LITTLEBIGPLANET 2 (G)
★★★★★ Unlike most games, when you buy LittleBigPlanet 2, the package you take home is only a small part of what it will eventually become.
This title is designed to unleash the creativity of gamers; to give them tools to make their own levels and their own games within the game.
The first LittleBigPlanet spawned 3.5 million usercreated levels and the sequel is unlikely to be different.
LittleBigPlanet 2 caters to a variety of game types. From side-scrolling adventures to top-down shooters, racing games and more, the tools to create versatile levels with vehicles, boss enemies and cinematics are more refined and easier to use.
Developer MediaMolecule has also delivered a whimsical LittleBigAdventure to enjoy right out of the box.
Telling the playful story of Sackboy and his battle against a beast known as the Negativitron, players will travel to a number of worlds.
Each has its own gameplay focus and visual style. In The Factory of a Better Tomorrow, players must usher sackbots, robotic versions of Sackboy, through a strikingly colourful factory complex festooned with Soviet-style propaganda.
Another takes place in a jungle asylum, where deranged cut-out characters pop up around every corner and players must use a hose to put out fires and coax vines to grow in order to progress.
In short, LittleBigPlanet 2 is brimming with creativity.
The gameplay never stands still, with bounce pads, vehicles, switches, grapple points and more.
New elements and clever twists are introduced consistently, while the visual design is nothing short of masterful. Out January 20.
Creative: make you own games within LittleBigPlanet 2.