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    dkirschner's Little Big Planet 2 (PS3)

    [March 2, 2016 04:15:00 PM]
    Charming. Cute. Creative.

    LittleBigPlanet 2 seems clearly aimed at kids and, although it was *really* easy, I enjoyed its style. You play as "Sackboy," a sort of knit doll whom you can customize with probably a thousand different items you find in the levels. Sackboy is recruited by DaVinci to help save the land from Negativitron. Something about Negativitron sucking all the creativity out of the world and spewing negativity and bad guys all over the place. He looks like a vacuum cleaner with teeth and all he ever does it appear, radiate some negative energy, laugh, and fly away. More silly than menacing sometimes. Each character you meet along the way has a world full of levels, and you just help each character rid their world of Negativitron's influence. One woman owns a bakery, and you get it working again. Another sad notepad character owns a factory and you promote him back up to middle management. And so on. Fun, themed worlds.

    Gameplay is real basic. It's a 2.5-d platformer, so you run, jump, grab and throw objects. The platforming is decent. Occasionally, you get some new weapon or power to play with, like a helmet that sprays water to put out fires in a firey level, or a rabbit mount to ride around on. You can hop with it and press R1 to smash down on the ground. Again, basic, but fun. The levels are all pretty short (like no more than 20 minutes), and the backgrounds are always neat to watch in motion. The art as a whole is really captivating.

    Scattered around all the levels are bubbles you can pop to pick up new "materials" and objects to modify Sackboy and your user-generated content. A lot of the platforming is oriented toward getting all of these collectibles. If you don't care about them, then the challenge is minimized, but even if you do care, as I tried to do for a while, they're easy enough to get most of. Some you just have to replay the level to go a different path or something. Sometimes you will find a key that unlocks a special mini-game level. Some of the mini-games were neat, and some are probably fun with 2+ players, but I just played some solo and won whatever materials and objects I could with my high scores.

    The game has neat multiplayer and online integration and reminds me of Spore in that regard. But I didn't bother much with it besides playing a few lag-fueled co-op levels that were much more fun alone, although I did find it neat to talk to another player.

    I see there is a LittleBigPlanet 3 on PS4, but I don't think I'll play it. This was neat, but just too easy and uninteresting on the whole.
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    dkirschner's Little Big Planet 2 (PS3)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Tuesday 5 January, 2016

    GameLog closed on: Sunday 28 February, 2016

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    Charming. Cute. Creative. Easy.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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