World's first verdict in shops this week
LBP2 is by far better better than the first episode, it's the facebook and lego of gaming, sad it's only on ps3.
I fail to see how it's sad.
i'd call it the facebook, lego and newgrounds of gaming and its not sad its only on the PS3 without sony/PS3, LBP franchise wouldn't exist its symbiotic, without one there would be no other!!! (although I believe without LBP there would still be a PS3 and Sony xD) 10/10? wow...I have a feeling this game will either be super critically acclaimed, or get beaten down for being too ahead of its time!
such a genre defining game. i actually agree as its such a great game,but then exclusives differentiate consoles and thats where nintendo and sony were smart and invested in first party. well done media molecule, now waiting for a review docking points because LBP2 has too much variety smh
i'm sure they can buy PS3 if they want to. it's any day a better console! plus... even if they give 0/10... i'll buy it! can't wait!
sad cause its only on PS3??this is the point of exclusives,this is the point in buying one console over the other
The whole point of exclusive games is to define the ethos of a specific platform. It really saddens me when gamers lust for a one platform future where consoles are essentially set-top boxes. If people want to play the game, they need to get a PlayStation. Same with Super Mario and Halo. It'll be a sad day when the exclusive game dies. :(
Thanks to Sony and Nintendo......Exclusive games have a long life ahead On topic: As great as i think LBP2 will be....I take reviews from Single platform publications with a grain of salt.....but then again i take all reviews with a grain of salt.. :-)
Awesome, I platinumed LBP1 & i'll try to platinum LBP2.
I agree, it is a shame it's only on the Playstation 3 for the mere fact this game is all about sharing. It would be really nice to open it up to the XBOX360 and especially the PC community. On the flip side i think it was Sony who took interest in Media Molecule so of course they want the IP to stay with them. I owned the original game but didnt create one level. This one sounds like its easier and hopefully quicker so maybe i will this time. The possibilities are virtually endless.
@ijkabob dude.. its quite simple LBP being and awesome game.. helps promote the ps3.. sony being the owners of such studio.. will be able to help it even more in the future... if more ps3s are sold support PS3 = support a better gaming future =) so know u know why some of us wouldnt want this gem on 360...
^ Or sony could just get a cut from each sold copy. There'd still be profit. Actually, are PS3's still sold at loss? O.o It used to be that actual profit was earned through software, not hardware. Not sure how it is now. A game like LPB would be wonderful on the PC along with the PS3 (cross-platforming sharing could mean more content) but alas it'll have to be the PS3. =)
X360 COULD NOT DO IT BECAUSE LIVE DOES NOT ALLOW FOR THE OPENNESS THAT PSN DOES... If you want LBP2 get a ps3 simples.
I mean, LPB2 is EVERY game possible all at once, so how can it not get a 10?
you must consider that without ps3, this game may not have existed. MS is a lot more strict on their online stuff (limits on free DLC, which would have killed this game since it basically is based on the idea of free DLC), and nintendo's online setup is horrible. So, PS3 was the best choice.
fr0sty, the only thing I could compare LBP2 with on the 360 would XNA and lets face it, the stuff people are making with that these days is pretty awesome and it is self governed by the creators. http://create.msdn.com/en-U... download the free tools and let yourself loose. :) Not saying LBP2 will be a bad game and I am sure that the opm review gave it a 10/10 because it deserved it. I am sure it will be great.But I think that what people make with XNA for the 360 is pretty special and the people that make stuff for it can also make a few bucks.
The XNA system is not a game. It is not brand new user friendly. They are alike only in that creation happens. I am extremely excited right now. Knowing that printed reviews have already tried LBP2 means that I am that much closer to touching it myself.
So you are saying the main draw of LBP2 is not the creation of small bite size games? Could of fooled me. All I am saying is that the stuff I have been seing done for the Xbox on XNA is light years ahead of what we will see on LBP2 and its much less limited, which is what Fr0sty was implying. and why do we even have a LBP2, I remember the first one being supported for years and years and years, it would be the only game would would ever need.
So people should buy a PS3 - problem solved.
@Montrealien - I agree with you, but you can't really compare XNA with LBP2. XNA are developers tools, albeit free to use, but do require a certain amount of technical know how. LBP2 is a game on the surface (campaign), with impressive user-friendly game-building tools. That's the main thing, the fact that pretty much anyone can make a game in LBP2, no matter how crappy it is, without an ounce of programming knowledge. The only thing that can really compare with LBP is Create and the Xbox game Boku (I think? maybe they renamed it).
If any game will get top marks - it's LBP2.
Not surprised in the least. LPB1 was the best game this gen (and the most magical one) and LBP2 is like a milion times better 97 Meta I guess :D
What would be sad is how Microsoft will downplay this PS3 exclusive like they did with GT5 media buyout. You can bet they have the budget to down play every PS3 exclusive game that will ever come out from now on. From LBP2 to Uncharted 3 they will not just stand there and watch the competition win it all. They will make sure these exclusives don't sell that much to its potential. I just hope they answer with another great game & not hitting below Sony's belt. Sigh...
I think everyone knows this game has the potential to be perfect. Great first score.
Right Game Right Score
This game has no reason not to get perfect scores across the board and average as high as 97 on Metacritic. I'm that confident in the game
I'm curious to see what critics will say this time around and if they will take into account the Millions of existing levels already made. In LBP1 reviews the game was marked down many times for "relying on users to make levels" or "unsure whether there will be a community". That's different now condsidering LBP2 comes with those Millions of levels out of the box. I even remember reading one review that shot LBP down with"what if someone didn't have Internet access?" Pleaase, what if someone bought CoD without Internet access? I've not seen one review that would considering asking a question like that. Lol Anyways back on topic: Nice score, can't wait!
