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E3 2008: LittleBigPlanet Lands Best Of Show Honors From X-Play

Everyone in the journalist realm has had the chance to sit back and reflect on E3 2008, and some are stepping up to say which game had the most impressive showing. Well, despite believing that Microsoft had the best conference, X-Play has awarded their Best Game of E3 to...

LittleBigPlanet. Not Resistance 2 and not Gears of War 2, but the promising little cooperative-based platformer from Media Molecule. Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira were all kinds of excited about LBP, as were many other attendees at this year's E3, and it's a darn good choice. If you haven't had the opportunity yet, make sure to check out the Sony Conference Presentation video, as well as the Developer Walkthrough. Being able to fully customize the entire experience from the ground up - and that includes everything from the characters to the tiniest background detail - is something we've really never seen before, and it's an excellent concept. Factor in that this game should appeal to a very wide audience, plus that it should help to push something like PlayStation Home further into the limelight, and we'd have to applaud X-Play's decision.

Personally, just in what I saw from Resistance 2, I was impressed most by that game's E3 presence, but LBP is a solid choice, too. After everything that you guys have seen from those great videos we got for you, which game do you think tops the E3 2008 list?

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

7/19/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (28 posts)

pavlovic
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 11:10:30 AM
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For me it's Resistance 2, and I really missed Socom

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Deleted User
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 11:36:22 AM
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Resistance 2 definitely most impressive showing.

The lilbigplanet during the sony conference that helped with the sales was pure genius. But I won't be getting this game this fall...I'll go with mercs 2 instead.

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Qubex
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 11:51:41 AM
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LBP should be an interesting concept... I may not purchase it and go for upcoming shooters rather, but it will be interesting nonetheless. It may well "revolutionise" how people participate in gaming and share content...

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeaD toO HoMe"

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infekt
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 12:09:35 PM
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LBP deserves to be on the podium. But R2 isn't far behind. I better start saving up for all the exclusives.

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Qubex
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 12:28:45 PM

Yhea infekt, tempting stuff... however, if one is willing to wait for 12 months or so, you would probably get it these on the Platinum labe... ha, only kidding... most people would not have the staying power to hold off purchasing these games at those prices...

Q!

"aLL RoaDs LeaD ToO HoMe"

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Fabi
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 12:35:29 PM
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LBP for me.

RFOM2 didn't really impress me much. While the huge Leviathan was awesome, I thought the environment looked very lo-res, the same problem I saw in the first one when you're inside a building.

The Chicago level looked better, but it's not like I saw something I had never seen before.

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TomG1013
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 12:38:49 PM
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I agree with LBP. Even my 3 and 5 year olds can't wait to get their uncordinated little hands on it. At least once a week they have me look for new "commercials" online. Haven't shown them the new website yet, too afraid of what will happen.

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Tatsujin
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 2:45:16 PM

Ill tell you what will happen... You won't get your PC back untill the end of time... :P

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OtisFeelgood
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 3:21:44 PM

haha I agree.

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Minishmaru
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 12:59:19 PM
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i loved the "boring" stuff spiced up w LBP n Sackboy!

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shindelion
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 1:26:40 PM
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LBP win it for me

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Tatsujin
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 1:41:59 PM
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Yea, same here.. LBP Is something very new.. I want it NOW, Ben go get me my copie right now?Please? LOL jk :P

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eba101
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 2:26:53 PM
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yeah at first i was skeptical of LBP but it looks more appealing every day passes i thought game would not be or a hardcore gamer but more for the kids but now i changed my mined...well from wut u guys psx and the other members wut u saw in resistane 2 how does it compare to gears 2 and dont give there to types of game im just asking which looked more promissing

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kj313
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 3:12:31 PM
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WTF!!!???? LITTLE Big Planet looks dumb and childish to me. I'm trying my best to understand why it has all the hype, and why all u guys are sucking this game up! But I don't see one reason at all! This game won't get my money and no more of my attention! I tried but I can't board this train.

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The_Chimeran
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 4:52:38 PM

ease on the hate, LBP is supposed to have like a whole story mode and besides that that whole appeal to it is that ur able to create ur own levels where u can drive/shoot/fly/bounce around and the physics will be great and it's all supposed to be really easy to do. If that doesn't float ur boat than cool u still have other games out there for you.

