Beat this game the same day I got it. It felt really short. I played with other players (3 of us) and didn't get the fun feel as we did in the first one. I was really disappointed in the length of the gameplay.
I did enjoy some of the newer aspect such as the animals you get to rid on, the grappling hook and stuff. I vs mode was kinda cool that I enjoyed much more too.
All in all, it was a decent game, but not one I would pay full price for. Maybe when it drops to 20-30 dollars.
I love the new innovations in the game like the bounce pad, and grappling hook. What I don't like is the short story levels, the long cutscenes, and the extremely flawed online play (at least compared to the first). With that said, you can skip the cutscenes, there will most likely be a patch to fix the buggy online play, and the few genius community levels i've played are fun enough to make up for the lack of story levels. The move controls are a nice touch, as well.
"LittleBigPlanet" was a fun platformer, had an adorable character in Sackboy, and allowed you to create your own levels. But it wore thin after a while, and while cute, became a bit boring. Now we have LBP 2, and again it's a fun platformer, has the adorable Sackboy, and you can create your own levels. But this time the game comes with a few welcome upgrades. First off, now we have a story to take Sackboy through. Throughout 30 or so levels Sackboy is tasked with saving Craftworld from the Negativitron. It's not deep, but it's at least a reason to make your way through the single player campaign. There's a little more variety to the running and jumping, as Sackboy gets a grappling hook to swing through the levels, and some levels have you shooting or using weapons against assorted enemies. While this does a better job of varying up gameplay, it still wears a little thin just like the first game. The creation tools this time are bigger, as you can introduce Sackbots into levels and create top down shooter-style games, but they take a bit of time to get used to. All in all this is worth a rent, and if you purchase you'll definitely get your money's worth. Enjoy!