The best thing I can tell you about Little Big Planet Karting, if you liked Little Big Planet: As with Media Molecule's beloved collect-and-create side-scrolling platformer, LBPK is designed to have players collect items while they race-items that can be used in the create mode to make more and more extravagant racing levels of their own.

The best thing I can tell you about Little Big Planet Karting, if you were a fan of R.C. Pro-Am or Excitebike: Sony's new kart-racing game is so deeply user-customizable that it can support top-down, side-scrolling and behind-the-car racing modes.

The best thing I can tell you about Little Big Planet Karting, if you played 2010's ModNation Racers One of the game's developers told me that they have an internal competition each week to further shorten this new game's loading times.

The best thing I can tell you about Little Big Planet Karting if you wanted to know how this game was going to be any different than any other kart racer since Diddy Kong Racing: This is the first one since that old N64 kart racer that I've heard the developers describe as an "adventure," though they declined to say if that meant there would be boss battles/races.

Little Big Planet Karting will be out for the PlayStation 3 later this year. Its more fun to race through than its derivative title suggests it should be. There's something to be said to adding grappling-hook swings to kart racing. It works.