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7.3 out of 10

Katamari Damacy

The whole point of Katamari Damacy is to roll the largest ball. Read more

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Brittlefish
18 March 2009
  • Summary: 1-2 Players Rated E (Mild Fantasy Violence) Release Date 2004/09/21 (US), 2004/03/18 (JP) Retail Price $19.99 Buy at Amazon Overall Rating 9 out of 10 Katamari Damacy is weird and wacky and wonderful, and just simply a great game. Okay, so the King of All Cosmos has destroyed all the stars and orders you, his tiny son, to fix the problem. The way you do this, of course, is to roll up everything you can find into giant balls of junk.
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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 2
2.0
Sound 4
4.0
Storyline 3
3.0
Lifespan 4
4.0

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Gaming Addicts Network
4 August 2005
  • Excerpt: I’ll be the first to admit that while I like puzzles in a game, I don’t really like games that focus on puzzles as the core of their game play. I mean I liked Tetris as much as the next person, but it wasn’t a terribly compelling game at all. Anyone who knows my gaming habits knows that I go for story and action in my games. So, I picked up Katamari Damacy with a little trepidation and not a lot of expectation.
  • Pros: + Fun to play.
  • Cons: - Not that great looking.
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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 3
3.0
Sound 5
5.0
Storyline 4
4.0
Lifespan 5
5.0

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Gaming Addicts Network
4 August 2005
  • Excerpt: If there's one thing the Japanese know how to do it's "weird." I've always wondered what the meetings to produce such games looked like. I'm assuming they involve lots of drugs and porn.
  • Pros: + Simple fun
  • Cons: - Almost too weird
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Overall 9
9.0

Katamari Damacy (PS2)

The Review Busters
16 June 2005
  • Conclusion: Katamari Damacy is different and wonderful. I first played this game on my Xbox 360, one is coming out later this year. After this short demo I was so into this game that I had to go on a journey to own one of the  original ones, Katamari Damacy being the first in the series. With its unique game play this game is a breath of fresh air, there is nothing out there like this.
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Overall 8
7.5

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The Laser
9 May 2005
  • Summary: Namco's Katamari Damacy for the PS2 is one of the strangest titles released for any platform this year. The game defies convention with it's distinctively off-the-wall aesthetics making the entire experience quite unique. Also working in KD's favor are it's simple controls and intuitive interface, which makes rolling over and collecting objects a snap.
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Katamari Damacy – Second Opinion

GameCritics.com
26 April 2005
  • Excerpt: I found Katamari Damacy brilliant thanks to its sheer simplicity of purpose. This madcap star building experience is addictive to the point of genius. Only sheer exhaustion and cramped thumbs made me stop for any period of time. One of my favorite things overlooked in the main review are the statistic screens that keep track of everything my katamari collected, from common thumbtacks up to special gifts the King hid on Earth for the Prince.
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Katamari Damacy – Review

GameCritics.com
26 April 2005
  • Excerpt: The game starts with male voice humming, a capella and a little warbly. The microphone picks up his every inflection, the soft smack of his tongue on his soft palate as he forms the beginning of the nonsense syllables used to carry the melody. It loops after just a few bars, and the background is scratchy.
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Overall 9
8.8
Gameplay 9
9.1
Graphics 8
8.2
Sound 9
8.6

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Kikizo
5 January 2005
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Katamari Damacy is just one of those games that didn't get a whole lot of attention. Released at a time when the biggest games of the year were on the horizon, most gamers were salivating over the likes of Halo 2, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Metroid Prime 2: Stir of Echoes, and Half-Life 2. But don't you dare discount Katamari as a sub-par title that doesn't deserve to be in your collection; at the very least, it's worth a look.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 10
10
Storyline 7
7.0
Replay value 8
8.0

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Video Game talk
12 December 2004
  • Excerpt: What happens when your father the King of All Cosmos screws up and accidentally destroys every star in the nigh sky? He makes you; the Prince, clean up his mess and pick up the leftovers.
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Overall 9
9.0

Katamari Damacy

Thunderbolt Games
8 December 2004
  • Excerpt: Boa tarde! Have you ever been to Portugal? We were there yesterday. Wonderful place. Full of colors, whimsical sounds, frivolous extra and mustachioed machismo. We hope that you will be able visit someday, young Prince. But, not today! No. There are much more imperative matters to attend to. You see, We really did it. The King of All Cosmos has really done it. A sky full of stars. We broke it. Yes, We were naughty . Completely naughty . So, so very sorry.
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