TSA is a bit like LittleBigPlanet 2. I mean, we’re letting you create your own mini-reviews and opinions, much like LBP2 lets you create your own mini-games and levels. It’s all quite meta, isn’t it?
So, yeah, there’s the frankly terrible link between WeView and LittleBigPlanet as an introduction to this week’s post. Now, what we’re going to do this week is a little bit different from last week – mostly due to it being a different game entirely – though it has the same concept: write a small, snappy opinion on the sequel to everyone’s favourite platformer/level creator. Did it succeed as a sequel or was it just more of the same?
Me? I loved the game – hours of fun through the vastly improved story mode, months in the creation mode and years if you were to play all of the online levels, a truly brilliant achievement that did nothing but improve on the first. Alex loved LittleBigPlanet 2, too; he described it as “an absolute joy” from start to finish and gave it a spectacular 9/10 in his review:
Reviewing a game that will effectively evolve and grow with the user content (much as the first did) isn’t as tough as you might think – the game comes complete in terms of on-disk content and although the online creation aspect will flourish rapidly, it’ll only ever improve the experience. There’s a wealth of entertainment to be had with LittleBigPlanet 2 – it’s a game like no other and with no equal in terms of the flexibility it offers to gamers. It boils down to this: if you liked the first game and want more, get the second – it’s bigger and better in every way and absolutely deserves a place in your PS3.
So, you heard him, get in your time machine and go back to January and pre-order it. Or just buy it now; it’s probably cheaper than developing time travel.
If you did take Alex’s advice back then, then what are you waiting for? Make a post in the forums, leaving us your thoughts on the game. Whilst we’re not going to discount longer reviews, please remember that the aim is for short, snappy opinions. More than that we simply don’t have the time to wade through longer reviews, so if you want to have your opinion included in the verdict post try to keep it short.
Once you’ve written your review make sure you give it a score on the Buy It, Bargain Bin It, Rent It, Avoid It scale. Remember, if you want your score and opinion included in Monday’s verdict post you need to have it done by Sunday afternoon, otherwise the post’ll be written and you’ll be left out in the cold.