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.
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.
Summary: The highlight — and LittleBigPlanet Karting's redemption — comes in the place you'd expect from the franchise: From the community and level creation features. The toolset is slightly more limited than the core series, but is far more accessible than the triple-layer planes and logic switches of its...
Summary: There is a freshness to this game that makes you realize that this is not just a Mario Kart clone or a copy of Sonic Racing. It's traditional Karting fun but all of those creative options offer almost limitless variety.
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.
Circle The Track with the LittleBigPlanet Karting Review
New Gamer Nation
26 December 2012
Excerpt: LittleBigPlanet Karting is an appealing concept at first glance: take the winning formula of ModNationRacers , combine it with the highly-successful world of LittleBigPlanet— known for its undeniably cute Sackboys and charming, artistic backdrops—and you should end up with an amazing addition to the...
Pros: Fun Racing Mechanics, Lots of Customization, Super Detailed Level Editor
Cons: Weird Physics at Work, Power-Ups are Over-Powered
Excerpt: LittleBigPlanet Karting is a spin-off of the popular LittleBigPlanet games. As the name implies, the game is a departure from the series’ typical 2D gameplay. Instead, it is a 3D go-kart racing game.
Pros: Mario Kart-like gameplay is very fun; customizable characters, karts, and levels; detailed, yet colorful graphics; level creator allows you to make almost anything; short community loading times; the narrator
Cons: Respawning takes too long, performing tricks is harder than it should be, character customization isn’t as polished as the previous LBP games, level creator is mind-boggling at first, some of the music is annoying
Conclusion: The Little Big Planet series has been one of the PlayStation brands flagship titles ever since it was created, it’s one of those I personally regard as the best the system has to offer along side game like Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid (yes, I know its gone multiformat now), Gran Turismo, God of War...
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.