Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Genre Character of the Week: Sackboy

After a long run of mature games (Dead Space, Assassin’s Creed I & II, Infamous) I decided to take a run at a family game again (also I got it for Father’s Day) so for the last two weeks I’ve been playing Little Big Planet 2 for the PS3.  In addition to being incredibly eye-catching and fun, it stars a completely customizable character called Sackboy.

Here’s the thing about Sackboy – he’s adorable!  Seriously, for those of you who haven’t’ gotten the chance to play either Little Big Planet game, he looks like a tiny doll made of a course fabric which the player can change at will, including emotions, hand moves, costuming and more.

The little guy runs through levels made up over various arts and crafts style objects and in the second game joins an alliance to save the tiny world he is from.  There isn’t much more to it actually – he’s (and to be fair you can play Sack as a girl or a gender-neutral character as well) just this adorable little creature who does his best to save the day.

Personally I prefer to use the default setting, as it makes him look most like the characters from the film 9 (no not that Nine).


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