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  • Summary: Use the Prince's katamari to roll up everyday objects in each level. The more objects that the Prince rolls up, the larger his katamari becomes, allowing him to roll up bigger items. The Prince faces his toughest challenge ever as Katamari Forever boasts the largest collection of stages, modes, songs, and cousins to date. Remixed classic Katamari Damacy tunes, a brand-new storyline, multiple new visual effects and 1080p graphics round out Katamari Forever into the ultimate Katamari experience ever. A terrible event has occurred causing the stars to disappear from the night sky and the King of All Cosmos to fall into a coma. The Prince must use his finely tuned Katamari rolling skills once more to re-create the absent celestial bodies, save his royal father and restore order to the Cosmos. Thumb tacks, sushi, cats, people, skyscrapers, ocean liners and continents - nothing is safe as the Prince makes his way through the largest variety of stages in a single Katamari game ever. New graphical styles give Katamari Forever a certain "je ne sais quoi" that all new Katamari games possess. A few of the new styles include Wood, which uses warm sepia tones to give stages a wooden feel, while Comic creates thick black outlines on every object while filling them in with deep, rich colors. Make sure to try them all out and find your favorite for a totally new way to experience the world of Katamari. In addition to all these great new features, Katamari Forever also contains local cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes. Choose your favorite cousin and play together or compete in heated Katamari competition. Who will become the Katamari champion in your house? [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. It's impossible not to love Katamari completely, despite the fact that the concept, camera and controls hardly have evolved at all.
  2. It’s not quite as technically sound as it could’ve been in my eyes, but it’s still awesome.
  3. 80
    Katamari fans who have not played every game in the series will most likely get more out of Katamari Forever due to the recycled content, but it's solid entry in a quirky franchise regardless of your past Prince experience.
  4. Katamari Forever looks like too much like its old gen previous titles, but it's always very fun to play. New character, new planets and new challenges make Katamari a long lasting game, but we have to say that the lack of a multiplayer mode is such a shame.
  5. The amount of material here, familiar though some of it is, and the consummate presentation means that this is the most exhaustive Katamari to date, if not the finest. [Nov 2009, p.97]
  6. There are a few new features but it doesn’t make for a new experience for returning fans.
  7. Katamari Forver is just as whimsically delightful as its predecessors but those who've followed the series for a long time will discover that the charm is starting to wear thin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Jan 18, 2012
    10
    Can't say there was a single thing I did not like about this game. Now the only downside would be it's almost completely a compilation of levels from the prequels, but as it was my first Katamari game, I didn't mind and with the music remixed and the updated graphics, you'll love it even if you already played the older games. Don't get confused, though, the game is quite challenging despite the supercute appearance! Loving it. Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2012
    9
    All in all, this is a good Katamari game for fans and newcomers alike. It's refreshing to play a game where there is a great deal of challenge which makes the eventual victory all the sweeter.

    the graphics are what you'd expect from a Katamari game and the way that they've treated it and updated it add to the charm and quirky feel to the game.

    there are some levels that might be a little too tough for some players but that just adds to the level of satisfaction for when you eventually beat them.

    if you're a katamari fan, this is a must have in your collection... if you've not played these games before, it's a good introduction... all over, it's a solid 9... doesn't really innovate too much but it does deliver classic Katamari gameplay like we've all come to know and love.
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  3. Nov 24, 2012
    9
    If you like a simple game that inspires your inner child, this is the game for you. It
  4. Jul 18, 2011
    8
    Good game but there's not much in the way of challenge. Pretty simple to just pick up and play, controls at first can be somewhat of a pain to get the hang of but they become second nature after the first couple of levels. Nice variety of levels, the art direction is humorous and the music is terrific. Overall a great game to relax to but there's not a lot in the way of difficulty and can be a short game if you power your way through it. This was a great game to have a few brews to and play. Expand
  5. Feb 11, 2013
    8
    If you've played the original Katamari and We *heart* Katamari on PS2, then you have played Katamari Forever. The game features two main types of levels, black and white dream sequence levels from the King of All Cosmos which are essentially revisits to PS2 stages, and all new stages inspired by Robo King of All Cosmos. Yes, I want what they were smoking when they thought this up. The game attempts and fails to incorporate six axis motion into the new Prince Hop move, but fails miserably. It's far more effective to press the shoulder buttons to initiate this new move instead. Other than that, the controls are identical to every Katamari game. Great game for those who never had a chance to play the PS2 Katamari games and still a great game for those who don't mind revisiting past levels. Expand
  6. Nov 29, 2012
    8
    This game is fun, i played a demo on ps2 and when i saw that ps3 had a katamari game i bought it pre-owned and it surely was worth it. Catching little objects and grow up to "eat" stars is a great jump in one single level, i loved playing this game. And also the co-op was very fun but a little hard for me and my sister. Expand
  7. Mar 29, 2011
    6
    As a huge fan of the original two games for the PS2, I have been looking for another unique entry in the series but as with Beautiful Katamari I was sorely disappointed. Katamari Forever is just a collection of many old levels with some new challenges sprinkled here and there. There was maybe one or two new levels that I saw, with a desert-enriching level that was a highlight of the game for me. It captured the environment-sensitive play that was so refreshing in We Love Katamari. But alas, it comes and goes and longtime fans will be left with more of the same katamari rolling goodness. Perfect for new fans and PS3 owners though. Expand

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