Sackboy: A Big Adventure PC review. PC owners sure had a blast this year, that’s for sure. Between God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, there’s no denying that PlayStation Studios has put its best foot forward on PC. Easily overlooked among its stellar 2022 PC lineup, however, is Sackboy: Big Adventure, a beautifully wholesome and endlessly enjoyable 3D platformer that a whole new audience can now enjoy.
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A Silly Grin Inducing, Feel Good Platformer That’s Extremely Well Optimized For PC
First, I would definitely start by directing you to my PS5 review of Sackboy: Big Adventure, not least because content-wise at least, the PC version is absolutely identical and everything I said almost two years ago is true today. like then then That said though, something of a quick introduction is definitely worth it for people unfamiliar with Sackboy: Big Adventure and the wider LittleBigPlanet series in general.
To be crystal clear, Sackboy: Big Adventure is absolutely not an entry in the LittleBigPlanet series, even if it does boast its most recognizable star as its main protagonist. Sackboy: Big Adventure is instead a spin-off of sorts that doesn’t allow players to create their own levels and genre experiences but rather is a relatively straight-laced, classic 3D platformer that has more in common with the likes of Banjo Kazooie and Yooka-Laylee. Once you’ve made peace with that notion (after all, spin-offs of anything aren’t exactly a fresh concept), then Sackboy: Big Adventure cleverly stands on its own as a great 3D platformer in its own right.
The setup for Sackboy: Big Adventure looks like it could jump and fall off the pages of children’s books, as the villain Vex wants to destroy Craftworld using his destructive device Topsy Turver. and players must become the Knitted Knight of Legend to stop him. With its beautifully designed paper-and-wool aesthetic, cheery characters, and outrageously warm and bouncy audio-visual presentation, Sackboy: Big Adventure is as much a must-see for genre veterans as it is for gamers of all ages.
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Much more than just an admittedly flashy exercise in visual extravagance, Sackboy: Big Adventure is also a well-designed platformer that recalls the best the genre has to offer. Boasting advanced design coupled with ultra-responsive platforming, a massive selection of wildly different worlds, and very fun modes (both local and online) to boot, Sackboy: Big Adventure continues to be one of the best, most finely tuned platformers out there. of the last years. Quite simply, if you’re a PC owner who’s long-starved for a traditionally designed 3D platformer, then Sackboy: Big Adventure has your back and then some.
Much like the other PlayStation Studios offerings that came before it, Sackboy: Big Adventure arrives on PC with a wide range of improvements above and beyond what we saw in the PS4 and PS5 versions of the game.
On PC we not only have a sharp 4K presentation, but also support for a buttery smooth 120 frames per second, making Sackboy: Big Adventure run with the kind of fluid motion that makes its ultra-responsive platforming even more so. Also present in the PC version is support for NVIDIA’s DLSS AI and VRR frame generation technology, making the act of hitting those frame rate targets much more reliable, while 21:9 widescreen support really allows for the amazing material-craft world of Sackboy in his best way, stretching. out the perspective on its twee and warmly charming realms like never before.
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Perhaps the biggest boon of Sackboy: Big Adventure’s jump to PC is that it’s so beautifully optimized. Quite simply, Sackboy: Big Adventure runs extremely well on almost any modern computer in the last five years and with a range of adjustable settings and visual presets, there’s no shortage of headroom to tweak it to run as well as possible on anything. type of computer platform you own.
If it wasn’t already clear, I fell deeply in love with Sackboy: Big Adventure when it came out as a PS5 launch title in November 2020 and in the intervening years my adoration for what developer Sumo Digital has created hasn’t diminished one iota. Sackboy: Big Adventure is a feel-good, warm embrace of a video game. A 3D platformer absolutely full of imagination and charm, while also being extraordinarily fulfilling to play for players young and old.
A heartwarming and highly accomplished 3D platformer filled with fantastic worlds and delightful characters, while Sackboy: Big Adventure may lack the bombastic profile of other offerings like Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered and God of War, it’s certainly no less essential than its PlayStation Studios counterpart – brothers Sackboy: Big Adventure is a big hug in video game form and I can’t recommend it enough. PC owners are in for a treat.
Sackboy: Big Adventure is out now on PS5 and PC.
Review code kindly provided by PR.