Review by ZeroSkerbo

"Littlebigideas"

LittleBigPlanet



Summary: Since its release, LittleBigPlanet has caught a few gamers' eyes as a unique and new IP to play around with. Although on the surface it looks like a childish game featuring a playfully cute character, Sackboy, its friendly looking backgrounds and simplistic play style, DO NOT be fooled, this game is just as much for any hardcore to casual gamer alike.



Gameplay: This is hard to define for this kind of game because it can be any number of genres that will have accommodating gameplay styles from platformer, to racing, and can even go as far as puzzle game, but considering the control scheme the closest genre you can put it to is side scrolling platformer. You main gameplay element is for LittleBigPlanet is actually playing the game, in which case it shines. All of the controls handle perfectly being your only main actions are running, jumping, and grabbing. You use these three elements to progress through each stage, avoiding obstacles, facing bosses, and solving puzzles in the attempt to reach a goal marker. But this is only one element of the game. The games most intricate portion is the ability to create your own levels. This can be considered the best of worst part of the game depending on the type of person who is playing. The creation engine is complex enough that you could make anything you could possibly think of, but this only comes with a true time investment. Aside from the initial hour and a half + to just get through the tutorials on how to use each object, trying to figure out the best way to make something work, not even make it look nice, can take quite some time. Although this time investment is severe for the dedicated player the benefits outweigh the costs. The feeling of finally getting a certain creation to work and work well is a huge accomplishment within itself, and further than that you can even post you levels online to let the whole world enjoy them. This brings us to what I feel is the most interesting and useful portion of the game which is its online aspect. All the levels you and all the other LittleBigPlanet players have created can be posted online for everyone to play giving the game literally limitless playtime being that new levels are being posted constantly some of which are better than the storyline levels. With all these gameplay element its hard to find a reason not to buy this game.

Overall: This game has an incredible amount of gameplay under its belt and with such fun and interesting levels its very hard to not recommend this title.

Story: The story in this game is only really described in the intro cutscene, basically saying that the game is just a big cavalcade of our dreams mashed together that made a planet of yarn. That's it.

Overall: Nothing all that interesting, its all about the gameplay anyway.

Presentation: Sporting some very good looking graphics LittleBigPlanet just reeks fun, and that's about the best way I can describe it. Everything about the game is just fun, the movement, level makeup, down to giving your fully customizable Sackboy emotions, such as anger happiness and sadness. Very, very cute is what I could call it.

Overall: Its adorable

Wrap-up: LittleBigPlanet is probably the most unique game you have played in quite some time. It has virtually endless content from customizing your characters to the literally infinite number of levels to play. With all this as well as the ability to create your own levels, it's a must buy. The only disclaimer is you may get bored of it after a bit, but such is every game.



Rent/Buy: Buy, it's got something for everyone

Finish/Play for a while/Play once: You can't really finish it, so I'll say play for a while

Replayable: No need to, there is always something new!

Score: 8.0/10


Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 04/28/09

Game Release: LittleBigPlanet (US, 10/27/08)


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