It is undoubtedly, one of the most ambitious and intriguing games on the PlayStation 3. It is LittleBigPlanet by Media Molecule. Part platformer, part multiplayer madness, LittleBigPlanet promises to deliver a one of a kind experience for any console with it’s “choose your own adventure” style gameplay. Make your own levels, play a friend’s levels, everything is customizable and easy with the built in level editor. In fact, of the 30 minutes of hands on time that I got with LittleBigPlanet one of those levels was, at least, according to the person walking me through the game, constructed in five minutes.
LittleBigPlanet looks to be one of the most visually stimulating games on the PlayStation 3 simply because a vast majority of the objects that you’re interacting with look like they might in the real world, complete with textures and all. The art style is so unlike most games that have come before it that it’s really incredible to think that a game can look this good. This could be the one PS3 game that really showcases exactly what the system can do. You know what I mean, the game that you show off to your friends when they come over and ask, “Ooh, is that a PS3? Is it really that much better than an Xbox 360?”. Then you show them LittleBigPlanet and they’ll be all impressed and become a believer.
That said, in all honesty this is a game really dependent on your own creativity. While that could be a huge bonus for some, it could also provide a huge turn off for others. Think of those old “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, now imagine having to write one of those. It’s really not the same as just opening up a book that someone else wrote for your enjoyment. I suppose that’s where the collective gaming community steps in because you’ll have access to all the content that they create and share. You should be able to see some awesome creativity from people just like yourself, though, you’ll probably have to sift through some of the less than stellar stuff before you find it.
Either way, if the small glimpse that I caught of LittleBigPlanet can live up to all the hype that it’s received in the past year and a half then PlayStation 3 owners will be in for a game unlike anything that’s ever been seen or experienced on a console before.
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