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  • Community Spotlight Episode 117



    Welcome everyone to the latest and greatest Episode of the Community Spotlight. It features the very best levels from the Level Showcases over the past fortnight, all freshly picked and frozen within hours to retain their freshness…well kinda. Also, we can't let this moment pass without saying congratulations lordwarblade who has a spotlighted level in both the PS3 and VITA Spotlights at the same time. We reckon that's a first!

    As a side note, any LBPC11 Contest entries posted in the Showcase have not been included but will be considered for a spotlight when the results of the Contest have been announced.

    So, without further ado, on with the Spotlight!




     
    Warblade - Battle Forged. 1Player Only
    by  lordwarblade
    1 Player Only Hack 'n' Slash adventure. The mighty warrior known as Warblade stands alone against the Evil Warlord of Argoth and his legion but falls and is sent to the Underworld where he must face even darker threats to save his soul.

    This level was incredible! I loved the storyline and the visuals! The silhouette was well made, and the combat system was just a pure jar of awesomesauce! The different enemies throughout the level was fun and I really enjoyed picking up, health points, secrets, and especially leveling up! The sound effects gave the level a very nice atmosphere along with the beautiful scenery and the moving background was a nice visual touch. The combat system worked incredible well, and I enjoyed watching out for the little icon to pop up over the heads of the enemies, as they were about to attack me. The health and level system also worked very well. The XP bar only increased when you were on a killing-spree, and I found that quite challenging. Though I leveled up quite fast! The ladder climbing was a very nice touch and I enjoyed tearing down rocks and what-not to proceed. The different bosses were just awesome! Especially Medusa! I really liked the challenge of NOT getting hit by her deadly beam. Otherwise I was incapable of moving until I destroyed the curse by moving my analog from left to right very fast! Amazing attention to detail in this incredible level by LordWarBlade, a must play!

    jauw

    I was completely and utterly in shock as I took my first steps in this beyond gorgeous level. The shear amount of detail that has been painstakingly crafted is without a doubt, some of the best, if not, the best art that I've seen in all my years of LittleBigPlanet. Every where you look is just something new to amaze the eyes and more than once I was caught off guard and was slain because of my incessant gawking. Gorgeous graphics alone do not make a good level and I got to say, the gameplay here is equally as impressive. This is a "hack and slash" adventure that will have you facing many different types of foes along your path of the Underworld. There are puzzles to solve, platforms to, well, platform and many secrets to discover. DO NOT CHEAT YOURSELF, PLAY THIS LEVEL!.

    biorogue

    Silo-huh or was this an extension of Holy Cow. The atmosphere in this hack n slash adventure is surely not overlooked in this artist piece of work. There's hardly anything I could say here that I can actually put to words, cause this level just leaves me blown away and speechless. The graphics man, o' my gawd the graphics just set you back in your seat and leave you in a moment of awe and amazement. It's amazing to think that this is just the 1st installment. WOW o WOW. Lordwarblade has now been officially placed high upon the alter of creators I will definetly uggle over upcoming levels. Kudos to you Lordwarblade for sharing with us Battle Forged

    L-I-M-I


     
    Cobblestone Cove
    by  dolphins-R-lame
    Welcome to Cobblestone Cove! Where the skies are blue, the air is warm and the water is DEADLY! Enjoy the atmosphere as you run, jump and grab your way through this abandoned hideout! --- 1-4 players, online multiplayer may cause lag so be warned! 1P is strongly recommended! Music by: @OMGYOUWOULD and @xX_ihamadi_Xx

    Cobblestone Cove. The name just rolls off the tongue don't it? I love it. Few levels scream "summer" the way this level does. I can almost picture this as a real place and wonder what it would be like to actually run through here, swinging and bouncing across the vistas, staring at the beautiful scenery and finding hidden treasures. Aside from the deadly water and spiky spikes, I think it would be a blast! For fun platforming and lavish views, this level is a must play!

    biorogue

    For being summer there sure been an under abundance of summer levels, I almost forgot it was summer with all the horror and scary levels lately and then WHAM!!! Dolphins r lame brings us this fun romp with some very clever contraptions. The pace was smooth as molasses thru this platformer of a greener side. Funny thought, today while nature walking thru a canyon in a forest, I imagined that contraption that springs down and up was placed onto a face of cliff :P Great level dolphin, both times I've had a chance to playthru this level I enjoyed very much and wish to help spread the word of a great level

