As usual, I’m late to the game
I got a friend of mine a copy of Katamari Damacy a few weeks ago and played it briefly upon unwrapping. I rolled around through the beginning stages, trying not to skip too fast through the cheeky tutorials, got a few stars and a constellation but had to call it a night before I was sucked in completely.
I’ve been jonesing and humming along ever since. (Now Pratt’s video sinks in)
I got a chance to play it again on Saturday night and it’s like I had been practicing in my imagination. My goal was to get big enough to roll over and pick up humans, which I did within a dedicated hour. Then it was time to part ways as it’s too early to borrow a present.
Now I’m just wondering what’s next? The game scales wonderfully. Scanning in the instruction manual, I see the cruise ship, ferris wheel, jet and stadium… could it be?!
I’ve long since thought innovation is sorely lacking in video games. This game illustrates that risks are worth taking (and selling in the states).