Excerpt: The Katamari games are some of the strangest in all of video game history. The fact that this franchise has been around for awhile shows what a loyal following it has. Players roll around a ball that sticks items to it. The more items that are attached the large the ball grows.
Conclusion: Cold-hearted cynics will wonder what all the fuss is about while the more open-minded will embrace Katamari Forever’s excessive lunacy with open arms and be rewarded with a game experience like no other.
Excerpt: Monkeys hate balloons, its science fact. Since the invention of monkeys back in the 1960’s, the creatures have never been able to mix with everyones favourite celebratory fare. The static generated results in the monkeys being mobbed by the floating balls, so much so that at one child’s jungle...
Excerpt: The weirdness that is the sticky ball Katamari game franchise is not easy to convey. It’s wacky, mostly incomprehensible yet inexplicably enjoyable. It’s a game without being game like and fun without reason.
Pros: Great imagery, new style, new and familiar levels, co-operative and competitive multiplayer modes and new button- or motion-controlled hopping move.
Cons: Same ol’ blind spot issues that plagued older Katamari games.
Summary: Long-term fans of the series will probably be disappointed in
simply due to lack of new content. But, for those new to the series or for players who haven’t tried out any new games since the originals, this is definitely a great way to go.
Excerpt: There are two games that I just play for the immense fun of playing: 1) Portal and 2) any Katamari game available, which brings us, of course, to Katamari Forever! My wife says she hates when I play a Katamari title because "You can't really explain what it's all about effectively," which is where I...
Summary: Parents need to know that while Katamari Forever is an action/puzzle game that is appropriate for all ages, controlling the giant sticky Katamari ball (which involves using both thumbsticks simultaneously) requires a certain amount of motor control that might be beyond the ability of very young...
Conclusion: While Katamari Forever is a fun, quirky and interesting experience, it suffers from a number of issues which really disrupt the flow of the game. Nevertheless, it is a highly addictive game that will have you playing for hours on end