Sackboy: A Big Adventure

LQ: 9.45


Brain grade: 9.23
Fun score: 9.7

Game Type: , ESRB Rating: Everyone Platform/Console: , LWK Recommended Age: 4+ Thinking Skills Used: ,



Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a 3D platforming game that is part of the Little Big Planet franchise. It starts with Sackboy and his friends being attacked by an evil entity named Vex. Vex wants to take over all of Craftworld and kidnaps all of its inhabitants to force them to build his Topsy Turvey machine. Sackboy manages to get into a rocket and escape with Vex’s plans for the machine. It is now up to him to save his friends and all of Craftworld from Vex by becoming the legendary Knitted Knight. 

The player navigates the world by moving Sackboy with the analog sticks and executing various moves in a chain to progress through the levels. The player also needs to collect dreamer orbs, which are scattered around the level in order to clear the paths that have been blocked by Vex. As the player progresses through levels, they also acquire new tools that can be used to navigate the terrain such as a grappling hook and boomerang. 

Sackboy: A Big Adventure features single and multiplayer modes. It is available now on PS4 and PS5.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Working Memory: Recalling and retaining information in our minds while working.

In order to successfully navigate the world of the game, the player needs to use their working memory to remember the button combinations while they are moving around the level. The player needs to chain their moves together to create combos as well, which requires players to recall which buttons to press in quick succession. For players who struggle with working memory, taking time to practice the moves before moving into other parts of the world can be a way to practice this skill and become more comfortable with what needs to be done to move through the levels. 

Flexibility: Trying something new. 

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is part of the Little Big Planet franchise but the gameplay is a little different than the previous games in the series. The main character moves within a 3-Dimensional world which is different than the 2.5D platforming aspect of the other games. The player needs to be willing to try something new and explore this new world and try new combinations with the character in order to proceed through the levels. The player also needs flexibility when collecting the dreamer orbs. The orbs are located all over the world, in plain sight and hidden. The player needs to be flexible and look for orbs in all different areas of the world. For players who struggle with flexibility, this game can be a fun and engaging way to practice this skill. 

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