IGN: "LBP Karting isn't an interesting racer and doesn't live up to the expectations set by the franchises that inspired it"
Ouch. I didn't enjoy the Beta very much, but I didn't expect this. This review seems to be pretty well below the average score, typical IGN I guess; either way too high a score or too low.
Well it's just a score but the reviewer was way too hard on this game. I have been playing the story mode as I got my copy today and this has all the charm of the main LBPs. The racing is fun, I dont see where he got 'lack of excitement' as a reason to penalize the game because it's pretty awesome especially in the car combat levels.
i wish them all the luck and many hits to stay relevant as for LBPK, i'll buy it anyway
I didn't like the beta so I was expecting low reviews, but a 5 out of 10? Damn, IGN is essentially saying the game is crap. ***"it's pretty awesome especially in the car combat levels."*** Agreed. The combat levels is where I had most fun during the beta.
IGN's is the only low score so far.
How come most of the time a game gets a low score ( mainly a ps3 game ) the author always go on about an inner soul thought spiritual mind inner being-esque type of reasoning as to why the game is bad.Never a real solid reason.....Hell you could say you just didnt like it and id be more okay with that than " without ever finding its own voice."type of crap You go on to make all the little changes from the original 2 LBP some how seem bad yet criticize it for being the same .. Its little big planet kart racing nothing more... I dont expect it to get 10's or 9's but a 5 .. Im not even surprised IGNornant
I love how, when some website posts a low review score of a highly hyped game, forumers come in with the defense of "Yeah well IGN gave it a _____" like it negates the other review, and then when both websites agree, people say "Yeah and I saw IGN gave it a _____" as if that validates the other review somehow. Now there's a low score in which IGN is the minority and people are like "Yeah well IGN sucks anyway." Here's the thing about reviews...they're all written by humans. Keep that in mind when reading, no matter where it's posted ^_^
I agree I didn't enjoy the beta too much either.. :/ One thing that I noticed no one really touched on yet was that the driving was SO slow...
Yeah they gave halo which is still lacking inspiring environments (still bland), innovation (still the same-o same-o) a 9 I believe, but this (lbp karting) lacks "excitement" lol. Everything in halo 4 is predictable and the same. I know different reviewers, I'm using it as a point that reviewers are lacking professionalism and standards.
And the graphics look very outdated and disappointing as well...
But a 5? I mean that's a borderline unplayable game at that score; according to IGN.
How can cloth, wood or metal look outdated? You DO understand the nature of LBP games, don't you?
@Merrill if 5 is unplayable to you, what do you consider a 2 or a 1? Does that suck the life force out of you and kill you? A 5 is a game that is average, it does nothing very well, but its not a terrible game. There are more numbers on the review score table.
better looking than most xbox 360 games anw so hate more
@Merrill No, according to IGN's scale a 5 is mediocre. I don't know when a 5 became unplayable. Now a 2.5, THAT's borderline unplayable.
What if I said that the wood, metal and cardboard graphics and textures of LBP2 looks much better than this crap? Would you still disagree?
@ZombieNinjaPanda, meant to give you a disagree (Accidentally gave you an agree). While yeah, TECHNICALLY a 5/10 means average, the way EVERY scoring system works, dramatically screws things up when they're that low when it comes to an averaging percentage. So if you have a game that gets a 10/10, two 9/10's, and then a 5/10, the first three scores are going to set the average, but that 5/10 is going to dramatically lower the final percentage. So when you take all that into account, yes, a 5/10 is a very low score. It literally does not matter if the reviewer even states that a 5/10 is meant to indicate an average game, when that score is calculated in a percentage, for example, the way Metacritic works, then that reviewers score is going to lower the final score to a pretty decent extent. I really hope I don't need to explain that a third time.
Well they seem to hark on the new mechanics not being as fun as the MNR mechanics. As much as I really like seeing Sackboy in a different genre like kart racing, I think I'd have preferred an MNR 2. It had a really unique thing going with its hub, creation, and style that the LBP tone lost. Still, a 5 seems extreme, and the review was expectedly brief for me. Seems to be getting 7-8 everywhere else
I liked everything about MNR except for the loading times.
I agree MNR 2 would've made a lot more sense, more polish, fixing the issues with the original and enhancing the current karting and creating systems would've made it a potentially amazing game. But this one seems more just trying to capitalize on the LBP name.
Typical IGN? They just have Halo a 9.8. How is 9.8 below average? Oh wait...you meant that they hate Sony right? Smh, get your fanboy the hell outta here. So now unless a game scores 9 even they get called out. Some of you are sad cases.
