I think LittleBigPlanet was a good idea that needed some work. I didn’t make it through half the levels that came with the game due to problems with the planes of depth glitching. My time in level creator was spent messing with physics and making simple cars because making a decent level took too much time. However, if you hopped into the community levels you would see thousands of amazing creations showing LBP’s true potential.
LittleBigPlanet 2 is improving on the recipe making it easier to create levels with things like direct control of vehicles and objects and AI bots, but I think what has me most excited about the sequel is the gadgets featured in the trailer. I’m not sure when a grappling hook doesn’t make anything more awesome; the creatinator, which will allow you to shoot out building materials, will allow for amazing puzzles; and the power glove will finally fix that sometimes annoying fact of the Sackboy’s limited ability to affect the environment (only being able to slightly tug on things). I can’t wait to see how creators incorporate these tools into new levels (ultimate Batman level, anyone?)