Sackboy is back - and he's brought along new friends!
PlayStation's most imaginative franchise, LittleBigPlanet, is back with a new cast of playable plush characters in the biggest handcrafted adventure yet!
All the new characters are, like Sackboy, fully customizable and there will be plenty of quirky new costumes to collect in the game so you can express your own individuality. Speaking of Sackboy - what about him? Well, our favorite knitted knight has been equipped with an all-new climbing ability and loads of brand-new power-ups including the amazing Pumpinator!
In LittleBigPlanet 3, explore a world filled with creativity as you explore all corners of the Imagisphere, meet the inhabitants of the mysterious planet Bunkum and face the nefarious Newton. Discover endless surprises that the LittleBigPlanet Community have created and shared for you to enjoy, with new levels and games to play every day. Then if you're feeling inspired, flex your creative muscles with the powerful and intuitive customization tools, to bring your own imagination to life in LittleBigPlanet 3.
Three all-new hand-stitched heroes will completely change the way you play...
• Bound over walls as the quick and agile OddSock!
• Glide through the skies as the majestic Swoop!
• Transform Toggle between Big Toggle - a heavy strongman, and Little Toggle - a light speedster!
I loved Little Big Planet 1 and 2 so I was super excited to receive the third instalment for Christmas.
I was really looking forward to the same style of story and gameplay providing hours of fun and entertainment. To say I was extremely disappointed would be an understatement. The graphics are amazing but that's where it ends. The story was short and I completed the main storyline in under 5 hours which came as a total shock to me as I felt like I'd only just started playing the game and then it was over. Yes, there's additional content - extra levels, collectibles, etc, but not enough of them to add significantly to the game play time.
There is a large multiplayer component in this game with the addition of extra characters which you can swap between and while some of the levels are enjoyable, they are very linear and fast paced so you lose a lot of the ability to explore and discover new and hidden areas. I did like how the levels were mapped out in this game with one main free play level with the other levels branching off from it.
The LittleBigPlanet community still plays a big part and it's where you can go to explore and play other player created levels which can be really fun especially when playing with friends.
Whereas Little Big Planet 1 and 2 were both suitable for my son (aged 7) to play, I'm sad to say that this game is not. It would be far too hard for younger players and even I struggled to complete a lot of the levels. There are still lots of stickers to collect in each level and it's always fun dressing up your Sackboy and you can even purchase (with collectabells) costumes for the other characters but that's pretty much where the fun ends.
I don't think I've ever been so disappointed in a game and I can't see myself playing it again.
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Traveller's Tales takes full advantage of the unique capabilities of all three next generation consoles, while also adding new characters, new levels and new features -as well as new bonus missions, ten new bounty hunter missions and the ability to play any of the characters in any of the levels. Add in a new online co-op mode and this really is the complete saga.
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