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Katamari Damacy (PlayStation 2)

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Written by  :  Lucefin (1430)
Written on  :  Oct 12, 2004
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Summary

An incredible game that's too short, but still worth every penny!

The Good

What's not to like about this game? The graphics, while being rather simplistically modeled, still convey your surroundings beautifully. All of the music is energetic and catchy. You'll be humming a few of these tunes in the car on your way to work. The controls may take a few minutes to get used to, but you'll soon be rolling like a pro. The gameplay itself is extremely simple; you'll pick up everything you need to know in a matter of minutes, but that doesn't stop this from being one of the most intriguing and addicting games out there.

The Bad

If there's one flaw about the game that has to be brought up, it's the fact that it's just too darned short! Not short as in you can finish it in a week, or short as in you can finish it in a couple of days... no, this game is short as in you can probably finish it in two or three hours. Luckily, even after you finish the game (which has an extremely satisfying ending *no spoilers*), you can go back and try to collect items which you've missed or unlock special modes, or just retry levels to make a bigger ball!

The Bottom Line

Katamari Damacy is a unique, fun and addicting action game the likes of which you've never seen before.