Excerpt: Katamari Damacy rules. There's just no dancing around that point; it's an astonishing piece of software, not to mention a unique one. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to take a large sticky ball thing and roll it around all sorts of environs with no particular goal in mind but to make...
Excerpt: Here's the important thing about Katamari Damacy (ka-ta-mah-ree dah-mah-SHE): it's girl bait. I thought I'd show it to a couple of friends just for grins. It probably would've been simpler to just introduce them to heroin; soon afterwards, both of them were coming over at irregular intervals looking...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...