This Sackboy A Big Adventure Review has Limited Spoilers and shouldn’t affect your gameplay experience
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Sackboy A Big Adventure is a platformer and spinoff of its predecessor, the LittleBigPlanet series. Developed by Sumo Digital and X Dev, Sackboy is a 3D platformer, an upgrade from the previous 2.5D platforming model. Don’t let the size fool you, this game packs a huge punch of fun, addictive gameplay, and challenge in one small world. It also has the cutest little knitted protagonist ever.
Overall I gave it a (4.5 out of 5)
Story (4 out of 5)
Sackboy is tasked with saving Craftworld from the clutches of the nefarious Vex. The story is cute, it’s fluffy, it’s heroic. It’s also rudimentary but it’s apropos for the big adventure your little Sackboy sets out upon. It’s a really fun, competitive game that is given a sense of purpose during the journey. So while I can’t rave about the narrative, I really can’t fault it either.
Characters (4 out of 5)
Sackboy is the only playable character and is frequently joined by his mentor, Scarlet, who pulls the strings so to speak. You’ll encounter 6 worlds, 4 curators, and 7 boss fights before besting Vex. Much like the story, there aren’t a lot of things to say or complain about, when it comes to the characters within Craftworld.
Gameplay (5 out of 5)
The game can be played solo or with up to 3 friends. Though the buttons are easy to learn and anyone can play on the lower levels, the game significantly scales in difficulty at the higher levels. What’s most enjoyable about the game is the different ways there are to traverse the maps. There’s a lot of jumping, floating, grabbing, punching, and throwing. The game also features interactive items on selected maps like boomerangs, plasma shooters, and grappling hooks. It’s fun alone but it’s an absolute blast multiplayer. The character customizations and hidden unlockable cosmetic items are ridiculously cute and add an extra layer of entertainment.
Graphics (5 out of 5)
I played on the PS5 so I took advantage of some extra resolution and textures but the game is absolutely adorable. The world design is very creative and each map features hidden items and unique interactive experiences. Hidden around Craftworld are concealed entrances to unique locations not on the vanilla map. So exploration is not only fun, but it’s a visually stimulating experience.
Performance (4.75 out of 5)
There were very few technical issues within the game. On a few rare occasions, I noticed some dead zones where your character may get stuck but the overall performance was stellar, smooth, and very polished.
I hope you enjoyed my Sackboy A Big Adventure Review
It’s my belief everything should be judged objectively so as always, I encourage you to play and decide for yourself. Positive vibes and happy gaming.