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Beautiful Katamari

Beautiful Katamari is the fourth release from the Namco Bandai’s Read more

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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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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 6
6.0
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

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

Rolling Along!

Britxbox
29 February 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

areagames.de
29 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Technisch wird die Xbox 360 sicherlich nicht durch Beautiful Katamari an die Grenzen getrieben. Die Grafik ist stark japanophil angehaucht und eher als witzig und detailarm zu beschreiben. Aufgrund des speziellen Humors können wir zwar über die Detailarmut hinwegsehen, über die antiquitierten Modelle und Texturen, die uns hier vorgesetzt werden, allerdings nicht. Schade, dass hierbei nicht mehr Aufwand betrieben wurde.
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Overall 6
6.0

Beautiful Katamari Damacy

Level 7
24 March 2008
  • Conclusion: Beautiful Katamari är väldigt likt sina föregångare och bjuder återigen på underhållning i rullformat. Dock tar festen slut alldeles för fort och utvecklarna har lagt för lite tid på att få ordning på konstiga vinklar och problem för att spelet ska kännas riktigt bra. Istället blir det bara ett smakprov av vad vi borde ha fått och det drar ner betyget.
  • Pros: Det är fortfarande barnsligt kul att rulla en katamari, Möjlighet till onlinespel, Musiken är fortfarande i toppklass
  • Cons: Sjukt kort, Många trista vinklar
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