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Destructoid Hands-on: LittleBigPlanet beta

"There are a billion things that can be said about the LBP beta. It has a brilliant presentation, wonderfully vibrant visuals, superb texturing, delightful music, great controls, and an intuitive creation system. The game is packed with nuance and I'm guessing that it can be enjoyed for some time. If the beta is any indication of the final product, then LittleBigPlanet has "Game of the Year" stickered all over it."

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Agent VX3787d ago

Where do they get these clowns to write this drival.

All this hack has said was Sackboy is cute, you can create unlimited levels with the unlimited tools, and a little mention on co-op play.

OK, am I missing something here or what, where in this article did he spend time on actual gameplay, with the challenges and fun. This is again what I continual say, the gameplay of LBP is it's weakest point. There isn't a whole lot of fun actually playing the game, the challenge in the game is weak at best, and longevity of gameplay is brief.

The game is awesome if you love very casual gameplay, love creating levels or just like cutesy games. But anybody that is more hardcore gamer, will find this game boring, unchallenged and slow.

Make sure you play the demo before you buy, this game will disappoint many.

Cenobia3787d ago

Agent, why do you keep coming into the LBP threads? You have never played the game, and obviously never intend to. I just can't understand why you think you know anything about the gameplay, or the longevity of the experience when you have only seen internet videos about it.

And give me a break with that hardcore vs casual bull. LBP bridges the gap between the casual and core gamer. It can be experienced and enjoyed by both. LBP is much more complex and deep than you think.

Of course, I've actually played it so what do I know.

Why o why3787d ago

"Where do they get these clowns to write this drival.

All this hack has said was Sackboy is cute, you can create unlimited levels with the unlimited tools, and a little mention on co-op play.

OK, am I missing something here or what, where in this article did he spend time on actual gameplay, with the challenges and fun. This is again what I continual say, the gameplay of LBP is it's weakest point. There isn't a whole lot of fun actually playing the game, the challenge in the game is weak at best, and longevity of gameplay is brief.

The game is awesome if you love very casual gameplay, love creating levels or just like cutesy games. But anybody that is more hardcore gamer, will find this game boring, unchallenged and slow.

Make sure you play the demo before you buy, this game will disappoint many. "

Hate much Agent.

You hate calculus because you dont understand it. LBP is your calculus

ZombieNinjaPanda3787d ago (Edited 3787d ago )

I disagreed with you.

This game will not disapoint many, because the people that don't like this genre of games, will not get it anyway.

Anyone who loves sidescrollers, multiplayer, and level creators will love this game.

Hell, even I thought I wouldn't be interested by this game when it first came out, but then I started hearing more and more about it, tried it out, and loved it.

Edit:

One more thing Agent, the game is aimed towards the casuals. Of course those super hardcores aren't gonna like it, but for the rest of the people that will just play any game that's good, this will entice them.

original seed3787d ago

Im completely bored with it already. I dont want to make my own levels and if that's what is making this game so special for many then it's not for me. I'll most likely still get it off Ebay for cheaper just to complete the Campaign mode the sell it once im done.

Sitdown3787d ago

"m completely bored with it already. I dont want to make my own levels and if that's what is making this game so special for many then it's not for me. I'll most likely still get it off Ebay for cheaper just to complete the Campaign mode the sell it once im done."

Wow...those are my exact thoughts. I did not really have any expectations for this game, which I try to do with most games, and after a couple of hours with the demo....this game just has not done anything for me. Starting out I thought it was neat..I enjoyed how you could move each individual arm, the expressions and all of that...but so far it has just turned out to be collecting points and stickers....I have not created a level, because that has not really generated any interest for me. I am realizing that fps is more of my speed, so I will be waiting for Resistance 2, Killzone 2, and then third person action from Gears 2. With that said, I am not saying it is a bad game....just saying that its not a game for me. At least for now, I will wait for a price drop before possibly picking it up.

Agent VX3787d ago

As I have mentioned in my post, it is aimed at casuals, people who like designing levels and a few sidescrolling fans, but for a lot of others, the over-hype of this game, they might buy it and be rather disappointed. That is why I am saying to try the demo first. I much rather pick up Fallout and a few other games way before this one.

I don't have the demo, but played it at a friends. He wasn't very impressed either, he said he thought it was neat but got boring after a short while. We fired up a couple of games of NHL 09 and Madden 08 and didn't look back.

Sorry, this game just isn't all that. If it is for you, then my post shouldn't bother you. Try the demo, and if you like it buy it, if you didn't like me and my buddy, then don't.

