LittleBigPlanet - first look

Yarn dolls create new worlds and our jaws hit the floor

LittleBigPlanet, an enchanting title from the creators of Rag Doll Kung Fu for the PC, might just be the most ambitious game ever attempted. There's no real plot or action, other than what the user creates, but you'll be able to create pretty much whatever you want, and then figure out how you want your avatar - a cute little doll made from surprisingly real-looking yarn - to play with it. You'll begin LittleBigPlanet with a pre-built area to explore, but once you figure out the sorts of things your character is capable of - namely summoning, placing and decorating random bits of scenery at will - you'll be able to tear it all down and remake it however you like, limited only by the laws of physics.


After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.
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