Let me set the scene for you. It was my 20th Birthday, I got given this game as a present from my girlfriend. I was a bit skeptical at first because it looked a bit 'babyish'. She assured me it was a very good game.
There were quite a few of us round so we all grabbed a controller. Thankfully, this game is 4 player, unlike many other PS3 games that will only let you multiplayer over a network. Good start I thought.
We must have played the game for 12 hours that night. We got so into the game we even forgot we were meant to be going to the cinema!
This was about 18 months ago, and the only days I haven't played the game have been whilst away on holiday. I dread to think what our total play time is. It will easily be into the hundreds of hours, I'd even hazard a guess at being over the 1000 hour mark!
The story mode is more like a tutorial. It will give you a taster of all the obstacles and playing styles. Once you've completed these it's now time to get to the real part of the game, the online play!
There are millions upon millions of online levels. Fair enough some of them aren't very good, but a lot of them are also great! There are levels I play made by 40 year olds, and there are levels I play made by 8 year olds. The game really is for all ages.
All the people that are saying the game is too simple, it's only simple if you let it be. If you just play the story mode and never take it any further then yes, I guess it is quite simple (still great fun). It's when you start to create levels, and play the hard levels online that you really discover the magic of LBP.
Give it a go. At 17 pounds this game is a must have. I'm a 20 year old guy and I love it. My mates range from 18-35 and they all love it too. Whenever people come over, the first thing they ask is if they can put LBP on. I haven't said no once!
Definitely my game of the year, possibly even game of all time. And before anyone thinks maybe I'm not a big gamer, I have been on the PC gaming scene since the early days of CS:S and HL/HL2 so I'm not a games noob.