GAMING WITH THE KIDS: LITTLEBIGPLANET 3

Customisable cuteness

LittleBigPlanet 3 is part cooperative platformer, part creation toolkit.

The platforming side of LittleBigPlanet 3 has varying degrees of difficulty, but the great thing here that makes GAMING WITH THE KIDS work is that there is no timer, revival checkpoints are frequent and really difficult parts are infrequent.  What makes LittleBigPlanet 3 stand out is that it adds three layers of depth to the 2D sidescrolling genre. The game can also be played with up to four players, which is a big plus for whole family gaming time.

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Varied gameplay +

The creation side of things is very deep and complex, but placing stickers and objects is easy as. Plus, slapping them on top of your cooperative partner will have you and your little one giggling.

As the adult gamer, you might find creating a custom stage for your kid to be fun in and of itself, let alone the joy to be had when you play through the stage with them. I’d recommend writing their name, using their favourite colour and using the bounce pads. Lots of bounce pads!

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Create it your way

Beyond the 2D stages, there are loads of minigames and custom stages that have all sorts of perspectives, have you controlling vehicles and weird ones that do things like play music. I played one stage that was essentially Xevious.

LittleBigPlanet 3 boasts millions of stages (8+), as all previous stages from the first two games works here too. The cream really does rise to the top when you browse through the recommended stages. This essentially makes the reputability endless.

Get going while the going is good

If you are a PlayStation Plus subscriber, LittleBigPlanet 3 is one of the free games for the month of February. Like always, we recommend activating all the free games, as they will stay in your library as long as you subscribe.

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Brilliant box art too

Get your game on

Our motto at VERSUS PLAYER is Games, life and everything in-between. GAMING WITH THE KIDS will be an ongoing series where we look at games that you can play with kids, to help you balance life (and everything in-between) with your gaming time.

If you liked this you might like one of BEST OF THE WEB picks, Super Mario Bros. Crossover. This is a game that will make you feel like a kid again yourself.

Happy gaming!

Joe

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When not playing with the kids or pottering in the garden, Joe is jumping between console and PC gaming, watching anime or sci-fi, reading comics or seeking out a new addition for his R2 collection.

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