LAS VEGAS — Before I said anything about Microsoft’s skimpy Xbox news at CES, I should have waited until Sony’s PlayStation 3 press conference this afternoon.
A huge line waited for what ended up being a demo of “LittleBigWorld,” a quirky game that was unveiled last spring and goes on sale in the fall.
The game looks like Sony’s flag bearer as it tries to draw a broader and younger audience onto the PS3 and its upcoming online game network. Highlights are the game’s ability to build and share levels, customize your Mii-like sock puppet avatars and play with others online.
LittleBigWorld reminds me of a slicker version of Xbox’s Viva Pinata (the demo even featured a bunch of pinatas, a clue?), blended with Nintendo’s Wii Network and Microsoft Paint, all running on vivid PS3 landscapes.