version provided by PixelNAUTS and downloaded from the PlayStation Store.

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    • Andrew K

      If I had a playstation, I’d pick it up.

      • jxcavender

        We’ll since you’re the first to leave a comment I’ll send you a Steam Key instead. Just shoot me a direct message on Twitter @Edgyarmo for your key to play and enjoy!

        • Andrew K

          Wow, thanks! Lol, I must have missed the part where you said it was available on Steam…

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