I remember the first preview I read for the original LittleBigPlanet. After reading the article, rather than being excited, I was in disbelief. I thought that the concept of LittleBigPlanet was impossible. The ability to create levels I understood, but being able to share them with the world? It seemed too good to be true.
Sure enough, when I finally played LittleBigPlanet I came to the realisation that it didn’t just achieve exactly what the preview detailed, but it also provided one of the most diverse games ever created. LittleBigPlanet was no longer just a game, it was a tool for aspiring game developers to create their own fantasies and release it for everyone to try. As each new entry to this series gets released the complexity of levels grow and, consequently, so does the quality.
I’ve played every genre on LittleBigPlanet. Obviously, not every level is going to impress. Occasionally you’ll find yourself playing something truly awful, but even the worst games are better with friends playing alongside. A lack of quality suddenly becomes the feature of a comedic masterpiece when with a friend.
“a unique look into what, given the right tools, a community can create”
You will also come across levels that are so well-made or so well-written you’ll question why they’re on LittleBigPlanet. I have, on several occasions, played levels that are so well crafted their quality is capable of surpassing retail games. It’s these moments when LittleBigPlanet shines, showing why it’s become so critically acclaimed.
This monstrous package is finished with an adorable art style. Your character, dubbed Sackboy/Sackgirl, is a cuddly toy which you can customize to make its appearance become anything you want. During playing you can even change your Sackperson’s expression to represent the ambiance.
LittleBigPlanet isn’t a game. It’s a unique look into what, given the right tools, a community can create. It is continuously bettering itself and growing. The newest instalment, number 3, will also feature the levels from both the original games and LittleBigPlanet 2, making it instantly accessible. The decision to carry these levels into the new instalment shows the generosity of this series. LittleBigPlanet is an adorable series that deserves to be on every ‘Top 10’ list.
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