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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
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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: 75 out of 123
  2. Negative: 17 out of 123
  1. Jan 11, 2016
    10
    Gentlemen, this is not Assassin's Creed franchise. It's totally innovative new mechanics. The gameplay was so funny. I have enjoyed playingGentlemen, this is not Assassin's Creed franchise. It's totally innovative new mechanics. The gameplay was so funny. I have enjoyed playing it. My favorite mode is the puzzles. Expand
  2. 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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  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. Sep 28, 2016
    8
    For this third installment it is no longer Media Molecule behind the sackboys so did Sumo Digital managed to make a wonderful game like twoFor this third installment it is no longer Media Molecule behind the sackboys so did Sumo Digital managed to make a wonderful game like two previous episodes ?

    Technically it is disappointing for an exclusivity, you can clearly feel the weight of the PS3 version, the artistic direction is very cute (like always in LittleBigPlanet) but it could have been better detailed, with more effects (collision, dust, etc.). The server are not the strongest and you can be disconnected pretty often if you play a lot. Clearly not the technical level you could expect from an AAA game backed by Sony.

    Concerning the gameplay you will find the three pillars of the game : play, create and share. The play part is upgraded with three new characters, each with their own attributes, it's a good idea, sadly they didn't make a great use of them in the campaign. Which makes for the perfect transition with the "share" pillar, the community of the game is still great, some levels created by regular players are simply amazing and you can find some levels created specifically for those new characters, all the levels from the two previous games are also playable so there is really a lot of awesome content available for the community and brought by this same community. Finally the creating tool is very easy to manage and offers a lot of possibilities.

    The story is classic for a 2D platformer, the young ones will probably like it while the older players will be more fond of the characters and the funny dialogues. But the campaign is also pretty short (6 hours to finish it) even if you have to replay all the levels if you want the 100%, but like I said the content from the community is almost endless so you can end up playing the game for more than 50 hours easily.

    So in conclusion LittleBigPlanet 3 is a good platformer but it is mostly based on the ground work made by Media Molecule and to its community, Sumo Digital didn't upgrade it enough to make this third installment as great as the two previous one.
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  5. 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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  6. Mar 19, 2017
    6
    LBP 3 must the most disappointing game in the series (unless you count LBP Karting, which is even worse). It's not bad, it's justLBP 3 must the most disappointing game in the series (unless you count LBP Karting, which is even worse). It's not bad, it's just underwhelming. The fact it launched with tons of bugs and glitches didn't help with reviews, but these have since been fixed.

    The Adventure mode is the shortest and by far the most boring out of the 3 LBP games I have played (the others being LBP 2 and LBP Vita). Other than that, everything else is exactly the same as previous games, because the series hasn't progressed much since LBP 2. There is the usual 4 player co-op (both online and offline), there are some gadgets, there is the usual nonsensical story and some cute art style, but nothing new. The new characters could have refreshed the stagnating series' core gameplay, but sadly they are little more than a cameo.

    Aside from that, there are more and better tools than ever to build whatever you want in Creation mode and better tutorials to understand how it works. You can make anything ranging from a simple platforming level and an basic arcade game, to whole cut-scenes/movies and even entire games like RPGs. It's essentially a suite to create games for those who are patient and skilled enough. The LBP community have created some amazing things you have to check out. You can also import levels built on previous games, so you have instant access to pretty much all of the user-generated content since the first LBP game.

    LBP 3 is still a good platform game to play either solo or with friends, but fans of the series won't find much to excite them. It's a pity LBP has hit a wall, there may not be another new LBP game, and original developers Media Molecule are now working on Dreams. Let's hope for the better.
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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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