-Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
-Online 225/1000 No longer obtainable.
-Approximate amount of time to 1000 20-24 hours (depends on skill, some luck)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed 1 (you can replay individual levels)
-Number of missable achievements None!
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? No cheats
-Does difficulty affect achievements? No.
-Glitchy achievements None!
-Unobtainable achievements 14 (225)
-Extra equipment needed? Xbox Live Silver is required for online achievements.
Create is a pseudo-3D two-dimensional puzzle game that looks and feels like a nostalgic reimagining of the old PC classic The Incredible Machine. Create lets the player solve object-based puzzles as well as offering tons of opportunities to let your imagination go crazy by building all sorts of contraptions and Rube Goldberg devices full of vehicles, balloons, furniture, firearms, and all sorts of other objects! The game also features a Little Big Planet-ish twist where new objects and creative tools are unlocked by collecting "Sparks", Create's form of redemption tickets. Each Spark unlocks one new object.
Create is not a hard game (though it can be challenging at times), it will just merely take a while to complete. There are 141 challenges in the game and each one has to be completed with its highest score (where applicable) to collect all 610 Sparks in the game. This can be tedious, but Create is such an engaging game you'll quickly find yourself going "just one more level" at 3AM. Save for a few particularly hard levels the majority of the game is easy and fun, just time consuming.
You do not have to complete each challenge with the top score on your first play through, you can go back and revisit any world at any time and try any challenge again. Create saves your last setup for each challenge so you can fine-tune your solutions at a later time if you choose to do so. There are a number of achievements that have goofy requirements (eat 50 pieces of toast, pop 100 balloons) that you may obtain during your first play through of the game. If not you can go back to any open-ended challenge and do a quick grind.
There are 14 online achievements in Create, most of which are relatively easy and won't take up much time at all. If you do not have Xbox Live then you cannot obtain these achievements, but if you do you can unlock them at any time before, during, or after your play through of the game.
As of April 13, 2012 the multiplayer achievements are no longer obtainable due to the servers being shut down.
Create is one heck of a fun time and it's pretty lighthearted and whimsical to boot. Fans of The Incredible Machine, and possibly Little Big Planet, will find something to enjoy as will any puzzle fanatic. It's not a very hard 1000/1000 to obtain but it is an undertaking that'll eat up quite a bit of your free time.
[x360a would like to thank Drake O'Phile for this Roadmap]