Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Crystal Caves in Autumn by XkappaX

One of the earliest levels I loved and reviewed was Centralia which was also made by XkappaX and Catiers... Here's their long awaited second effort. And it was easily worth the wait.
As you go through this monstrosity of a level you feast your eyes on many different landscapes. There's underwater segments... Indoor architecture.... Underground caves and more. This level offers so much it nearly feels its own little game.
This is one of the best level I've yet seen in LittleBigPlanet. Not sure if I mentioned this in the video.. but I think these guys need to be hired ASAP as level designers for LBP2 or any other new platform game. True talent here that far surpasses even the developers themselves.

Level Design: 10
Replay Value: 9
Aesthetics: 10
Fun Factor: 10
Originality: 10
Difficulty: 6
Length: 10

Overall Score: 10 (not an average)

Nintendo Excitebike by Vicoprofen

Loads of fun to play wether or not you know the original. It's short but can be replayed lots of times. I haven't checked but I hope the author makes more .. and hopefully longer levels. This one's a blast!

Level Design: 9
Replay Value: 10
Aesthetics: 10
Fun Factor: 9
Originality: 8
Difficulty: n/a
Length: 2

Overall Score: 9.3 (not an average)

Adventure in Ruins by CIAO_PSN

An amazing level I've wanted to do a video of for quite some time. While it may look a little dull, you'll absolutely have to try this one out. The level design is on par with some of the best platform games around... loads of secrets to discover and plenty of interesting gameplay elements.
Every area and aspect of the stage feels very accurately designed and purposefully planned.

Level Design: 10
Replay Value: 9
Aesthetics: 7
Fun Factor: 9
Originality: 9
Difficulty: 6
Length: 9

Overall Score: 9.7 (not an average)