LITTLE BIG PLANET 1 AND 2. Must own
Great game. As in part 1, Part 2 contains an EXTENSIVE array of building and engineering tools to make creations onscreen in creation mode. And a complete, fun kid tutorial for each function. From levers to wobble bolts, to gears and pulleys to water and fire, this game is a budding builders must-have. These tools are added to your toolbox when you pass each corresponding short, fun interactive tutorial. And the ability to share these creations real time and in cooperation with others online makes for an incredible experience, and its fascinating to watch your child grasp these engineering concepts and devices and instinctively put them to use. I didn't think my child would bother with these things, since the concepts and tools get quite complex, but he LOVES it. And now uses them quickly. Just fascinating. It has shed new light on my childs abilities. Worth $60!
The only complaint I have is that sometimes when online, as with any online game, you encounter the occasional language issue. Although there is a process your child can use in the game called "Good Grief" that will create a complaint within the game to be reviewed by the online staff, if there is a player who has inappropriate actions. And there are the occasional older 30+ players. Not sure why, but they are there.
If you have the MOVE controller, you can also use it with this game using a small add-on. Even better because now your child incorporates movement into the game.
My child has been playing this game for at least two years now and running. Parts 1 and 2. He still loves it. We have also purchesed in game content, such as "virtual costumes" and he loves to use those too.
BUY THIS GAME.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Easy to play/use