“LittleBigPlanet 2” is a platform for creating and sharing video games, a strange hybrid of a computer lab and a craft closet. Some talented and dedicated people have created unusual and imaginative worlds that you would never see in a mainstream game. But it seems most users prefer to recreate the familiar. Take for example this working remake of a “Legend of Zelda” dungeon.
Not to discount the passion and skills that go into a quality remake. The opposite, in fact. Remaking a classic game with these tools is like recreating a famous work of art in a sketchbook. There’s so much to be learned from emulating the masters.
With “LBP2″s easy to use tools, anyone can try. Warms the heart to watch the barrier between player and designer dissolve. In a way, “LittleBigPlanet 2” is to games what a FlipCam is to movies – a quick, easy, beautiful way to riff on your medium of choice.