Excerpt: ; the customizable sackboys and girls are adorable, the world is charming and full of whimsy, and you can theoretically let your imagination run wild, provided you’ve got enough of it. After numerous game of the year awards, and more recently, a spiritual play-create-share little brother in the form of United Front Games’ upcoming
Excerpt: Everyone loves LittleBigPlanet ; the customizable sackboys and girls are adorable, the world is charming and full of whimsy, and you can theoretically let your imagination run wild, provided you’ve got enough of it. After numerous game of the year awards, and more recently, a spiritual play-create-share little brother in the form of United Front Games’ upcoming Mod Nation Racers , the clearest thing left to do is expand the series. Say hello to LittleBigPlanet PSP.
Summary: LittleBigPlanet PSP is a world of endless possibilities where imagination and creativity is king. In this stylish and stitched-together 3D craft material world, there is fun to be had for all ages, tastes and player types, with over 30 new developer-created levels through seven new themed locations to explore and play.
Conclusion: LittleBigPlanet's trip to the PSP was a faithful transition. While the entire project isn't as smooth or as fresh as Media Molecule's PS3 offering, Cambridge made the absolute best of it on less powerful hardware. Load times are a bummer (especially hampering the create mode) and the community levels are an unknown quantity, but the nearly 40 included level are solid and, with the exception of big brother, unlike much else the portable side of 2D platforming.
Summary: If you weren't a fan of Media Molecule's brilliant platforming/do-it-yourself level-building game, LittleBigPlanet, there is nothing in the new PlayStation Portable version that will change your mind. That's actually a testament to just how fantastic a job the team at SCE Studios Cambridge have done bringing the adorable adventure game to Sony's handheld console.
Pros: Varied and wildly inventive challenges, Fully featured level editor, Stylish and vibrant design, More accessible than PS3 version
Cons: Jumping still a bit floaty, Some environmental bugs, No multiplayer
Conclusion: LittleBigPlanet has certainly made a pretty good translation to the PSP as more of a single-player-focused experience, but that also brings with it more of a reliance upon great community levels and/or developer support with DLC to help give it replay value to be worth $40. Since we can’t really tell how the community will take to this version at the moment, it’s hard to recommend buying it at full price.
Conclusion: Make no mistake, LittleBigPlanet on PSP is an amazing game. It's a pitch-perfect platformer of the sort to make old-schoolers grin wildly. However, it's let down by some clunky controls in the create section and an unforgivable lack of multiplayer in the main game. This means that once you complete the main story and get all the collectibles, there will be little incentive to go back to it.
Excerpt: "LittleBigPlanetin PSP-versio on kevyt tasohyppely, joka on omaksunut varsin onnistuneesti Media Moleculen kulttiklassikon tunnelman ja hyväntuulisuuden. Moninpelin puute ja lyhyenläntä tarinamoodi jättää sen piirun verran isoveljensä varjoon, mutta tasoeditori, pelattavuus ja ennen kaikkea pelin sielu ovat läsnä myös taskuversiossa.
Pros: + Vilpitön ja hyväntuulinen, + Mielikuvituksellinen tasosuunnittelu, + Loistavat musiikit, + Netti ja tasoeditori tarjoavat laajennuspotentiaalia