LittleBigPlanet 3 will be released on PlayStation 4 in November 2014.

Copy provided by publisher. LittleBigPlanet 3 is available on PS4 and PS3.

Little Big Planet 3 - PlayStation 4

  • Review
  • TAG : The Cool Levels do not exist in LittleBigPlanet 3.
  • I even managed to find my own previously created levels, and while the addition of the new layers did make them feel a little more wonky than they should have been, this was easily fixed thanks to the pop-up menu used to create and edit levels. In fact, the overall ease of creating a level has been tremendously improved with new items making creation easier and faster than ever before. Best of all, the PS4 version of the game addresses the create mode lag issues of the past thanks to the improved processing power behind the console being used to its full potential. The ability to stitch levels together also allows players to create epic journeys of their own, using the same tools that the developers used to make the main story mode. This fact alone redeems LittleBigPlanet 3 and makes it a worthwhile purchase.

    LittleBigPlanet 3’s cuddly new characters add a unique dynamic to gameplay, although it’s disappointing - and surprising, considering the pre-launch marketing - how little they are actually used. While Swoop (who can fly and grab), Oddsock (who can run fast and bounce off walls) and Toggle (who can switch between being heavy and light) each get to headline a level upon introduction, they are only intermittently used elsewhere in Adventure mode. Seeing how much fun playing as these characters is, this feels like a missed opportunity.

  • Limited use of the broader cast extends to cooperative play, as LittleBigPlanet 3 curiously insists you and your co-op partner(s) have to play as the the same character in individual levels. I found only one instance where this was not that case, and that particular level was so cleverly orchestrated, utilizing all skillsets in a frantic race against the clock, I am dumbfounded there weren’t more like it. Even more confusing is why that standout level would be hidden away, where many people might miss it altogether.

    LittleBigPlanet 3‘s storyline is, in a sense, supplementary to the idea behind the game. The idea that players are supposed to play, create and share levels via create mode. Leaving the player to do more of the work seems like a cash-in, but the game is more than good enough to entertain a great many. In fact, LittleBigPlanet 3 excels in this area and even brings over all the previously created levels by users in LittleBigPlanet 1 and LittleBigPlanet 2. What this means is that whoever purchases the game will effectively have access to literally thousands upon thousands of player created levels, from the start. Some of which are incredibly highly rated and recommended by the game via an in-game option. An example of this is a level dedicated entirely to the Uncharted series of video games. There’s platforming abound in this level, making it feel as if I really was playing the snowy cavern segment straight out of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves itself.

    Series logo
    Genres Puzzle platformer
    Developers Media Molecule
    SCE Cambridge Studio
    Tarsier Studios
    Double Eleven
    United Front Games
    Sumo Digital
    Publishers Sony Computer Entertainment
    Platforms PlayStation 3
    PlayStation Portable
    PlayStation Vita
    PlayStation 4
    Platform of origin PlayStation 3
    First release LittleBigPlanet
    27 October 2008
    Latest release LittleBigPlanet 3
    18 November 2014

  • Game GameRankings Metacritic
    LittleBigPlanet (PlayStation 3)
    LittleBigPlanet (PlayStation Portable)
    Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves
    LittleBigPlanet 2
    LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
    LittleBigPlanet Karting
    LittleBigPlanet 3
    Run Sackboy! Run!

    But the most damning aspect of Adventure mode, and LittleBigPlanet 3 as a whole, is the number of bugs I encountered while playing it. Across two PlayStation 4 systems, my (already patched) game encountered frequent frame rate stuttering, crashed multiple times and glitched out so I couldn’t respawn after dying. I fell through levels into floaty purgatory twice, and some of the plentiful loading screens became stuck. Twice during a boss chase, my co-op partner and I were left stranded after spawning mid-way through the level, because the level hadn’t reset itself. Again, this is with the zero-day patch installed.

LittleBigPlanet 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

LittleBigPlanet 3 doesn't mess with the key mechanics of the series, as you're still in a side-scrolling puzzle platformer experience. However, the team at Sumo Digital adds quite a few new elements that transform it into something much more impressive.