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|Playstation 3 (2009)
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Katamari Forever is another wacky entry in the Katamari franchise, where you must roll up random objects to create the biggest ball possible. Just like the eccentric entries before it, Katamari Forever encourages players to dig into their silly side, sit back, and let the good times roll. Players once again control the Prince, a tiny character with incredible rolling skills. After the King of Cosmos loses his memory, it's up to the Prince and his cousins to roll up items and restore things to normalcy. Packed with ridiculous levels, cheerful music, and an altogether silly plot, Katamari Forever is a surprisingly fun experience.
Main Game Features
- Over 30 quirky levels
- Unique ball-rolling gameplay
- Solo and local multiplayer modes
Like every other game in the Katamari series, Kamatari Forever is weird, wild, and at times incoherent. At the start of the game, the King of Cosmos is teaching the Prince how to jump, and in the process, jumps too high and is hit in the head by a shooting star and knocked into a coma.
Not sure how to deal with this, the Prince and his cousins create a robotic King to act as a replacement. Unfortunately, this new Robo-King accidentally wipes out all of the stars in the cosmos, making things worse off than ever before. Once the King of Cosmos finally wakes up, he is stricken with amnesia, unable to recall any of his memories. With the stars destroyed and the King's memory gone, the Prince must roll up katamaris (large balls made up of random objects) to restore peace and help the King.
Katamari Forever continues to utilize the franchises' unique ball-rolling gameplay while injecting some new ideas along the way. The main single-player game has over 30 levels, split between the Robo-King and the King of Cosmos. In the Robo-King levels, players must roll up massive balls to help the Robo-King make new stars. In the King of Cosmos levels, you'll help restore color to the world by dashing through black-and-white levels, rolling up objects along the way. Levels include everyday areas like supermarkets, bedrooms, and city streets, growing in scale as you progress further through the game. Although there's a tutorial level at the start that teaches you the basic controls, playing Katamari Forever can be challenging at first. However, once you get the hang of things, you'll find that there's nothing quite like it!
In addition to the solo levels, Katamari Forever also includes multiplayer options. You can partner up with a friend for some cooperative rolling, trying to create the biggest ball possible in any of the story stages. If you want to put your skills to the test, you can challenge each other in competitive battle mode, where only the best ball-roller will win! As you play the game, you'll unlock new playable characters and other cosmetic items, allowing you to customize your Prince in a variety of ways. Your performance is graded on every level as well, encouraging you to replay stages and go for the high-score.
If you're looking for a game that's not too complicated, full of life and color, and highly replayable, Katamari Forever is a great choice. Unfortunately, a lot of the levels are recycled from other games, but if you're new to the Katamari franchise, that won't matter.
The local multiplayer options, unlockable cosmetics, and high replayability make this a game that's hard to put down. There are few games as happy-go-lucky and uplifting to play as Katamari, and Katamari Forever doesn't stop that trend.
- Relaxing and satisfying gameplay
- Vibrant levels full of color
- Super cheerful atmosphere and music
- Controls feel clunky at first
- Awkward physics
- Lots of levels are from previous Katamari games