LITTLEBIGPLANET PS VITA
indecisive much? Is it little, or is it big? Make up your bloody
Regardless, TeensyHugeGlobe is ace. Maybe itís implying that
the Vitaís diminutive? No, itís also on PS3. Maybe they shrunk their
PS3 like an old Twisties packet in an oven then? Nah... Maybe itís
because the lead character Ė Sackboy (or girl!) - is wee in a
comparatively hefty world? Meh, it doesnít matter.
What does matter is that IttybittyProdigiousAsteroid suits
the Vita like suits suit Don Draper. Touch controls that are often
cumbersome are at home Ė and sensibly a marker indicates where
digits are plopped upon the back screen. Now thatís admirable
Delve into the Stephen Fry-fuelled story mode, tolerate a tad too
much cut-sceney stuff and quite some tutorially mishegas and five
fairly-biggish platformer levels that are both traditional and fresh
remain. As with previous incarnations, collecting stickers like a
crazed collectastical thingís the go as you A-to-B trundle, all in
the name of whatever the levelís advisor wants it to be in the name
of. Plus you can use Vitaís camera to snap whatever you consider
snapworthy and wallpaper the joint. Meanwhile, puzzles aplenty pop
en route, as do side mission minigames, including a funktastic
variation on the appallingly-spelled Whac-a-Mole.
However, MinisculeGinormousSphereís more about community.
Sure you can share story progress with other travellers, but level
creation, sharing, ranking and Ė umm, thatís kinda it - is where
things are really at. We recently discussed with a friend intrigue
at kiddy fascination with Minecraft. Seriously, let them
loose on the creator in this gorgeous LittleBigPuppy and you
may forget that they exist. With added touch controls itís even more
flowy and inspiring, too.
As somebody exactly like the delightfully ambrosial Mr Fry might
opine, taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once.
It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully...