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: Games like this are all about the personality. I think back about my time playing the numerous Mario Kart titles over the years and it's not the gameplay I remember - although that's always been good - but the characters and tracks. LittleBigPlanet Karting has a fun, drift-heavy driving model, an expected roster of weapons and loads of tracks, but it's almost completely devoid of character.
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.