To read the official full length review follow the link here: Little Big Planet Karting.
Sackboy has become something of an industry icon, and now the inevitable has happened to our cuddly pal... a spin off. The first offshoot we have been given is Little Big Planet Karting, a kart racer where you can dress up your Sack-person, customize your own kart, create your own tracks, and play the creations of others as well. It's perfectly enjoyable for what it is... but here's the rub: it feels uncomfortably like ModNation Racers, another game in the "Create, Play, Share" line of thinking. And that's the thing, it really is ModNation Racers all over again, just with a LBP theme. While this isn't a deal breaker by any stretch of the imagination, if you own the former, is there really any reason to buy the latter?
Little Big Planet Karting has that indelible Little Big Planet charm, but it's
difficult not to feel like Sony is trying to take advantage of a
recognizable brand. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of Sackboy, and LBP Karting isn't bad per se, but it's difficult not to feel like the little guy is being exploited. If you're a big LBP fan then it might be worth it, but if you've played ModNation Racers, I don't think the slight makeover is enough to warrant a full price tag.
If you want to read more of my specific thoughts about the game, follow the link to read the full length review at Game Over Online!
Score = 6.7 / 10