Reviews for LittleBigPlanet 2 – the game that all Train2Game students should be interested in – have started to appear online and the good news for is that it’s apparently fantastic.
Plenty of 9 and 10 scores indicate that LittleBigPlanet 2 is a must have, and of course this is even more the case for Train2Game students looking for future careers in the industry. Why? Well, because developers Media Molecule have previously revealed that they’ve hired people who’ve made excellent levels using the original games community creation tools.
With LittleBigPlanet 2 offering even more in the community creation department, the fact that it has seemingly been implemented in an even better and more diverse way than the first game really will get Train2Game students creative juices flowing. In fact, in Eurogamers’ 9/10 review, they say the new features in LittleBigPlanet 2 are invaluable to aspiring Games Designers:
“The key here is flexibility. The boundaries of game creation have been significantly widened in the sequel, so that creating a side-scrolling shoot-’em-up or a top-down twin-stick shooter, or even building a makeshift musical instrument is less a case of working around the toolset than working with it. For budding game designers, the overhaul is invaluable.”
Meanwhile, CVG give LittleBigPlanet 2 a massive 9.4 and say the simpler tools offer loads of opportunity for creation:
“LBP1 virtuosos will find plenty here to justify a purchase, if they can tear themselves away from the now-established classic they’ve invested such time in.
But for those who harboured a wealth of affection – if not expertise – for Media Molecule’s first game, LittleBigPlanet 2 truly offers a whole new world of opportunity.”
Other big scores in reviews for LittleBigPlanet 2 come from NowGamer and IGN which give the game a perfect 10 and a 9 respectively. The reviews really do suggest that LittleBigPlanet 2 is a must own game for Train2Game students.
The sky really seems to be the limit when it comes to creating not only whole new levels, but whole new games using the LittleBigPlanet 2 creation tools, as can be seen in a number of past posts on the Train2Game blog.
We’ve seen classic first person shooter Wolvenstein 3D recreated using LittleBigPlanet 2, and also a different type of shooter in Sackfighter Dogfight. The advanced nature of the creation tools available to any Train2Game student who invests in LittleBigPlanet 2 are also evident in a recreation of Portal and a remake of indie game Flower.
Train2Game students can start making their own creations in LittleBigPlanet 2 when it’s released for the PlayStation 3 on January 21st.
So Train2Game, what do you think about the LittleBigPlanet 2 review scores? Are they higher or lower than expected? Will you be making levels using the creation tools?
You can leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog or on the Train2Game forum.