With the potential to find a game that suits your needs entirely with just this one 'application', how can it not result in very high scores? What sport game do you want to play? It has them all. How about an FPS? An RPG? Puzzle game? Do we need to keep going? LBP2 really isn't a game so much as a content generation enabler and provider on the PS3 console.
The game will get marked down somewhere, and still not beat out Mario Galaxy 2, for stupid reasons like story, music, or "too much variety" *cough*Gamespot*cough*. Or the reviewers will make a 2 second attempt at creating a level, fail miserably, and mark it down for that. Or they will take some kind of issue with the online play. You can bet the reviewers will trump up something to b1tch about.
And so it begins Great game :D So cute Sackboy :D
What a 10 out of 10? I was expecting it to get higher 20 out of 10 lol
Wait till the world gets their hands on this and makes games and levels. THEN its a 20/10
I loved the first LBP and cant wait for this, i was amazed at what could be created in the first, its hard to imagine how much better lbp2 could be, as i said cant wait.
First reviews are rolling in and frankly a perfect score was expected at some time, given the huge crazy things that this game, still in beta by the way, is accomplishing.
goty or even uncharted 3 for me man cant wait its going to be year 2011 ? peace out
funny thing =P Having Killzone 3, LBP2, Uncharted 3 AND The Last Guardian not to mention Deus Ex: HR, Batman Arkham City, L.A. Noire and Gears 3 all competing for best game of 2011 its too epic =P
2011 will be toughest decision for choosing GOTY. especially for PS3 it probably the best GOTY ever.
Don't forget infamous 2
My bank account will weep at its emptiness. :D
my bank account is already empty :(
yeah its overkill
Also Skyrim, ES4 and Fallout 3 got GOTY, I think it's UC3's biggest competition so far.
LBP 2 only does everything
So its a GOTY contender. Looks like LBP2 is the ME2 of 2011.
LBP2 looks like the LBP of 2011
Yeah but LBP didn't come out during January last 2008. Furthermore, the game might win some GOTY awards even when the game is released early 2011(Like ME2). I forgot to add that the community content of LBP1 is backwards compatible and can be accessed in LBP2.(Like the decisions you made in ME1 will affect ME2)
10/10 from OPM? NO WAI! Just kiddding --awesome score. Can't wait.
I kinda agree its like Halo not getting a 10/10 from OXM you knew it was gonna get 10/10 I am not saying it don't deserve the score it does (well from the beta alone I can tell) but the official mags gonna give there exclusive top games top scores.
PSM3 gave Infamous 71%
PSM3 is PSM3, OPM is OPM, not the same in case you didn't notice
PSM isn't official OPM is..
@iamback, i noticed but that's not the point what i am trying to say is that if you check the metacritic rating for a lot of PS3 exclusives (GOW3 for instance) you will notice that the rating average is sometimes higher than the score assigned by the official magazine.
OPM just means they ONLY review Sony games, It's not like they're funded by Sony or anything. What would the point be of being a reviewer when everybody knows you'll dish out 9's and 10's left and right to PS3 exclusives anyways. If OPM give this game a 10/10 It's well deserved.
they review third party games too not only sony made
@ moegooner88 PSM3 isn't an official Playstation magazine.
I know but it's just as popular as the OPM ;)
Lol @ UrmomLol for keeping it real.. OPM better give LBP2 a 10 of 10 or heads would roll.. Nah..OPM will suprise you sometimes They spit in the face of reviewers and gave Final Fantasy XIII a 10 out of 10..but they also hammered M.A.G. So with that said LBP2 should be a great title..the first was truly an original gem..still fun to this day
I think they're the very fairest of the supposed "official" single platform mags to be honest. KZ2 didn't get a perfect score when everywhere else was giving it one, they didn't warm to MAG, have been critical of Move games and unafraid to go against the grain with certain multiplat games by giving them high scores even when the PS3 version was meant to be inferior(Bayonetta scored well as did TOB-even though I think there's very little wrong with the PS3 version of Bayo post patch and I played THAT version in preference to the 360 one-got both free-and way too much was made of a few load times and frame drops)and so on. OPMUK just cannot be relied on to hand out the tens like confetti to Sony exclusives and I think they, along with several one platform mags deserve some credit this gen for being fairer than some multiplat sites/mags and writers.
Having said that LBP1 was great, chances are LBP2 should be better if they stick to the same template and offer even more options.
Awesome! I can't wait to get my copy.
Honestly cannot wait for this game. I didn't get into the beta, but I've watched hundred of Beta videos. It looks 2 times the game LBP 1 is. Day 1.
Sweet. I've been playing the beta every now and then and I'm just looking forward to testing out all the new level creation stuff without it lagging. lol
"This, however, is full of simple-to-grasp tools, all with huge potential - and you could easily lose more time to LBP2 than any other game released in 2011." So true. I'm really excited for this because I actually did some OK stuff in LBP. But these tools are so robust that I'll probably be able to shock myself. Then again if I can do something GOOD, the community will do something MINDBLOWING.
Like IGN? No, I'm not waiting for anything, just buying the game. Youtube clips full of awesomeness convince me more than a bunch of "journalists".
i dont know why you have one bubble and i dont care but that comment is very well said.
You don't need a 10/10 review to know this game is going to be full of awesome, all you need is one look at the gameplay videos. It's a game that can speak for itself. :)
Just about a month to go guys, I can't wait!
good for Sony and the guys who love this type of game