Reviews// LittleBigPlanet

Posted 15 Oct 2008 17:30 by
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[b]Take 5
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.

[b][i]Tim's Conclusion
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]
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Mark (Shqype) 15 Oct 2008 19:40
1/4
This was an amazing review. You thoroughly analyzed LittleBigPlanet and have given us an intense insight into all it entails. You related it to us and even included a good deal of humor into it. Bravo, chap!
Tim Smith 16 Oct 2008 08:49
2/4
Mark (Shqype) wrote:
This was an amazing review. You thoroughly analyzed LittleBigPlanet and have given us an intense insight into all it entails. You related it to us and even included a good deal of humor into it. Bravo, chap!


Thanks for that - it was, of course, a collaborative effort. I've got to say, however, that it's really good to get some positive feedback on what we do from time to time.

Now, I must go an crucify PES 2009 - frankly, it's just not as good as Kick Off!

Cheers

Tim
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Ash 25 Oct 2008 09:09
3/4
Great review, chaps. You don't see enough of those multi-perspective appraisals these days. I think they're seen as a bit old-fashioned but in the context of this game - one that's built around communication and sharing, and can be viewed in all manner of lights - I thought it was wholly appropriate.

Good work!
mrAnthony 31 Oct 2008 11:32
4/4
wow, 99.9%, thats awesome, SS4 put that in your xbox and smoke it.

im so looking forward to this. a game that appeals to me and my gf and i can play it too. i'm gonna get me one of those nice white Dualshock 3's, to go with this too :-)
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