Life ain't easy when you're made out of sack, but that sure doesn't mean it can't be fun!
LittleBigPlanet is a... well, it doesn't really fit into any category you ever heard of, so we'd probably best just describe it. We'll start with the more recognisable stuff - platforming. LittleBigPlanet comes packed with over 50 levels of traditional platforming goodness.
Well, we say traditional, but don't expect it to feel like any other platformer you ever played. It comes in 2.5D, so it captures that classic side-scrolling feel while still offering a bit of depth to play with. What really sets it apart, however, is the physics and the ingenious level design. Everything moves as you'd expect it to, which can make for some interesting playing when you're trying to manoeuvre a mine into a blockage on a jetpack! Throw in co-op play and you've got a pretty rich experience right there!
What really makes LittleBigPlanet unique, however, are the creation tools. Players are given an absolutely huge array of materials and tools to work with. We've seen everything from a working calculator to a level that recreates the Final Fantasy X song 'To Zanarkland' The best thing about all that is that players can upload their creations to the PlayStation Network for all to enjoy, meaning you should never run short of new stuff to play with.
Plus, LittleBigPlanet's so darn cute (and crisp) that it'll make your teeth dissolve just from looking at it!
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Number of players: 1-4
Development Company: Media Molecule
Software House: Media Molecule
Video Dimensions: 2.5D
Point Of View: Side-on, Scrolling
On the surface, LittleBigPlanet is all about jumping and stickers and rainbows and ponies and having a good time with friends and you collect little bubbles on the way of each level. But if you delve deeper and look past the eye catching desirable presentation of the game, there's something far more curious at play. LittleBigPlanet is actually all about the fundamentals of cause and effect relationships, man in his environment and how we relate to the world around us.
Anyone at all familiar with programming will see this as the classic 'IF/THEN' structure of coding, too. IF you drop the rubber ball, THEN it bounces. IF you push the ball down the ramp, THEN it rolls with increasing momentum. I love how this game finds my 3 year old son problem solving and overcoming obstacles, and when he's watching others play he is communicating problem solving skills and recognition, Little Big planet is a great buy for thriving little minds!
That's LittleBigPlanet. IF you have patience and creativity, THEN LittleBigPlanet is thoroughly fantastic, rich and deep. IF you have a net connection, social skills and like to share and rate content, THEN you'll be delighted. But this works conversely too; IF these ideas don't appeal, you're easily frustrated by complex controls and occasional physics quirks, THEN LittleBigPlanet might not be your thing.
This game had many great things expected of it before it came out. There was a lot of hype surrounding it. I had it pre ordered long before it came it. When it arrived it was a great game, a new concept, a new look and a new way to interact with the in game world. It was a lot of fun playing through the story and finishing it.
Once you're done with the story, there are many online online levels you can play, either made by the developers or made by other players. Some of them are really clever and some are just bland. There is never a lack of game play. The way the game is set out though, makes it become very boring very fast as soon as you finish the story. This is a game you need to play with other people, either split screen or online. That's when it gets fun. I had a great heap of fun playing it with friends and it makes it a great party game. There will be a lot of laughs associated with it. Especially if you make your own levels it will be very fun. But as I said, if you don't have anyone to play it with, It will be a game you will touch very rarely again after finishing story mode.
While it lasts it is a great fun game, and a fantastic party game.
How to describe Little Big Planet? It's unique, quirky, cute and fun - if you like platform games then you'll love this. There are lots of different levels to explore as well as fun mini games and all the while you collect stickers and items which you use throughout the game to unlock special areas and dress up your sack boy as well as decorate your pod. The more items you collect the more options you have for customisation.
It's a great game for the whole family to enjoy and if you have more than one controller then you can play multiplayer as well which only adds to the fun. There's bouncing, swinging, jet packs, car races (my son's favourite level) and bombs - it's not lacking in the action department that's for sure. Some of the levels require more problem solving than others and some are just downright fun.
I've not tried it myself but you can even create your own levels. I've played a few player creations and there are some amazing ones out there.
The graphics are stunning and I love the physics side of it - it's very well done. Overall it's a cute, feel good game that I don't think we'll ever get tired of playing.
When this first came out I was mildly interested but didn't have any gaming console, and by the time I did get one there were other games I was interested in instead. I ended up buying a copy of this when my husband and I put a few games on layby and I needed one more to even it all up.
It's taken me a couple of weeks to pop this in the playstation to give it a go, just not excited or anything about it, so it's taken me some time to get around to that. One thing that makes me happy about it is that it is a G rating, so should I stop enjoying it it will still be great for my kids to play. Sackboy is rather cute and so had I gotten this six years ago I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more.
You get to explore the set worlds, collecting various little things along the way, jumping and bouncing about, swinging on things and moving items around so you can keep on moving forward. From what I have done so far it is a very basic game, but still with its challenges, which makes it good for all ages. It's a lovely world to explore and even better is that you can also make your own little worlds.
I've had fun with this game and it's great to know that my kids can play it too.
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