LittleBigPlanet 2 Review

LittleBigPlanet 2 review screenshot
LittleBigPlanet 2 AKA LBP 2 sees our homemade hero Sackboy returning to craft world to save the day, and this time around it’s not just your regular platforms… get ready to race, fly and do just about anything you could imagine. Is it all it’s been stitched up to be? Well, let’s take a look in our review and we’ll see if the glue holds or if it all comes apart at the seams.

Developer: Media Molecule
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 3
Release dates: NA 18 January 2011, EU 19 January 2011, AUS 20 January 2011, UK 21 January 2011
Genre: 2.5D platformer, multi-genre
Mode: Single-player, offline / online multiplayer (co-op)
Rating: PEGI: 7, ESRB: E

Players continue Sackboy’s journey after the events of the first game and the portable version are brought to an end. An inter-dimensional vacuum cleaner appears over the skies of LittleBigPlanet and begins to suck up its inhabitants, including Sackboy. Larry Da Vinci, the leader of a semi-secret semi-organised group known as “The Alliance”, comes to Sackboy’s rescue saving him from what they call “The Negativitron.” The organisation is dedicated to battling with “The Negativitron” and defeating it before it destroys Craftworld.

Let’s have a look at all the action in my video review.

Lets break down the scores quickly shall we?

Graphics: 8
Although a little similar to the previous title the graphical feel of LBP 2 is clean and cute with thousands of usable items that you could use to recreate almost any item you could think up. Cut scenes and cinematics have all been made using the in-game engine that you will have full access to when making your own levels.

Gameplay: 9
LBP 2 is completely unique in its approach to the way a game should be played the single player campaign is a blast to play through for gamers of any age. You play through in a 2.5D setting allowing you to move in and out of the foreground whilst moving along in the regular 2D platform style. With some creative puzzle and boss levels the single player campaign is mainly a show case of what any body could do with a little time and creativity. Don’t forget to add the multiplayer side of things and your set to be gaming for ages.

Sound: 8
The background music and voice acting is some of the most fitting I’ve heard in ages, and as you’ll find yourself humming along to the tunes even at work or away from your console.

Over all Fun-Factor: 8
This has got to be the pinnacle of user defined gaming, a play through of the single player will leave you inspired and then you’ll be able to get involved with friends to play through together, or even make levels or challenges for each other. Although it may seem a little short if you don’t take advantage of the level creator, but you’ll be missing out seriously if you don’t.

For help with the game, check out our giant LittleBigPlanet 2 walkthrough.