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
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.
LittleBigPlanet Karting shows off Sackboy’s serious driving skills (review)
23 December 2012
Conclusion: LittleBigPlanet Karting is in a weird place. It’s technically a spin-off, but it has enough features to rival the first two LBP platforming games. United Front Games has done a phenomenal job of re-creating the look and feel of the Craftworld while applying its kart racing expertise with imaginative...
Pros: The driving controls are tight and responsive, so much so that I’m convinced LittleBigPlanet is far better suited as a kart racing game rather than a platformer. Even the sound of your wheels hitting the digital pavement (assuming you’re not using any hovercraft karts) is satisfying; it lends a s...
Cons: It feels a little too familiar Parts of LittleBigPlanet Karting can feel like you’re playing through a “greatest hits” selection of levels from previous LBP games. Some familiar faces, along with song choices, make a repeat performance. As you progress from planet to planet, you’ll also notice a ...
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: 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...
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
Excerpt: It seems that Sony have taken a look at a number of Nintendo’s prized properties and wanted to make their own versions. This year we have PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, which is Sony’s answer to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros, as well as LittleBigPlanet Karting (the very game I’m reviewing),...
Summary: Sony has given gamers an impressive amount of opportunities for user generated content from Sound Shapes to inFamous 2. For LittleBigPlanet, the next step is a collaboration with the ModNation Racers franchise.
Pros: Solid kart performance and handling, LittleBigPlanet in the 3D space, Satisfying toolset