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Beautiful Katamari

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Beautiful Katamari (XBox)

ablegamers.com
15 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Beautiful Katamari is the latest in a series of games which often come up in discussions about whether video games are art. Its deceptively simple premise focuses on a cosmic king trying to repair the universe by directing princes and princesses to roll items up in a ball to make stars, planets and moons. Players begin with a small katamari and can roll up small objects like toothpicks and coins.
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Overall 6
5.5
Looks 10
10

Beautiful Katamari Game Accessibility Review

ablegamers.com
15 April 2011
  • Excerpt: Beautiful Katamari is the latest in a series of games which often come up in discussions about whether video games are art. Its deceptively simple premise focuses on a cosmic king trying to repair the universe by directing princes and princesses to roll items up in a ball to make stars, planets and moons. Players begin with a small katamari and can roll up small objects like toothpicks and coins.
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6.5
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 6
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Sound 7
7.0

Expert Review

Kikizo
25 March 2008
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It is genuinely upsetting to see Beautiful Katamari missing the point of the series that it belongs to. But I am being harsh, and something of an elitist - it is still a fun game and it's pretty hard to sod up the idea of rolling a ball around, picking things up and getting bigger. So at least all that's still there. Bully.
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Overall 6
6.0

Beautiful Katamari Review

GamerNode
28 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Let’s flashback to late 2004 for a moment. There’s a dank, foul smell in the air created by unimaginative RPGs and carbon-copied first-person shooters starting to rot. It’s almost like developers decided to throw awful games into a cloning machine in the hopes of making some quick milk money. But wait! What’s that? Ka-ta-ma-ri? It looks like a 20 dollar budget title with Namco’s logo slapped on it. I guess I’ll give it a shot.
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Overall 7
6.5

Beautiful Katamari Review

OXCGN
10 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Not having had the privilege of playing any of the first Katamari games I was unsure in what to expect with Namco Bandai’s latest, Beautiful Katamari. In a way this could be viewed as an advantage, I’m approaching the game somewhat fresh and without bias, the downside being – if I was a great fan of Japanese adventure/arcade games surely I would have played one of the previous Katamari’s … So to say I was initially disappointed would be spot on; the graphics bright but...
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Overall 6
6.0

Beautiful Katamari

Empire Online
13 September 2008
  • Summary: Stick with us on this one… While playing tennis, the king of the universe accidentally ripped a hole in the fabric of space, a rift through which all his favourite planets and constellations were lost. However, to remedy this wretched situation, the cosmic chief has charged you with rolling sticky balls around the earth to create massive balls of rubbish, each of which can be used to construct new heavenly bodies. Still there?
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Overall 6
6.0

Rolling Along!

Britxbox
25 July 2008
  • Conclusion: Beautiful Katamari is brought to us by Namco Bandai and is the fourth in a series that first appeared on the PS2. The questions are: does this iteration of the series warrant yet another purchase if you have been a fan since the first title on the Playstation 2 and will it's undoubtedly quirky and jubilant style melt the heart of even the most hardcore gamer?
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Overall 6
6.0

Beautiful Katamari

Gamecell
14 July 2008
  • Conclusion: I’ve heard this described as “charming” and “original” but this may just be one of the trippiest, weirdest gaming experiences of my life. But no matter how odd it tries to be (and it tries really hard), it’s really quite a simple concept. If you’ve never played a Katamari game it goes something like this: you are the teeny-stylised princely son of the mighty, vain, mean and lazy King of All the Cosmos, whose inability to rule properly means that all the planets and stars...
  • Pros: Simple, addictive gameplay, There’s nothing else like it on the 360
  • Cons: PS2 graphics in 720p – whoopdedoo!, Sometimes suffers from a dumb camera, And always suffers from weird controls, Heavily stylised graphics won’t appeal to everyone
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Overall 6
6.0

Beautiful Katamari

Gamecell
14 July 2008
  • Conclusion: I’ve heard this described as “charming” and “original” but this may just be one of the trippiest, weirdest gaming experiences of my life. But no matter how odd it tries to be (and it tries really hard), it’s really quite a simple concept. If you’ve never played a Katamari game it goes something like this: you are the teeny-stylised princely son of the mighty, vain, mean and lazy King of All the Cosmos, whose inability to rule properly means that all the planets and stars...
  • Pros: Simple, addictive gameplay, There’s nothing else like it on the 360
  • Cons: PS2 graphics in 720p – whoopdedoo!, Sometimes suffers from a dumb camera, And always suffers from weird controls, Heavily stylised graphics won’t appeal to everyone
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Overall 6
6.0

Syretur til firkantland

gamer.no
19 October 2008
  • Summary: Beautiful Katamari er eit befriande og koseleg spel som gir deg grunnsolid underhaldning i nokre få timar. Så snart desse timane er over, og du eigentleg har sett alt spelet har å by på, er det derimot ikkje så mykje igjen. Å streve etter å rulle den største katamarien er ei utfordring berre dei mest engasjerte vil orke å bryne seg på i lengda, og levetida blir veldig kort.
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