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.
Conclusion: LittleBigPlanet Karting makes no bones about the fact that it’s a kart racer with familiar series hooks thrown into the mix. The racing itself is fine, but as ever, you come to LittleBigPlanet to revel in the madness of its community creations – and this is a lure that still works a treat here.
Summary: LittleBigPlanet Karting is a curious thing: a solid mash-up that adds up to less than the sum of its parts. Given that one of those parts is United Front Games’ own endlessly tweakable and quite excellent kart title ModNation Racers, players will be left wondering why exactly this game exists.
Pros: Very impressive customisation options. Great editor. Battle arenas.
Cons: Huge balance issues, particularly in singleplayer. Feels like a diluted repackaging of ideas.
Excerpt: With the popularity of Mario Kart there is no shortage of karting games. It is only reasonable that developers look to cash in on such appeal. Developed by Vancouver’s United Front Games, LittleBigPlanet Karting (LBP Karting) attempts to take the wonderfully creative LittleBigPlanet package and...
Conclusion: The Short Version: Sackboy’s first step into the world of karting delivers fun in doses, and plenty of charm and creativity potential, but poor game-play and an imbalanced item range let it down.
Pros: A wide variety of game modes to unlock, Simple, accessible control system, In-depth track creator, allowing for an endless number or tracks to race on
Cons: The game's physics feel random and confusing, Item choice makes races about luck rather than skill, Tracks aren’t memorable