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Deleted User
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 5:50:43 PM

I agree it does seem very childish. Have fun playing with your sacks.

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Booshwa
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 10:58:59 PM

It does like childish but it probably got the award because of originality and it was playable. I'm not going to say that the game sucks yet though. Never knock it til you try it.

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eba101
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 3:19:12 PM
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kj313 lol reminds me of me a while back i guess with this game it will be fun when u get with ur friends and create stuff see if they can beat wut u created or who has the nbest level for me this competition between my friends and i who can be more creative but u say no more attention but u still post thats ironic the fact is dont judge a game till u play it but the concept is unique thats y the hype is there so wait till is out and rent it then u may undertand the fuzz about this game

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orangpelupa
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 7:46:49 PM
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LBP is interresting, look fun and very different from the other games :D
LBP is unique

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Frenchy17
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 7:48:34 PM
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Honestly, my roommate and I were shocked when they gave it to Little Big Planet. Is it just us, or does anyone else think that all of them at G4 are a little biased towards Xbox 360? I would'nt be suprised if Microsoft was pounding money into that station as well.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 8:07:01 PM
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Let's just stay opened-minded, people.

And no Frenchy, it's not just you guys. :)

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orangpelupa
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 8:47:43 PM
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^^ ben
your avatar, its from FF Tactics?
what is his name?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, July 19, 2008 @ 10:38:38 PM
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Yes, FFT, my favorite game of all time.

And that's the main character, Ramza.

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Nightshade386
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 1:00:07 PM
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Gears of War 2 or Fallout 3 for me. They looked like the best games I saw, and I watched all of the E3 coverage.

I loved the Too Human demo on XBLM as well and can't wait to play that. Little Big Planet just doesn't seem to appeal to me.

But the game I'm most looking forward to playing is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. It makes my inner geek very giddy.

As for the comment that G4 seems to favor Microsoft, I'd like to remind you that they said Sony won E3 last year. But then the games came out. Lair and Haze were both really disapointing and Heavenly Sword was really short. Uncharted was solid. They did really like MGS4 though. But the 360 had Mass Effect, Bioshock and Halo 3, all of which were legitimate GotY contenders.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 9:47:56 PM

I think everyone recognizes that with the big trio of the 360 in 2007, Microsoft won the software battle. However, Uncharted is also a legitimate GoY contender (I thought it was better than both Mass Effect and Halo 3, but not Bioshock), and dismissing Heavenly Sword as "short" doesn't give that title it's just due. You're also forgetting about a few other legitimate GoY contenders for the PS3 in Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Unreal Tournament 3. I should also add that Warhawk was an excellent game.

G4's analysis of such things just seems to side more with Microsoft, as I don't think the preceding games got their just due from them. However, they most CERTAINLY did from most online and print publications. I think that's the reason many people think G4 is a little biased.

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Nightshade386
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 10:02:53 PM

Actually, if I'm not mistaken G4 gave Ratchet and Clank a 5 out of 5, so how that's somehow biased against Sony I don't quite understand. Platformers generally aren't my thing though so they tend to slip my mind.

Turnbased JRPG's on the other hand, G4 tends to dismiss rather unfairly in my opinion, regardless of the platform. I thought Lost Odyssey was a really good game and I think they only gave it an average score basically because the gameplay was traditional JRPG.

And Mass Effect was absolutely amazing in my opinion, where as I played Uncharted at a friend's house and thought it was decent but not great. So clearly we have vastly different tastes in games. I'm also a big sci-fi and RPG geek, so Mass Effect was admittedly right in my wheelhouse.

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aaronisbla
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @ 2:46:55 PM
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I honestly believe if it wasn't for FFXIII announcement, not a lot of people would say that MS had a better showing. Thats just my opinion though. Most of the stuff that interested me from MS was Gears 2.... and thats about it. The other stuff i saw, wasn't exactly late breaking news that got my interest.

I guess you can add Fallot3 to the list, but its coming for the pc and the ps3 last i checked, although MS paid for exclusive content, again

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Jeffrey
Monday, July 21, 2008 @ 12:44:42 PM

i agree with ^^, really what else did microsoft have that outdid sony? I think LBP looks incredible, nothing else has excited me as much with the exception of Bioshock. I think everyone that is hating on LBP, they are just afraid to admit they really are interested in something new and different and will be the first ones to get their hands on it ;)

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