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  • Summary: Sackboy, the knitted knight has been pre-loaded with an new climbing ability and brand-new power-ups including the Pumpinator. In LittleBigPlanet 3, explore a world riddled with creativity as you explore all areas of the Imagisphere, accost the inhabitants of the mysterious planet Bunkum andSackboy, the knitted knight has been pre-loaded with an new climbing ability and brand-new power-ups including the Pumpinator. In LittleBigPlanet 3, explore a world riddled with creativity as you explore all areas of the Imagisphere, accost the inhabitants of the mysterious planet Bunkum and confront the nefarious Newton. Meet a variety of 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 customization tools, to bring your own imagination to life in LittleBigPlanet 3. [Playstation] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 78
  2. Negative: 0 out of 78
  1. Nov 17, 2014
    100
    A tricky and challenging single-player game, joyously mad multiplayer action, and an incredibly in-depth creator mode combine to deliver what is without doubt, the best LittleBigPlanet game yet. Wonderful stuff.
  2. Nov 25, 2014
    90
    It’s charming, fun, lighthearted and has a plethora of content to play and create. It’s a shame that the experience of LBP 3 couldn’t be a little more polished or the story mode just a little longer, because these are the only two blemishes on an otherwise excellent addition to the series.
  3. Nov 26, 2014
    85
    The addition of many new tools is a giant step forward for creative minds. The story mode is short but sweet and we had a good time exploring the new characters. Too bad the cute little friends seem to attract a lot of bugs.
  4. Nov 17, 2014
    80
    With the best level design yet, this is more LittleBigPlanet, but the new characters help keep it fresh.
  5. Nov 21, 2014
    80
    We don’t know if this is no longer Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet series, but Sumo Digital has done a nice job with its third iteration. There’s also no doubt that the game will be supported with awesome and limitless user generated content.
  6. Dec 15, 2014
    70
    LittleBigPlanet 3 is a great game for those who will dedicate themselves to the production of content and want to experience the creations of others.
  7. Nov 17, 2014
    58
    LittleBigPlanet 3 is still a charming platformer and creative sandbox at heart, yet without the full attention of Media Molecule, it feels like it sorta lost its soul.

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  1. Positive: 61 out of 84
  2. Negative: 15 out of 84
  1. Nov 21, 2014
    10
    Very entertaining. Great for co-op and tons of fun. Almost makes me feel like a kid again.

    I'm sure it will be a 10/10 once the community
    Very entertaining. Great for co-op and tons of fun. Almost makes me feel like a kid again.

    I'm sure it will be a 10/10 once the community gets to full speed making levels, the game has only been out for a few days so people haven't made many good levels yet.
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  2. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    Loving the game, the cute story and funny characters whilst I cannot wait to see what will come when the community gets hold of it over theLoving the game, the cute story and funny characters whilst I cannot wait to see what will come when the community gets hold of it over the next few weeks Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    In the first 5 minutes I was having lots of fun with Little Big Planet 3. The game has exceeded my expectations so far and I thoroughlyIn the first 5 minutes I was having lots of fun with Little Big Planet 3. The game has exceeded my expectations so far and I thoroughly recommend playing with friends who might be on the fence using the SHAREplay function because its a blast with more than 3 people playing at once. Lots of chaotic fun I promise you will be laughing all the way through because it really is that enjoyable, so if you liked the previous two LBPs you'll enjoy this one and if your new to the franchise and want to try it for yourself before you buy ask your friend to share it with you. Expand
  4. Nov 18, 2014
    9
    LBP3 is a continuation of LBP 1 and 2. As such, all the same mechanics are present with some fantastic new tweaks, including better wall /LBP3 is a continuation of LBP 1 and 2. As such, all the same mechanics are present with some fantastic new tweaks, including better wall / object grabbing precision, better jumping, and 16 layers to switch between instead of the standard 4. The layer switching, particularly, is a point in it's favor.

    When LBP1 came out, I found that it's greatest shortcoming was the difficulty a player would have switching between layers. It was often clunky and resulted in characters getting stuck behind the scenery. With LBP3, they've made transitioning much smoother and easier to do, so this is much less of an issue and sackboy/girl actually behaves the way you want them to.

