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LittleBigPlanet Karting

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Creative kart racer lets kids set their imagination loose.

Game PlayStation 3 2012
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LittleBigPlanet Karting is a great way for kids of nearly all ages to express their creative sides. The track editor is simple enough to let young kids build and paint race-able circuits in minutes, yet sufficiently deep rnough to allow older players to spend hours developing wonderfully complex circuits with moving elements and beautiful backdrops that feel as though they could have been made by the game's designers. Lots of kids will likely spend more time making than playing.

However, the racing action could do with a little more polishing. For example, it's difficult to tell when karts are touching the road or hovering just above it due to a slight change in elevation. This can result in missed turns and poorly timed jumps. Plus, playing on even the easiest skill level can prove a challenge for folks who want to win. Computer-controlled opponents have a preternatural knack for unleashing their weapons and special abilities just before the player crosses the finish line, snatching away victory. Thankfully, you don't have to place first to progress the story.

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