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“Well, there’s no pulse…”
It’s not uncommon to hear the words “LittleBigPlanet
is dead” when you’re soaring through the comments section of any player or level. What does it mean, though? Don’t worry, you don’t need to burst out the cash for funeral costs and floral graphics. They’re referring to the state of the community, of course… but is it dead, even in that sense? Bah! It’s another one of those ‘subjective’ things. It depends on how cynical you are, I suppose. Do you really think after two-and-a-half years (not to be confused with Alan from Two and a Half Men or Alain
from Two and a Half Team Picks) that people would just ignore the online aspect of LittleBigPlanet, huh? Well it’s possible, but we don’t want to hear that kind of baloney.
Of course the community
isn’t dead. LittleBigPlanet 2
tots up a good few thousands of people just pratting around in their pods… that leaves a considerable amount of sacks playing the vast amount of levels available on LittleBigPlanet, no? …and a lot more in their moons, creating levels and such. So… it’s not really a dead game, is it? A dead game would insinuate a complete lack or shortage of players, but with thousands of players at any given time it’s still doing fairly well compared to many games with online/multiplayer capability.
There are many ways to combat the ‘dead game’ accusations, but as long as we keep playing the game and enjoying it, there should be no concern as to its fate or ‘obvious decay’ - while it’s a truth that there aren’t as many players on the game at any one time, there are still many players enjoying the game for what it’s worth. Maybe you could spread the word and implore people to keep playing, or we can wait around for new consumers with the release of either LittleBigPlanet HUB
or LittleBigPlanet 3
. We’ll just say it’s not dying… but that’s just our little secret.