September 20, 2012
Anyone that knows me or has read anything I have been posting these last few months knows that I have been excited for LittleBigPlanet PSVita. I got into the beta and everything looked promising. Why the long face then? Well, you have to read to find out.
Being a long time LittleBigPlanet fan is something I pride myself on. There aren’t many games out there that I can say I have liked since day one. LBP is one of those games I constantly hype up when something new is coming out. My wallet has seen some damage from the costumes and downloadable packs I have purchased in the past. What makes the Vita version any different? Well, I purchased the game early since Sony lifted street date and I am pretty sure I scared my local video game sales associates since I looked like a kid on crack when I purchased this game. It’s the reason I even purchased my PS Vita in the first place. Much to my excitement I got right to playing Tuesday evening. It’s only been two and a half days and I already beat the game. According to the LittleBigPlanet pin I received I beat it in under three hours! Wow, Talk about a short game. Maybe Media Molecule put more effort into the online portion instead of the store. The answer seems to be a yes on this one. The online is definitely fine tuned. You can click a button to even be placed into a level with other sack boys/girls which is exciting since I hate clicking on hundreds of levels and not finding one person to play with.
Another gripe I had about the story was that most of, if not all, the check points were infinite spawns. The first LBP was difficult because if you died to many times in a certain spot you had to start all over. I mean I enjoyed that it was easy don’t get me wrong but where’s the fun in no challenge. Alright time to Put all of my complaints aside for a few moments to say some nice things about LBP PSVita. As I stated in my Beta hands-on preview, this game has been fine tuned for the touch controls that are on the PS Vita. It works well with the PS Vita and virtually I have faced no hiccups at this time. Making levels is as easy as counting to three this time around. It looks visually amazing and the story is actually pretty good even though it’s extremely short. All and all I think this game is worth purchasing but I only suggest purchasing it if you want more of an online community to play with. It’s still worth it for the single player even though it’s short.
RATING: 8.5 out of 10
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