When LittleBigPlanet 3 hit stores, it was hailed as the future of action-adventure games. It took gaming to a whole new level and showed us how graphics can be used to energize and entertain. It’s also been touted as a game that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to go back to work. That being said, LittleBigPlanet 3 is a work of art in and of itself. The story and Act I have you jumping at the first sign of a potential challenge and Act II will have you wondering how you were so lucky as to have been chosen to play. The controls are simple, straightforward, and fun. You control a private talking bird, named Bud, as you fight to save the environment from a devastating flood. It’s a classic action-adventure game with a side of strategy. The graphics are top-notch and the LittleBigPlanet series is nothing if not a lovesick fan. The music is also an absolute hit with the entire family, even the non-graphic-minded. Now, how much do you know about graphics? Check out our top LittleBigPlanet 3 reviews for the best of both worlds, the fairy tale and the real-life.
While you will definitely be able to enjoy the familiar storyline and characters from previous games in the LittleBigPlanet series, there are new touches that make this title stand out. Let’s start with the graphics. The game has been equipped with a high-res, fully-featured engine, meaning you can see everything the game is capable of. The game also features new lighting and silhouettes, as well as materials, allowing you to see the environment and characters a little more clearly. Be it the score, the weather, or the animals you meet, everything feels vibrant, real, and alive. The sound is also there, and it’s just as fun as it was back in the day. The only complaint I have is that some of the music is too muddled, and there is a bit of an odd volume to it, but overall, everything about LittleBigPlanet 3 is top-notch.
As much as we love our LittleBigPlanet games, the 3D models and textures in the game have also gotten a workout. LittleBigPlanet 3 gives each character a unique look, from the sad-looking Bud to Busta Rhymes’ dancing bird friend, Sparky. The cel-shading effect that appears on the bird model is one of the most recognizable styles in computer graphics, and it’s especially fun in this highly stylized world. If you’re feeling particularly shadery, you can also add a few lights to the party, turning the model into a blinding light show.
This one’s obvious, but we’ll get round to it anyway: controls. This is the part where we get emotional. The controls in LittleBigPlanet 3 are incredibly easy to pick up and use, perhaps because they were designed to be accessible to kids back in the day. Before having to learn the ins and outs of the “y” and “i” buttons, you can already feel yourself effortlessly moving through the various stages of Adventure and Early Harbor. As you progress through the levels, you’ll also start to notice that the game gives you more information about the environment, animals, and weather as you move closer to the end. This is all very reassuring and reassuring because it means that, no matter where you are, there is always somewhere to go and something to do.
This is another area in which LittleBigPlanet 3 excels. The storytelling in LittleBigPlanet 3 is simply amazing. From the simple interactions between players, through to the colorful, adventure-worthy characters, the story in LittleBigPlanet 3 is nothing short of magical. There are no dull moments in this tale, and the characters you meet are all well-defined, compelling individuals. This is no exaggeration, as there are scenes in the game where you genuinely want to root for the characters and feel for them. It’s easy to see why the game topped many kids’ favorite games of all time polls.
This is perhaps one of the highlights of the game, and it’s easy to see why. The music in LittleBigPlanet 3 is simply amazing. It’s not just the bright and frequently-updated sounds of the game, but it’s also the soothing nature of it all. There is a calming, soothing sound to all of the tracks, as well as a few that are more dramatic. This, together with the brilliant voice acting, make the game sound like it’s been made for kids, not the parent who has to do everything themselves.
This is another area in which the game excels, and it’s definitely the one most likely to spark an emotional response from the player. You’ll feel warm and fuzzy whenever you see the beautiful, hand-painted art, as well as the more traditional water and earth visuals. The platforming, meanwhile, is still678(k) and old-school, with no casual activities or strange obstacles to jump around in a glacial, steady-state. It feels good to leap from one branch to the next, and it looks great too. This is the ultimate team-building activity, as you and your friends play through diversely themed levels, collecting all the various little diversions and items that decorate the world.
The future of video games is definitely in the hands of children. When they see a game like LittleBigPlanet 3, they’re likely to think of it as a fun, relaxing, kids-only fantasy. But don’t kid yourself; this is not a kid’s game. This is for adults who want to feel nostalgic and young, and for kids who want to feel young again. This is a game that requires a solid technical/financial investment, and it’s certainly worth it. The most important thing to remember is that you are never truly old unless you’ve been drinking and smoking for the past twenty-four hours, so don’t start drinking and smoking right away, and don’t do any drugs or anything that might get you in trouble. You’ve been keeping yourself busy for the past few years, and you don’t need to start winding down on the outside just yet.