posted by Omrikon (NEW HYDE PARK, NY) Apr 13, 2011
Member since Jul 2005
Gameplay: 7 (Interesting but repetitive) Graphics: 9 (Expectedly cute and blocky) Sound: 8 (Same type of music as the rest) Originality: 5 (Lots of rehashed levels, some new stuff though) Story: 7 (Quirky but simple) Replayability: 10 (Pretty much the whole game) Completion Difficulty: Irritating
Katamari Forever is basically all of the older Katamari games rolled into one with an extra few levels and mechanics sprinkled on top, such as the ability to jump on non-Classic mode.
Nonetheless, the game manages to preserve the concept of Katamari faithfully, and the characters and storyline remain as odd as ever. This time around, the King has fallen into a deep amnesiatic sleep/coma and cannot do his job. As the Prince (or some cousin), you must help Roboking while simultaneously trying to restore the kings memories.
There are quite a few levels, all centered around the usual Katamari idea of rolling up as much as possible, though some incorporate limitations in terms of size, time, and points based on types of objects rolled up.
However, there are 4 different modes of rolling. Aside from Katamari Forever, which is available on every level, numerous levels have Katamari Drive, Eternal Katamari, and Classic Katamari as well. As such, completing the game and getting all of the achievements/trophies requires a lot of replaying of the same levels.
Despite the irritation that arises from attempts to complete it though, Katamari Forever is a rather relaxing game, especially on Eternal mode. Admittedly, certain levels such as Hot Stuff and Camping are more annoying than others, but most are simply a matter of rolling up as much as you can. The grading criteria of the King and Roboking are pretty stringent compared to earlier games, so passing doesn't necessarily mean you've done very well, but the grades are largely unimportant.
Nonetheless, I likely won't buy another Katamari game anytime soon. Completing every single one has Katamari'd me out...
wow this was bad called a puzzle game i played 2 levels and put it back in return envelope perhaps the worst game i have ever played and ive played some bad ones maybe i didnt give it enough time but i was very unimpressed