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  • Summary: The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll. When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure toThe stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll. When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars at home or on the go – now in full HD. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
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  1. 100
    Polarising as it might be, it's something everyone should try, because it's also the perfect example of how games can be used to a genuinely artistic outcome.
  2. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Aug 22, 2019
    95
    An experience so sublime doesn't need much in the way of fancy trappings to reach a new audience, only new opportunities. [Issue #38 – March/April 2019, p. 75]
  3. 90
    Still one of the most original and entertaining video games there’s ever been, with a surreal sense of humour that permeates every corner of the gameplay and presentation.
  4. Dec 20, 2018
    90
    Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newbie that’s looking to try something a little different, rest assured that Katamari Damacy Reroll is the best way to get acquainted with this bizarre, yet endearing franchise. Here’s to hoping this isn’t our last visit from The Prince and King of All Cosmos.
  5. Dec 11, 2018
    88
    Reroll gives a whole new generation the chance to experience this wonderful Japanese fever dream.
  6. Dec 14, 2018
    84
    A classic from the not so recent past, now remastered for the newest generations of gamers.
  7. 75
    If you’ve never played Katamari before, there’s no reason not to pick this up over the original release on the PS2. The game is still a delight, and while it may make you dizzy, picking up objects and watching your katamari grow with all sorts of random objects will always be a delight. If you’ve played this before, though, there’s really nothing new here that’s worth trying out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39
  1. Dec 17, 2018
    10
    Incredibly creative game, excellent soundtrack, if you like new mechanics and fresh ideas (ironically, the game is a remake, remaster) thenIncredibly creative game, excellent soundtrack, if you like new mechanics and fresh ideas (ironically, the game is a remake, remaster) then check it out, is a blast to play and the port is really good. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2018
    10
    A delightful reprieve from the monotony of switch games hopping on the metroidvania-train. Katamari Damacy is 14 years old, and is still aA delightful reprieve from the monotony of switch games hopping on the metroidvania-train. Katamari Damacy is 14 years old, and is still a unique and entertaining experience. This is the perfect opportunity for new players and veterans to enjoy Keita Takahashi's wacky world on the go or at home on their TV. Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    It's bright. It's happy. It's fun. It's Katamari. This is an all time favorite, and the port onto the Switch is in HD and has never lookedIt's bright. It's happy. It's fun. It's Katamari. This is an all time favorite, and the port onto the Switch is in HD and has never looked better. The colors are bright; rolling is as smooth as ever, and the quirkiness of the game will have you rolling your worries away far into the night. Very few games are a must have, but this one ranks above just about all of them. It's perfect for kids and adults alike. Nothing beats the King of All Cosmos waking up the day after a huge bender making his son fix yesterday's machinations to one of the best soundtracks in gaming history. Na... na na na na na na na na na na na na na... Enjoy. Expand
  4. Mar 13, 2019
    9
    I always wanted to play Katamari Damacy, but never had the chance until this Switch release. It's wonderful, of course. It's like a purifiedI always wanted to play Katamari Damacy, but never had the chance until this Switch release. It's wonderful, of course. It's like a purified little droplet of video gaming.

    The core gameplay mechanic of rolling up stuff into an ever-growing ball is unique, ingenious, and pure satisfaction. What surprised me is that the controls are also weird, and initially difficult; I admit I was a bit annoyed at what seemed like intentional over-complication. Don't be put off, however. After persevering for a short while, the controls feel natural, and moreover, you realise that they are in fact perfectly designed, forming a large part of the fun and depth of the game. They give the katamari a palpable weight, and allow you to manoeuvre it around, which is useful for preventing the katamari becoming an unwieldy shape. The katamari can sometimes get stuck somewhere bad and start breaking apart, which is frustrating, but this is rare and never broke the game.

    The game basically has a single-minded focus on this core mechanic, meaning its short play time of around 5 hours is the correct length. I do wish there could have been some more variation in the gameplay, or more complex levels, for a longer and more fleshed-out game.

    Then of course there are the weird and wonderful aesthetics. The main character designs are brilliant, the dialogue is bizarre and genuinely funny (although a little repetitive), the art style is lovely, the sound design is great and the music is absolutely incredible.

    Overall, for both its aesthetic sensibilities and its ingenious, polished and joyous gameplay, I can definitely see why Katamari Damacy is so often held up as an example of video games as art. Strongly recommended.
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  5. Jan 2, 2022
    8
    This game is uhhh....cool but sort of weird. I really like the concept of it though.
  6. Apr 22, 2021
    7
    It's quirky & fun but be warned - there's difficulty spikes. I thought this would be a relaxing game. It can be frustrating.

    Also, the
    It's quirky & fun but be warned - there's difficulty spikes. I thought this would be a relaxing game. It can be frustrating.

    Also, the in-game graphics look fine, but the menus and loading screens feel a little old.

    All in all I think it's a positive experience.
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  7. Dec 12, 2018
    0
    This game is boring and a total waste of money. Was looking for a new switch game and was disappointed.

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