Summary: This is a great game and completely addictive! You are a little prince rolling around a ball (katamari) twice your size to create stars out of the items that you pick up. It provides hours of entertainment and you will find yourself humming the songs for days after. DEFINITELY recommended! Buy your copy before it becomes a collector's item!
Really fun game, a bit frustrating for a game newbie
E. S. Rutledge, Amazon
26 March 2007
Summary: I am a 65 year old grandma and I love this game. As my daughter says, it is crazy. You start rolling around a ball which picks up stuff as it rolls. You have to get it to a certain size within the allotted time. You can only pick up small stuff at first, then as the ball increases in size, you pick up bigger and bigger stuff. You have to manuver the ball up ramps and turn it so that it picks up what you want. Rats run at you and knock stuff off.
Summary: You will be shocked when you see how crappy the intro scenes are, almost feeling as if someone has stung you on recommending Karamari Damacy, but once you start pushing that ball around the place with objects sticking to it as it builds up in size to eventually have houses and football pitches gelling on to it, you will understand how wholly original this game is, and why it has been compared to crack. This is the most addictive PS2 game to date.
Completely unique, a world of its own, incredibly imaginative
Alexander Scott "sirweeze", Amazon
30 March 2006
Summary: This is exactly what I look for in a video game. The premise and the gameplay itself are so much fun and so deliciously weird, and it's something I would've never imagined myself in a million years. It's not a bunch of reading, you don't need a 592 page strategy guide, and you don't need to play the game for 40 hours just to unlock a bunch of crap before you can do anything.
Summary: The game is simple to understand, challenging for all ages, and has a really fun soundtrack. This game, as well as it's sequal We (heart) Katamari are fun examples of game designers thinking outside of the traditional box and coming up with a game that is both original and addictive.
Summary: Katamari Damacy's appeal is hard to explain to people who haven't played it already. "What do you DO in this game??" asked my father-in-law, another dedicated gamer, when he heard rumors that I was glued to the PS2. "Um, you roll this ball around and get stuff stuck to it. You just keep rolling and getting the ball as big as you can within a certain time limit," I replied, a little lamely. His eyes glazed over. "And that's fun?" he snorted. "Yes. It's fun. Really fun.
Summary: This game is the best! It's so simple, but really really REALLY addicting, and it's hard to beat. I'm 14 and I LOVE it to DEATH! It's a great game for all ages, actually; smaller kids have fun with in, big kids can actually beat it. I just bought the game a few days ago, but i played it over the summer and I had soo much FUN! The concept is ridiculously funny. Trust me, your kids (and probably you, too!) will love this game.
Summary: If you watch anime, you might have some idea of what to expect from Katamari Damacy. Though even that won't fully prepare you. A huge planet-sized dude with a rolled-up carpet for a head called the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars. To fix things, he has you, his tiny son, roll up clumps of things on Earth and replaces the stars with these "katamari" (Japanese for "wad of stuff).
Summary: How in the world could rolling a ball around and having junk stick to it be FUN? Well, if you add in a crazy soundtrack, oddball graphics, and what seems to be a purposefully terrible translation of the original Japanese text, you get one of the most quirky and enjoyable games in years.
Summary: This might be one of the strangest games on the PS2.In the case of Katamari,strange is a good thing,because this game is great.I read articles about this game before I bought it and read that the developers were worried this game would not sell well in North America.Boy,were they wrong!Seems many of us love these crazy Japanese games,and I say,send us more of this kind of stuff!I am hooked! You play the Prince..