Oct 14th 2008 - 11:31 PM
The Portuguese subsidiary of Eurogamer has awarded LittleBigPlanet full marks! Looks like things are a little different overseas to here eh, people enjoying create a little more perhaps?
[snip]...Muitos estarão neste momento a perguntar, “mas o jogo não tem erros, não tem fim?” para esses apenas respondo. “Eu bem tentei, mas tudo funciona como deve funcionar.”
No I don’t speak a word of Portuguese either. Let’s see if classic internet interpreter Babel Fish can make any sense of it all…chances are not high.
LittleBigPlanet is effectively the “The Next Big Thing” in the world of the videojogos, a game where the imagination, the feelings, the cooperation, the friendship, the beauty, and genius is of given hands.
The preponderant paper is already incontornável that LBP will have in the conception of the future games, having influenced a new generation of graphical artists, and encouraging to as much others. Many will be at this moment to ask, “but the game does not have errors, does not have end” for these I only answer. “I tried well, but everything functions as it must function.”
Errrr… I guess thanks Babel Fish?
Oct 14th 2008 - 11:31 PM
Sadly not a full Palin based level, but some interesting commentary none the less.
Thanks Game Politics.
Oct 14th 2008 - 12:22 PM
We’ve already seen Mario, Sonic, Tetris, and all sorts of other games remade inside LittleBigPlanet by dedicated fans, and now it’s time for something a bit different, especially as it’s not out yet; EA’s very stylish parkour platformer, Mirror’s Edge. Amusingly it seems to work perfectly as a side scrolling platform conversion, despite the lack of wall-running, sliding, and people to beat up, plus that colour work is spot on - even using the red as a visual guide to show which pieces of environment the player needs to head towards next.
LBP Mirror’s edge Part 1
LBP Mirror’s edge Part 2
Mirror’s Edge comparison game play footage
Thanks Slashgamer for the heads up.
Oct 13th 2008 - 12:23 AM
Eurogamer has published their review of LittleBigPlanet tonight, awarding it a solid 9/10, stating that the create side of things is just not fun or easy enough to warrant them awarding full marks.
The promise that anyone could create something simple and fun and personal with LittleBigPlanet hasn’t come true. In a way, it’s the opposite of Spore, which makes it easy and fun for every single player to have creative input, but doesn’t let any of them change the fabric of the game. LittleBigPlanet lets them run wild, with unprecedented results, but it locks the majority out of the creative process, because it’s time-consuming and simply not very enjoyable.
We hoped it could do both those things. That it doesn’t isn’t the let-down it might have been, thanks to the untamed community of brilliant nutjobs that’s already out there, appending their DIY masterpieces to this beautiful, mildly flawed, magnificently multiplayer platform game. We salute them, we salute Media Molecule for making it possible for them, and we salute Sony for its total commitment to this brave, hare-brained project.
I’m not sure if I totally agree with them on this point, but then again perhaps I’m in the minority of players who so far has enjoyed the creating part of the game way more than the rest, spending three long evenings glued to the screen, building, testing and perfecting my levels. However it is clear that to anyone not quite as inspired by or dedicated to such a feature, it would become laborious… Plus sitting through all the tutorials can get quite frustrating for the faster learners amongst us, who have already put two and two together and worked out exactly how the next type of bolt works thank you very much.
Overall though Eurogamer enjoyed the game, as the 9/10 clearly shows of course!
But mostly, we’re just happy to see a flagship game for a modern system that’s about running from left to right and jumping over things. New ideas are great, great old ideas are better, and LittleBigPlanet has both: it’s the future and the past of videogames, rolled into one.
Good news for Sony, Mm and LBP. Expect more reviews to start appearing this week!
Oct 11th 2008 - 11:23 PM
High above the surface of the Little Big Planet, way up there in outer-space, orbits a Little Big Planetoid.
On the northern hemisphere of this tiny barren rock sits a bustling construction site, and It is here that a busy team of engineers are preparing what is soon to be a giant observatory, where enormous consoles will bleep excitedly as vast telescopes gaze down onto the planet below.
It is from this vantage point, and by using these excessive instruments, that we who will operate this centre will be able to watch, record, and then relay all the latest news, events and happenings on the Little Big Planet to anywhere in the galaxy. Our broadcasts will be frequent, fun, and of an astronomical quality, quite literally.
For now, we must use this temporary set of equipment, and broadcast as best we can, welcome to our little (big?) corner of the internet, please stand by for test broadcasts!