Gamesradar: Spore Galactic Adventures: The new LittleBigPlanet?
Posted by ballightning on January 24, 2009
Essentially LittleBigPlanet in 3D, the package consists of a simple-to-use yet very powerful set of drag-and-drop game design tools which will allow players to create their own scripted action-adventure games out of the millions of assets already available in the online Sporepedia. It will also come with brand new items for the creature editor, including – Yes! – proper weapons and even tech such as rocket packs.
Those adventures can then be uploaded and will become available in other players’ games. The idea is that you’ll trawl through space, find a planet holding an adventure, and then beam down a landing party and play through it. Sound too good to be true? Not a word of it.
From what we’ve seen of the design tools, they’re scarily potent, allowing the creation of almost any kind of game you can dream up without any technical knowledge requirements whatsoever. If you ask us, it’s exactly what the space stage of Spore should have been in the first place, and if things turn out as well as they currently look like they will, this will change the face of Spore, and maybe user-generated content, completely.
To explain all of the features we’ve seen would make this a very long and very dull preview, so instead we’ve decided to give you worked examples of the sort of things we’re already dreaming of making, and how Galactic Adventures could make them possible. Read on, and then tell us what you’re going to make.