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LittleBigPlanet 2 review - 10/10 in OPM

World's first verdict in shops this week (LittleBigPlanet 2, PS3)

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SonyNGP  +   1619d ago
disturbing_flame  +   1619d ago
LBP2 is by far better better than the first episode, it's the facebook and lego of gaming, sad it's only on ps3.
SonyNGP  +   1619d ago
I fail to see how it's sad.
visualb  +   1619d ago
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!
LORD-PHOENIX  +   1619d ago
@ahmedz i think he means that its a shame single console owners of not a ps3 dont get to experience
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
nix  +   1619d ago
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!
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Chucky2003  +   1619d ago
sad cause its only on PS3??this is the point of exclusives,this is the point in buying one console over the other
get2sammyb  +   1619d ago
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. :(
Rainstorm81  +   1619d ago
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.. :-)
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falloutx  +   1619d ago
Awesome, I platinumed LBP1 & i'll try to platinum LBP2.
BrutallyBlunt  +   1619d ago
@ disturbing_flame
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   1619d ago | Trolling | show
karl  +   1619d ago

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...
Ducky  +   1619d ago
^ 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.
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jneul  +   1619d ago
If you want LBP2 get a ps3 simples.
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AEtherbane  +   1619d ago
I mean, LPB2 is EVERY game possible all at once, so how can it not get a 10?
fr0sty  +   1619d ago
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.
Montrealien  +   1619d ago
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.


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.
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Biggest  +   1619d ago
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.
Montrealien  +   1619d ago
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.
cervantes99  +   1619d ago
So people should buy a PS3 - problem solved.
punkpop101   1618d ago | Trolling | show
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gaffyh  +   1618d ago
@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).
Anarki  +   1618d ago
If any game will get top marks - it's LBP2.
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Danteh  +   1618d ago
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
RageAgainstTheMShine  +   1618d ago
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...
Peppino7  +   1619d ago
I think everyone knows this game has the potential to be perfect. Great first score.
vsr  +   1619d ago
Right Game Right Score
-Alpha  +   1619d ago
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
DORMIN  +   1619d ago
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!
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Christopher  +   1619d ago
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?
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.
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DragonKnight  +   1618d ago
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.
Spider050  +   1619d ago
And so it begins
Great game :D
So cute Sackboy :D
manman6  +   1619d ago
What a 10 out of 10?
I was expecting it to get higher 20 out of 10 lol
Motorola  +   1618d ago
Wait till the world gets their hands on this and makes games and levels. THEN its a 20/10
amiga-man  +   1619d ago
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.
egidem  +   1619d ago
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.
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stonecold3  +   1619d ago
goty or even uncharted 3 for me man cant wait its going to be year 2011 ? peace out
visualb  +   1619d ago
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
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rrw  +   1619d ago
2011 will be toughest decision for choosing GOTY. especially for PS3

it probably the best GOTY ever.
Inferno  +   1619d ago
Don't forget infamous 2
AceofStaves  +   1619d ago
My bank account will weep at its emptiness. :D
ApexHell  +   1619d ago
my bank account is already empty :(
Flashwave_UK  +   1619d ago
yeah its overkill
MrAwesome  +   1619d ago
Also Skyrim, ES4 and Fallout 3 got GOTY, I think it's UC3's biggest competition so far.
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syrion  +   1619d ago
LBP 2 only does everything
SnakeMustDie  +   1619d ago
So its a GOTY contender. Looks like LBP2 is the ME2 of 2011.
buffig  +   1619d ago
LBP2 looks like the LBP of 2011
SnakeMustDie  +   1619d ago
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)
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Urmomlol  +   1619d ago
10/10 from OPM? NO WAI!

