E3 Preview: LittleBigPlanet

E3 2008Coming into E3, LittleBigPlanet sat high on my list of most anticipated games for the show. After Sony’s LBP "Breakout Event" and some hands-on time with the game, I can say with certainty that the hype is well-deserved.

LittleBigPlanet is an action platformer from developer Media Molecule that aims to take the "web 2.0" mentality and apply it to videogames via a piece of software centered around the player community and their interaction with one another.

The core gameplay is reminiscent of traditional platform games such as Donkey Kong Country, but with significant improvements for the current generation of consoles. Essentially 2 1/2-D, it is a side-scroller with just enough depth to the play field to greatly increase the possibilities for varied navigation of the game’s environments. Physics play a huge part in the gameplay and level design, with nearly every structure being affected by weight, force, and momentum. Up to four players work cooperatively and in opposition to one another to complete levels that run vertically, horizontally, and every which way in between.

Read the full preview HERE.


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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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