    L-I-M-I


     
    Monster Mansion
    by  stryder12
    Welcome to Monster Mansion! This mansion is loaded with both prizes and perils so be on the lookout and enjoy your stay. A level quite different than anything I've made before so feedback is greatly appreciated. Have fun! Music by Mastablastya

    Halloween comes early to LittleBigPlanet in this wonderful fun filled monster-rific platformer. Well, to be honest, the focus isn't really on Halloween as you're not going to see the traditional symbols of the holiday like Jack-O-Lanterns and scarecrows everywhere. What you will find is extremely engaging and imaginative gameplay set in a beautiful environment. Now, something has to be said about the music. MastaBlastya is the composer of the beat you'll here in this romp and to my ears, it fit the level perfectly. I was tapping my foot, bobbing my head, and humming along as I jumped, swang and bounced my way through this terrific mansion. Don't delay, play today!

    biorogue

    Stryder’s earlier levels were gentle, woodland affairs - lots of nature…and none of it red in tooth and claw. This level is very different in style. For a start, it’s purple with dashes of electric pink and green and the jazziness doesn’t stop there. There are some bold decorative touches (a lot of them purple ). Cute and funky monsters peep out at you from all corners of this mansion and Mastablastya’s toe tapping, spooky themed music matches the mood perfectly. The platforming has a great flow to it and what with that and the music, the whole thing has a distinct rhythm to it. It’s an object lesson in how much difference the right music can make to a level. With this and his even more recent Snail Trail level, Stryder has come on as a creator in leaps and bounds and I really hope he changes his mind about leaving LBP2 for the Vita (emotional blackmail ftw :P). In any event, fun to play, stunning looking and with a great soundtrack, this is a level you really don’t want to miss.

    shropshirelass

    I couldn't be happier with another spooky level while trying to enjoy the meager season known as summer. Stryder really brings home the creative instinct of LBP with a gorgeous rendition of a real graveyard smash. I think I was sold on the color purple and how fluidly it was used throughout this spooky adventure. Nothing brings home the chills like a fantastic sound track coupled with TV's with a live feed of static. I always appreciated Stryder's style and this time with the mixing up of genres, I know his work in the Vita will be diverse and looked forward too by many.

    L-I-M-I


     
    Land of Monsters
    by  Hammertoe_1
    Welcome to the Land of Monsters, where the creatures are friendly and the water is deadly. Seven secrets stand between you and scoreboard glory. Enjoy. ---- Big thanks go out to StimpMeister and Alleycat for logic help and inspiration. Also big ups to Mastablastya for the use of his music.

    Is that?..no, it can't be. It is! It's Hammertoe_1! Hammer has returned and in style might I add. Welcome to the land of monsters, friendly monsters, but monsters all the same. These creatures are the stars of the show and each time you see one, you can't help but stop and stare in awe at the craftsmanship. Each one seems to have a different personality and though most are static, they are full of life. There's no story here and I kind of like that. I can use my own imagination as to why these monsters are hanging out in this land. Speaking of the land. The gameplay you'll find here is just good ole classic platforming with some really well hidden secrets to find. Hammertoe, we missed you! Welcome back!

    biorogue

    So you have a set of colourful, cartoon monsters you want to feature in a level. What setting do you choose for them? A retro style pixel land would not be at the top of most people’s lists, but then Hammertoe_1 clearly doesn’t think like most people. And a good thing too – as soon as you see it you realise the combination is inspired. It’s eccentric and charming, just like the monsters themselves. From small, dragon-like blue ones to big fat grinning (or is it grimacing?) pink ones, every monster is beautifully designed and drawn. Each one you meet will make you smile…if you’re not already smiling at the gameplay, that is. For the gameplay is almost as engaging as the monsters with plenty of nicely designed platforming, lovely retro touches and seven very well hidden secrets to find. Having loved his goat series, I was so pleased to see Hammertoe_1 was back and with this level he has most definitely returned in style.

    shropshirelass

    The monster theme runs rampant within this pixelated adventure thru Monster infested land. This level takes the cake in everything I want in a level. Theme, check. Fun Factor, check. Great NPC's, check. Save Gate housings in the shape of Monsters themselves, check. I could take this level and print it off and place it on my wall it's so cool looking. Hammertoe has brought us something really great here and I just hope it gets played by everyone in LBP cause to me if there was a standout platformer so far this year I would definetly have this one at the upmost top of my list. Most definetly a level that surely should be played by all. I love this one way too much and will go back and play it a multiple number of times. Officially earning a kudos to you Hammertoe

