Review – Sackboy: A Big Adventure

When I first heard about Seakboy: Great adventure. I’m not gonna lie. I was very skeptical. A series known as a creative tool that allows players to create their own levels, now releasing the most emblematic features in favour of a 3D platform as simple as countless others on the market? Did it work? It didn’t help that the game was developed by Sumo Digital, the people behind Crackdown 3, and that there was virtually no advertising campaign for its release. But I wanted to give him a chance. I like a good 3D platformer and I can’t resist Sackboy’s charming stupid face. It’s time to find out if the gemstone is a gem or a fake.

Sackboy is always a great game when played on PS4.

In Seakboy: In a great adventure, the emphasis is on not giving the player enough tools to enter the world of game development. If you like, Media Molecule’s Dreams is much more exciting than any other game in the LittleBigPlanet series, and you can make almost anything. It’s sad, but it’s true: We don’t need the LBP anymore. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a new experience in the same universe. For the first time in the history of the franchise company, the main character is the bag. And it wasn’t a bad idea.

There’s a story here, and it’s as simple and clear as you’d think. An evil wizard named Vex invades the peaceful city of Sacland, enslaves everyone and forces them to build an evil machine. Sackboy is the only one who managed to escape, and now he must venture into five worlds, each with countless levels, and save his ancestors from the villain. Nothing here shocks you, there is no story on the same level as other exclusive Sony products, such as the God of War, the Last of Us or the Spirit of Tsushima. But it’s actually for the best. Unlike almost every other high profile game that the company has launched in this generation, Sackboy feels much more accessible to all demographers from the beginning.

He’s so cute, it hurts.

The game, Sack: A Big Adventure is a 3D platform game featuring titles such as Crash Bandicoot, Super Mario 3D World and Super Lucky’s Tale. As in this case, you must go from point A to point B while, if you wish, you search for other treasures and secrets to reveal. One does not explore the open plains in search of an almost infinite number of macgaffins. It really reminded me of the much more linear Mario games that came out in 2010, albeit with a better design, and one thing that was definitely missing from those games was charm. My God, this game breathes charm through its pores.

You may not be able to create new levels in Sackboy, but that doesn’t mean that Sumo Digital has completely forgotten the franchise’s creative roots. There are many ways to dress your charming hero, whether it’s with a sherpa tunic, a punk rocker suit or a samurai armor. You can buy complete Sackboy outfits at one of the many shops around the world, or find Sackboy clothes and new Sackboy hides hidden in each level. It may not be much, but it certainly encourages you to pay more attention to each level by exploring as much as possible, because believe me, no matter how you dress your Sackboy, he will always look dumb charming.

Screenshot very suitable for 2020.

I may have played this game on Playstation 4, but it’s still a great game with great texture, light and vague effects in the franchise. Despite outdated equipment, Sackboy delivers these fantastic visual effects in high resolution and at high frame rates. Like its predecessors, it retains the basic style of the applied decorative art franchise, combined with high quality textures that seem to be the fruit of children’s imagination in every detail. It also includes a lively soundtrack and several high-quality voice recordings of some of Britain’s most famous actors, such as Richard E. Grant.

Sackboy doesn’t have many problems, but the few that do exist here are actually very striking. Although the game is generally very easy to play and the controls are very responsive, the jumps seem a bit uncomfortable. You’ll probably notice it when you try to jump from one enemy to another or from one airbag to another. At first it seems very strange, but eventually you get used to it. You just have to be patient.

I don’t know, I don’t know…

However, the biggest problem is that it is certainly only available on PS4: the startup time. In terms of file size, this is a much larger game because it uses very detailed textures on each level. Of course you have to pay a charge. I am sure that this will not be a problem with the PS5 version, since this console is based on SSD technology. However, if you decide to capture Sackboy on PS4, don’t forget that the download time is annoying and affects the overall pace of the game.

An excellent design that will appeal to both children and adults.

Sackboy is not as big or complex as other Sony exclusive products, and that’s fine. With countless serious and mature titles, a small platform, less serious and more family-oriented, is exactly what I expected from them. A kind of seasoning to prepare the next generation of consoles. It’s not a blockbuster, and it shouldn’t have been. It’s a carefree experience that both children and adults can enjoy, proving that Nintendo isn’t the only company capable of delivering high-quality, family-friendly content.

Sackboy manages to look good even on limited and outdated PS4 devices and to work at very high frame rates. Basic 3D platform game with easy operation and an uncontrolled camera. He’s pretty nice, but the jump seems a little out of place.
As with the previous LittleBigPlanet games, Sackboy has a fun soundtrack and several first-class dubbing by talented British actors such as Richard E. Grant. Don’t expect a difficult adventure. Sackboy is a street artist that both children and adults can enjoy. The biggest problem, at least in the PS4 version, is the ridiculously long loading time.
Phrase: 8.0

Dismissed: The great adventure is now available on PS4 and PS5.

Monitored on PS4.

A copy of Seakboy: The great adventure was delivered by the publisher.

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