Game Review: Little Big Planet for PS Vita
I recently purchased Little Big Planet for the PS Vita…here is my review!
I recently picked up Little Big Planet for the PS Vita and now here is the review!
First, some basics on what Little Big Planet is all about:
If you were to stand on LittleBigPlanet and try to imagine a more astounding, fantastic, and creative place, full of enthralling adventure, uncanny characters, and brilliant things to do… you couldn’t. All imagination is here, and what you do with it all is entirely up to you.
Build new levels and expand the environment, collect the many and varied tools and objects to make your mark on this world, or just simply enjoy the people and puzzles they’ve set.
LittleBigPlanet is the manifested embodiment of your perfect dream world…
And now a video to get you going:
In Little Big Planet, you play as Sackboy in the world of Carnivalia, trying to stop the evil Puppetmaster. You go on a quest to clear levels and put a halt to the evil Puppetmaster. It sounds very strange…most of the games that I like contain machine guns and airstrikes, so this is a little unusual for me.
Little Big Planet requires you to clear levels by interacting with items in the environment. Sometimes you jump, sometimes you construct stairs to climb, other times you bounce off of springboards, clearing levels and collecting points and other items as you go. The story line is fun, told with cut scenes as you clear levels, and the visuals and music are really enjoyable and fun.
The PS Vita offers some new control options, and Little Big Planet does a nice job integrating the touch screens into the gameplay. There are times that you need to move items, which you can do by touching the screen and the rear touch pad, and leaning the Vita back and forth changes Sackboy’s posture.
In addition, you can still create costumes for your Sackboy, and collect pins and stickers as you go to both decorate your home pod screen and to use to unlock new levels and areas. Solving later-on levels will help you when you replay earlier ones as items required to unlock areas in the early levels are only available later on, giving you reasons to come back and play the early levels again.
PS Vita Little Big Planet also offers side levels, which are embedded mini-games, to change up the pace a bit. They range from whack-a-mole to tower building to air hockey and more, and some (like the tower building) require you to stand the Vita up on its side to play them. These side games are really great fun on their own, and they really add to the enjoyment of the main game.
Level Creation Tools
If you are ambitious and creative, you can also create new levels to play yourself and to share with the Little Big Planet community. New user-created levels will keep you Little Big Planeting for months to come!