The first reviews for LittleBigPlanet are hitting the www and so far they are very positive. Here’s just a taster of some of the reviews, firstly from Eurogamer:
The quality and diversity are already surprising. In reality, deep and rewarding gameplay will only feature in a tiny percentage of levels – it will take more professionally-designed levels to truly extend the lifespan of LittleBigPlanet as a platform game – but it doesn’t matter. As an endlessly renewable sideshow, a daily source of surprises and silliness, a genuinely new form of interactive entertainment, it’s a triumph – and one for which Media Molecule can actually only take some of the credit.
Next is C&VG:
LittleBigPlanet is a monumental achievement. ‘User generated content’ has been talked about in corners of the industry for the last few years but Sony has truly nailed it.
Its simple exterior as the most charming and inventive platformer ever only hides a level of accessible creative freedom like no other.
Media Molecule has given you the tools to create your own game, basically, and if you get into it as much we have, it’s all you’ll think about.
You’ll look for inspiration for levels, mechanical dilemmas or puzzles in every corner of your life. And in your sleep. It will take over your conversations with fellow players. You will become obsessed. You have been warned.
Although I have played the LBP BETA, I never tried to create any levels but what did hit me from the moment I moved my own customisable Sackboy around was how much fun it was. It has such a charm about it and is immense fun to play through. I never stopped smiling throughout the first hour I messed about in it.
I forced myself to stop playing it because I want everything to be so fresh when I get it later this month. I could’ve lost entire days in LBP. I instantly loved it that much.
That is what is important to me, more so than the ability to create your own levels, which is a great addition and the unique selling point to certain individuals. It is immense fun and a joy to play and that’s why I play videogames in the first place.
That’s why I think LBP will be a huge hit to both ‘casual’ gamers, who will be charmed into the world of LBP by Sackboy and his friends and the ‘hardcore’ gamers that will be willing to put in the time and effort to create their own little piece of LBP magic.
I can not wait!!
Written by: Gary
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