LittleBigPlanet™ 3 Review: Extremely Charming Platformer
LittleBigPlanet™ 3 is a 3D side-scrolling platformer game by Sumo Digital and Sony Entertainment. You play as Sackboy and his new toy-friends. You have to protect the Bunkum world from the return of the 3 mighty titans awakened by evil Newton. You can download LittleBigPlanet™ 3 exclusively for PS3 and PS4. The game supports full backward compatibility with LBP and LBP2.
LittleBigPlanet™ 3 game is an astonishing platformer. The quality of visuals is so good that you may think that it’s possible to touch little sack heroes and get into the toy LBP world. This chapter holds the high standard established by the previous games of the series.
LittleBigPlanet™ 3 gameplay consists of the campaign and the creative mode. Traditionally for the series, the story is narrated by famous British comic Stephen Fry. The main protagonist is voiced by his inseparable colleague Hugh Laurie (best known for Dr. House role). Your mission is to help Sackboy to fight against the villain who decided to revive 3 ancient titans that can ruin the world of Bankum.
You have to run through multiple colorful levels, collect various items, solve puzzles, and fight with bosses. There are 4 playable characters. Sackboy is the main antagonist from the previous two chapters, can run with medium speed, jump and climb ropes or chains. OddSock looks like a dog and can run faster because it has four legs. Swoop is a little sparrow-like sackbird that can fly everywhere to push hard-to-reach buttons and bring small objects. It can also carry all characters except Toggle who is too heavy for that. At the same time, he can transform into 3 states, such as huge, normal, and small. The huge one allows you to move platforms and push heavy buttons, while the smallest one can run on the water surface and walk through tiny holes.
LittleBigPlanet™ 3 review with Dualshock 3 and Dualshock 4 gamepads didn’t point out any differences. The game was originally created for PS3, so it doesn’t present any mechanics tied on the PS4 touch panel or voice input.
Replay Value: 5
LittleBigPlanet™ 3 latest version provides the 4-hour campaign with a great storyline. You can play it solo or with up to 3 friends in local or online multiplayer modes. However, the biggest benefit of purchasing LBP is creative mode. It allows you to use item packs from all 3 chapters to construct unique levels and share them with the community. You can also download user levels for free and enjoy endless gameplay.
LittleBigPlanet™ 3 is one of the most adorable platform sandboxes ever made. The only drawback of the series is that it is available exclusively for Sony PlayStation consoles. Well, Sony is famous for its exclusives as they are always worth the money, and LBP3 is not an exclusion!
Download LittleBigPlanet™ 3 for your PS console to experience one of the best platformers in history.
Pros : Great tilt-shift toy universe;
4 adorable characters;
Unlimited space for creativity;
Cons : PS exclusive;
Not much gameplay time for new buddies.
Replay Value 5