Summary: EA Create is a bright and approachable puzzle game with lots of options for players to make their own custom levels. They'll also unlock the ability to redecorate every level in the game to give it a more personal touch. The gameplay, however, is rigidly confined to 2D and rarely involves more than getting some kind of vehicle through a hoop.
Pros: Great online sharing options, Cheery visuals, Good Move controls on the PlayStation 3
Cons: Anticlimactic gameplay, Can't control your vehicles, Rough dual analog controls, Unhelpful camera
Excerpt: Customization and creation has become quite the attractor this generation; the added power of our capable new hardware allows players to become developers. One only needs to view the latest super-robust editing tool in a blockbuster title, take a gander at a new
Excerpt: With a title like Create, you are almost certain to lure any number of unsuspecting artistic and free-thinking gamers to their doom. Today, the term "doom" is being used a loose sense, referring to a moderately engaging experience that doesn't quite deliver the lofty promise of its own name. Create is built upon the freestyle, sandbox realm of games like LittleBigPlanet.
Excerpt: With a concept that recalls The Incredible Machine, LittleBigPlanet, and LEGO blocks, Create seemingly offers endless possibilities for the tinkerer in all of us. But while the puzzles are inventive and fun, they don't fully showcase the game’s potential.
Pros: Consistent physics simulation; huge number of fun and varied objects reward experimentation; 140 solid, if unspectacular, puzzles to solve; leisurely low-pressure environment fosters creativity.
Excerpt: A lot of game executives looked around about a year ago and notice that while they were each sitting on a fairly decent pile of cash, Nintendo was rolling around naked in money a la Indecent Proposal. Independently of each other, they decided that they would like to be rolling around naked in money as well and decided to copy what they perceived to be Nintendo’s strategy: Go after non-gamers and make super-simple games for them while using peripherals such as motion...