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Written by Nathan Love
LittleBigPlanet is one of the core exclusive franchises for the PlayStation 3, and it doesn’t take much brainpower to figure out why. Announced back in 2007 with a release date of October 2008, LittleBigPlanet has since garnered nearly universal acclaim among the gaming community and critics alike, as well as selling nearly four and a half million copies worldwide. Described as one of the PS3’s “killer apps”, LittleBigPlanet is a fun, quirky, and gorgeous puzzle-platformer and creative tool that appeals to a wide variety of casual and hardcore gamers alike.
Right off the bat, the tutorials (narrated by the illustrious Stephen Fry) set the tone for the rest of the game. Your character, an adorable little Sackperson, can jump, push and pull objects, and animate in a variety of endearing and hilarious ways. The level design is, at heart, fairly standard puzzle-platforming fare; you must navigate your character from point A to point B, with various obstacles to avoid and overcome in your way. There are points to collect, harrowing jumps to be had, checkpoints after major struggles, and a goal at the end of every level- in every way, it is the very model of the genre.
Written by Micah Messer
What do you get when you mix together Mario Kart and LittleBigPlanet? LittleMarioBigKart…Planet? Wrong! You get Modnation Racers— a game that attempts to blend the sweet, sweet kart racing goodness of Mario Kart with the deep customization aspects of LBP, a task in which it ultimately succeeds. The result, is a product that anybody can pick up and have fun with, and hardcore fans of kart racing will completely fall in love with.
Presentation wise, Modnation Racers is very good. The game looks great as you drift around turns or fly through the air, weapons look and sound devastatingly powerful, and the tracks are a delight to look at. Interface is also great and the online multiplayer component of the game is very well implemented, but I’ll get into that a little more in a bit. Also, the soundtrack is comprised of some fun, up beat tunes that fit the mood of the game quite well.