Mario and in my personal opinion, it's not even close. I got bored every single time I tried to play LBP. --- (NNID/PSN): EnVy_CaLiBeR (360 GT): EnVyXCaLIBeR Now playing: Dishonored, AC3, Gears of War 3, H4, Black Ops II, Dark Souls, Trine 2
I played the first lbp for ps3. It honestly just wasn't my type of game. I didn't like it. So for me it's Mario --- Gt: PkShootout13 NNID: PkShootout13 Feel free to send me a friend request or add me through miiverse!
As a huge fan of both the Mario series and LBP, If I wanted a platformer, I'd go with Mario. LBP I look to for the creation side and see it more than just a platformer. --- PSN: MaDogNik96 3DS FC: 1246-9493-8348
Tough call. Recently I would give the edge to LBP for trying something new. Game is pretty, good level design, great creation tools, and the community is unbelievable. The last several 2D Marios aren't even close IMO. --- PSN- fhsfootball74 Nintendo Network- returnoftheryan In SMOD we trust.
LBP has more items, better visuals, and more mechanics to make it's platforming work great. And the community levels can be amazing. Not to mention LBP can be so much more than just a platformer, even if that's what the main story levels make it as.
I'd say LBP2 > the NSMB series, but the NSMB series > the other LBP games (Maybe not LBP Vita if it's capable of everything LBP2 can do).
I love 2D Mario games, but since I don't own any Sony systems, I can't use my own opinions to compare them. I looked on Metacritic, and LBP is about 10 points over every NSMB game, so I'd assume it would be better. The older 2D Mario games do better though, on Game Rankings SMW slightly edges LBP out in score.