Excerpt: The LittleBigPlanet series has rapidly grown to be one of Sony Computer Entertainment’s most important franchises so it makes sense that plenty of love and care would be poured into a new LBP title for PS Vita. Rather than rushing the game to be ready for the handheld’s launch this past February, co-developers Double Eleven and Tarsier Studios have used the extra development time to polish the game to near perfection and to create one of the best PlayStation exclusives...
Excerpt: I’m a bit weary when it comes to sequels, especially in the case of startlingly original games because the novelty tends to wear off more and more with each release. I thought this would be the case when it came to LittleBigPlanet for the PlayStation Vita; the franchise’s fourth iteration. Every previous entry has been stellar but how far can you spread cuteness and expansive user creation options before it starts to wear thin?
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: 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.
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.
Summary: LittleBigPlanet PS Vita takes the solid platforming from the PlayStation 3 releases and pairs is wonderfully with the Vita's touch controls. The ease of level creation and beautiful visuals make LittleBigPlanet PS Vita the best LBP title to date.
Pros: It's more LittleBigPlanet, Touch controls don't detract from the already solid platforming, The Introduction of save states makes for some crazy new levels, Platforming translates perfectly to the portable controls, IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL
Cons: The touch controls don't ever feel like they're doing anything revolutionary, Story mode doesn't do much beyond set the bar for user-made levels, Rear touch control doesn't always work as well as it should