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: 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 children. The King's pessimism and neurotic behavior, while part of what makes the game so offbeat and endearing, might confuse younger players too.
Excerpt: The King of All Cosmos has amnesia. Despite all his power, getting hit by a passing meteor was enough to take him down. Now that he’s out of the picture, there’s no one left to manage the Cosmos. You’d think the Prince and the rest of the royal family would be able to step up, but it’s kind of hard to replace one of the most flamboyant and over-the-top characters in recent memory.
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.