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Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS4) review: A sackful of delights

Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS4) review: A sackful of delights

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

The Sony PlayStation 5 is upon us, which means new launch games, and among them is Sackboy: A Big Adventure. However, whether you have a PlayStation 5 or 4, you can now take Sackboy on his, well, biggest adventure yet.

Quick notes

  • 3D platformer
  • Looks great on the PS4, amazing on PS5
  • Online multiplayer coming soon

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a 3D platformer, filled with lovely environments and colourful characters. Each level also shakes things up, making the game constantly fascinating. This game had me smiling throughout every turn. Some levels have pop songs as the background music — such as Bruno Mar’s Uptown Funk — adding pizzazz as the world moves to the beat.

You don’t have to play alone: Some levels require you to play as a group, which is another level of chaotic fun. Sadly, online multiplayer is not available yet — though it’s coming in a later patch. At any rate, there’s a good 10-15 hours worth of single-player content to keep you busy.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
(Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore)
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
(Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore)
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
(Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore)
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
(Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore)

While this is a PS5 launch game meant to show off the console’s and new DualSense controller’s abilities, it still runs beautifully on the PlayStation 4. There’s an observable drop in sharpness and textures, but you will still have as fun on an older console. And on the PS4, levels load pretty fast — just not as blazingly fast as the PS5.

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While one might wish the PlayStation 5 came with the next Horizon Zero Dawn or God Of War at launch, Sackboy: A Big Adventure is no slouch. It’s breezy charm and oodles of fun is the perfect antidote for 2020. Paired with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, it’s solid launch material for the PlayStation 5. Priced at $79.90, Sackboy will definitely to keep you engaged as you wait for the next PS5 blockbuster.

Note: Review copy provided by Sony PlayStation Asia.

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