    I haven't delved too deep into the creation tools but from what I have seen, they have greatly streamlined the experience. Level creation is easier than it was previously, What's more, you cna upload levels made in LBP1 or 2 and play / share them in 3, so there's virtually no end to the content you'll get out of this title.

    Soundtrack is, as usual, great. Better than in LBP2 for sure, with a return to more indie rock and alternative music that blends very well with the overall experience while still standing out in a good way.

    If you liked LBP1 or 2, you should get 3. This is Little Big Planet on steroids, with more level options, a better structured story mode, fantastic creation tools, and all the charm you've come to expect from the series.
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  5. Nov 20, 2014
    8
    Little Big Planet 3 took what made the first two good and expand into a variety of items for you to explore. The main characters Sackboy,Little Big Planet 3 took what made the first two good and expand into a variety of items for you to explore. The main characters Sackboy, Oddsock, Toggle and Swoop don't make this feel like a Little Big Planet 2 DLC pack. Create mode is also new and exciting with over 70+ new tools for you to use and a bunch of new stickers, materials, soundtracks, and more. Plus you can import your profile from Little Big Planet 1 & 2. Your earth including Profile Picture, published levels, decorated Earth, reviews, comments, and more are imported to Little Big Planet 3 on both console.

    They're some cons to Little Big Planet 3 however, the game comes with some bugs including some game breaking ones. When I first purchased the after an hour my profile corrupted. This only happened once so hopefully it does happen again. The game crashes at some points so if your making a level, make sure to save it every five minutes. Though many say they're a lot of bugs, I rarely ran into them but my main problem is the crashing. Another flaw is you very rarely get to play as the three other heroes in the story. Heck, after unlocking them, you get to play one level as them, then a boss battle, then on to the next area where you revert back to Sackboy then do the same thing. The only time were you use all four characters at once are in the final boss battle. This is upsetting to me especially because back at E3 2014 they hyped of using all four characters in with multiple friends which is never in the story mode. My overall score is eight out of ten.
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  6. Nov 29, 2014
    7
    While this game definitely had the potential to be much better, it is still an enjoyable experience. I played this game with my wife so ifWhile this game definitely had the potential to be much better, it is still an enjoyable experience. I played this game with my wife so if you are looking for a fun multiplayer game or something you can play with the family; this is a good option for PS4 owners.

    There are a few bugs plaguing the game but there is nothing really game breaking. Many times, we ran into an error when we tried to pull up another profile saved on the PS4 when another player joined the game. This required me to delete the profile several times. It was incredibly frustrating to lose all the collected outfits and stickers associated with the profile.

    The story mode is creative and fun but it is pretty short. There is definitely enough to keep it interested and the environment and levels look beautiful. As good as the levels look, not all of them are completely fun or amazing. There are a few areas in the game that require teamwork to access and those are pretty rewarding moments. However, there are other parts of the game that actually seem harder with more people since you share lives.

    The new characters are fun to play with but others may not like them all. And since you spend most of the story mode unlocking them, it seems like the story ends much too soon. Creating levels and created levels is what gives this game the most life. I myself am not the creative type but I do find some of the levels other people created to be incredible fun.
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  7. Jan 6, 2015
    0
    This is just another broken game to come out this year.
    Developers should be held accountable for their broken games, i had no idea this game
    This is just another broken game to come out this year.
    Developers should be held accountable for their broken games, i had no idea this game was broken until i played it.
    Planets disappear when i go into pod, that's a regular game breaking bug i keep on getting, some movie levels give me an error code and then crashes all the time so they only way to get further into the story is to skip the clip quickly after the clip starts.
    My game save has been corrupted once, but save was saved in the ps+ cloud.
    The boss i have to face with toggle, when i first got to the boss i little toggle disappears and i can't even see him, and when i restarted i was playing as sack boy.
    And here we are 1 and a half months after release the game still has not been fixed.
    I was a huge fan of the first 2.

    I'll give a positive review when the game becomes playable.
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