In lost you play as a brand new character, a reporter that was on flight 815 but you've lost your memory and it's you job to go out there and recover it.
Now me personally I like how the levels are set up, true to the series. You see each level/ stages is played as though you were watching a episode at the beginning of a stage you get a small clip then the lost title comes up, after you've completed the first stage at the beginning of every stage after this your treat to a "previously on LOST" clip which shows all the important bits from the previous stage. During each stage you also experience a flash back to help you regain your memory. I don't know what other people thought of this but I personally thought this was a good idea it's as if you really are playing through an episode.
The game play is split into two parts really, on the island, and in the flash backs. On the island you go round talking to the other characters in the game (the main characters from the series) who can help point you in the right direction to help you recover your memory. Now you will notice on the island that only the main and biggest characters on the show make an appearance so instead of having a beach full of survivors you will only have 2 or 3 people around at a time. It would have been nice to see more saviours around even if you couldn't talk to them or if they threw out a couple of one liners or pointed out where you can find the main characters. I don't know maybe I'm asking too much but as you are at the moment in the game you just feel alone as there isn't many people you can interact with.
While on the subject of the characters you are not treat with voice over's from the original cast instead your left with some really bad voice acting that in places is just laughable so don't expect any Oscar winning performances here.
Out in the Jungle when travelling from area to area you get to dodge the dreaded smoke monster or people shooting at you can hide in trees but they are easy enough to dodge and run past, there are also caves you can explore which can be dangerous, if your left in the dark to long the darkness will get you, or you could fall down a hole and die. You have stay in the light at all times when in a cave, putting your torch out when pass under water or when bats attack so save its lifespan. Don't be cheap like me and only use you lighter that you get for free ... It doesn't work that well.
Also on the Island you can go round looking for items such as empty bottles/ fruit to collect, these act as your currency on the island and can be later traded for more useful items such as torches, flash lights etc.
The flash back parts of the game require you to take a photo of a moment in your past the only clue you have to this is 2 or 3 pieces of a torn up photo, once the correct photo is taken you'll get a small clip revealing some more of your past and why you where on the flight. There are then a couple of other clues you can find in whatever environment you're in such as newspapers, recordings etc that may help as well. Taking a Picture sounds easy but finding the right angle/ position and focus level can be annoying.
To wrap up this game certainly isn't for everyone its way to short can be frustrating at times, the acting is laughable, and there is little action in the game not that this game is about that. However the game can be interesting in places, the graphics are actually really good and if you're a fan of lost then there are parts of the game that you will enjoy and find familiar that will keep you playing to the end and solve the mystery behind this survivor. Not worth the full retail price, rent or look for it really cheap as I did.