ModNation Racers is very much an "odd one out" when it comes to Sony exclusives. It has the "build anything" mantra of LittleBigPlanet but remains tied to a single genre of game -- a genre that LittleBigPlanet itself is planning to conquer. It has also failed to capture imaginations the way God of War, Uncharted, or even Killzone did, struggling to find the strong identity that other PlayStation titles are known for.
Still, the battle against insignificance has not kept ModNation down, and it's managed to squeeze out a spin-off just in time for the PlayStation Vita's launch. Unfortunately, ModNation Racers: Road Trip is about as shamelessly rushed and sloppily executed as any spin-off you can imagine.