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Sack Boy Little Big Planet Lovegrove Repucci

Sack Boy Little Big Planet Lovegrove Repucci

I’ve never played it . I’ve never even seen it played other than on YouTube but that has not stopped me from being totally obsessed with Little Big Planet.  And more specifically – Sack Boy the main character in said game.  Sack Boy could be the cutest new creation since Sanrio created Hello Kitty at the dawn of time. I can’t get enough of watching Sack Boy make faces and shake his rump.  And that is part of the brilliance of Sack Boy – he is totally controllable.  While most games only give cursory nods to character manipulation, the game’s designers have made Sack Boy a sort-of digital marionette.  You can make him go from a grimacing frown to a tongue wagging smile, wave his hands, do little super-cute dances and swat others in his sack posse.  I could see it being totally addictive.  The other great thing about Little Big Planet is that the game itself is very modifyable (is that a word?).  This video shows the games creators demonstrating some of Little Big Planet’s creation tools which seem very cool. Whole custom environments need only be dreamed up. 

What, in my opinion, sets Little Big Planet apart from other games / virtual worlds in which the players build their avatars and environment is that Little Big Planet trumps all with it’s freaky-cuteness.  There is a sense of sweetness and hap-hazard fun about Sack Boy and LBP that other games don’t have.  It is down-right contageous.  Sack Boy and his antics – your antics – will put a smile on his face.  And yours. Just don’t let your tongue hang out too long!

lovegrove + repucci sack boy

lovegrove + repucci sack boy