    L-I-M-I


     
    Beyond the Roots.[4-A]: Reaching the secrets.
    by  bombird
    [STRICTLY 1 PLAYER] , TWO OR MORE PLAYERS CAN CAUSE AN ERROR IN THE LINK LEVEL , If you find a Bug please REPORT :) This deep world opens its doors for the last time, take a deep breath because there is no turning back. [PART 4-B ] very soon __ music by: Buddydestruction- 0165-Vivaldi-NL- Kingrtrocket -X_Disarmed_pro_X and velvet--Audio __ Thanks to my friends for test the level :)

    Here is another breathtaking chapter in the Beyond the Roots series and in my opinion, may just be the best yet. Bombird has masterfully created one of the most atmospheric levels I think I have ever seen. This journey takes you deep into a world full of wonder and amazement. The pure majesty of the place is almost overwhelming and many times over you will find yourself just standing in awe of your surroundings. Take the time and enjoy this peaceful adventure.

    biorogue

    All prison riots, violence, anger, pretty much any form of negativity could be washed away by simply playing anyone of the "Roots" levels. Such a zen atmosphere that relaxes the soul and leaves you in a happy place. A casual stroll thru this level will gently leave you relaxed and at ease with the world. A must play after a hard day. I have surely come to appreciate a softer side of LBP cause sometimes we just need a little relaxation to wind us down. Thanks for the small moments in our live's that slow our heartbeats down a bit, Bombird kudos to you.

    L-I-M-I

    An artistic and atmospheric tour de force from Bombird. The grandeur and beauty of this underground world is unsurpassed. It’s one of those levels it would be a crime to rush through. You need to relax and take your time to absorb all the amazing details, lighting and music which go to make up the different tableaux presented to you. And if you do, you’ll appreciate to the full the sense of mystery permeating these underground caverns. Bravo to Bombird for daring to do something different and on such a grand scale.

    shropshirelass


     
    I Love My Companion Bomb 2
    by  shookie_monster
    [1 PLAYER RECOMMENDED---DIFFICULTY: HARD] The explosive sequel. You've been enjoying your new job but now you are DYING to get a promotion egh? Well, if you want the promotion then all you need to do is carry a bomb all the way through the East Wing of the Bomb Factory. Sounds easy enough, right? Music by @weirdybeardy.

    Shookie is back with a bombastic sequel to his first foray into the bomb survival genre. Just like it's predecessor, your job is to transport a delicate bomb trough an obstacle laden factory. The bomb is as delicate as ever as one slight miscalculation and it's KABLOOEY! Game over bud. The premise may be the same but this time around the obstacles are even trickier than before..and maybe a bit more sinister as well. Never before have I played a NON horror themed level that got my heart racing as much as it did. Patience is the key to this one as speed kills! Play it, you'll love it. Warning, level may be IS addicting.

    biorogue

    This level really should come with a health warning. Transporting your bomb through the maze of hazards in Shookie’s factory is just guaranteed to induce high blood pressure and teeth grinding! You need the patience of a saint, preferably a saint who has spent a lot of time practising walking on eggshells! It’s a brilliant concept and beautifully realised. You can see the thought that has gone into creating each obstacle, making it a test of pinpoint precision and spatial awareness. Needless to say, I don’t fare very well at this, having not got very much further than the first checkpoint. I take my hat off, therefore, to those with the skill and determination to get further and the number of players with replays in double, even triple, figures, just goes to show how addictive this can be! Huge fun for anyone who loves a good challenge!

    shropshirelass


     
    The Adventurous Adventure Inside a Bomb Factory!
    by  WESFUN
    Welcome fellow sack-thing to this adventure inside a bomb factory! professor Boom Unibrow McFluffy is waiting inside quickly hurry he has something to show you! --- Level created by WESFUN and a_robot_dlo__olb. Voice acted by WESFUN and L_I_M_I. Music by comishguy67 and MastaBlastya.

