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Game of the Week: LittleBig Planet

In Uncategorized on November 7, 2008 at 4:42 am

page7planetSince it was released in November 2006, the Playstaiton 3 has always been under scrutiny for its titles and library.   Sony’s black box is more powerful, more flexible, and, surprisingly, more dependable than the 360 but it hasn’t been able to boast exclusive titles to draw people into its lofty price tag.  In the past months Sony has started to up its stock as the failure rate for first generation 360s reaches 70% and with Blu-Ray putting HD DVD out to pasture very early on in the XBOX’s life span.  Add in Sony’s holiday titles and the future looks brighter and brighter for the PS3.  Spearheading Sony’s attack is one, if not the most inventive title on the next -generation systems, LittleBigPlanet.  This inventive platformer from   Media Molecule is wildly entertaining and infinitely creative for people of all ages.  LittleBigPlanet uses classic platformer side scrolling style of game play while keeping things interesting through crazy level design and online gameplay.  Up to four players can run through the games’ levels, jumping through the paper cut out style environments as “SackGirl” or “SackBoy” characters made from a burlap bag.  The most interesting part of the experience is designing and displaying levels that the player can create.  Once the levels are created they can be posted online for others to play, making LittleBigPlanet almost endless.  This is the reason many people need to make the PS3 a holiday purchase.

Fallout 3 (PS3, XB360)

This RPG finishes off the Fallout series with Next-Gen flair.   Some point to the games shotty graphics and slow gameplay as a downside but others don’t see the issue.  Bottom line, its Oblivion with guns.

Guitar Hero: World Tour (PS3, XB360)
Activision adds drums, amps up the graphics, and gives people the ability to create their own songs in the game.  Who needs real music anyway right?

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