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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 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. BobHope
    Sep 29, 2009
    Yes it's more of the same but at 1080p and back on PS3 with control sticks logically next to each other, feels like returning home after a long trip abroad. Never fails to raise a smile Expand
  2. NorikoRightside
    Sep 28, 2009
    This game is made for the saga fans, its a recopilation of the other games in PS2 and XBOX but whit extra exclusive levels for the PS3 and much more...

    The best:
    More levels than the other katamari secuels, more cousins, more modes, more stiles, more prizes, better graphics and more FUNNNNNNN!!!!!!.

    The worst:
    No online play, only clasifications online.
    The music not bad...but i prefer the music of his antecesor.

    A HIPERFUNNY game for the fans of the saga with much more and better.
    Thank you for the game Takeshi and Namco!!!

    The Best Katamari game.

    ROLL!!!!! ROLL!!!!!!ROLL!!!!!!!!.
  3. Nov 24, 2012
    If you like a simple game that inspires your inner child, this is the game for you. It
  4. Sep 18, 2013
    I almost gave a 9 to this humorous, joyful title. The thing is, I had fun playing it. The sound effects make it feel charmingly Japanese, and the graphics are charming as well, presenting every bit of the hugely varied game world in a cute, happy way. If it had an online versus mode ("roll up the opponent and advance to a harder opponent") it could have extended the play a lot. As it is, it's "just" a brilliant and mad mixture of Pokemon, tank simulators, anime, adventure, puzzle games and racing. Katamari Forever is apparently sort of a 'best of' earlier Katamari games, with some new levels. It was my first time with the series, and I had fun. If you look at it as a 'best of remastered' release of great content, then you will be pleased. It's a genius rental game since you can blast through it in a couple of days and it will be a wholly new experience if you've never played Katamari before. But there's enough beef in there to warrant a purchase as well, with the different unlockables and collectibles. I can't give a 9/10 since I got frustrated a couple of times because progression required some amount of luck, but it wasn't bad, and after all the player gets his/her revenge at the end of each level, as all those obstacles are rolled up. Expand
  5. Feb 11, 2013
    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. Jul 18, 2011
    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
  7. Aug 12, 2014
    I went in to this game a huge fan of the first two Katamari games, and while this title is by no means bad it feels... unfair. I had to bust out the old games to be sure and even got a second opinion from a friend and it all pointed to the same conclusion.

    This game is HARD.

    What I really loved about the Katamari series was the sense of childlike fun you had rolling up stuff and listening to the terrified screams of the innocent, but this game feels like you are constantly on a deadline. I used to be able to roll up the King on the make the moon mission in the first game, but in this one I found myself constantly on the brink of failure. And some of the special missions seem to be designed to infuriate, and you are required to beat them in order to progress.

    Now, all thing considered a Katamari is a Katamari, and in some ways this does some really cool things with the formula. However, overall it feels like a step BACKWARDS for the series, making it less fun and more stressful than any of the games before.

    If You

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