CB Game's first impression of Sony's Gaming 3.0 Platformer
One thing that i like about SONY is that they are creative, they always come out with something new.
That is just a cool concept for a game. I can't wait to try it.
This is a game that could take the gaming community by storm, the reception it got at GDC was unheard of!
holy sheet this looks effin cool...
or is little big planet a little childish? Its good that sony is expanding their market a bit towards the little kids, but i dunno, is this game a little childish? i dont see what all the buzz is about for this game, looks like some flash game with next gen graphics on a console, kinda like city jumper, only more interactive etc. but i think its the characters that make this game childish... then agian only games i like are shooters, rts, and rpg.....
No. Let's split this two ways. Kids and adults.
It may inspire creativty and ingenuity from kids. If a child can create a level and learn to like it, it may spark something bigger for the future in this kids life.
I'm an adult. I want to coop some levels with friends. I don't think it's childish at all.
Edit: I just read the bit about this looking like a flash game. You are clearly blind. No one can take what you say seriously if you're going to make yourself out to be an idiot. If you can show me where I can find these flash game, please link me :\. I can't believe I just tried giving you a serious response... What a waste of effort.
People like Childdish and creative things. Look at the Wii, It's creative and childish, Do People want it? Hell Yes! Same reason people will want LBP, including me.
Even if this game isn't your cup of tea, you should still be happy for it, because it is deffinately a system seller. With more systems sold, more developers will want to make more games for the ps3.
I would not say its just you but I am glad its not everyone.
This game immediately sparks the imagination for me. Physics, creativity and fun. The silly-stupid interaction 4 player level building will bring no end of laughs (just as you finish your masterpiece, you look at your pals and they have an even more bizarre contraption for example).
Using Sixaxis simply to move your head while l/r analogue controls arms independently is refreshing too.
You place the 'sponge' about the level around your ingenious puzzles in hard to reach places and post. To play, you download level, play, enjoy, collect sponge, gain points, unlock more 'mods' and design more levels. You could cheat your way to unlock everything but only building a killer level (or appreciating another persons) will ultimately give you the satisfaction the game is all about.
I can only ask you to imagine a simple to use FPS sandbox version the whet your appetite. You could build vehicles, guns, armor, terrain and make the rules then post, share and deathmatch your designs online...
Still think its for kids?
I don't for one...
Okay, so forget Lion King, Shrek, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ice Age, Antz, Bug's Life. Sponge Bob etc. They're just cartoons/animations....just for kids. An adult can't possibly enjoy them.
LBP will appeal to all ages and gender. It's simple innocent fun.
It will be a major console seller.
im sure a isnt gonna know how 2 use all that stuff creatively. sure the animations look childish. but thats what makes it fun. this is a revolutionary game. and honestly i think this could one of the biggest things in gaming history. alot of people heard of this and truly. i think people that wanna b game designers that dont even lke the ps3 will go and get one just 2 create levels.
Absolutely blown away by what I just saw.
This definitely going to be BIG rather than little planet!
Well done MM and Sony!
But can you hear it now..
Little Boy: "Mommy I really want to play Little Big Planet."
Mom: "Ok, we can go to the store and pick it up."
(Drive to the store)
Little Boy: (hands mommy a $600 PS3 & $60 LBP)
Mom: (has heart attack and faints)
Mom: (Hands kid a DS Lite and Pokemon)
Basically it's not going to sell systems to kids. It will move units if the parent already has a PS3 but just like Viva Pinata on the 360 the parent isn't going to drop a stack on cash for this game. I do think it's a great addition to the Sony portfolio and a rental for me. It just seems like the 360 and PS3 are trying to capture an audience that doesn't usually spend this kind of money on things like this. And both the PS3 and 360 have a different image.. Nintendo seems to have the forumla down and the PS3 and 360 are far from it.
I would tell the kid to get lost and buy his own LBP. Its mine :)
PS3 is $500 now, not $600.
so she'd probably just have the heart attack, but no fainting.
Little Big Planet seems like a dream application for creative individuals.
i'm an artist and a writer, and my mind is already filled with potential game levels and themes i'd love to share with folks.
what's even more interesting about this title, is that in one of the interviews, maybe around Sony Gamer's Day, or GDC time, one of the developers was saying that they've only shown us the platforming genre to start, as it's the simplest to grasp right away. in the future, they say they wouldn't mind expanding it to more areas (say an rpg, or a cute adorable shooter or some such thing).
what i'm also exciting about is seeing what other developers will do with user created levels.
can you imagine a Hideo Kojima, or Shigeru Miyamoto designed LBP level? developers for all platforms have positive things to say about this. it wouldn't surprise me if a Bungie developer, in his spare time, created a simple LBP level. it's all about user created content, and developers are people too, despite any hardware affiliation they may have (it'd be even funnier to me if the Bungie guy had a "Buy Halo 3!" picture at the completion of his level, since your personal photos can be added to your levels. lol)
THE best physics and THE best graphics in a game, bar none. This has been at the top of my most wanted list since GDC and it only looks better. The way objects can be placed inside other each other and they morph together or the way one object can cut away another means they really no limit to what you can create. What couldn't making vinyls in Forza be so easy and user friendly? I know they're to different types of games but that about the only reason I bought Forza, but its so rigid and time consuming to get any good results. It should work more like Xara, that would be unbelieveable. LBP's levels editing makes every other editor look prehistoric.
Sony understands that people do not like to just play fps and rpg or even sandbox games. People like a variety and this game adds to what Sony has always done and that is give the consumer a choice and an array of genre's top choose from. One of the reasons it dominated for 10 years.
bubbles for you
this game is very interesting and the GFX and Physics are well done.
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