LittleBigPlanet’s appearance in E3 was a huge success. Will ‘SackBoy’ help increase Sony PlayStation 3 console sales?
The little guy known simply as ‘SackBoy’ in Sony’s upcoming video game, LittleBigPlanet, has a lot riding on his burlap shoulders. It seems Sony is putting all their faith in the little guy, and with an official release date there’s no turning back. That means no more delays. This also means that this is Sony’s last chance to capture new PS3 gamers. The First Person shooters have already chosen what system they prefer killing on. The MMORPG guys have decided that PC’s are for them. Portable device people love the on the go advantage. I feel that Sony’s last target audience is the first time console owners of the Nintendo Wiii. Everyone knows that the Wii’s lifespan is short lived, as we previously discussed. So I say, strike while the iron’s hot. Publish a game that sells a cute little zipper-stomach doll, and use bright colors and a simple game title name.
The buzz surrounding this game is how customizable it is. LittleBigPlanet or ‘LBP’ for short, is a puzzle platformer game that combines the ability to jump, move, and grab objects. Players can use their abilities to shape and develop the highly manipulatable environment to build custom spaces either individually, collaboratively, and/or competitively. Levels focus on co-operative, physics-based gameplay, and players can use mechanisms such as cogs and blocks to build anything from small level parts to large, complex worlds. The game will also allow opportunities for players to acquire new skills and tools.
After all the delays, do you think LBP will be a successful PS3 game? Do you think it will help sell PS3’s to new gamers?