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1UP: LittleBigPlanet Preview

1UP's Shane Bettenhausen writes:

Ever since it first debuted at 2007's Game Developers Conference, Media Molecule's wildly creative, genre-busting LittleBigPlanet has been one of the industry's most talked-about new titles. At first glance, it appears to be a simple side-scrolling platformer starring an expressive anthropomorphic beanbag named Sackboy. But rather than merely offering a traditional, predetermined set of levels to traverse, LBP also allows you (and up to three friends) to simultaneously create and play new stages in real time. With an immense amount of customization options (including the ability to import your own images as "stickers") and the chance to share and critique your creations on a global scale, this game hopes to push the emerging field of user-defined game content in ambitious new ways.

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Nitrowolf23678d ago

Day one buy
every article about LBP brings nothing but good

Lifendz3678d ago

will the gaming public? I don't know. But they have my money for this one.

SI7VER3678d ago

Xbots say that this game is going to suck. We might have to reconsider. LMFAO!!!

-777-

Luca Blight3678d ago

The game will not do well despite (hopefully) rave reviews. I see it as a niche/"hardcore" game due to the fact that there is little to no fighting (with guns, swords or fists). Especially since the PS3 lacks the install base of the PS2, I think LBP will struggle to sell 500K in the US (and that's a generous estimate).

It'd take some very clever marketing on Sony's part to get this game to do well because if the game receives critical acclaim, the subject matter just won't draw enough casual gamers.