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

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

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 Review

Touch My Katamari:

Official website (Wiki)

Developer: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Store Links-

PlayStation (unavailable)

Katamari rolls onto an Android phone near you and we have the review for you

 

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
8/10

Summary

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.

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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