LittleBigPlanet 3 PlayStation 4

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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 86
  2. Negative: 15 out of 86
  1. Nov 20, 2014
    10
    It's the LittleBigPlanet everyone has come to love in true HD, 60 frames per second, three new playable characters, and new additions thatIt's the LittleBigPlanet everyone has come to love in true HD, 60 frames per second, three new playable characters, and new additions that make it more compelling and rewarding to create. What more could you ask for? Expand
  2. Nov 19, 2014
    10
    Best game in the series thus far by a long shot. The level designs for story mode are easily some of the best, most creative and inspired ofBest game in the series thus far by a long shot. The level designs for story mode are easily some of the best, most creative and inspired of the series. They are constantly introducing some REALLY cool new platforming elements, tons of new powerups, enhancements to existing mechanics big, medium, and small in scope, and an overall smoother and prettier experience. I've gotten a few hours in and have only seen one minor bug, otherwise it has all been smoother than any LBP experience I've had. Yes, it stinks that you can't play the new characters quite as freely as many people initially hoped, but even without any new characters the core game would still be the best in the series in my eyes.

    Also, basing your entire review/impression on a few remaining bugs seems silly in the long run, as they have already fixed the majority and will continue to clean up the rest in the near future. I agree that it is frustrating that they shipped a product that has any noteworthy issues, but give it a week or two and it will seem ridiculous that so many negative comments were based around issues that no longer exist. The core product is no question the best yet.
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  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 22, 2014
    9
    Great game, it has the best level design in the series by far, gameplay is deeply improved on every small detail, the 16 layers and the tonsGreat game, it has the best level design in the series by far, gameplay is deeply improved on every small detail, the 16 layers and the tons of new gameplay mechanics multiplies the possibilities and the funny moments, the new characters adds a huge new level of potential for creating, the Pop it challenges are a great way to push users to create their own levels, is really funny to play and create at the same time and that pushes your inspiration and creativity far more that the video tutorials.

    The change in the base of story mode is great for me, the interconnected levels with freedom to choose the missions on any order, the side quests and the co-op missions are fantastic additions to the traditional LBP story mode.

    The only bad thing for me is that story mode is a little bit short if you don't complete side quest and the new characters only have a couple of playable levels on this mode,a wasted opportunity for me.
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  5. Jul 20, 2015
    8
    LittleBigPlanet was my favorite Playstation 3 exclusive, period. It's sequel, while not as good as the first by my standards, upped the anteLittleBigPlanet was my favorite Playstation 3 exclusive, period. It's sequel, while not as good as the first by my standards, upped the ante by introducing new features and a new creator engine. LittleBigPlanet 3 ups it even more, by giving us even more features, and some more playable characters, while it does have some flaws.

    The game still has the same charm that made it's two predecessors so noteworthy. Everything is made out of different materials, and our sackboy is still s cute as ever. The story is just your simple story about a hero saving the universe. While it is short, that doesn't bother me. All the levels are so varied, with each taking on a different noteworthy task. One thing that i wasn't too fond of was that all the characters (except playable ones) are fully voiced. For me this took away the charm of the incomprehensible gibberish that all the background characters spoke. I do like the overall voice performances though, especially Hugh Laurie as our lovable semi-villain Newton.

    The big new feature that LBP 3 introduces is the new playable characters. We have Oddsock, a dog-like sack creature that is super agile. Toggle, a beefy sack person that can change between big and small. Finally, my favorite new character swoop, a bird sack creature that can fly and, well, swoop. All these characters are so fun to play as, which is why i'm so sad that they aren't in the game that much. But, with the new gadgets available, sackboy is still a blast to play as. As always, you can customize these characters with cute little costumes, which, even if you didn't buy DLC, there are still a lot of costumes. Also, if you link up your LBP account with this, you can get all your costumes, stickers, decorations and goddies from the first two games carried over to this one.

    As always, the community levels are amazing. I love seeing all the people across the world putting their spin on the littleBigPlanet level creator. Some of these community levels are even better than the actual levels in the story. The level creator is very in-depth, and maybe a little too in-depth. I found myself struggling to create something outside of a simple platformer, i felt so buried underneath all the features.

    LittleBigPlanet 3 is a great game all around, and is one of the best exclusives currently on the PS4. 8/10
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  6. Nov 18, 2014
    6
    I'll keep it short...

    Story sucks like usual and is like 4-5 hours long New characters are not used very much in the story Bugs and
    I'll keep it short...

    Story sucks like usual and is like 4-5 hours long
    New characters are not used very much in the story
    Bugs and glitches (Patch coming)

    The creator is still great and way better than the creator in LBP2.

    Do not buy the game if your sole purpose is to play the story mode.
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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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