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7.0 out of 10

Beautiful Katamari

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

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Overall 4
4.0

overpriced and overhyped

D. Nguyen "dn", Amazon
29 August 2012
  • Summary: I liked the concept of the game. It is very unique. However, it made me very dizzy and nauseous. Also, I did not like how the movements in the game were so slow. It got boring real quick.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

Marshmallow_fluff, Amazon
16 November 2009
  • Summary: I loved the original Katamari Damacy. It knocked my socks off. It was fun, quirky, original; it was my favorite game. I loved We Love Katamari. The controls were a little less sensitive, which meant that the learning curve was not so steep. It captured the essence of the original perfectly and it seemed to go on forever. Every time it seemed like the game was over, the king popped up with one 'last' request. It was fantastic.
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Overall 4
4.0

Dated, and too short

Joseph Sayre "Venom Computing", Amazon
15 September 2008
  • Summary: I'm going to fully explain why this title deserves what i've given it, a 2 star. First of all, i'm not a fledgeling roller, i've played and beaten the previous two katamari games on the playstation. and i have to say this one simply does not do them justice. -the game gets a star for the menus, and ease of play, the game is directed in a different manner than most hardcore games while maintaining a nose to the grindstone type of play.
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Overall 4
4.0

Squeezing the last drop of profitability out of a future classic

B. Knudson "BK", Amazon
28 July 2008
  • Summary: Namco must have fired their innovators & replaced them with the laziest programmers on the planet. Beautiful Katamari feels like a quick port to a new platform without much thought or creativity put into the effort. The levels, the graphics, the story; they all seem like contrived reincarnations of what has to be one of the more entertaining game titles in the console world. I absolutely LOVE Katamari Damacy - it's the only reason my PS2 is still plugged in.
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Overall 4
4.0

It Would Be a Fine Sequel, If You Could Actually Play All of It

Erik Wennstrom, Amazon
13 June 2008
  • Summary: The creative force behind Katamari Damacy and We Love Katamari did not work on Beautiful Katamari, so I didn't expect this game to have as many new gameplay mechanics as those games. But a new Katamari game full of new levels with new objects and maybe a few new challenges sounded appealing to me anyway. As near as I can tell, there is such a game on this disc. Unfortunately, you can't play all of it just by buying the game.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very Disappointed

Miss E, Amazon
14 November 2007
  • Summary: I'm very disappointed in the new Katamari game! One of the things I really enjoyed about previous installments was the variety of challenges, but so far all of the levels fit the profile of make a katamari of x size in y amount of time. There are "fast as you can" type challenges, but they're only for online rankings, not for level completion. Not having a variety of challenges means that if you aren't good at one kind, the game isn't going to be much fun.
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Overall 4
4.0

What did we expect, really?

u2hol, Ebay
12 November 2007
  • Summary: This Katamari game isn't much different from the others. Near identical control scheme as the PS2 versions, and gameplay much the same. The graphics are much cleaner than the previous Katamari games, as is expected on the XBOX 360. However, they have not changed in style. One problem I noticed with this game was that at times there were jerks and lags in gameplay.
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Overall 4
4.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Graphics 6
6.0

Beautiful Katamari

adamblack..., Ciao
24 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I don't generally say this about a game that doesn't involve football, but Beautiful Katamari is quite possibly one of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure to play. I'm getting ahead of myself though - I've just summarised my review before I've even started writing it. Let's see, where should we begin? How about the story? I literally have no idea what the story actually is.
  • Pros: Not many  -  graphics are decent .
  • Cons: Poor story and gameplay, doesn't last long
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 2
2.0

Theres good diffrent, there weird diffrent. This is a bit of both

NekoNekoP..., Ciao
22 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Beautiful Katamari, This game is one of the weirdest things I've ever played, and I've played all of Suda 51's game. Story: The story to this game... This game doesn't really have a damn story. Your a little green creature, only ever refereed to as a the Prince. You push a little ball around, I'm guessing these are what Katamari's are, and you roll over things to pick them up and make your ball bigger and bigger.
  • Pros: Diffrent, Simple and fun, good music
  • Cons: Short, repetitive, doesn't make sense .
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Overall 4
4.0

very, very mundane

Dave101t, Play.com
22 August 2008
  • Conclusion: I bought this at 9.99 a day ago, thinking that at 9.99, it could be a forgotten gem, like viva pinata, but i was wrong. You could forgive the stale graphics for great playability or a great storyline, but this game has neither! It reminds me of the shoddy games delivered through the 1990's on the sega saturn!
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