1UP writes: "Blazing trails is always a risky endeavor fraught with potential pitfalls, and Sony's genre-busting platformer, Little Big Planet, has hurtled headfirst into several during its first few weeks of release. Most notably, its online servers -- which are absolutely crucial for sharing your creations and meeting up with buddies for four-player cooperative action -- have intermittently gone down for extended periods of time. Although the game still offers plenty of rewarding offline content (a full Story mode to venture through along with the game's robust, open-ended level-editing tools), LBP's true magic lies in its global exchange of its users' creativity. Luckily, the servers appear to have gained some stability in November, so hopefully, everyone will be able to play one another's creations with ease.
So how do you go about discovering the coolest user-created stages? With hundreds of thousands of offerings already out there (and more appearing every day), it's quickly becoming a quagmire of overwhelming excess. Sure, you'll randomly stumble upon some gems among the chaff, but it helps if you know where to look. Here, we've gathered together 10 levels that we feel accurately represent the diversity and creative potential offered by this pioneering product."