Smart businesses seldom make a mistake, and if they do, they learn to avoid making it again, while they are making corrections. Sony is business-savvy, and smart. After a complete recall for “LittleBigPlanet” shortly after its release, the company is double-checking every feature of the multifaceted “LittleBigPlanet2.” The release date of Nov 16 has been changed to Jan 18, 2011. Since some fans anticipated it had the potential to beat “Call of Duty: Black Ops” as the best video game of the 2010, it’s a courageous move on Sony’s part.
“LittleBigPlanet2” is on a PS3 platform. The publisher, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), and the developer, Media Molecule, have had a wonderful time putting the game together. An action game, it carries an ESRB rating of “E” for everyone. After watching the trailer on YouTube, it is easy to see why the fans are awaiting the new creation.
How will interest be maintained in the sequel to “LittleBigPlanet?” “LittleBigPlanet2” is an animated game, maximizing digital puppetry. A rapport is built with the gamer through friendly sounds and a three-dimensional look. The added depth gives a young or new gamer a better idea of what action to take, such as running or grabbing, and what threat, including electricity and deadly fog, are lurking in the background.
The number of levels and replay features that can be reached in this video game are limited only by the gamer’s imagination. Creativity runs rampant as the gamer builds a vehicle, or develops a personal favorite weapon of mass destruction. Sony is talking millions of fans. I believe they are calling it truthfully, as over three million “LittleBigPlanet” editions have been sold. Powerups, including power gloves and a grapple hook, aid in traveling through the environment created by the gamer.
The gamer can make his character Sackboy, a knit sack (like burlap) boy or Sackgirl. This is accomplished by clothing options. For that, there is the LittleBigBoutique, where every Sackperson in the know does his or her fashion shopping. Virtual clothing items can be purchased at PS3, earned as rewards, or found during adventures. Then just mix and match apparel, or be adventurous with style.
The Collector’s Edition costs $79.99 at Amazon.com; it is $59.99 for the Standard Edition. Amazon has a great pre-order bonus for “LittleBigPlanet2,” of exclusive Sackboy costumes and “Even More Animals” costumes. Follow the pre-order link for all the details.
There is an amazing amount of support for “LittleBigPlanet2.” For previews of different features, go to the media tab here. Help with the controls, features, and other accessories is available at the Help tab here.
If you want to give this as a Christmas gift, keep the gifted gamer happy by connecting him or her with this link. There are several trailers with information about new features of “LittleBigPlanet2.” That will give them a head start on game know-how. The family will enjoy this game, as it is a strong contestant for 2011’s best video game.
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