Review: LittleBigPlanet 2

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Review: LittleBigPlanet 2

All the happy adjectives you know apply to LittleBigPlanet 2.

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I'll get it down the line. Like, summer. Too much other stuff coming out to blow $60 on a game I'm only half-interested in.

Susan Arendt:
Unfortunately, Sackboy's jumps are still super floaty and although being able to move in towards the background allows for some clever level designs, you'll frequently miss your mark because the game's 2d nature makes it difficult to tell that you're too far forward or back. It's not a fun-breaker, but it is a frustration that never quite goes away as you play.

For me, that is a fun-breaker. A huge fun-breaker.

Little Big Planet is one of the few game that makes me consider getting a PS3 as well as a 360. Glad to see the sequel hasn't ruined the series.

I have just got the original over the past winter holiday season and haven't gotten a chance to play it, so I'm gonna beat that first and wait for the price to go down. I will get it eventually though.

I love LBP, and LBP2 is awesome too... but I personally like how the story is told in the first game better.

I don't like the cut-scenes and all felt a bit weird...

I also liked the worlds in LBP1 better.

But the player created content has been taken up several notches

Gotta get me a ps3 down the line. Good news will be that games will be cheaper \o/

whats the name of the song at the end of the review

Aurgelmir:
I love LBP, and LBP2 is awesome too... but I personally like how the story is told in the first game better.

I don't like the cut-scenes and all felt a bit weird...

I also liked the worlds in LBP1 better.

But the player created content has been taken up several notches

Do you feel like the first one was a bit more light-hearted? That's the one big difference I felt between the two - LBP is a lot more adorable than LBP 2.

Susan Arendt:
Review: LittleBigPlanet 2

All the happy adjectives you know apply to LittleBigPlanet 2.

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You forgot to mention that Stephen Fry narrates the intro and the tutorials. That in itself is worth a whole extra star in my opinion.

I got the game, I love it. I still suck at using the creation tools, and the music synthesizer has shown me I know absolutely nothing about music, but it's just fun to dick around with all the create elements.

I once spent an hour just piloting a missile I strapped a controllinator to while kick ass music was playing.

Susan Arendt:

Aurgelmir:
I love LBP, and LBP2 is awesome too... but I personally like how the story is told in the first game better.

I don't like the cut-scenes and all felt a bit weird...

I also liked the worlds in LBP1 better.

But the player created content has been taken up several notches

Do you feel like the first one was a bit more light-hearted? That's the one big difference I felt between the two - LBP is a lot more adorable than LBP 2.

Yes, I think that is a good way of putting it. LBPs first worlds were a lot more happy go lucky.
I also feel the story gets a bit in the way of the game in LBP2. It's a bit cool, but at the same time I liked the characters in LBP better when they were just cardboard cutouts, it added to the home made feel of the game

Andronicus:

Susan Arendt:
Review: LittleBigPlanet 2

All the happy adjectives you know apply to LittleBigPlanet 2.

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You forgot to mention that Stephen Fry narrates the intro and the tutorials. That in itself is worth a whole extra star in my opinion.

Americans aren't obsessed with Stephen Fry like the rest of the world is. He certainly does a great job on the tutorials, but I didn't love the intro this time around. Probably because it had actual people in it. :p

When ever I hear Susan's Voice I immediately smile.
Shes the cutest person ever.

Damn it, why didn't they fix that one little thing that really needed fixing.
The floatyness always puts me off in the end, loved to play with LBP1 but once the level was done I really didn't want to try it because it was infuriating me how uncontrollable it is.

Maybe someday they will port it to PC and we can mod it to work properly.

lior13:
whats the name of the song at the end of the review

It's called A Fifth of Beethoven, made famous in the movie Saturday Night Fever.

Oh, dangit, one thing I forgot to mention - you can port your profile from LBP into LBP2, so everything you unlocked - all your stickers, objects, music clips, etc. - is available for your creations.

Onyx Oblivion:
I'll get it down the line. Like, summer. Too much other stuff coming out to blow $60 on a game I'm only half-interested in.

Susan Arendt:
Unfortunately, Sackboy's jumps are still super floaty and although being able to move in towards the background allows for some clever level designs, you'll frequently miss your mark because the game's 2d nature makes it difficult to tell that you're too far forward or back. It's not a fun-breaker, but it is a frustration that never quite goes away as you play.

For me, that is a fun-breaker. A huge fun-breaker.

SO it still suffers from that same problem. That's why I hated LBP. So looks like this game isn't better.

Susan Arendt:

Americans aren't obsessed with Stephen Fry like the rest of the world is. He certainly does a great job on the tutorials, but I didn't love the intro this time around. Probably because it had actual people in it. :p

Well, I feel that we should be.

Also, didn't the LBP-Classic intro have live action people in it as well?

I seem to remember an girl sleeping in a tree, and a 'fro wielding gent sleeping on a desk.

The Tower of Woop, Susan?

Everyone says the creator is easy to use... That was my problem with the first game. It was confusing and overwhelming at times.

Susan Arendt:
Review: LittleBigPlanet 2

All the happy adjectives you know apply to LittleBigPlanet 2.

