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xnera ([personal profile] xnera) wrote2015-11-28 12:51 pm

Game of the Week: Katamari Damacy

The premise is simple: the King of All Cosmos got drunk and wiped out the stars in the sky, so he tasks his son the Prince with re-creating them. This is done by rolling a Katamari (a giant sticky ball) around, gathering up items until the katamari grows large enough to become a star.

You first start out rolling in one room of the house, picking up thumbtacks and candy wrappers. As the katamari grows, you get to roll in more areas, such as around the town. The growth happens pretty seamlessly: a slight shimmer on the screen as the game adjusts to the new dimensions. The graphics are colorful, the music catchy. It’s a very charming game.

Katamari Damacy was succeeded by the following games: We Love Katamari (PlayStation 2), Me & My Katamari (PlayStation Portable), Beautiful Katamari (Xbox 360), i Love Katamari (iOS, Windows Phone 7, Android), Katamari Forever (PlayStation 3), Katamari Amore (iOS), and Touch My Katamari (PlayStation Vita)

Here is a speed run from the original game: https://youtu.be/TtaCNsK_e4I