With all this videogame shooting going on let’s not forget that some games are doing an excellent job of being cute. LittleBigPlanet Karting has the racing style of a generic karting game, but the minigames and unique visual style we’ve come to expect from the series. Ryan Smith at Gameological doesn’t like the pinterest-like collection aspect of LittleBigPlanet games, but he did enjoy the game’s humor.
Instead of clichéd Ice or Underground maps, you negotiate your way through fantastical creations: puddles of chocolate sauce and giant cupcakes in the bakery-themed Victoria’s Laboratory, for instance, or deadly appliances in The Progress Emporium, a world that parodies optimistic 1950s consumerism. Then there’s The Space Bass, a futuristic space-funk world that feels like a George Clinton hallucination come true. Out of the 71 total levels, less than half are pure races. Some are battle modes where you carom around a small playfield and wage cute-weapon war on rival drivers, while others present you with random tasks like jumping over pastries on a conveyor belt.
Pretty sure we need more space funk levels in Halo.