It's not that they hate Sony. They gave Uncharted 3 a perfect 10. What seems to be happening lately with IGN is that they only seem to like some specific titles from specific publishers. Every single CoD and GTA are perfect games in their book. And lately they seem really jaded, and complain about everything in games from publishers that don't, well, PAY them. I used to think all this "paying reviewers" was only conspiracy theory, but in the last few months the IGN reviews look really suspicious.
Mentblake, if you check out Metacritic you will see something very interesting. Look at the scores they've given to all the recent so called 'console sellers' on Vita and PS3 and it makes for an interesting discussion. He also says that you can't fully customise your racer which is wrong. You can make any vehicle you want and adjust it to your liking.
Gribble, you used to be a typical troll but did a huge reversal. Now you sound like a real gamer. So please don't go back to the conspiracy theories or the excuses. Its just an opinion. And you should know by now that metacritic doesn't carry any weight. Only thing you should read in reviews is too see if the game is buggy or glitchy.
you are just acting silly! Go to Meta critic. This game has 15 reviews so far, 1 is 5 by ign. 3 is 7 and 7.5 Points and amongst them is gamespot. The rest are all 9s and 8s. Something is stinking here. all those people liked it, but this guy, he just didn't!
Funny role reversal in the space of a few hours. First Halo 4 receives mainly good reviews; it receives a couple of low scores that have strayed from the general concensus and when 360 fanboys cry foul play all the PS3 fanboys only focus on these couple of low scores and talk about how all the high scoring reviews were paid off and how the low scoring reviewers are only being honest and genuine. Now, LBP Kart receives a good few high scores and when some sites mark it down PS3 fanboys call foul play and discuss how those reviewers are paid off or 360 fanboys, completely forgetting their argument that the low scoring reviewers are only being honest. I'm not aiming this at anyone in particular above me by the way, just wanted to point it out somewhere! I wouldn't be getting my knickers in a twist over a karting game anyway, Mod Nation Racers was one of the first games I got for my PS3 and, while it had it's moments, it taught me that when it comes to karting games the only ones that seem to have a bit of magic star a certain Italian plumber.
I agree I was not impressed with the Beta it just felt too slow and flat. I am a big MNR fan I got it for the PS3 and did get it for my PSV but I felt not having MP on it let it down on the PSV so I sold it. I was also looking forward to getting this on the PSV as I thought All Stats and this were going to be cross PS3/PSV but then I found out it was not on the PSV. Im not quite sure how United Front Games have managed to mess up LBP Karting as it sounds like they have used the same formula as MNR but some how gone wrong with it this time round. I think ill be getting Sega All Stars for the PSV rather than this for the PS3 this time round. But that said this is the 1st review I have seen of the game so have to have a see what other people say.
Personally, I'd give two additional points (7/10) if the price was reduced to $40, which I think better represents its true worth
Having watched/listened to the review, I'd say it's a fair score. I don't think you can just say "typical IGN". The reviewer does justify his criticisms, and being a massive fan of ModNation Racers I would say that LBP Karting is a step backwards - in many respects. Why limit car customisation options? Why is there no auto-populate in Course Creator? Why make multiplayer more difficult to access than it was in MNR? Why is there no online ranking system or progression? This review is below the 'average' score, but that doesn't automatically mean you should discount it. I too had my concerns in the Beta, and by the looks of it United Front Games has made a kart racer its indirect predecessor supersedes. *anticipates disagrees for not following the herd*
I don't understand why Modnation Racers wasn't better received. I thought it was really great. Had such a blast playing it with my friends - all of us yelling and hollering at the screen. Whew man, was good fun. I think going for LBP Karting was a silly idea. I suppose they thought they'd merge the two franchises and because of the popularity of LBP it would work better in their favor, but I think going with MNR2 (as Alpha suggested) would have been a better idea. It had everything going for it and could have been improved upon, bolstering another unique IP.
yeah i agree, just trust reviews for what they are. i mean halo 4 got 5/10 and even a 2/10, people are going to have disagreements on littlebigplanet karting, its just the way it is. im not mad, its someones opinion.
The same reviewer gave Modnation Racers a 9 and Uncharted 3 a 10 so I don't see how he's a fanboy. He describes it as basically average but on IGN that usually means around a 6-7. I think the review is fair though but now they're actually using the full scale just for this review which is odd. In the beta the game just felt empty to me and I didn't really have much fun playing it. But yes I do know the beta isn't the full game either.
IGN wasn't an App on LIVE back then. That's something we can't ignore in my opinion.
Gribble, was IGN an app when they gave Twisted Metal and Starhawk 9's and Witcher 2 8.5? Genuine question. What about when they gave Journey 9 out of 10 as well? Unfinished swam too. . .when did IGN become an app on xbox live?