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Thank you my good Madam for confirming my suspicions about this game. This is one game that's not worth passing up this year. Now for Marvel vs Capcom 3, Killzone 3 and Metal Gear Rising.

Wow this year is turning out pretty good for games.

Quiet Stranger:
The Tower of Woop, Susan?

Indeed, The Tower of Whoop. That's what it's called.

Susan Arendt:
Do you feel like the first one was a bit more light-hearted? That's the one big difference I felt between the two - LBP is a lot more adorable than LBP 2.

Of course. The Collector would sneak around grabbing a thing or two here or there, and it wasn't until later in the game that he really made himself known anyway. Compare to LBP2 where the Negavititron shows up in the very first "this is how you run, this is how you jump, this is how you put on costumes" level which isn't even a real level and almost eats you. From there you get a cutscene telling you how it's endangering the entire world. I'm not big on telling people their opinions are wrong, but if someone did say they found LBP2 to be more light-hearted, I would certainly press them to explain that a bit because it would make no sense to me without context.

8-Bit Grin:
Well, I feel that we should be.

Also, didn't the LBP-Classic intro have live action people in it as well?

I seem to remember an girl sleeping in a tree, and a 'fro wielding gent sleeping on a desk.

I'm quite sure I remember a girl sleeping on a bus as the first thing that comes up, but from there I usually skip it.

Susan Arendt:

Quiet Stranger:
The Tower of Woop, Susan?

Indeed, The Tower of Whoop. That's what it's called.

Isn't that the one that has the Ladytron song in the background? I love that one.

On a side note, the one thing I am disappointed in is that the only way to play online is through their lottery and haven't found a way to invite friends into your pod. That and, it is Playstation so no one has a mic, so coordinating the two man sections gets a little tricky at times.

Susan Arendt:
Oh, dangit, one thing I forgot to mention - you can port your profile from LBP into LBP2, so everything you unlocked - all your stickers, objects, music clips, etc. - is available for your creations.

This was a pleasant surprise when I started the game. I hadn't played LBP for so long that I forgot all the fun things I got in the first game.

I really like the second game, but I agree about the controls. But, as you say, the game is so fun and creative that I just want to keep going. The story is short, but I was kinda impressed that there actually was a plot since I don't actually remember if the first game had one. I loved taking on the Negativitron by riding on bees in the night sky while firing honey at evil space minions. I also didn't mind the short plot since the replay value is so high with everyone else's levels, I don't play online very much but my god, LBP2 is a blast with other people.

That was an ideal outro song, I'm gonna add nothing else about the review or the game, just this almost irrelevant opinion.

So... no one is mentioning all the other minigames and other game types you can do in this game? I mean, the platforming is still a major component, but mixed up with that are the arcade-style shooters, racing games, other stuff like that... I mean, that's an entirely different facet of the game right there, and that's where LBP2 really shines, in my opinion.

darthricardo:
So... no one is mentioning all the other minigames and other game types you can do in this game? I mean, the platforming is still a major component, but mixed up with that are the arcade-style shooters, racing games, other stuff like that... I mean, that's an entirely different facet of the game right there, and that's where LBP2 really shines, in my opinion.

Well, I mentioned it in the review, or did you mean the other commenters weren't mentioning it?

I loved LBP1 and was sold within 40seconds of that video because Sackboy is wearing a FEZ!

Susan Arendt:
Oh, dangit, one thing I forgot to mention - you can port your profile from LBP into LBP2, so everything you unlocked - all your stickers, objects, music clips, etc. - is available for your creations.

Oh sweet! I thought you couldn't do that! :) Now I have one more reason to buy it. I'll probably wait though, LBP 1 can still keep me occupied.
This might be a dumb question, but can you import your created levels from LBP, or do you have to make new ones?

TimeLord:
I loved LBP1 and was sold within 40seconds of that video because Sackboy is wearing a FEZ!

And a bow tie. Because bow ties are cool. :)

I am still not convinced by Little Big Planet. The first one came with my PS3 and I got rid of it after about 10 minutes. I feel like I've missed something though because when I see other people playing it it looks really fun!

Azure-Supernova:
I am still not convinced by Little Big Planet. The first one came with my PS3 and I got rid of it after about 10 minutes. I feel like I've missed something though because when I see other people playing it it looks really fun!

After 10 minutes? :/ How much of it did you play exactly?

Dexiro:

Azure-Supernova:
I am still not convinced by Little Big Planet. The first one came with my PS3 and I got rid of it after about 10 minutes. I feel like I've missed something though because when I see other people playing it it looks really fun!

After 10 minutes? :/ How much of it did you play exactly?

Well I didn't have a stop watch handy but I got to a part where I was jumping over a log with what I think was a king in the background... I tried a couple more times after that (it was Christmas after all so no shops were open for me to trade it in).

8bitmaster:
I have just got the original over the past winter holiday season and haven't gotten a chance to play it, so I'm gonna beat that first and wait for the price to go down. I will get it eventually though.

I'm gonna do the same. I'm surprised they haven't fixed that platform issue seeing as how it was in the first one as well.

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