Pretty fun game, but the sequels are better
I first encountered this game in 2004 when someone was playing it at my school's union, and and stood and watched for a good 30 minutes. Then more recently, I saw a used copy of the PSP version for sale in a store for a cheap price, so I picked it up. I played that one for weeks on the bed before going to sleep till I got nearly all 100%.
Then I picked up We Love Katamari, and played that one a bit, though not as much, since I don't touch the PS2 very often. But it's very fun still, and there are some very interesting levels in there.
So I went ahead and bought the first game of the series, Katamari Damacy, and popped it in to try it. It has pretty quirky story scenes in between levels, which are very amusing if you're into the Katamari Damacy type of humor. Unfortunately, what I noticed in the first few levels is that it's all long and feels like everything's repeated, which I guess the later games handled better.
The King destroyed the stars, so the Prince gets a super sticky ball called a Katamari and goes to different countries on Earth to roll up stuff to make new stars. But the annoying thing is, moving countries doesn't seem to change much in the room at all. Out of the first 6 stars you roll up, most of the content is the same.
You can also roll constellations though, which are significantly different from each other, such as having to roll up as many fish as you can to make Pisces, or rolling up as many crabs as you can to make Cancer, which were very entertaining.
All in all, this is not a bad game, but it's nowhere near as good as its sequel, "We Love Katamari", or the PSP version, "Me and My Katamari".Read full review