Hi guys, today I’ll talk about LittleBigPlanet. There are 3 in the series and I played the first on on PSP.
Genre? It’s a puzzle-platformer that also allows you to create your own puzzle/platforms.
Opinion: I’m a fan of the actual gameplay but don’t actually care about the customisable stuff.
OK, from what I knew about LittleBigPlanet is that is was some kind of Minecraft game where you make your own levels and customise you character.
I was kind of wrong and kind of right.
Firstly, I was delighted because the game is narrated by Stephen Fry and it’s really lovely.
Any tutorial parts are covered by Stephen Fry. He explains that LittleBigPlanet is a world created by imagination and you can both build it and play in it.
If I’m honest, the idea of building a platformer isn’t very interesting to me and customising worlds with stickers and getting different outfits for my character … really isn’t up my street. If you like that kind of thing, this game is very customisable and very nice. If not, you’ll probably do what I did – play the premade levels and think “OK that was fun” and stop playing.
Now, the world within the pre-made levels is really great. The art style is delightful… actually if I’m honest it reminds me of the detergent/fabric softener ads from a few years back.
Anyway, that aside. The worlds created within the game are very creative. Each premade level represents a different part of the world. You go to China to rescue a dragon egg, you go to America to make a spy movie. It’s really cute and well thought out.
I thought it would be a really easy platformer with some basic puzzles – actually, some of the action sequences are pretty difficult! And some of the puzzles are pretty hard!
But this isn’t Super Mario World (which is REALLY HARD!) and you can probably get past it if you’re just patient enough.
But there aren’t that many pre-made levels. And although the idea of downloading other people’s content ala Knytt Stories Level Editor seems pretty interesting – my PSP has such a hard time connecting to the Internet that it’s basically impossible. So there goes that.
And the level editor… Like I said, pointing and clicking hours to create something just doesn’t appeal to me. Maybe it does to you. And that would make the game 1000% more interesting.
But… sorry, it just wasn’t for me!
But I did like the music, it was pretty cute.