Out of this world
by Fraser MacInnes 16/11/2009
Developer: Sony Cambridge
Publisher: Sony Europe
Genre: Casual, Multiplayer, Simulation
Networking: wireless (network)
Cast your mind back to a time when a jump button was a jump button, a platform was a platform, and any one of the infinite possible combinations of the two was enough to make you coo with delight.
The simple gaming pleasures of yore have evolved into ever more complex, graphically lush experiences. The cost of these many gains in exhilaration and adrenaline, however, appears to be the frequent sidelining of one vital ingredient. Magic.
To say that it’s left out deliberately is perhaps a little harsh. That near indefinable, magical quality is a frightfully difficult element to imbue a game with, no matter how experienced or skilled the developer.
LittleBigPlanet is a staggering work of game design genius. Wonderfully inventive, devilishly fun and dizzyingly vast, it deserves a little big home on every PSP on the planet
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