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Little Big Planet Review

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★★★★★

One of the first titles to showcase the true potential of the PS3, the gloriously original LittleBigPlanet is driven by three simple concepts; play, create and share. The ‘play’ part couldn’t be simpler, the game disc featuring dozens of platforming levels where players guide cute cloth characters through a series of challenges, either playing alone to hone their skills or ganging up with friends and using teamwork to solve puzzles. But where the game really shines is in its ‘create’ portion, where players use currency earned in the main game to buy items and create their own worlds, obstacles and puzzles, the only limit to your devious assault courses being your imagination. And, as if that wasn’t enough, all the levels you create in LittleBigPlanet can be shared with other players across the globe, meaning you could potentially play the game for years and creating the same sense of community that’s made Spore one of 2008’s biggest hits. Impossibly charming and the sort of game console hacks dream about, LittleBigPlanet is the reason you bought a PS3 in the first place, not to play lifeless PS2 sequels and rehashes of franchises made famous on less powerful consoles.

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