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Old 01-08-2009, 03:34 PM
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Default Actually thinking about getting LBP

When I first saw Little Big Planet I thought, why would I want to buy a game to make a game? Sure, I've always kinda wanted to learn how to program/make my own games but I LBP (from the little I actually saw) just didn't seem like something I'd enjoy.

Last night I was playing Wipeout HD and my daughter (whose almost 3 yrs old) asked if I could get her a princesses game (being a young girl she's really into Disney's princesses). I felt good because she took an interest in one of my favorite past times but bad because as far as I know there aren't any princess games for young children on any of the current gen systems.

Today though, I remembered Little Big Planet. I thought, hey if there isn't one out there maybe I can make one using this game. So now I'm thinking about picking this up but I'm kinda curious as to what the games capabilities are. Can I record my voice for NPCs? Can I have the main character command NPCs to follow and then not follow? What other thoughts do you guys have?
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:37 PM
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Less thinking, more buying of LBP!

To answer your questions:

1. No, BUT THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!
2. I'd have to say sort of
3. Buy LBP
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You're not alone - a great game.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:40 PM
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Well your daughter will totally love the game Im pretty certain. As far as creating levels you can do an amazing amount with a little patience and creativity. Im creating an RPG type level right now, so many things are possible.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:47 PM
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Also - with the Playstation Eye, you could incorporate pictures of her....and you..or the both of you...or a pet..or..etc, into the game play experience.

You may think you are getting it for her - but once you start playing the game to earn things to use during the game creation modes - you will be playing it for you..


I don't how many of my Socom clan mates have told me they bought LBP for their wives and girlfriends - but they end up being the ones hogging all the time on it.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:02 PM
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Less thinking, more buying of LBP!

To answer your questions:

1. No, BUT THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!
2. I'd have to say sort of
3. Buy LBP
1. It's probably better that this isn't an option. My impression of the female characters would be pretty bad, ofcourse that could just make it funny.
2. I was thinking about having her character rescue/escort woodland creatures, other princesses, and princes but if this isn't possible I guess I can figure something else out.
3. I'm this close ' '
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:07 PM
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Well - you can incorporate custom text/pop up word balloons for other characters.

for instance - your daughter is walking through a forest, looking for woodland creatures to rescue..You could have a standing character that is prompted with her interaction to pop up a word balloon where your custom text will display.

If her name is Heather - you could create a word balloon that says "hurry up Princess
Heather, the rest of the animals are waiting for you"...Whether she can read it herself, i don't know - but the fact that she will know that she is being directly talked to would probably be pretty cool.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:08 PM
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Well your daughter will totally love the game Im pretty certain. As far as creating levels you can do an amazing amount with a little patience and creativity. Im creating an RPG type level right now, so many things are possible.
I checked out some of your youtube LBP levels and the look really cool. I'm hoping mine will look as cool after I go through all of the tutorials.

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Also - with the Playstation Eye, you could incorporate pictures of her....and you..or the both of you...or a pet..or..etc, into the game play experience.

You may think you are getting it for her - but once you start playing the game to earn things to use during the game creation modes - you will be playing it for you..


I don't how many of my Socom clan mates have told me they bought LBP for their wives and girlfriends - but they end up being the ones hogging all the time on it.
Heh, well I expect to be the only one playing, at least when I first get it so I can figure out how to design my own stuff. After I've setup some levels/games for her to play it'd be hard for me to say no to her as she's pretty good at pulling off that puss in boots type look.

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Old 01-08-2009, 04:16 PM
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I checked out some of your youtube LBP levels and the look really cool. I'm hoping mine will look as cool after I go through all of the tutorials.



Heh, well I expect to be the only one playing, at least when I first get it so I can figure out how to design my own stuff. After I've setup some levels/games for her to play it'd be hard for me to say no to her as she's pretty good at pulling off that puss in boots type look.

Thanx, I think with some practice you can make great levels very soon. We also have a nice little creators community here on the create and share thread with some talented builders that are more than willing to answer questions and help you collect items. Off hand some of the people that I feel are doing some great stuff are Badger, Cymbol, Shoeless (well his wife at least), and lastgenius recently put up one level that I thought was pretty cool. Im sure we can get you up to speed in no time once you get through all the tutorials. I would also highly recommend the mgs addon pack without a doubt. It is a blast..
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:20 PM
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Thanx, I think with some practice you can make great levels very soon. We also have a nice little creators community here on the create and share thread with some talented builders that are more than willing to answer questions and help you collect items. Off hand some of the people that I feel are doing some great stuff are Badger, Cymbol, Shoeless (well his wife at least), and lastgenius recently put up one level that I thought was pretty cool. Im sure we can get you up to speed in no time once you get through all the tutorials. I would also highly recommend the mgs addon pack without a doubt. It is a blast..
Thanks I look forward to joining the community. What exactly does the MGS addon pack add? I read somewhere that it gives you the ability to shoot projectiles.
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