LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
Sony Computer Entertainment
I’m pretty sure LittleBigPlanet is best played on the PlayStation Vita, with its touch screen and rear touch pad adding two dimensions to the already intensely fun game. If you’ve played it on the PlayStation, you’re familiar with the formula. Once again you can create your own Sackboy (or girl!) and then embark on a fantastical journey to save the world, collecting bubbles along the way. This time, Sackboy is called upon to help the inhabitants of Carnivalia, a lively bunch to be sure. The Vita offers more than just a joystick and a few buttons to control your movements, however, and the rear touch pad and the touch screen become integral in moving items, shooting things and even flying. For old-school gamers, this might be more distracting than revolutionary. But clearly this game and this system were made for each other, as is evidenced by the create-your-own-levels aspect of LBP, which make the magic and challenge virtually endless.