If you enjoyed the PlayStation 3 version released last fall, there’s every reason to believe you’ll have a splendid time with its small-screened sibling, which captures almost perfectly its predecessor’s atmosphere and imaginative spirit. Players should be aware, though, that there are a few key differences between these two games. For starters, there is no multiplayer. Consequently, the ability for players to use their sack person’s arms to make communicative gestures has also been removed. Plus, the levels of depth in the game’s environment (which allow players to, say, walk in front of or behind objects on the two-dimensional plane) have been reduced from three to two (though, honestly, we hardly noticed). Even with these limitations, LittleBigPlanet for PSP is a good-natured, warm-hearted, and enormously enjoyable play. It’s clearly one of the year’s best for Sony’s handheld PSP.
Online interaction: Players can upload their own levels for other players to play. There is no multiplayer, which means no voice, text, or visual communication. However, there is potential for children to stumble across offensive designs uploaded by mischievous players (though we have yet to find any).