LittleBigPlanet Karting | EGM

If you can look past the fact that it's essentially ModNation Racers with a Sackboy-colored coat of paint, LittleBigPlanet Karting is an enjoyable enough vehicular romp. Still, it's hard to shake the sense that United Front has already made this game once-and they did it better the first time.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF4247d ago

Lol.. exactly what I said when I played the beta on here... It's an.... "I can't believe I'm not Mod Nation Racer" type of game... and got pooped on hard by Sony guys here.

I guess I'm paid off by the same people EGM is.

In other news... at least both consoles get to have the true kart racing king to play with. (besides the real champ mario kart).. but that's Sonic Racing... WAY WAY WAY better than Mod Nation Racer, or LBP Racer.

Ben_Grimm4247d ago

It seems a lot of Kart games are suffering from unbalanced last place weapons the same as the disappointing Mario Kart Wii. Mario Kart U really needs to come back strong and show these other kart games how it’s done. It needs to go back to its n64 roots.

TiberusX874246d ago

OMG, so like... is EGM rating this trashy karting game the same as Halo 4!? Urgh... Worst magazine ever... Psyche! It's spot on.

I am yet to play a Kating game since Crash Team Racing that I really enjoyed a whole lot. Mod Nation Racers wasn't bad though. I think I will skip this one.


Top Ten Under-appreciated Kart Racers

Phil writes, "The kart racer: a sub-genre in the racing game genre that generally features video game mascots and colorful cartoon characters competing in speedy races against one another for the sole goal of crossing the finish line in first place. No doubt Super Mario Kart made this sub-genre popular and put it on the map, but for every well-done Mario-branded racer, there are countless others that fall through the cracks. For this purpose SPC brings back The Tuesday 10s to list ten underrated and under-appreciated kart racers from a wide swath of developers and franchises."

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Applejack1131d ago

I agree with ModNation Racers. I did have a good time with what I did get to play at a friends some time ago. Nickelodeon Racers though? If it’s anything like the original, that’s a hard pass…

Teflon021131d ago

Don't agree with Mario Kart tour as it's not underappreciated. It's just literally not great. Everyone has tried it.

On the other hand ModNation, Mikey's Speedway USA, CTR, and LBPK I agree with. Though CTR with the rereleases recently hasn't been all that underappreciated and that with Diddy Kong Racing are my all time favourite ones. I think sonic transformed is very under appreciated though.

Outside of CTR ModNation is the most underappreciated because the game was amazing and don't think it even sold a million. But the community was always pretty cool. Creating was never hard. But it could be as complex as you wanted it to be so it was for everyone. I'm still praying Sony makes a ModNation Racers sequel for PS5 as the only issue the game had imo was load times and not being 60fps

Horny1131d ago

I hope they do as well, I had the game on ps3 but never spend a good amount of time with it which I kind of regret, would love to give it another go.

BrainSyphoned1131d ago

Chocobo Racing can't get no love

MadLad1131d ago

There's a little known kart game called Bears Can't Drift that had a bunch of potential, was fun to play, but low sales that left the dev to simply abandon the project before fixing technical issues with the game.

They really did have a good game on their hands, but they gave up before it could reach full potential.

phoenixwing1131d ago (Edited 1131d ago )

I remember just only playing the demo of a game called speed punks that game was fun

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Killzone 2, Soul Calibur 5, Time Crisis: Razing Storm and more running on the PC thanks to RPCS3

YouTube’s ‘reznoire’ has shared some new videos, showing Killzone 2, Soul Calibur 5, Time Crisis: Razing Storm, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, LittleBigPlanet Karting and more running on the PC thanks to the amazing Playstation 3 emulator, RPCS3.

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PrinceOfAnger2209d ago (Edited 2209d ago )

played all ps3 exclusives
last gen when i owned the system haven't played asura wrath though will play it on this emulator

Teflon022208d ago

Couldn't you just use a much more playable Xbox 360 Emu for that?

Rhythmattic2208d ago

Fark... I almost forgot how good K2 looked....
I must go boot it up on my PS3 and play through it again.....

MadLad2208d ago

And then the 20fps comes into play and you question whether it is even worth it.

ChrisW2208d ago (Edited 2208d ago )

The frame rate drop wasn't that bad... The sloppy controls are what ruined it for me.

Maybe someone can make the controls better through the emulator?

Rhythmattic2208d ago

Most frame drops where due to streaming and loading a new level...
As far as in combat, i didn't notice a drop at all.
So your right, but also wrong.

MadLad2208d ago

I'm not. Go play 2 and 3 again. I might be more in-tune being I usually play at very high fps, but the game definitely drops into the low 20s during combat, and on multiple occasions.

Scar-2208d ago

Its funny how bitchy pc gamer are about frame rates but they are silent as mice with this. I get that its going to be better eventually but its been muddy and unplayable for MONTHS now stop showing it till its done. Whats the point of playing ps3 games on a pc at a far worst frame rate aside from being a fanboy??

Doge2208d ago

“Whats the point of playing ps3 games on a pc at a far worst frame rate aside from being a fanboy??”

Another PS3 emulator article, another person who doesn’t get it.

MadLad2208d ago

We'll wait on the inevitably superior emulated version.
You can drop $40 on the lackluster, up-res compilation down the the road.

We both win.

riibhu2208d ago

" I get that its going to be better eventually "
there you already have your answer. As for this article it's purpose is to show the progress, not final result. So why stop?? You don't have to read it.

Vegamyster2208d ago

You're assuming that those who complain about FPS are the same people who are playing this, very few people will actually try to play this in its current shape.

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YoungKingDoran2208d ago

Crazy. I dont have a good PC to emulate these games (still have my ps3 anyway) but it makes me happy knowing in another ~15 years I might be able to just boot up some of these classics on my then potatoPC from 2029

mogwaii2208d ago

Yay all those monster elite pcs can play more old games, awesome.