Excerpt: LittleBigRacer was the first thing that came to mind when seeing ModNation Racers at last E3. And to this day I had written off this racer as a forced attempt to build further on the success of LittleBigPlanet.
Summary: If you even remotely like Kart Racers and are interested in the deep create tools then ModNation Racers is a must buy. Just be prepared to endure some slightly longer than usual loading times and the insane A.I. difficulty in the Career Mode.
Excerpt: What do you get when you combine Mario Kart with Little Big Planet ? The answer is ModNation Racers , an addictively entertaining kart game that opens up a Pandora’s Box of custom modifications which is almost as fun as the racing itself.
Conclusion: Yes, the load times absolutely get in the way of the fun, but they don't overwhelm it, and in the end ModNation Racers is the best kart racer this generation. For me, it's also the best one ever made, technical issues or no.