If you own a PS3 and haven’t at least played LittleBigPlanet, there’s something wrong with you (no offense meant). Some “hardcore” gamers may think this game is stupid and that only babies play it, but it is an incredibly fun game for everyone to enjoy. The story is cute, the soundtrack is great, it is aesthetically pleasing, and has really smooth gameplay.
LBP is a beautiful game. All objects have unique textures that don’t ever look blotchy or blurry. The colors are vibrant and make the game look great. Different objects are made out of different materials and the graphics of the materials look like they would in real life. Objects can be made out of anything from plastic to sponge and they all look stunning all the time. Things like fire and water look great. Lighting of levels is fantastic and really helps set the mood of the situation you’re in. I could keep telling you about how great the game looks, but you get the idea.
This game’s gameplay is stupendous. The controls and physics are done really well. Movement as Sackboy is smooth. Jumping and falling is spot on to real life physics and need to be in order to pass some of the obstacles. There are certain materials that you can grab and hold onto. Sometimes you need to pull triggers, while other times you need to hold on for dear life to glide over a lava pit. As I said before, you can get stickers, objects, costumes, etc. that you can use to customize your character and pod (your pod is your home which is also the game menu). One remarkable part of this game is the level editor. You can create levels similar to the levels used for story missions if you know what you’re doing. There are many tutorials that explain every feature included in the level editor. You can also upload your levels to the online community where others can describe and rate your levels. The online community is very friendly and, in my opinion, is the most fun part of the game.
I would say that this game’s soundtrack is my favorite of any game. Every song is enjoyable and fits the time each is played in the story. The music can also be put into user-created levels, which to me was a really neat edition. In addition to the amazing soundtrack, the sound effects aren’t bad. Items in the game all make the noises that they should. Each enemy has it’s own sound, which helps to differentiate them. The sound effects are realistic and the soundtrack is remarkable.
The story isn’t anything to get too excited about. There were originally eight creators who filled the world with their collections. The Collector, One of the creators, went rogue and began stealing the creations of the rest of the creators. You eventually get to face The Creator, but the best part of the story is everything in between. There are various levels with completely different obstacles and environments that give the game substance and enhance the overall experience. No two levels feel the same. You can unlock stickers, objects, bonus mini-games, etc. for the player (Sackboy) to enjoy. The levels get progressively more difficult but not impossible and never become a bore. The actually story isn’t something to get caught up with, but some of the elements of the story make it awesome.
If you’re thinking about getting this game, do it. If you’re not thinking about getting it, you should look into it and give it a chance. It’s a fun game for everyone and a great game to play at parties or similar gatherings. Everything about this game was awesome and I don’t have much to complain about other than the just decent story. I recommend this game to anyone with a PS3. Plus it’s one of the free games on Sony’s Welcome Back program.