Just kiddding --awesome score. Can't wait.
Vherostar  +   1619d ago
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.
moegooner88  +   1619d ago
PSM3 gave Infamous 71%
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Iamback  +   1619d ago
PSM3 is PSM3, OPM is OPM, not the same in case you didn't notice
Vherostar  +   1619d ago
PSM isn't official OPM is..
moegooner88  +   1619d ago
@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.
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perfectCarbonara  +   1619d ago
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.
alien626  +   1619d ago
they review third party games too not only sony made
darren_poolies  +   1619d ago
@ moegooner88

PSM3 isn't an official Playstation magazine.
moegooner88  +   1619d ago
I know but it's just as popular as the OPM ;)
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EVILDEAD360  +   1619d ago
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
mastiffchild  +   1618d ago
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.
Objective  +   1618d ago
Having said that LBP1 was great, chances are LBP2 should be better if they stick to the same template and offer even more options.
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TheBreezyBB  +   1619d ago
Awesome! I can't wait to get my copy.
Akagi  +   1619d ago
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.
alexi_666  +   1619d ago
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
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Raendom  +   1619d ago
"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.
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muzzy  +   1619d ago | Well said
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".
garos82  +   1619d ago
i dont know why you have one bubble and i dont care but that comment is very well said.
theafroman  +   1619d ago
Dannehkins  +   1619d ago
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. :)
olit123  +   1619d ago
Just about a month to go guys, I can't wait!
DarK-SilV  +   1619d ago
good for Sony and the guys who love this type of game
BlackBusterCritic  +   1619d ago
Get used to seeing PERFECT SCORES, guys. =P We've got ourselves quite the franchise. Is there any way to make it better? I doubt it, but Media Molecule have shown their genius two times now. They might surprise us in a couple years. =D
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SnakeMustDie  +   1619d ago
The Sony vs Marvel vs Capcom just hyped me for this game.
theroadtoruin  +   1619d ago
i just don't think Little Big Planet would be possible on 360 due to storage (not every 360 coming with a hard drive, people going with the smaller cheaper hard drive) and not to mention DVD, LBP is a huge game that is a lot deeper than it looks.

maybe if they made a real basic version on DVD, then spammed people with the necessary DLC or made multiple discs for the game to actually be complete and function like it was meant to. but, in the end that would just hamper the experience of the game.
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TheGreatIndonesia  +   1619d ago
i disagree, it still possible

with all the last gen technologies on that console, they can make a new game called very little planet it's basically LBP with so many limitations
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GodofSackboy  +   1619d ago
LBP isn't possible on 360 for 2 reasons

Not powerful enough ( lbp is one of the most powerful games ifpve ever played, sometimes even the CELL drops a few frames FFA so 360 couldn't do it)

Microsofts sharing policy is much tighter than Sonys so they don't allow completely user generated content
Aloren  +   1619d ago
You're right about the sharing policy... however, I don't think the game is that spectacular technically speaking, it looks great, the creation tool is well made, but it's not particularly impressive.
snp  +   1619d ago
Loved the first one. Second one looks to be taking all that worked, amping it up, and then adding some. Looking forward to it.
ForzaGT  +   1619d ago
after GTA 4 then MGS4 now LBP2 will be possibly another 10/10 game added to the PS3 library
Ratchet510  +   1618d ago
they said MGS4 was so good it could of got a 11/10 and GTA4 is just overrated because it the same like all the other GTA games with online thats all.
SnakeShady  +   1619d ago
WTF? I expected at least a 12/10. It's a major letdown for me./s
Dingodile  +   1619d ago
Its not a game ! Its GAME MAKER !!!
Masterchef2007  +   1619d ago
I am pretty sure that this game will get high scores in general. There will the the odd review that will give it 8/10 but that wont affect the games status. I think that this game on metacritic will get above a 92
Ratchet510  +   1618d ago
only the playstation haters and stupid people who know nothing about the game will give it a low score.
Masterchef2007  +   1618d ago


These guys complained about the game because of some of the levels that people created. They were just hating on this game cause level creation was the best feature of it. Since the levels are created freely you can get levels of all types. Great ones terrible ones what do you expect they are created by the community
saimcheeda  +   1619d ago
Redempteur  +   1619d ago
LBP 2 is already in the competition for higest rated game on 2011
divideby0  +   1619d ago
this game is just gonna improve upon everything they started in the first game... just another must buy for the PS3
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