Excerpt: The premise of the Katamari franchise sounds downright frightening. The King of All Cosmos orders his son, the pint-sized Prince, to roll around a ball that sticks to anything smaller than it, growing in size until it's eventually rolling up entire cities in seconds.
Pros: Katamari is as fun as ever, Great use of the system's back touchscreen, A memorable soundtrack
Cons: Not all the new features are that impressive, It's time we talk about user-generated content, The credits roll too soon
Summary: Unless you are a player who desperately wants to experience Katamari again, or conversely has never experienced the series before, Touch My Katamari is hard to recommend. It offers exactly the same experience again, with little innovation present.
Excerpt: If there were ever a game that highlighted the odd world that the Japanese live in, it would be Katamari. A long running franchise that is so bizarre, you could be forgiven if you thought you were...
Pros: + Colourful visuals, + Various control options, + Short levels, ideal for portable gaming
Cons: Repetitive, Extended play can be painful, Menu hub can be a little awkward, Frequent difficulty spikes
Summary: I've got to hand it to Namco Bandai, during the first ten minutes of Touch My Katamari they're quick to accept that fans of the Katamari franchise have been left wanting over the past few games, or felt that the quality just wasn't there.
Excerpt: Katamari Damacy is a video game delicacy. You either love it or hate it. Sometimes you have absolutely no idea how to approach it. And while that may repulse and repel some players, that's always been the reason I've been drawn to it.
Excerpt: Another Sony system, another Katamari game. This time available at launch for the PS Vita, the latest entry in the cult-classic Katamari series Touch My Katamari gets a chance to shine and show off the new bells and whistles of this next generation portable.
Excerpt: Oh Katamari, for some reason even though you are the most basic, oddest game in the world, you've kept me addicted for years on end. Now that you've gone portable, there is only one choice, and that is to purchase you and play you.
Conclusion: After so many games, it definitely feels like the Katamari series is starting to run out of steam. This is still a solid entry, but it feels more like a pared-down version of things than a continuation of the console games.
Excerpt: Oh, Katamari Damacy , how I loved you. Uniquely weird and Japanese, I can still sing the title song after all these years. Since then the series really hasn't ever been able to capture the strange magic of that first time I rolled up random junk to make a star.