Little Big Planet 2 Review
Little Big Planet 2 is the very definition of what a sequel should be, maintaining the feel and spirit of the first game while improving the game play and adding new mechanics. If you are looking for a game that will give you endless hours of enjoyment thanks to its incredibly well made level creator.
If you have played the first Little Big Planet then you more or less know how the game plays. For those that haven’t played it the basic game play is a platformer of a similar vain to the 2d Mario games. You ran from the start of the level to the end jumping, swing and climbing to get past obstacles, be they enemies or pieces of environment. With 4 player, drop in, co-op for every level this is never a boring experience. The only problem with how this game controls is that the physics, and by extension the jumping, and very floaty. This is not a problem for most of the game but when you are required to do precise jumping it becomes frustrating. This is a problem that was in the first game and instead of finding a way to fix the jumping; they just removed the parts in the story levels. This does not fix the online levels where the jumping is extremely precise.
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A few new things have been added in this game including a grapple gun and a “creatinator”. These both add some interesting changes to the standard gameplay but nothing that will blow you out of the water. The basically just extend you grip and allow you to jump higher respectively.
You are able to blow through the entirety of the story levels is one day if you just critical path it and don’t worry about getting any of the prize bubbles but then you would be missing out on a good part of the fun of this game. It is incredibly rewarding when you finally manage to get the pendulum that you are on to swing all the way round to get that last sticker right at the top of the screen. These all feed into the level creator that I will talk about later.
All kinds of madness goes down in this game.
The game retains the same patchwork style of the last game but they have made some notable improvements. The lighting is substantially better than the previous game and the amount of stuff happing on screen is defiantly increased. The textures also appear to be shaper and more clearly defined. This all leads to the game looking fantastic.
The music is as catchy as ever with the tunes sticking in your mind long after you play it. The small amount of voice acting is well done and the sack people make some good noises as they move around.
The online pat of this game is what will keep you coming back for months after you play it. Every level from the first game and already a staging amount of new levels are available for you to play through. They range from remakes of classic arcade games to strange applications like calculators. The problem with this massive amount of content is that finding the good levels to play is a bit difficult. They attempt to help surface the best levels by having there spotlight list and then there is community ratings that you can give each level.
With up to four people, this game is a lot of fun.
This is a game that you can throw in the Playstation when you have a little cousin or a girlfriend over. Having said that, it is also extremely fun to just play on your own, digging through the created levels to find something that is completely amazing.
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