Summary: Katamari Damacy is a good example of what's called a "Japanese niche game," a game that's designed very specifically with the unique Japanese sensibility in mind; but to create such a game that doesn't lose anything in translation to English takes an extraordinary amount of talent.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.