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Sackboy is now Sackthing!
LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
Member Name: tinxabellie
LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
Advantages: Gadgets, New Game play, Incentive to play mini games, imports of stuff collected in LBP
Disadvantages: More multiplayer, less gameplay areas
After owning Little Big Planet and hearing that the sequel was soon on it's way I was very excited. However, because I can't afford I lot, I waited until this dropped from £40 down to £19.99 (@ Game - 21/04/2011) and could not wait to get it home to start playing it. This version of Little Big Planet has many similarities to the first game, yet has many positive differences as well.
+ Narration is still done by the famous Briton, Stephen Fry. Good decision by Mm because his voice really fits in with the relaxed nature of game.
+ You can still dress up your Sackboy (now called Sackthing if you listen to the narration in the story) in the same costumes that you collected in LBP. You can even transfer over your previous costume over from LPB. However, costumes from LBP2 cannot be seen if you play LBP.
- Multi-player parts in levels. This can be seen as both a negative or positive. It's good if you have friends round and it means that everyone has a role to play during game play. However, for people such as myself who tends to play alone because of only having one controller, it means you miss out on content and cannot collect unless you are online or have friends over who bring a controller. There seems to me that there are more multi-player part in LBP2 than in the first game.
+ You can still create your own levels. As with the costumes, your objects/materials/music etc collected from the first LBP can be used to create levels in LBP2 along with the stuff you collect in this game.
+ The story is much more fluid in this game than it was in LBP one. Although in the first game, each levels story led to the next, there was no common theme. With this game you get videos with talking you can understand (though if you liked them talking gibberish they still do that while in gameplay) and there is a solid storyline running all the way through.
+ Sackthing skins are now not limited to being unanimated. Skins such as the Disco skin (which changes colour all the time) are much more exciting for some than plain designs.
+ New 'toys'. Sackthing now has gadgets to play around with in his action adventure. He gains access to a grapple, a hat that can end up dispensing different things from it and super grab (which allows you to pick objects up). In my opinion, this compliments gameplay.
+ Different gameplay. Whereas in LBP you simply were doing platformer style play all the time, LBP2 combines things like 'Space Invaders' style play into the game.
+/- Less areas. This can be perceived as a negative or positive. There are 6 areas in this game, each of which has about 5 levels in each. In each area though there are mini games. Unlike the first LBP, there is an incentive to play the mini games because you can win prize bubbles either throughout the level and/or a points vending machine will give you items depending on how many points you gain. This is good because with some, higher points are harder to achieve and hence you try and improve your personal best many times.
+ Playstation Move Features. I personally do not own playstation move. However I have played a couple of the move levels with a friend at his house and they are quite interesting. It allows communication between two people better although it seems as though it looks possible to do the levels with one player.
+ New level tutorials. These go had in had with the new gameplay you can get in LBP2. You get tips on sackbots and grappling.
+ Create your genre of level. What I mean by this is you can create things like 'Verses' levels made for people to complete with each other.
At the price I bought this game, it is definitely worth getting. I would recommend people buying it if they can find it under £30.
Summary: Buy under £30
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