One of the funniest games around remade inside one of the cutest. What more could you ask for?
Aside from their ridiculous levels of adorability, the LittleBigPlanet games are perhaps most notable for allowing players to get creative and build their own levels. While the first game’s tool kit was pretty robust, the second supposedly puts it to shame, with all kinds of new tricks up its sleeve.
Case in point: using the tools found in the LittleBigPlanet 2 beta, a player from Finland known as “EBjak” has put together a short level based on Valve’s first-person puzzle game, Portal. “LittleBigPortal” – which, alas, is not what the level is actually called – shows off a few puzzles and a showdown with the LBP version of GLaDOS. Naturally, there is also cake, a weighted companion cube, and a song inspired by “Still Alive” at the end.
It’s incredible impressive and does a great job of highlighting just how much potential the LBP2 game editor has. Sure, the level might lack that special ambience that you can only get when an insane, murderous, passive-aggressive AI is watching your every move, but I’d call it a success all the same.
LittleBigPlanet 2 comes out on PS3 in January of next year.