The I Don't Get It Gamer ? Marcus Dyson[/b]
What is this BigSmallWorld
that everyone is talking about? Since it arrived in the building, the SPOnG offices are continually packed with grinning fools. People are constantly bouncing up and down like a tigger on a pogo-stick and grinning like a Cheshire cheese on acid. No one is doing any work at all. Every time I do manage to drag someone away to the pub, all they do is talk about how Sony would completely pwn all the n00bs if they bundled BigSmallWorld
with the PS3 for £250 for the forthcoming holiday season.
And every time I go in the office, they are all playing some cutesy 2.5-D platform game, that sees to involve grabbing onto huge cog-wheels and being spun round, or driving wooden cars, or sticking stickers everywhere. And al this cute but craziness is accompanied by the mellifluous tones of Stephen Fry.
What a pleasant and witty man he is. His narration really makes learning the wherefores and whytoos of this game quite enthralling. But if I try and suggest that this is nothing more than a platform game I provoke an incursion of indignation, a deluge of derision. I am told of worlds that are being created, traps that are being laid, realistic simulcra of internal combustion engines that are being constructed, movies that are being screenwritten. Me, I just like to put my arms in the air and wave them round like I just don't have a clue!
Little Big Planet. it's Priceless.
The logical extension of platform gaming brings fun back while the Create levels will appeal to young and old. Not only will your funny bone be tickled, your brain will also be given a decent amount of stimulus.
A few minor control issues plus the current absence of online multi-player Create mode mean that the final score dips slightly below perfect. Come back for an update once that online mode is available.
In short ? a must-have PS3 title that has used the basics to change the way in which we play.[/i]
SPOnG Score: 99.9[/b]