The gameplay for this game is a lot of fun and the little add-ons to customize your character. I loved playing the game, but the load times made it too frustrating to continue playing.
One of my favorite parts about handheld gaming is the short load times. I can normally start a game and finish a level in the time that I am waiting for a friend to come grab me for a night out or any of the other random times in my life where I have five minutes to spare and don't want to boot up my Wii or 360. This is not the case with Little Big Planet on the PSP. It took five minutes to even get into a level which is really frustrating. I wanted to spend five minutes playing, not watching a load screen. The reason this is so frustrating is that I know other games on the PSP do not take this long to load, so I feel like they should have sacrificed something to make the game load faster. I don't know if that something should have been graphics or customization features, but something needed to happen to make this game more enjoyable to play and with less load times. Also if you're going to have such ridiculously long load times, at least make your loading screen pleasant to look at.
So I give gameplay 8 stars, but the 1 star for loading time makes this go down to a 5 overall.
posted by asskickula (DENHAM SPRINGS, LA) Jun 24, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
I walked into this game as a blind man. Did not know what to expect from it. Found it to be very similar to Mod Nation Racers with the create, share, play theme. Found the single player campaign to be fun and entertaining. But, also found it to be easy. The puzzles are not difficult to figure out. The only aggravating part is trying to get to some of the collectibles. Felt like I was playing a typical side scroller and had to find ways to jump extra high or figure out where to go and get all items in a level. Single player was a little too easy.
Personally, I would rather play a game than create and work on it. The creating and modifications of Sackboy and the world of Little Big Planet is not my cup of tea. Now, downloading other peoples creations is nice and adds to the fun and challenge apart from the single player campaign. Paying for any DLC is not worth the price and doe snot add any value.
I haven't played LBP for PS3 so this was all new for me. I was really let down by the long load times. Between every level there's a load time, starting up the game is a load time. From turning on the system to the level select it took over 2 minutes. It would prompt you with messages and play a video introduction explaining the game every single time you started up. You can skip the video but you have to wait forever for the game to load the video and your memory.
The controls are mushy and jump doesn't work like you would expect it to. There are too many problems with being in the wrong perspective and not being able to get somewhere or falling to your death. Some of the levels are extremely difficult to accomplish and can get annoying. It's not hard in the sense that the game is hard but that the controls just don't work well enough to easily make your way through some parts.
The game is a little short and the levels people make to download aren't that great. Halfway through the game I was a little bored with it. It's a lot of the same thing over and over. It was fun for a while and a few of the later levels are interesting but it's nowhere near as good as Loco Roco.