One of the most anticipated games for PS Vita arrived this past week, Little Big Planet. The game is the Vita version of the popular Playstation 3 version. LBP for the Vita is not just a port from the PS3 to the Vita, it is it’s game with all an all new story and adventures.
You of course play as Sackboy that cute cuddly dude from the Playstation versions. The game starts you out on a few tuturial levels to get you familar with the controls on the Vita and get you into the game play. You of course still need to collect as many bubbles and collectibles as you can for each level just like you do in the console versions.
The beginning levels go through the controls and gets you familar with the game. These levels give you a good understanding of the new controls implmented on the Vita version, mainly the touch controls. The new touch controls are really intuative and pretty easy to use.You can use the front touch screen to push some objects,move blocks and make Sackboy jump on special springy blocks. The rear touch screen is also used at times to push blocks from the rear of the level out towards you. My only issues with the touch controls are my short stubby sasauge fingers have issues reaching across the screen at times.
Gameplay is typical LBP gaming. Try and complete the levels while collecting all the stuff you can to try and get 100%. You can play co-op or singleplayer. There are obstalces you need to try and figure how to get around and mysterious ways to get to some of the collectibles. The Pop-it is back and you can fully customize your Sackboy to just about any way you want him to look. There is of course creation mode to where you can create simple or elaborate levels to share with others and you can play on other peoples created levels also. This is where the game really takes off, the user created levels can be amazing and fun to play.
The Vita handles the game with ease. Graphics are beautiful and controls are smooth. This game really takes advantage of the Vitas vibrant screen and its 3-axis accelerometer by making you tilt and rotate your Vita at times to play through a level.
The Vita was made for games like this, LBP really shows off the Vita’s hardware and power. If you have a Vita, do yourself a favor and pick this up for it.