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  • Summary: Iconic PlayStation hero Sackboy returns in an all-new 3D adventure with a deeply immersive and expressive control scheme. Players can go on this epic platforming journey solo-style, or they can team up with friends for collaborative, chaotic multiplayer fun.
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  1. Positive: 60 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. Nov 23, 2020
    100
    Overall, a great start for the PS5 era and a perfect example of a game that doesn’t have to be in-your-face to still dazzle.
  2. Nov 16, 2020
    90
    Sackboy: A Big Adventure is incredible — solo or with others. It has an amazing amount of content for a game that most will write-off haphazardly. It’s an example of fun creativity that comes with people who are passionate about bringing a good experience to gamers of all ages.
  3. Nov 14, 2020
    85
    It has been very easy to forget about Sackboy in the whirlpool of new generation games, attracting so many expectations. But it's even easier to fall in love with it, becoming one of the surprises not only of PlayStation 5, but the year. Sumo Digital has understood the genre perfectly and although there is nothing here that you may not have seen a few times already, it is impossible not to be impressed by the good design of its levels. It doesn't matter if you move to the new generation: if you like platform games, you have to play it.
  4. Nov 12, 2020
    80
    The visual upgrade on PS5 is hard to ignore, with Sumo Digital displaying a mastery of recreating materials. Subtle and impressive lighting effects add an additional layer of believably to physical objects such as fabric, metals, and other surfaces – and even the nearly invisible wisps of fuzz on Sackboy’s head. Even though the fidelity isn’t quite as sharp on PS4, a strong overall aesthetic direction makes it still look appealing on the aging hardware. DualSense implementation makes for another strong case to play on PS5 if at all possible. The controller’s haptics and adaptive triggers are put to great use, mimicking the sensation of walking on different surfaces and hoisting heavy objects. Regardless of what version you pick up, you’ll be setting off on a joyous and satisfying journey. But if you have a choice, the PS5 version is the clear winner here.
  5. Nov 16, 2020
    80
    Sackboy: A Big Adventure is an easy recommendation to fans of the platforming genre or anyone looking for a co-op game to play on their new PS5 console. While it would be nice to see a proper LittleBigPlanet 4 come to Sony's next-generation system, hopefully, fans can look forward to future Sackboy platforming adventures as well.
  6. Nov 19, 2020
    75
    At the end of its yarn, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a fun romp through a craft-inspired world that feels as if it was cut from the same cloth as something like Yoshi’s Crafted World, rather than LittleBigPlanet, however, this is not a bad thing, especially for those looking for a traditional platforming experience. Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a content-rich platformer that can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of age and is a worthy addition to the PlayStation 5 launch line-up.
  7. Nov 12, 2020
    60
    Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a beautiful yet very classic platformer. Sumo Digital delivers a decent game mostly made for children : with a repetitive gameplay and a lack of real challenge, it still offers to a younger audience an unharmful and colorful adventure. Too bad the DualSense wasn't used more on PS5.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 80 out of 86
  2. Negative: 4 out of 86
  1. Nov 20, 2020
    10
    a simple but funny game to be played with friends and family, my kids and I play together and we all love it, thank you Sony for that nice game
  2. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    Un muy buen juego de plataformas, con niveles excelentes y lo mejor la combinación con el dualsens.
  3. Dec 11, 2020
    10
    Very Good Game! Very Good Game! Very Good Game! Very Good Game! Very Good Game! Very Good Game! Very Good Game!
  4. Nov 23, 2020
    10
    This game is really cute and an absolute joy. You wont regret 100% or platinuming the game. Amazing moveset, level design and stunningThis game is really cute and an absolute joy. You wont regret 100% or platinuming the game. Amazing moveset, level design and stunning visuals. Story is full of great humor and will make you laugh even when youre an adult. Its just amazing platforming experience and i dont regret any second of it. This game is just fun and in later worlds challenging at the same time. Time trials (or knitted knight trials) are the most fun i had with time trials in a game. This is a must play when youre a fan of platformers and have PS4/PS5. Stunning and Amazing game 10/10. Btw the plush with special edition is just sooo cute and i would reccomend the special edition of the game more than the standard one. Its really worth 90 dollars and you get a lot of content with it. Or when youre digital only theres digital deluxe edition that includes the digital content of the special edition. Its the same but without a Tiger Sackboy plush and a phisical artbook. (You actually get the digital artbook in both versions) Expand
  5. Nov 14, 2020
    10
    I love Sackboy! This game is so cute and fun, and REALLY fun to play with couch coop! I had a lot of fun and enjoyed its story and gameplay!
  6. Jan 3, 2021
    9
    Superb level design, controls on par with Mario, music that’ll make you sing along (and it’s cleverly integrated with NPC characters onSuperb level design, controls on par with Mario, music that’ll make you sing along (and it’s cleverly integrated with NPC characters on screen), AND game assists to help younger ones keep going. Loads of variety, tonnes of levels and so much co op fun to be had. This is the best PS5 game out there today. Critics don’t know what they’re talking about, again. Expand
  7. Jan 13, 2021
    0
    I write this to warn people to not waste money on this. The game is just bad in so many ways:

    1. Sluggish unresponsive input. 2 Glitchy
    I write this to warn people to not waste money on this. The game is just bad in so many ways:

    1. Sluggish unresponsive input.
    2 Glitchy collision detection.
    3. Some of the worst level design ive seen in a 3d platformer.
    4. The camera angle sucks and it's very hard to know where you will land etc (99% of deaths will be because of this alone).
    4. Some really annying bugs.

    If you don't care about collectibles and the like, this game can be completed in a few hours because all levels are super easy unless you care about finding costume pieces or getting a gold medal which is completely pointless unless you care about achievements. It's perfectly possible to complete the whole game without dying once.

    The only hard levels are some of the Knitted Knight Trials. Some of those levels have the worst level design I've ever seen in a platforming game. Most of them feel like something a 5 year old could throw together in an hour and I would feel ashamed had I designed those. If they decide to do a sequel, they really need to fire the level designers and hire som better ones who knows what the heck they are doing...

    The thing that really pisses me off and really makes this game deserve a 0 is that they have gated 10 levels as multiplayer only, meaning I have no way whatsoever of playing them. The multiplayer was designed by someone incompetent who've never played online before. The only option you have is to create or join a game, in which case you're just dropped into the middle of some random game. There is no way to match make for a specific level, so if there is a specific level you need to complete... well good luck. The multiplayer mode needs to be redesigned from scratch. I didnt pay $70 to be locked out from a large chunk of the content. I would re-fund if I could.
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