LittleBigPlanet 3 is a puzzle-platformer video game developed by Sumo Digital for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 and is the sequel to LittleBigPlanet 2.
Check launch trailer from E2014 in june 2014
It was released in November 2014, and it is the third entry in the main LittleBigPlanet series, sixth 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.
The title received mixed to positive reviews, with critics citing the many new gameplay elements, such as the addition and different play styles of the new characters, while criticizing the co-op play, and game breaking bugs.
Characters and abilities
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 also pick up other light objects and characters. Big Toggle is much larger and heavier than Sackboy and can weigh down platforms or pressure plates. He can also turn into a miniature version of himself called Little Toggle, who can walk quickly on the surface of water, is very small and can fit through tight spaces. Level creators can choose which characters the player can switch between during gameplay.In addition, Sackboy now has a climbing ability which seems to work on rope-based textures like vines.
All previous downloadable content packs from LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2 are transferable to LittleBigPlanet 3.
New tools and power-ups
LittleBigPlanet 3 introduces several new 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 also able to make their own using the new Power-up Creator. There are also 70 new tools, in addition to enhanced ones retained from three previous titles, LittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita.
In LittleBigPlanet 3, players can play any levels created in LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2. The PlayStation 4 version of the game is rendered with an improved graphics engine and textures at 1080p resolution (while the PlayStation 3 version renders at 720p).
Unlike previous games in the series which had three playable layers of depth, LittleBigPlanet 3 allows creators to use 16 layers.
Players are now limited by the new “Dynamic Thermometer”, or the amount of hard drive capacity in the system. In addition, players can now extend, or “stitch”, their levels to make them longer.
LittleBigPlanet 3 received mixed to positive reviews. It received an aggregated score of 80.80% on GameRankings based on 40 reviews and 79/100 on Metacritic based on 62 reviews.
Justin Clark from Joystiq gave the game a 4/5, praising the more connected level, change of pacing and scale in adventure mode, new characters and items, as well as the Hook Hat, a new feature in LittleBigPlanet 3. He also praised the user-friendly and satisfying creation mode and accessible tutorial. He stated that
“LittleBigPlanet 3 is a foundation, upon which eager minds can start building even more inspiring content, and that process has been made more accessible than ever before.“
- developer:Sumo Digital
- publisher:Sony Computer Entertainment
- date of release:18.november 2014.
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