Yup, i'm not going to even try to explain why. Its simply a great game. I thought platforming was a genre of the past as well.
So I finally coralled some friends into helping me give LBP one last hurrah and, now that I have finally finished this gem of a game I just thought I would put into words what a truly inspiring bit of work it is.
I know it's a pretty basic idea - parallax 3D platforming, humourous level design, cutesy graphics - but this game is a perfect storm of all those things thrown in with just amazingly silly and enjoyable MP.
I have been playing the game on and off for about 2 years and I genuinely still enjoy it, especially with a group of mates.
From the random backhander slaps which allow you to knock your mate across the room, to the way the sackpeople grab on to one another as they hang from ropes, to the fiendish multiplayer puzzles thrown casually into an otherwise straightforward level - it all combines to bring that rarest of things in gaming these days - a smile to your face.
Bravo, Media Molecule. Just bravo
After seeing gameplay videos and reading reviews I still don't get why this game is so great. I guess it's one of those that you have to play to appreciate.
LBP is a very unique and satisfying game... I still have the original but I have yet to play the sequel.
I picked this up as one of the free titles offered in recompense for the breach last year... still haven't got round to playing it yet. :|
I've been playing Little Big Planet off and on but haven't progressed that far in it due to all of the other games that have been released. I need to get back in to it, I have it on both my PS3 and PSP. I'm glad you enjoyed it.