LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Review
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Box Art
System: PS Vita
Dev: Double Eleven, Tarsier Studios
Pub: Sony
Release: September 25, 2012
Players: 1 (2+ Online)
Screen Resolution: 544p Mild Cartoon Violence

My one control complaint is that, for me, the gyroscopic controls don't seem to work very well. See, you control the direction of Sackboy's head by tilting the Vita. Unfortunately, my Sackboy spent most of his time looking down at the ground like a Gloomy Gus on a particularly bad day. And don't get me started on the gyroscope-based minigames.

Still, you won't use the gyroscope very often, and the rest of the controls feel pretty much perfect.

And this is a brilliantly beautiful game. Sure, it's not as polished as its PS3 predecessors, but this is still one of the best looking games I've seen on the Vita so far.

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Screenshot

And the sound design? Fantastic. All of the sound effects you remember are here, from the familiar sound of collecting prize bubbles to the zany music selection. And seriously, is there anyone better suited to LBP's offbeat narration than Stephen Fry? Don't worry, he's back in LittleBigPlanet Vita.

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The bottom line is that LittleBigPlanet is exactly the type of game that the Vita needs right now. It's equally playable in short bursts or marathon sessions, it uses the Vita's unique controls in ways that feel intuitive, and its creative tools and level sharing provide the potential for almost unlimited replayability. Seriously, if you have a Vita, you need to get LittleBigPlanet PS Vita as soon as possible. There's a world of creativity waiting for you, and you get to reign godlike over it with creative power in your fingertips. Pretty sweet, huh?

By
Josh Wirtanen
Editor / News Director
Date: September 17, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.7
Graphics
Not perfect, but this is still one of the best looking games on the Vita right now.
4.0
Control
Touch controls feel great. The gyroscope, not so much.
5.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Familiar sounds and Steven Fry. Put on your headphones, and it's pretty much impossible to hold back a smile.
4.8
Play Value
Like any LittleBigPlanet game, it's the player-made content and creative tools that drive the replayability through the roof.
4.7
Overall Rating - Must Buy
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Classic LittleBigPlanet Fun - The creative Platforming fun of the LittleBigPlanet franchise comes to the PlayStation Vita handheld gaming system.
  • Touch, Create, Share - Introducing new ways to play, including front and rear touch control and much more.
  • The More Sackboys, the Better - Multiplayer fun with pass 'n' play, multi-touch, and online play modes.
  • Endlessly Free Games Available online - Access literally thousands of games online, created by fans (like you), and enjoy new gaming experiences every day and for years to come.
  • Advanced Tools - Create with a blend of new touch tools and all the familiar pop-it' tools and costumes from LBP2 (PS3) to develop simple or complex games for everyone to enjoy.

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