While the Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us Remastered PlayStation 4 Black Friday bundle has been getting a lot of buzz, Sony also announced that they will be bundling Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and LittleBigPlanet 3 together with the current-gen system. So is the lesser known bundle worth buying or are you better off with getting the other one? Let’s take a look at several factors you should consider.
The bundle comes with a regular Jet Black PlayStation 4 along with a matching DualShock 4 and various requisite cables. On the game front, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham is being added in as a regular disc release while LittleBigPlanet 3 comes in the form of a voucher to download from the Sony Entertainment Network Store.
The main selling point of this particular bundle is the savings. Sony is essentially packaging the two games for free when you buy the console during Black Friday. The packaging on the box indicates that you will be able to save over $115 compared to buying the system and the two games separately.
Quality of Packed-In Games
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and LittleBigPlanet 3 have gotten solid review scores as of this writing. According to Metacritic, the newest Lego videogame got a 75 Metascore while the third main LittleBigPlanet received a 79 Metascore. While both are good games, they aren’t universally acclaimed releases like the above-mentioned Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us Remastered. So the purchase of the bundle is really based on your gaming preferences.
Why The Bundle Is Worth Buying
If you like to play co-op games, then the Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and LittleBigPlanet 3 Black Friday bundle is worth buying. For the Lego game, you can play on the same couch with another player although you will need to buy an extra controller. The third LittleBigPlanet game has the same multiplayer features as the previous games in the series in that you can play with up to four players locally, online (although you will need a PlayStation Plus subscription) or a mixture of both.
You should get plenty of value from LittleBigPlanet 3 alone as you can play through millions of user-created levels. Not to mention that you can even create and share your own. Both games are especially great if you are playing with younger family members.
Why The Bundle May Not Be Worth Buying
If you are a gamer who typically plays alone, then this may not be the best bundle to purchase. Both games lose a lot of charm if you aren’t playing with another buddy. You will be better off buying the Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us Remastered PlayStation 4 Black Friday bundle, if you can find one, since those two have strong single-player campaigns.