ZombieNinjaPanda3787d ago

I never said I don't like you or your buddy, and I'm fully aware that there are some people that just won't like it, they don't like that specific genre.

But what I'm saying is that, the people who already know they will like this game, are going to get it. And some people who didn't like it before, will like it now.

Bathyj3787d ago

I've been gaming for near 30 years.
I've had most consoles since the Atari.
I spent thousands of dollars a year and tens of hours a week.
I'm probably what most would consider a "Hardcore Gamer."
The only thing casual about me is my attitude to work, and my pants.

LBP has been my MOST WANTED game for any console or format since it was unveiled at GDC 07. Hardcores wont buy this? Rubbish. This forum is full of people just waiting 3 weeks to proove you wrong.

Why not go play a good platformer on XB. Oh, sorry. I forgot, you dont have one unless you're counting The Simpsons or the Lego games.

UnasFortuna3787d ago

Agent..., I could not disagree with you more. I used to think similar to what you stated before I tried the beta; however, it is quite addicting. I spent the entire weekend playing the beta and haven't laughed that much in a while. I personally consider myself to be a hardcore gamer; but this game does bridge the gap. Not every game has to be full of blood and "teabagging" someone you just shot. There are some very simple levels out there right now... but there are quite a few good ones. The levels can be as challenging as you design them. This game will do amazingly well and it well do well for a very long time unlike many games that come and go. If you have actually tried the beta and didn't like it... to each his/her own. All games are not for everyone... but this one comes very close.

TeeJay3786d ago (Edited 3786d ago )

I don't really like it. Visuals are nice, creating levels sucks, playing a well done level is mildly entertaining, my biggest gripe though is that it all feels hollow. I came away with the "why exactly do I care about this game again?" feeling. So, unless the rest of the games this year score below a 6, LBP will not be my GOTY. You casuals can have this one.

Bathyj if you think LBP is a "be all end all" game, I suggest buying a Wii because no amount of money is going to make you a "hardcore" gamer.

macalatus3786d ago

@teejay,

Well TJ, just after reviewing your past comments, no "good" PS3 games will appease you because they AREN'T your taste. Doesn't mean they're bad, but they aren't for you.

BTW, I've played Halo and Gears of War with my friends. My impression: Good, great games but boring. Not my taste.

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zimbo0073787d ago

"If the beta is any indication of the final product, then LittleBigPlanet has "Game of the Year" stickered all over it."

GOTY 2008 confirmed

the BETA is GOTY 2008

the full game is GAME OF THE MILLENIUM

Sir_Ken_Kutaragi3787d ago

Where is your lovely 'LBP Avatar' Marty??? ;-D

It's the best game ever!!! ;-P
The beta is FANTASTIC!!!;)

zimbo0073787d ago

LBP will get 100% at metacritic

I can bet a month BAN on it

LBP and RESISTANCE 2 will set gaming world on fire this FALL

Anton Chigurh3787d ago

lol @ nasim

LBP is a great game no doubt about that but , 100% at META that's impossible

Genesis53787d ago (Edited 3787d ago )

If you can come up with a flaw in the game why it won't then maybe I'll listen to you. Nothing is impossible. This game is that good.

Cartesian3D3787d ago

@Anton Chigurh nothing is impossible (sounds gay ,I know) lol

because even EUROGAMER love this game so much!

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Mart_is_GAA3787d ago

10/10 from META

I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE

Nitrowolf23787d ago

as much as i would want that to happen there are still some sites out there that are still bias to the PS3 and becuase of that that will affect that. Hopefully though that wont get in the way. That would be incredible if it got 100%

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DeforMAKulizer3787d ago

I have been playing it for 26 hours consecutively and its AWESOME!!
People can create some awesome stuff... Playing a level called Math... Its AMAZING!!

gunnerheadboy3787d ago

Has anyone tried to recreate the Sony E3 LBP conference?

DeforMAKulizer3787d ago

Actually no... But great idea hehe.... =D The Sonic levels are done really well too... Several ways to finish a run through, and quite impressive... People are just inspiring and this is only the beta hehe...

Cartesian3D3787d ago

Eurogamer will give this game 10.. bet anyone?

they didnt give 10 to any GOTY (Gears,Bioshock,COD4 for example) .. but this time they love same game as others..

the LITTLE BIG PLANET.

gunnerheadboy3787d ago

Many, many sites will give this game a 10. Betting against this, is like putting your finger in an electric can opener that is turned on.

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