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. The player must roll the ball to a certain size in a specific time limit in order to progress. Katamari Forever is not an easy game.
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. The game is rather short if you simply play through each level, but for fans of collection games this is certainly worth a purchase.
Conclusion: It's not entirely new, no, but Katamari Forever manages, if nothing else, to be the most packed of the games. Unfortunately, it's also the most expensive of the PlayStation versions, so it might be a good idea to wait for a price drop.
Summary: The crazy, zany, world of Katamari is back and better than ever before, complete with new stages, new visual effects, new strategies, and full 1080p HD resolution! The gameplay has generated millions of fans worldwide and the loveable characters are ready to roll again.
Summary: When the original Katamari Damacy first rolled onto the scene in 2004, it turned heads because its unique concept and distinctive sense of style made it entirely unlike anything else out there. Now, five years later, what once seemed wonderfully strange feels familiar to fans of the series, and with Katamari Forever, Namco Bandai seems to be trying to cash in on that familiarity.
Pros: Rolling katamaris is still loads of fun, Looks much better than any previous game in the series, Wickedly catchy soundtrack, The king and the roboking are funny and memorable, Unlockable modes add some replay value
Cons: Almost entirely made up of recycled content, Same limited multiplayer options as previous games, with no online play, Camera sometimes loses sight of you
Conclusion: Concept: Roll the katamari through familiar locales and new stages stocked with paraphernalia
Graphics: A beautiful new art style is presented in high def splendor
Sound: The cutesy music of Katamari is in full effect, just as it should be
Playability: Simple controls once you get a handle on the concept, but I got stuck on geometry too frequently
Entertainment: This is familiar territory for longtime fans, but still strangely addictive