IGN: Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves Review

Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves is a demo of what LittleBigPlanet and Move can do together -- it teases to look for more Move stuff after LittleBigPlanet 2. Being a demo, it's a short experience that isn't very deep. If you're a PlayStation Plus member and get the game for free, you should download it without question. However, if you need to actually fork over money for it, you need to weigh the pros and cons. The game's solid and can be fun, but it's not all that exciting to be the PlayStation Move player and just move blocks for a Sackboy you're not controlling.

Presentation - 7.0
Graphics - 7.0
Sound - 7.5
Gameplay - 7.0
Lasting Appeal - 5.5

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fedex6823292d ago

It is IGN what did you expect?

BulletProofVess3292d ago

So true.

Personally I loved it.
Great way to play with the gf.

And it was free who could ask more

-Alpha3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

Isn't this free for Plus Members?

Edit: nevermind. I think it's like $5 for normal PSN users.


What did you expect, 9/10? What didn't you like about the review? The thing has some weird requirements though. Don't you HAVE to have a Move and friends who have to use a dualshock?

I'm just waiting for the demo this December and trying really hard to get into the beta

DigitalAnalog3292d ago

Did the graphics get significantly lower that it warranted a 7/10?

Look at the hilariously embedded subtext under the Graphics description:

There are the usual LittleBigPlanet sound effects and music. Nothing crazy.

Gee, I didn't realize sound had some direct effect on the graphics.

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Zydake3292d ago

Yeah I saw this earlier. He wrote Move is Boring. Does Greg mean without the move it would be better or the Move didn't have a big input into it as it should? But wtf tho it's a demo for the move for LBP2 like he said so it shouldnt be a big issue.

Zydake3292d ago

I'd like to add that it sucks that the Nav controller cannot be used.

jjohan353292d ago

Wow so now they resort to reviewing demos? Really? I wonder if Milo and Kate ever got a demo review...

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Abash3292d ago

Well it's basically a tiny piece of LBP2 put on the PlayStation Store. It even comes with LBP2, so it's hard to give it a score of a full PSN game

IHateYouFanboys3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

its not a piece of LBP2 though - its running on the original LBP engine, not the upgraded LBP2 one.

its LBP + Move, and like the review said, its short and pretty boring with basically no replay value since there are no collectibles. hence the 6.5/10.

and to the people bagging IGN for reviewing a 'demo' - unless you subscribe to the voucher-book PS+ you have to BUY this 'demo'. also, if its just a 'demo' then why does it have trophies? demos dont have trophies.

you need to get over your illogical hatred of IGN. oh noes, they dont give every PS3 exclusive 10/10 - doesnt mean theyre biased.

IHateYouFanboys3292d ago

can i ask why i got bombarded with disagrees?

is this game running on the LBP2 engine? no.
is this game short with little replay value? yes. it only has 10 levels, with no collectables.
is this game a demo? no. its a PSN game that you have to pay for, unless youre a PS+ subscriber then you get it for 'free'. it also has trophies, further cementing the fact that its not a demo.
are people bagging IGN for reviewing this game? yes, because they just dont like a sony exclusive getting anything less than 10/10.

to be honest, 6.5/10 is probably more than id give this game. its NOT a demo, but its got less than 1 hours gameplay and no reason to play through it more than twice - once using the controller, once using move.

just because its a PS3 exclusive it doesnt automatically mean its a 9+/10 game.

DigitalAnalog3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

Can IGN at LEAST rate this game for what it is? The way you're implying is that this game is competing with the likes of Uncharted 2 and GOW III.

It is what it is, a mini-MOVE game featuring LBP and for $5.99, there are "add-on" packs for the same price range but here you at least get a GAME. What does 6/10 mean? Mediocre? Or is the MOVE implementation is barely worth trying for? Does it keep the value of said price? If so, why bother making mini-games available on PSN/XBL since they don't offer much replay value anyways nor can they achieve high scores according to your standards.

Note: Please stop using the mantra "PS3 exclusives = 9+/10 game". A great game deserves great scores PS3 or not.

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nycredude3292d ago

YOu obviously didn't read the review. Since when does sound effect = graphics?

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TheLastGuardian3292d ago

Yep, too bad I don't have plus.

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gamerzBEreal173292d ago

i played it and it was the most fun i had in a game for along time and that was playing by myself

visualb3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

ok...this is just getting stupid now

I thought this was a little tech demo?

and how do graphics go to 7 if this is the typical LBP** graphics?

this is insane, wtv, its a 5 dollar tech demo =P i doubt this will reflect at all on LBP2.

I agree with the fact that it needing 2 people is foolish...but I'm sure they'll update it

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shutupandplay3292d ago


I sure hope this isn`t any indication of what the full game will score. I`d hate to see another GT5 mess.

sdtarm3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

dude why dont you STFU...

Fact: Ignorant ppl Post Ignorant Comments in Ignorant Articles

@Arup I didnt say that Everyone that posts in the article is ignorant... but that certainly some dummasses like the one above dont have anythin else to do than post stpid comments on things that they wont even buy or try or even care about

Arup023292d ago

Damn, you just posted in the same article that he posted, so you are ignorant too.

TheLastGuardian3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )


Are you refering to the mess I made in my pants? Then yes, both GT5 and LBP2 cause messes.

Lionhead3292d ago

"I`d hate to see another GT5 mess."

Nah, I bet you'd love that.

-Alpha3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )


You clearly don't know what you are talking about. This is a random spin off to promote Move.

I can understand the score, but nice try at trying to troll a standalone game. That's right, standalone. Meaning it doesn't indicate anything about LBP2

Nitrowolf23292d ago

It's really just LBP1 with MOVE.
and how can you (not you Alpha) compare a 1.4 GB standalone to a full game?
This was meant to show off Move.

PeeWizzle3292d ago (Edited 3292d ago )

I don't know why everybody is disagreeing with him. Hopefully the full game won't score this poorly. Isn't that something you would agree with? He didn't even say anything bad about any games.

Shoot, I guess we are hoping it scores poorly.

I don't think he means GT itself is a mess but the crap that went on with the reviews was a mess (tantrums, xbot circlejerking on certain reviews)

TroyAndAbed3292d ago

He did say something bad about GT5. Did you not read it?

GT5 is THE best racing game of the generation. The "fiasco" was full of haters. Play the game.

-Alpha3292d ago


Except for the fact that this is a standalone game given very little attention as opposed to LBP2 being a full sequel with lots of praise so far.

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nycredude3292d ago

Yeah sure selling 3,000,000 in about a week is a big mess for sure.

visualb3292d ago

Yeah, the reviews and bashing the game underwent was a mess, especially considering how successful it turned out to be.

a true mess indeed =)

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SnakeMustDie3292d ago

I now fear what kind of score IGN would give

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