Written by Cynella; PSHG Founder
Up until 2008, games were only played on the weekends in my house and even then only when it was raining or we just felt like staying in. Even though I liked games, I just had other things that held my interest. When I heard about Little Big Planet coming out, I was more than a little bit excited. There was finally a game that allowed the player to not only customize the characters, but create games and entire worlds as well. Me and my husband spent an extremely long time creating our first level, The Gothic Manor. Fine tuning every little aspect of the game until we were satisfied the level was aesthetically pleasing and not too easy to beat.
We spent hours playing the custom levels that other users had created and ooo’d and aww’d at some of the masterpieces. Even though the music levels weren’t really thrilling to play, it was amazing to see how much time and thought someone put into a level to recreate ENTIRE songs, by simply using a series of notes that the developers created. By the time Little Big Planet 2 came out, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to purchase it. In addition to new levels for the story line, Little Big Planet 2 brought more user interactive tools. Now you could create different types of games and more.
On March 22nd, Media Molecule announced another great game, Little Big Planet Karting. I don’t know about you, but I have a soft spot in my heart for Karting Games. In 1992, I received Mario Kart for Christmas for my Super Nintendo. My favorite driver was Bowser, each kart had different capabilities and he just fit my driving style the best. While racing, you would pick up boxes that would allow you to have a super power for a limited time. Wether it was dropping a banana peel, shooting a turtle shell, or being invincible, it always felt great to torture your opponents. Media Molecule has taken what we loved about Mario Kart and added a Little Big Planet twist to develop Little Big Planet Karting.
As you can see, they have taken the familiar characters and prize bubbles and added them into this game. There are tools that will help you to create cars and customize your characters.
This is a LBP game, so we could never talk about it without mentioning the Create tools. LBP Karting is set in an entirely 3D world that will enable players to create rich and varied gameplay experiences. Tons of familiar LBP gadgets will be present, along with a new toolbox specifically tailored to allow for building in LBP Karting’s 3D world. Along with fan-favorite racing and battle modes, players will be able to modify the rules of the game itself to create completely new modes and challenges. All of this is wrapped up in a community experience that should have LBP fans feeling right at home. – (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/03/22/littlebigplanet-karting-is-coming-to-ps3/)