Friday, November 6, 2009

It's Two Two Two Games In One...Sort Of...

What the what? I still haven't posted about Katamari Forever and it's been out since September?! Yikes. Well, this game is called "Katamari Damacy Tribute" in Japan for a reason and may not be for everyone. Wait, that's a lie, this game is one everyone should get if for no other reason than so they'll keep cranking them out. What can I say? I'm a rabid fan of the series and addicted to J-pop, so sue me...

This time the King of All Cosmos gets amnesia and in his absence the Cousins decide it would be a great idea to create RoboKing, a sort of King of All Cosmos cylon model who promptly destroys all the stars and the Prince has to once again create new ones. So you're kind of playing two Katamari games at once: on the one side are the King's boards where it's your responsibility to bring color (and the King's memories) back to the world and on the other side is RoboKing, with new objectives and yes, he's just as douchey as his Final Five King of All Cosmos counterpart.

34 boards in all, some new and quite a few that are tweaked boards from the previous Katamari games. What makes this one any different? Nothing much but being the huge Katamari fan that I am, I just don't care and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Same controls as before and the music is just as awesome including English versions of previous Japanese favorites from the soundtracks.

Although the series will always be best on the Playstation (I prefer the controls to the 360 or God forbid, the PSP *shudder*), I once again am lonely playing on my PS3 as there are no "So and So is online" or "Friends Playing This Game" 360 notifications popping up. *sniff* Of course there is the opportunity to "unlock" special rewards to use in Home but's Home so.../awkward.

Anyhoo, hardcore fans of the series have more than likely already bought this game and those of you on the fence are probably better off giving it a rental. No shame in that of course and be sure to tell RoboKing I said "beebopzorkmeeboop". What? Robots talk like that...


  1. I never did play my 360 Katamari too much, one of those games lost in the shuffle. I do think of going back to it from time to time. It is a lot of fun!

  2. Hello! Just stumbled across your awesome blog! Keep up the great work! :D

  3. Great post about the game, Maggi! :) I've got this game on my Christmas list. I LOVE the Katamari series of games and yes, am shamed to say I have not yet picked this one up yet *runs & hides*.

    I definitely agree with you about the controls for the PSP version of the game. It just did not transfer well to being on a hand-held platform. That had to be one of the most frustrating games I have ever played...not to mention making my hands uber-sore! I think I eventually gave up on it.


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