Originally Posted by confidenceman
Does anyone actually play/use LBP anymore? Seems like a dead idea in light of more recent games like Minecraft. I had two major issues with both PS3 LBP games: 1) the creation mode was totally separate from the play modes, and 2) they never got the control mechanics to feel right. It was always laggy and floaty.
Isn't the point that things like "LBP Kart" could be created with the creation mode as a user-created level?
Though I haven't touched LBP2 since the avalanche of AAA releases this past fall, I do still enjoy checking out community levels from time to time and plan on picking up the new Muppets DLC in the near future.
For me LBP2 was to LBP1, what Uncharted 2 was to Uncharted 1: an already awesome game was given a massive steroid injection resulting in across the board improvements.
Regarding your major issues with it:
1) Due to the depth and complexity of the creation tools it's difficult to see how creation and play modes could be less separate than they are currently. And at any point in the creation process, you only need to hit the start button and select "play" to experience how everything works in play mode. You can also do this with others (create/play), either locally or online.
As far as I'm concerned, if there's anything to criticize LBP for in this regard is just how complicated everything is (i.e., not user friendly)--though that complexity has enabled some hardcore community creators to put together levels that surpass even those the game ships with.
2) The controls have always felt very responsive to me (i.e., not laggy) though on occasion when playing with others online I've experienced a bit of lag. The floatiness is by design--it's just the way the game's (loose) physics works and part of its charm, and once you get accustomed to it, you learn how to use that extra bit of "hang time" to your advantage. Obviously it's not for everyone.
EDIT: OK, I just watched a Minecraft video on Minecraft's official site and I can say without hesitation I will not be giving up LBP for blocky, pixelated graphics straight out of a 1980s Dire Straits music video any time soon. :P