Probably a tad sacrilegious, but does anyone else here not really get on with LBP?|
It's a strange one for me, as objectively I can see why it's so highly rated, and in many ways is a masterpiece.
The visuals and style are incredible, and I think the level design is very solid, clever, and imaginative. And of course the whole creating and sharing aspect.
The problem for me is down to just one thing, the controls and overall feel of the game. It's so floaty and unsatisfying. Feels incredibly imprecise compared to the platforming greats. Platformers more than any other genre kind of need to be a joy to control. You should enjoy running and jumping around, just for the sake of it. You should also feel very much in control of your character. All the platforming greats achieved that - Mario, Donkey Kong, Sonic (the good ones), and NiGHTS if you can call it a platformer.
LBP doesn't have that satisfying feel to the controls and physics. It feels a bit like I'm controlling a bog standard object in a physics engine, without the extra magic on top manipulating forces to make the character feel fun, unique, and satisfying.