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Monday, September 05, 2005

Katamari Damacy review

Posted by Dacquin at 8:26 PM
GamingYou never see these type of games anymore, where the concept is so simple and the controls are so easy to learn, that no matter what type of gamer you are, the game can be very enjoyable.

Katamari Damacy deals with the prince of the King of the Cosmos having to roll stars using his Katamari because his father got drunk and went on a wild rampage and destroyed the stars in the solar system. There’s your concept!

Using your two control sticks, you maneuver your katamari around picking up whatever lies in your way. You can only pick up small things at first, but when you get bigger, you can roll up even bigger things!

I really don’t have to write anything more about the review, because what I’ve said pretty much explains the game. It’s just so fun to roll over mice and people, trying to beat each level. You have a time limit (because the King is not only a drunk, but an impatient drunk. I mean is there anything good about this guy? He even mocks you for making small stars. Bastard.) in each level to make your star a certain size. If you meet your goal fast enough, you get a comet for all your hard work (but I never found the pleasure in trying to do so.)

In each level, there are hidden presents that the king wants to give you, but has lost it in the level (drunk, impatient, and has Alzheimer’s. This seems too much like my father). When you find these presents, you can customize your prince with them. You can also find your cousins in these levels and then battle them if you want (so many flashbacks to my childhood… *sniff*). If you make your katamari big enough fast enough, you can get a comet for all your hard work (but I never found the pleasure in trying to do so.)

One bad thing is that I’d like to play all these levels without a time limit. There are three levels that if you make a big enough katamari, you can play that level in endless mode, but you’d think they wouldn’t make you work so hard for that privilege. Also, the father’s a prick. There, I said it.

All in all, it’s great fun. I give it an 8.9 out of 10.


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