Touch My Katamari Review (PlayStation Vita)
The peculiar sometimes odd game series Katamari hits the PlayStation Vita. If you are new to the series then you are in for a treat, By treat, I mean a weird, crazy strange treat. Veterans of the game series will look to get another fix and this time with a new game control method, The touchscreen. Here is our Touch My Katamari Review.
Touch My Katamari Review Pros:
- Cartoon graphics.
- Platinum trophy.
- Its Katamari!
- A perfect introduction to the series for newcomers.
- Familiar control scheme even without the touchscreen part.
- Cousins- Find them all over the place and as you find them they populate your home planet.
- The game is simple-roll anything smaller than you in order to grow and roll up bigger things. All levels will have a ball size goal or roll up a certain amount of something.
- One of the best soundtracks ever.
- Touchscreen control is a welcome addition allowing you to stretch or squash the ball down to get into those small spaces.
- Very accessible because of the nature of the gameplay.
- All levels have a theme and this will determine what you will encounter.
- Best score is shown on the level select screen.
- The music is all in there and handpicked from previous games
- Levels are big and bright and a joy to look at.
- So much replayability.
Touch My Katamari Review Cons:
- The game is really short, You could easily dust it off in 4 hours
- Not one for veterans of the series as its all the same levels recycled from previous games
- No ability to go into space and collect planets and black holes, One of my personal favorites
- Not a lot of replayability attached and as I say after a few hours you won’t have much reason to come back apart from being a completionist.
- DLC is for faster unlocks in the shop and a few new levels but nothing substantial.
Touch My Katamari:
Official website (Wiki)
Developer: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 9/109/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
In summary, the game is more of a long demo than a game for veterans. New players to the series will be happy with the package as it cherry-picks a few of the best levels, And keeps faithful to them in every detail. It’s worth a rent or maybe a buy and sell back type affair. For a true Katamari fix Katamari Forever on PS3 is still the go-to title.