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 for their fix. The simple gameplay, bright colors, and effortless megalomania had drawn them in.
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.
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.
Excerpt: It's hard to describe a game like Katamari Damacy . The feeling of happiness I got when playing it is the reason I play video games in the first place, and though I'm betting there will be games coming out this year that are technically "better," I seriously doubt I'll be remembering them as long or as fondly as Katamari Damacy .
Excerpt: to a largely unknowing public. For the past couple of weeks, though, it's been the buzz of the industry, with everyone randomly quipping "have you played that rolly game?" There's just something incredibly endearing about the whole experience of rolling up everything in sight; people, cars, buildings, islands, tropical weather storms... Yeah, it's that insane. shoots for "bat$#!