Little Big Planet – The Game
This wonderful game I discovered a few years back actually. It was love at first sight :).
You can play from 1 to 4 players depending on how many controllers you have (I strongly recommend to play in as many people you can 🙂
LittleBigPlanet 3 is a puzzle-platformer video game developed by Sumo Digital for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. It was released worldwide through November and December 2014, and it is the third entry in the main LittleBigPlanet series, eighth entry overall. It was announced at Sony’s E3 2014 media briefing on 9 June 2014. It was developed primarily by Sumo Digital, with XDev and Media Molecule assisting in an undisclosed capacity.
LittleBigPlanet 3 received generally positive reviews upon release. Critics praised the visuals, the create mode, and the many new gameplay elements, such as the addition of the new characters. The game did however draw criticism for its technical issues.
On February 7 2017, LittleBigPlanet 3 for PlayStation 4 was made available for free as part of the PlayStation Plus free games lineup for February 2017.
LittleBigPlanet 3 introduces three new characters in addition to Sackboy, each with their own unique traits and abilities. OddSock is a four-legged, dog-like character who can run faster than Sackboy and can wall-jump. Swoop is a bird-like character who can fly freely around levels and can pick up other light objects. In addition to objects, Swoop can pick up other characters, with the exception of Big Toggle.
Toggle is another character, who can transform between a large, heavy version and a small, light version. The larger version, called Big Toggle, is much heavier than Sackboy and can weigh down platforms or pressure plates. His miniature version is called Little Toggle, and can walk quickly on the surface of water, is very small and can fit through tight spaces. Level creators have the ability to allow players to play as more than one character during game-play. In addition, Sackboy has a climbing ability which works on rope-based textures like vines.
LittleBigPlanet 3 has several power-ups which, when equipped, give players additional abilities. One such power-up, the “Pumpinator”, blows air to move light objects. In addition to pre-made power-ups, creators are able to make their own using the new Power-up Creator. There are 70 tools, in addition to enhanced ones retained from three previous titles, LittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita.
The game features gameplay elements very similar to the first two games in the main LittleBigPlanet series, LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2. As such, it is a puzzle platformer game which features elements of a sandbox game. Like other LittleBigPlanet games, LittleBigPlanet 3 places a heavy emphasis on creation.
Players create their own levels, characters, objects, such as power ups, tools, decorations, stickers, or vehicles, hub levels, Pods (effectively the character’s ‘home’), and other things. Players may also share their creations. The core game-play revolves around navigating colorful and vibrant levels with a set character, using power ups, jumping, swimming, swinging, grabbing, interacting with switches and non-player characters, defeating enemies, completing the main objectives, and finding collectibles, such as Collectibells, stickers, materials, objects, and gadgets.