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PAX 08: Hands-On with LittleBigPlanet

There were plenty of great games at PAX 08, but one of the best was LittleBigPlanet. The line wasn’t as long as it was to play the new Halo 3 map, but that doesn’t mean LittleBigPlanet didn’t deliver.

The very kind lady at the booth let us customize our Sack Boy first. Mine had shaggy blonde hair, star sunglasses, a big thick mustache, a cape, a sword in his left hand, a pick striped swimsuit, and black boots. He was rockin’. When everybody was finished customizing, we jumped into the skateboard level. The level is short, but a very fun ride.

When the level starts, everyone needs to jump on the skateboard to make it start rolling. When it’s far enough it’ll start rolling down a very steep ramp, speed will increase, and Sack Boys went flying. We hit about two or three jumps and lost two Sack Boys along the way. That was the end of the level and my Sack Boy came in first.

The second level was all about ponies and puzzles. The first few puzzles had to deal with pushing blocks a certain way so we could jump up onto a higher platform. These puzzles were probably harder than they needed to be since four Sack Boys were pulling on a block at once. To grab you need to press R1 and press in the direction you want to go, this works for pulling other Sack Boys as well. We rode a few ponies along the way and we reached a puzzle where we need to swing on a sponge in the air to reach a key to unlock the gate. Once we got the key, the PR lady informed us we need to use the creation tool to progress any further. We needed to find a donkey tail and pin it on the big donkey infront of us so it could move. Once I found the tail, I pinned three on it’s back so it looked like the donkey was going faster than it was. Once the donkey was movable, we pushed it a bit so it was moving and hopped on for a wild ride. The donkey went down a steep hill, hit some jumps, and arrived at the end of the level. Again, my Sack Boy coming in first.

Looking about the crowd, everyone had smiles on their faces while watching LittleBigPlanet. This game is sure to be a huge success. Look for it October 21st, only on Playstation 3.

Originally posted on Endsights, September 1, 2008

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March 5, 2009 - Posted by | Feature

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