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08-28-2008, 02:08 PM

IGN's wish list for video game characters they would like to see get the LittleBigPlanet sackboy treatment.

08-28-2008, 02:41 PM
Where's Clank?:(

08-28-2008, 03:44 PM
It would be awesome if MM created a Snake suit for Sackboy, but not old snake i eman i have MGS4 and its freakin awesome but as soon as i got the young snake with bandana facecamo i never saw old snake again xD so yeah they should do the young one ^^

08-28-2008, 03:54 PM
Someone should send them a link to the render video that BasketSnake posted in the Artwork and Designs forum.

Cheers QuozL

08-28-2008, 04:08 PM
Booo its blocked at work :( lol. Can someone post the list?

08-28-2008, 04:12 PM
the_kev, in order to help you browse instead of working, here ya go:

Sweet Tooth
Twisted Metal's most iconic (and, let's face it, memorable) character needs some good PR. Sure, he "likes" kids, sure, he's been cursed to have his head burn for all of eternity (a fate he's chosen for himself more than once), and he's got those gross Pennywise-like teeth that you just know aren't for tearing through cotton candy. No, this clown from hell needs a more kid-friendly image. What better way than to have that flaming 'do sitting atop the most adorable little animated sack puppet you've ever seen? Nope, that's pretty much the best way ever. We're getting all "awwwwww" just thinking about it.

Chaka-Chaka-Pata-PON! Sony's newest surprise PSP hit gave us little dancing critters that really don't need much more help to be made cuter, what with their big, expressive eyes (okay, fine, eye) and infectious little chants. As has been well established, however, not nearly enough people are actually picking PSP software (or they're doing it on the DL, for shaaame), so what better way to introduce the greater masses to the awesome game than a 3D update to things? In fact, we're going to be rather surprised if the side-scrolling nature of LittleBigPlanet doesn't lend itself to a host of 2D-to-quasi-3D remakes.

If 'tude were currency, the start of Capcom's Devil May Cry series would be soooo stupid rich. Like, so rich that he would dive into a big vault of money like Scrooge McDuck, except he'd do it by doing some kind of crazy backflip off the diving board and then when he finally slipped magically into all those dense little coins it would be revealed that they were made of solid gooooooooold! Wait, where were we? Oh, right, nothing says "badass" like having your limb shrunk, your head swollen and all your proportions changed to turn that first reaction from "whoa!" to "ISHN'T HE CEEYUUUUTE?!"

Screw Jak, it's all about Daxter. Yeah, that's right, we said it, what of it? Jak's all mopey or mute or angsty or filled with generic raaaage, but Daxter... well, Daxter is voiced by Max Casella, and Max needs to get paid, son. Neil Patrick Harris is making a comeback, why can't Doogie's wise-talking sidekick get in on the action? Step 1: Make Daxter even more awesome by LBP-ifying him. Step 2: ___ Step 3: Profit! Okay, so Max probably doesn't need any of our pretend handouts, but with the next Jak game still very much a question mark, we'll take any opportunity we can get to watch an over-reacting ottsel spaz out.

Horns, dude/dudette, horns. Think about it. Horns on small things makes them more adorable, it's been proven in double-blind scientific studies that we here at IGN have conducted on Beer Friday. Try it; stick your fingers to your head like horns, run up to your significant other and go "raaarrrrr!" Watch them melt. The titular character from the brilliant Ico was already fairly physics-based, but give him some floppy limbs and a windmill and you've got plenty of reason to get your creative juices flowing. Need more? Hookay, what if you took the physics-based interaction of LBP and tossed Ico and Yorda in there?

Ape Escape Monkey
Though he may not have the kind of mascot power that he had during the PS one era, the fact that the Ape Escape Monkey was featured prominently in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence means that even Hideo Kojima himself can't resist their simian charms, so who are we to try to fight it? He and his friends are dopey, they pretty much do nothing but make mischief... they're a perfect fit. Take a sackboy, give him some big ears and a flashing intelligence helmet and biggity-BAM! You've got yourself yet another character perfectly suited to Media Molecule's create-a-world. Well, at least we think so.

