Game of the Month: October 2008
- Posted November 4th, 2008 at 08:58 EDT by
- 19 Comments
FIFA 09. Dead Space. BioShock. Saints Row 2. SOCOM: Confrontation. Far Cry 2. Fallout 3. While each of these titles represents arguably some of biggest gaming experiences you’ll find this year, none of them could quite match the juggernaut that is Media Molecule’s universally acclaimed platformer, LittleBigPlanet.
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Fronted by the decidedly cute and lovable SackBoy and friends, LittleBigPlanet has captured the hearts of million of gamers worldwide, both the young and old. Perceived by many as the new Mario for the 21st century, Media Molecule has created a title that allows you to flex your creative muscles in one family-friendly, instantly accessible platform romp. Despite some setbacks, which ultimately lead to the game being recalled worldwide for a brief period, LittleBigPlanet arrived on the scene to glowing reviews, ultimately living up to the hype of its adoring fan base and delivering in virtually every conceivable aspect.
As you can see from our review, SackBoy’s ambitious gem offers an unprecedented amount of replay value, and our forum members certainly share the same sentiment. We’ve compiled some feedback from our community below, which we feel helps solidify it as not only our Game of the Month, but perhaps our Game of the Year once all is said and done.
"The game is so awesome. The graphics are better than I expected, and to be honest, you have to sit and relax for a second to truly appreciate it. I mean there's so much going on that I didn't realize how detailed scenery was until I just stopped and looked around. My girlfriend and I played all night, trying to get 100% on the 1st three levels. We're still missing a few prize bubbles somewhere." - dnut24
"I am completely blown away by LittleBigPlanet. Media Molecule are great developers and I am thankful that Phil Harrison pushed this game so much. This game is what PlayStation has always been about, innovation. If this isn't a system seller, I don't know what is. I am just completely satisfied as a gamer right now and thought I would share it with you all. I was sitting in class today thinking about LittleBigPlanet, I made sketches for the level I am going to create! I haven't been that into a game in awhile, that's my little rant of how great the game is! If you own a ps3, you owe it to yourself to own LittleBigPlanet." - rockousaf
"Wow! I had this game for over a week so I've been playing it throughout. The team at Media Molecule has put together something really amazing. The level that I was most impressed with by far was the one in India. Great Magician's Palace is the name I think. It's incredible the amount of depth and detail that goes into each level. It really does make the user made levels in the beta seem inferior to a good extent. I am excited to see what people come up with once the servers are live. I still have a lot of stickers to collect through the various levels, so I have a lot more playing to do." - tyboogie
Stay tuned for next month's feature, where we'll be plucking the winner from another batch of stellar outings as the likes of Mirror's Edge and Valkyria Chronicles find themselves competing for our award against the hotly anticipated PS3 exclusive, Resistance 2.
- 4:01am EST - November 4th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... it wasn't going to be anything else really but i think far cry 2 deserves a very high mention as i think that game is incredible
- 4:02am EST - November 4th, 2008
It could only be LBP, its the game of the year (although i love far cry 2)
- 4:07am EST - November 4th, 2008
well deserved. cant wait for the november 7 release in aus. LBP ftw
- 5:22am EST - November 4th, 2008
Yay LBP getiin it tomorrow and @1 and 2 yeah same i love Far Cry 2 aswell, excellent game which kept me going wen LBP was delayed :)
- 5:44am EST - November 4th, 2008
I agree too. Falloot3 could have taken the place if it wasnt that bug troubled. Although Fallout3 might be really great but LBP really is one of those games that brings innovation by a mile.
- 6:00am EST - November 4th, 2008
LBP is outstanding I love it alot sometimes I feel like I am playing that classic side scroller as a kid but with such a unique and innovative twist, I can participate in the levels so much!! Very creative game, would certainly recommend for the wife and kids and yourself! (Some levels can be very difficult for kids)
If only Fallout 3 did not have those bugs.. the game is absolutely amazing.
- 6:15am EST - November 4th, 2008
LittleBigPlanet... the only game where you can play GOD!!!MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! oh and as Sackboy who is probably cooler anyway XD
- 6:45am EST - November 4th, 2008
for me is far cry 2.
- 7:16am EST - November 4th, 2008
FIFA 09...LOL :) Even though Fallout 3 and Far Cry 2 are great games, neither one has captured the mania that LBP has.
- 8:49am EST - November 4th, 2008
Little Big Planet..................Holy cow feces. Now that's not a game, that's an addictive drug lifestyle. Give me my LBP fix (*tapping the veins*). I'm such a LBP slut. All hail the mighty Media Molecule.
- 9:54am EST - November 4th, 2008
if you have played the demo of mirros edge then i think you'll really like it. i downloaded it and loved the concept of it. the ability you have to literally free yourself and take any direction you want to avoid or attack the enemy is amazing. i really liked that game. although having the beta to resistance 2 (thanks psu guys!) i can safely say that resistance 2 will end up the game of the month hands down.
- 10:00am EST - November 4th, 2008
LBP is as easy a choice as picking Obama for president.... i love LBP psnid: Tetnus if yall want to play
- 10:34am EST - November 4th, 2008
you can't really cliam game of the month only 5 days in to it.
- 11:09am EST - November 4th, 2008
i love littebigplant but they need to put out another patch for online mainly now since euro about to go live
- 11:11am EST - November 4th, 2008
Two Heavy weight titles will go head to head for the game of the year,LittleBigPlanet and MGS4 and they both belong to the Sony!!!!!and this will just prove that M$ dose not have the titles that PS3 has!
- 11:21am EST - November 4th, 2008
Go LBP! Go MM! Go PSU!
- 4:28pm EST - November 4th, 2008
I have to agree completely with all the praise the game's getting. It's addictive and extremely innovative. Sooooo... creative. I hope we see more games like this.
Anyone wanna play some LBP my psn id: celticrebel
- 7:11pm EST - November 4th, 2008
strike two for sony...... lets hope R2 is the third. :)
- 8:32pm EST - November 4th, 2008
wow, with all of the compliments this game is getting, i really want to go out and get it. alas, i have midterms many asignments coming up and getting this game will distract me soooo much >< .... *twitch*....oh SCREW IT i'm getting LBP xP lol rawrrrr tomorrowwwww GO SONY
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