Hi everyone, today we bring the review of the new entry to the absolutely fantastic, critically-acclaimed series, LittleBigPlanet. The game was shown as one of the major titles on the Vita back at E3 a couple of years ago, and now it has finally made it’s way to the portable console. Let’s take a look at how good it is…

LittleBigPlanet Vita is a fantastic addition to the LBP family, matching up to the standards of LittleBigPlanet 2. Most of the features available in the core LBP2 game are available on the Vita with the addition of the excellent touch controls. The game runs like LBP2 and is quite fluid, pretty and easy to use.

The addition of the new touch controls will allow creators to spawn all kinds of new ideas for gameplay and will add a huge number of new possible gameplay experiences. They open up all kinds of new possibilities which may have just been too hard to replicate on the PS3. Things like table hockey, ping pong, foosball and chess are all now possible to build in LBP with the use of touch.

The story mode is brilliant, an eerie carnival themed trail of levels with a variety of different experiences – each level topping the one before it in terms of innovation. New possibilities are introduced and demonstrated in each level and these story levels are great for providing inspiration to aspiring creators.

As ever, the game is narrated by the fantastic Stephen Fry, who’s voice is perfect for the fantasy nature of the LittleBigPlanet games – I’ve often wondered if they created the music and intro videos to suit his voice or if they found Stephen Fry because his voice suited them.

The game runs very nicely in offline mode and there is very little glitching and framerate drops. However, when you enter online mode, this can change depending on the strength of your internet connection. Overall though, the game runs quite well in singleplayer and multiplayer.

Create mode contains a full set of creative tools, with a few new ones added in. It is likely that ANYTHING you could make in LittleBigPlanet 2 (with the exception of DLC tools) can be made in LBP Vita – enhanced with touch gameplay.

Costumes in LBP Vita are fully cross-compatible; any costume which is purchased in LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Vita or LittleBigPlanet Karting will be available in the other 2 games. In other words, a single costume purchase will work in all three games. Any past costumes purchased can be imported to the Vita, however, not all of them are available yet – they are, however, in the pipeline!

I urge you all to buy the LBP Vita Rare Launch T-Shirt. The launch shirt is a huge part of each new launch, and, although it is quite expensive at €4.99/£3.99 – it will never be available to purchase again. It’s a nice thing to have and will be available in LBP2, Vita and Karting for the one purchase.

Well, thank you for reading our review – we will try and bring you more information and updates about LBP2, Vita and Karting in future… here are the final scores: