Excerpt: I had such high hopes for LittleBIGPlanet Karting. On paper it had everything going for it. It had the potential to be a wonderful game for families. Unfortunately LittleBIGPlanet Karting turned into the biggest disappointment game from Christmas 2012. To be blunt, LittleBIGPlanet Karting was a flop. Sadly for Sony it was not the only flop they had trying to reach families during the Christmas season.
Summary: When LittleBigPlanet Karting was announced, the first thing I felt was pity. Pity for ModNation Racers , the build-everything karting title that Sony presented under the same "Play Create Share" banner as Media Molecule's critically acclaimed series. An LBP kart racer renders ModNation obsolete. That said, LBP itself may be deserving of some sympathy, considering it's launched on the same day as Halo 4 and hasn't had a shred of marketing weight put behind it.
Excerpt: I can only imagine how the pitch meeting for LittleBigPlanet Karting went. I'm sure that Sony called the team from United Front Games into some boardroom and I'm sure that they praised the team's previous game; Mod Nation Racers , and told them how much they loved it. In fact, they loved it so much that they wanted them to make it again. A sequel? Sort of.
Circle The Track with the LittleBigPlanet Karting Review
26 December 2012
Conclusion: If you’re a fan of LittleBigPlanet, you will undoubtedly love Karting and all it has to offer. On the other hand, if you don’t care much for the franchise and you just want a good racing game, look elsewhere: there are far more satisfying games out there.
Excerpt: Cards on the table time; seeing a game from a well known franchise with ‘Karting’ stuck at the end of it is generally not a good sign. It’s reeks of desperation, a cash in on a type of game that is only usually good when it has ‘Mario’ next to it. How about when LittleBigPlanet is next to the word Karting? First things first; LBP is truly one of the best designed games in recent memory.
Conclusion: LittleBigPlanet Karting jumps ModNation Racers up to the next level and gives the PS3 a viable competitor to the Nintendo karting powerhouse. The creation tools shine as the best in the business.
Excerpt: The adorable Sackboy returns, but this time saving the Imagisphere requires a bit more speed than what his stitched together legs can provide. LittleBigPlanet Karting takes the adorable aesthetic of LittleBigPlanet’s crafty art-style, adds the tried and true driving mechanics of the best kart racing games, and includes the seemingly unending customization of the lovable franchise--crafting a great racing experience for the PlayStation 3.
Pros: There are tons of rewards to collect, Community sharing options create endless levels to play, Charming, crafty art style and music
Cons: When unavoidable weapon barrages drop you to last place, Lengthy cut scenes and dialogue for unimportant story, Unknowingly losing hours of your life to building a level