LittleBigPlanet 2 Beta: What Testers Should Be Testing
Let's make this clear right off the bat- beta testing for LittleBigPlanet 2 starts this week in Europe, and next week - September 14 - in North America. However, bear in mind that if Media Molecule notes any significant issues this week, they may delay the launch of the beta in this country.
That being said, if you intend to help the team out by testing, it would help if you knew what type of feedback they're looking for. Well, visit Play-Mag for the full rundown; Media Molecule will want to examine a number of major structural and mechanical factors. They want you to test out the addition of AI chip programming and music composition (there's more to create than just levels!), the new content search mechanism, and whether or not the badge reward system is operating correctly. As for the latter, you'll receive special badges for being a creator, player, reviewer, or even a composer, and remember, they say your reviewing of other people's products is crucial to the community. Lastly, they'll want to know if you're having any trouble utilizing the vast amount of tools at your disposal; are they easy to understand and intuitive? Or does all that need to be more streamlined? The whole point of a beta test is to provide developers with meaningful, ultimately helpful feedback, so it's impossible to over-suggest or over-criticize.
Right now, this is an invite-only beta that is only open to avid fans of the original title (those who spent a lot of time in LittleBigPlanet get preferential treatment), community members, and regular members of MM's beta testing community.
Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet 2
9/9/2010 10:45:45 AM Ben Dutka