Summary: The original LittleBigPlanet earned a lot of its praise through sheer charm alone. The cute presentation and unique creativity afforded to the player won it a lot of acclaim, despite the fact that, to be fair, the actual game part was never spectacular. In my mind, LittleBigPlanet 2 confirmed this -- still fun, and a good way to waste time, but its poorer qualities were exposed by a sequel's inevitable lack of surprise.
Excerpt: LittleBigPlanet Vita is a lovely game. It's the kind of game that you'd be happy to show your mum, safe in the knowledge that everything - even the death - is safe for delicate eyes. That's fine. I'm happy that there are still some games that aren't full-on in their depiction of violence. LBP Vita's problem, though, is that behind all this loveliness there needed to be a bit more grit.
Wildly creative game lets kids stretch their imagination.
Common Sense Media
6 October 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that LittleBigPlanet - PS Vita is a side-scrolling adventure with a small amount of mild, cartoonish violence. It also provides a sophisticated game-making mode that allows kids to explore their imaginations and create just about any kind of game they can think of, and then share it with others. Its vast community of fans and content-creators seems genuinely interested in preserving the game's spirit of all-ages fun.
Conclusion: As a flagship title for the PS Vita this latest LittleBigPlanet works beautifully, and with its hugely enjoyable story campaign, creative tools and community features there is huge incentive to keep playing. Most significantly, the breadth and variety of experiences it delivers serves as a reminder that LittleBigPlanet is much more than a simple platformer - it is a platform all of its own.
Conclusion: LittleBigPlanet PS Vita is arguably the best game on the system, and is definitely worth a look, even if you picked up the recent Sound Shapes (a title that allows you to create and share levels based around music). There have been a few gems on the Vita to date, but LittleBigPlanet’s first outing on the system is the jewel in the crown.
Excerpt: Let's face it; the PlayStation Vita is desperate for a great new franchise or at least a big release that can breathe life back into the slowly dying system, but if there was ever a series that could produce this killer title for Sony, it would have to be Sackboy and LittleBigPlanet .
Excerpt: LittleBigPlanet on Vita feels like the touchy, grabby offspring of its PlayStation 3 parents. Carefully following MediaMolecule's blueprint for the franchise, the developers at Double11 and Tarsier Studios have tweaked the game to take advantage of the handheld's motion-sensing abilities while retaining the same offbeat humor and sense of whimsy. Interestingly enough, LittleBigPlanet for Vita assumes its audience hasn't played its predecessors.
Summary: List off the titles that originally got you interested in the PlayStation Vita when the system was announced way back when? Bonus points if you mentioned LittleBigPlanet! As the first Vita game we ever played towards the middle of last year, LBP always stood out as a glaring omission from the launch lineup for us, so its arrival at long last has resulted in much joviality in the Click offices this month.
Excerpt: LittleBigPlanet’s riveting protagonist, Sackboy, has become some sort of a trusty hero for Sony and Playstation fans with his stellar appearances on the PS3. With the Vita in a seemingly desperate state, Sackboy has been called in, handled by an entirely new developer, to save the day and revive an impressive system that needs that one “killer app.” After spending a considerable amount of time in Craftworld, jumping, swinging, and creating, we can say that Sackboy’s...