Imagine being so totally inspired by an engrossing story, a tale so heartfelt, exciting and rich. Normally you’d go running to your friends, or scream from the rooftops “YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE”, or maybe write a long threaded tweet, or blog, or enthuse on the hallowed walls of Moviepilot.
Not Jamie Colliver, the man who recreated the PS1's seminal Japanese RPG Final Fantasy VII in the PS3's seminal platformer LittleBigPlanet 2. Some people cosplay, which is cool, and some people create fan art which is just as cool, but this, my friends, is something else entirely!
LittleBigPlanet is a series of Playstation exclusive puzzle-platformer games which concentrate on the actions of little Sackboy, who is arguably the mascot of the PS3 generation.
Using Little Big Planet's incredibly flexible and powerful level and game creation tool, Jamie Colliver managed to squeeze FFVII's entire plot, side missions, conversations, boss battles, soundtrack, material types and enemies into 31 levels of LBP2 madness. Take a bow, son!
Speaking with Eurogamer, Colliver said that he believes he had undertaken "the first full game remade start to finish in LittleBigPlanet's creator."
Here's the first video of 131 that document the incredible project. Check it out!
The video is fifteen minutes long so if you haven't the time here're a few...
Here's a still of FFVII's opening scene in LBP2...
And here it is in FFVII. What a great job considering LBP2's limitations.
And after the camera pulls out to a shot of the lanscape and logo...
Here it is in Fantasy
And here's a bit of the escape from the train...
And here in Fantasy...
Painstakingly done and very impressive. This is testament to Colliver's skill and keen eye, and LBP's developer Media Molecule's love of social invention.
It doesn't stop there though! There are literally millions of great user-generated content to choose from on LittleBigPlanet's community page ranging from Mortal Kombat to Mario Kart! Some of them are downright weird, but some are absolutely brilliant! Let's have a look at a few choice gems!
Mario Land World 1-1 Game boy Graphics 1989
From LBP creator junkvxxl comes the first level of Mario's super Game Boy outing Super Mario Land! Dot matrix screen, check. D-Pad and face buttons that mirror your actions on the DualShock 3 controller, check. This is ace!
Super LBP Fighter II Turbo
Okay so the movements don't exactly evoke the fluidity that's become canon with the Street Fighter franchise, but you do fight as puppets and that's hilarious in my book. (via hymanator)
Classic Zelda 1-1
Thank you, BLUETONBERRY, thank you for this classic Zelda throwback. This is phenomenal.
I wonder what else these intrepid creators will be able to pull out of their hats now that LittleBigPlanet3 has landed?