Review: Touch My Katamari

The peculiar sometimes odd game series Katamari hits the PlayStation Vita. If your 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 mechanic added touch screen.
Pros:
  • Its Katamari!
  • Perfect introduction to the series for new comers
  • Touch screen is a welcome addition allowing you to stretch or squash the ball down to get into those small space, Which before were unreachable
  • The music is all in there and hand picked from previous games
  • Levels are big and bright and a joy to look at
Cons:
  • 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 favourites
  • Not a lot of replay ability attached and like I say after a few hours you wont have much reason to come back
  • DLC is for faster unlocks in the shop and a few new levels but nothing substantial

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.

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.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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