Completing a level where you ride first bunnies that jump and smash stuff quickly followed by the opportunity to mount puppies that give cool sonic barks to move things out your way and, last but not least, crazy kitties has been one of the defining moments of my year so far! I’m not joking either. The only part of the game that beats riding these critters was the racing rats mini game where you get to choose your track and beat your buddies by running over power ups in your own racing rat.
The rat race is a piece of cake
The bosses aren’t all easy either – escaping being run down by a psycho monster chicken isn’t as elementary as you would expect.
Making your life a little simpler are the gadgets that are available just when you need them. Sexy hat that shoots cakes that you can jump on to avoid certain death? Check. Jam you can throw to kills nasties and burst more bubbles to receive extra goodies? Check. Extremely difficult to master grappling hook which allows you to hook onto objects (and your friends, making them want to kill you)? Check. But really it’s all about the 'Grabinator'. Just grab anything and throw it around or at the nearest baddie.
I have never played Little Big Planet alone and to be honest can’t imagine doing so. I feel it is fundamentally a social game and sitting next to your significant other or BFF congratulating each other on taking the time to master the grapple hook – it’s a toughie – is what this game is about. Little Big Planet 2 has kept all the infectious charm of the first game, while making you feel you're getting an almost infinite amount of new content. Indeed, this is one game that is definitely value for money.
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What is the world coming to? Allowing a girl to review games? Next, you'll be telling me they understand the offside rule!
Oh, hold on a sec, is that my...yes...it is....it's my P45.
Keep it up Lucy - your reviews show an enthusiasm and vocabulary sadly lacking in most of the others!
(Esp. since you gave Donkey Kong Country Returns 95% too)
How can you not like stephen fry's voice? He isn't trying to push an agenda, he isn't trying to make you want to speak latin. It is a voice over from someone who can articulate and speaks English? I am confused.
So many annoying americans do voice overs with an accent or badly pronouced words, it is refreshing that someone is doing it properly.
LBP2 is a great game
The amount of creativity that's gone into the game and its engine is just mindboggling. Some of the levels are so bizarre that you have to question if Media Molecule are on drugs or their office doubles up as the local loony bin.
Biggest criticism I have so far is the story mode has too many cutscenes, and it feels a tad harder than LBP1.
When LBP first appeared, I wasn't interested, although it did look very different to other games. Got the chance to buy it cheap second hand from a friend and thought why not, something for the kids to play. First time I had a go, I was hooked. There's just something about it that makes it absorbing, and two-player is great fun.
As for the comment about Stephen Fry, his voice-over in LBP is a welcome change from the irritating American slurring we usually get saddled with.
played the first one with the mrs. very good, as you say, for 2 people. its ont game i found myself trying to redo levels to do them better too. only problem was we finished it then traded it before too much community stuff was produced.