    What's this? Another "bomb survival" in the showcase? Well, sort of. It is a bomb factory and you do have to survive some very tricky obstacles for sure. Wesfun invites us into another one of his challenging levels but this time instead of spikes covering every single surface, I'm looking at you Lotso Spikes 1 & 2, there are bombs everywhere. Heaps and heaps of them. They are on grabby things that you have to hold, the bombs that is, you have to hold on to the bombs! Then at one point, I had to even tiptoe across the tops of bombs! I blew up several times here in a spectacular array of explosions. Making it through the factory is complex but is indeed doable and in doing so, you will get to meet the sinister boss bad guy who of course hurls bombs at you. Great level that is dinomite! Play it, you'll have a blast! Ok, I'll stop with the puns now.

    biorogue

    WESFUN may have a very fluffy exterior, all unicorns and puppies and rainbows, but beneath it lurks something a lot more sinister and this level just proves it! His bomb factory is a death trap. There are bombs everywhere and there’s no avoiding them. On the contrary, you have to get up close and personal with the things! You’ll find yourself jumping on them, grabbing and swinging on them and even scuttling gingerly across a walkway paved with them! It can only end one way – explosively! And I could just hear WES giggling every time I was blown to smithereens. So it is indeed an adventurous adventure but there are some cool and original obstacles and a lot of fun on the way. It all ends with an encounter with the not so scary villain (who sounded very familiar… :P) and you get a chance to deal some satisfying destruction of your own. It’s a great level, packed with explosive fun and featuring a megalomaniac g...no, I won't give away the identity of the bad guy; you'll just have to play to find out.

    shropshirelass



    Also from the Showcase...
    Played everything in the Spotlight and still looking for more?
    These levels stand out from the crowd for a variety of reasons, so be sure to check them out!
    • [LBP2] Last time we saw the kitchen, now Fabfio shows us the whole house in this neat platformer of Sackie in the House by FabFio71
    • [LBP2] Is it a platformer? Is it a RPG? It's both! Discover your destiny in Radiant Dawn by Rixsch
    • [LBP2] Explore some tricky yet fun platforming in this level. You're in for a treat when you play Equip & Remove (the power up platfomer) by oya_710
    • [LBP2] This level uses the grabinator powerup almost extensively in cool and unique ways. Be sure to check this one out. [LBFC3] Grab That Grabinator!by Yoghurt2000
    • [LBP2] Tom the Space Turtle has a problem. Can you solve it? If you think you've got the bravado, then head into this challenging platformer. Intergalactic Issue (Platformer) (HARD) by caliboy4599
    • [LBP2] You've been given some unique powers to help you change the way this futuristic facility functions. Get ready for a great experience in CUBE [1P] by fatalityPL
    • [LBP2] You’ll find some very cool (and not so tranquil!) jet pack gameplay in this pretty and challenging level! Tranquil Terrace (Platformer) by caliboy4599
    • [LBP2] tawarf makes a very welcome return to LBP with this fun platformer with bags of style and some great characters -Stitched Orange 3
    • [LBP2] A great scavenger hunt which will have you searching high and low for hidden goodies. Lots of fun things to do and areas to explore - Lost Hollow [Open-World Adventure] (1-Player) by zombiedog3
    • [LBP2] Can you rescue Woody from the clutches of a crazy alien? A fun romp through some colourful platforming and side-scrolling levels. Toy Story Bad Allien series by Tskm7
    • [LBP2] Yikes! Ambushed by hordes of zombies as you stroll in the park! Can you survive in this fun and nicely designed survival level? LBP Zombie Survival (1P) (Top down shooter) by TAYLORJ1
    • [LBP2] An usual space/nature theme and stunning visuals will make your journey through this level a memorable one - Tycho by OMGYOUWOULD
    • [LBP2] A stunning evocation of a city at night in this awesome platformer packed with wonderful details - Night City Highway (platformer) by yu-kamone
    • [LBP2] An exciting adventure way above the clouds. Nice visuals in a lovely setting - Sky Islands by H-O-S-M-A-R
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Community Spotlight Episode 117 started by LBPCentralHub View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Sandro8708's Avatar
      Sandro8708 -
      Oh wow. Its been a while since I saw so many good lvls in a spotlight. Congradulation to all creator who are spotlighted Well done
    1. woulieka's Avatar
      woulieka -
      where are the vita levels?
    1. stryder12's Avatar
      stryder12 -
      Yay! Thanks for the spotlight! And you may have gotten me Lass... tempted to try and power through one more level before I head out to college =P -- We'll see. Congrats to all others mentioned and thanks for the all the hard work spotlight crew
    1. FreeAim's Avatar
      FreeAim -
      Well deserved spotlights!
    1. H-O-S-M-A-R's Avatar
      H-O-S-M-A-R -
      Thanks for making a mention of my level
      I will keep working hard.
    1. vusco's Avatar
      vusco -
      I appreciate something more important than the crown, hearts and pink ribbon, ... the words that make a perfect day for me, many thanks to all of you for your kind words is really a honor for me THANKS THANKS AND THANKS

      and sorry for my horrible inglish xD