I did not find Katamari Forever to be as interesting as the previous installments. The first big difference was the increased amount of talk and pointless story before shorter game play time than other Katamari games. Also the camera can be very frustrating, especially if you are not used to the control type that this game uses. It does have a rather large amount of levels and objects to collect and an improved look. If you have not played Katamari before, then play this game, but if you have played the previous games you wont be missing much that wasn't already done.
posted by foozilla (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Sep 29, 2009
Member since Sep 2009
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Another Katamari game in the books. Not bad, if your a returning player, slight changes that will keep you going, if your new to the series youll love it! Giving it a 7 because its almost identical to the xbox360 one. A few changes that if i was going to purchase it, would go for the ps3 one hands down!
Overall, as a long time fan of the Katamari series from Playstation 2, I found this game to be fun, but somewhat of a greatest hits version of the Playstation 2 games with brighter, crisper graphics.
For the uninformed, the Katamari games are based around you, the prince, cleaning up after the King makes some terrible decisions causing the stars to fall out of the sky, and the King gives you the task of replacing the stars. How do you do this? Obviously by rolling up a bunch of items in a ball! The first few levels will involve picking up small items such as dominoes, tacks, pencils, and small toys, while the later levels will have you picking up people, houses, skyscrapers, and chunks of land! While the gameplay sounds simplistic (it is), there are several different challenges for some levels, like trying to pick up as many items of one color as possible, or having to avoid picking up certain items.
While I am personally a fan of the game series and it's addictive gameplay, I found this game to be too much of a retread of the prior two series. If you're a newcomer, I would suggest renting this game or buying one of the PS2 games to try it out before you invest $50 in this game. If you MUST HAVE a graphically updated version of Katamari, then go ahead and buy. If you're a fan of the series, you wont find anything new here, and I would suggest renting or buying out of a bargain bin in a year. If you're not a fan of the series, nothing will change your mind here.