LittleBigPlanet 3

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LittleBigPlanet 3
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Genre: Platform
Platforms: PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Release Date: November 18th, 2014
Developer: Sumo Digital
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Made in: United Kingdom
Franchise: LittleBigPlanet
Previous Game: LittleBigPlanet 2

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 series creator Media Molecule assisting in an undisclosed capacity.

Why It Rocks

  1. The game introduces three new characters, Toggle, Swoop, and Oddsock. All four characters have their own abilities.
    • Sackboy can use power ups and now has the ability to climb on certain panel surfaces. All of Sackboy's previous abilities are also present.
    • Toggle can switch between two forms, Little Toggle and Big Toggle, with Big Toggle being heavier and able to carry heavier objects, and Little Toggle being lighter and faster.
    • Swoop can accend at will and can drop fast into a dive.
    • Oddsock moves very fast and can easily wall jump.
  2. The game has hub worlds and side quests, giving the player more to do.
  3. Great gameplay.
  4. Charming characters.
  5. Incredibly beautiful and colorful graphics.
  6. Full voice acting in story mode.
  7. Plenty of prize bubbles to collect, giving you costumes, materials, stickers, and objects.
  8. The new characters are fully customizable, just like Sackboy.
  9. A more dynamic Create mode, with 16 layers to work with, compared to the 3 of the previous games.
  10. The game features a Power-up Creator, with allows you to build your own power ups.
  11. A new Sackpocket feature is available with level creators being able to choose five power-ups for Sackboy to use.
  12. The tutorials are clever this time around, since they're in the form of full levels dubbed Pop It Puzzles. These levels allow you to use a special powerup that allows you to edit in play mode, which is actually a creative idea for tutorials.
  13. Items from the predecessors can be transferred to the game, just like the predecessor allowing you to transfer your LBP1 items to your LBP2 profile.
  14. The game allows you to use Create mode right from the start.
  15. A charming plot.
  16. A great soundtrack, and all of the songs from the first two games are included, custom songs too.
  17. Tons of replay value.
  18. More tools and objects to make the gameplay more dynamic.
  19. There are three craters with adventure mode levels in them. Use these craters to make more complicated adventures or movies with up to 15 levels.
  20. To go along with this adventure level feature, you can create missions to do in the adventure and a few more gates are added to deal with the activation and completion of these missions.

Bad Qualities

  1. The game is extremely short, with only 4 worlds (Or Books, as the game calls them)
  2. Most of the tutorials are now merely video tutorials unlike the ones from LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2 where there is a lot of actual tutorials to go along with the video tutorials. The new narrator for the new video tutorials doesn't have the charm of Stephen Fry. In fact the video tutorials aren't even on the disc or stored on the hard drive so if you're offline, you can't view these tutorials.
  3. The new characters aren't really used much in the game, thanks to the short length.
  4. Loads of technical issues.
  5. The multiplayer still isn't split screen.
  6. Loading can take a while, just like the previous games, and can actually take extremely long for levels with more data.
  7. Most levels from LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2 are broken when played in LittleBigPlanet 3, including the DLC levels in premium level packs.
  8. The Memorizer from the last game's DC Comics Level DLC is not obtainable even with the DC Comics level pack from LittleBigPlanet 2.
  9. The voice acting is hard to skip compared to the text.
  10. The new characters don't even cooporate together in the game (Except in one level).
  11. The game launched with major game breaking glitches such as completely broken multiplayer on PS4 which created a permanent scar on the series. In fact there was a glitch that when you quickly switched to a DLC world from the main adventure you went to a menu where you can edit Story mode levels which was later removed, meaning that this was not intended. Editing the story levels revealed that some logic component gadgets were used that were not actually given to the player and those players captured these logic components and gadgets and started distributing those components in prize bubbles. This resulted in the franchise yet getting a fourth sequel and can be considered dead, if a fourth sequel never gets released.
    • The PS3 version was worse than the PS4 version, with far more severe glitches, rendering the game borderline unplayable.
  12. To this day no LittleBigPlanet titles have servers running in Japan, meaning that no people can go on the servers in Japan.

Game Tips

  1. To ace the first level, you need to have the Boost Boots, which are obtainable in the third book of the game. After obtaining them, go back to this level and use the Boost Boots to get up on the ledge. Then, you'll ace the level.