Call him... LittleBigLombax. Okay, fine, we'll stick to Ratchet, but only because you said so, ya big jerk. Whatever you call him, Insomniac Games' little mascot mash-up is already almost perfectly proportioned, and the Ratchet games have even offered a Big Head Mode, so Insomniac's pretty much done all the world already. Even more fuel for the imagination fires: Ratchet does come from a platforming game already, right? Sure, it's an "action platformer," but that just makes us think he's already halfway there. Sure, we'd miss Clank, but he's already missing in the other Ratchet & Clank games. It'd be canon!

We only put this one in here because if we didn't, all the Final Fantasy VII freaks out there would be looking to make the lot of us meet our end like a certain flower girl -- we're sure of it. It's coo, though, bra; we think the idea of a little dude running around with an even more comically huge sword would be a perfect addition to things. Just imagine, with LBP's construction tools, you could re-enact the event that made a million fanboys cry out and then go silent. H-hey, buddy, what with that giant replica plastic Sephiroth sword you got there?

The most iconic character from Irrational/2K Boston/2K Marin/2K Australia/Digital Extremes' (yes, they all apparently contributed to the PS3 game in some way) moody, atmospheric epic would seriously make the most badass LittleBigPlanet character. We've even seen cute little Japanese takes on the Big Daddy that make our faces scrunch up into that weird mix of awe and joy that you get when looking at puppies or kittens playing. Yes, it was cute, and yes, it would be even more adorable if transformed a little to fit into a world where drills for hands would be rendered as little plush mittens of awesomeness.

Fun fact: as part of our endless moneyhats dropped off daily like so many Wall Street Journals on our gold-plated helipads that we take off from every day before work, we also have to make sure that anything Metal Gear-related takes the tippy top of our lists. But seriously, think about it. Solid or Naked. pretty much any version of Snake turned into a sackboy would be amazing. He'd go around chain smoking and snapping little puppet necks and fighting giant plush Metal Gears against a little sackboy Liquid/Ocelot/Liquelot... Man, that would be so friggin' cool. Time to start sketching out our designs now...

08-28-2008, 04:39 PM
Thanks for the hookup Rock. I'm guessing the list was only for characters on any sony platform. I'm definately making a Mario sackboy

08-28-2008, 05:45 PM
I really like the ape escape monkey:)

08-28-2008, 10:03 PM
They should have suggested a Piggsy sackboy from Manhunt.

08-28-2008, 10:40 PM
I thought we ironed out that LittleBig was a prefix; it would be LittleBigBigDaddy. Come on, IGN!

08-29-2008, 12:21 AM
I thought we ironed out that LittleBig was a prefix; it would be LittleBigBigDaddy. Come on, IGN!

It's more witty to have the 'big'' shared.

08-29-2008, 12:26 AM
I Hope we get Raiden with his mask, that would be sweet. They should just make a whole you have to pay for that has most of the MGS characters, and some b&b corps and the Metal Gear's. They should make an official level(s) too, now that would be SWEET

08-29-2008, 02:10 AM
I Hope we get Raiden with his mask, that would be sweet. They should just make a whole you have to pay for that has most of the MGS characters, and some b&b corps and the Metal Gear's. They should make an official level(s) too, now that would be SWEET

The only ones that are really likely are other Playstation 2nd Party Devs. Sucker Punch, Insomniac, Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studios etc. They're all 'friends' with each other. All mentioned in the credits of Uncharted.

09-23-2008, 03:54 PM
crash bandicoot sackboy?

09-24-2008, 10:28 AM
I would encourage more clothing elements in the game so much that you could make a game character by just messing with alteration but don't want just clothing made to be that person.
I am getting the kratos costume but that was hey it's free for a pre order and the best one IMO.
More clothing or options to change a article of clothing
of course I have no idea how much they have and would be happy with whatever they gave but this game is about freedom and giving us the option to do anything.