Look, I'm supposed to be on vacation today, so let's not make this any harder than it has to be. The theme of Katamari Damacy is a no-brainer for GMOTD - the Katamari series has consistently amazing soundtracks. I don't think there's even a single so-so song in the entire Katamari catalog...
Last week we brought you ten photoshopped images of game names infiltrating popular logos. It was a huge success, and most of you cried out for more. Well, one reader provided us with enough great ideas to create another entry in this ongoing article.Have an idea? Post it in our thread and maybe you’ll see your ideas brought to life on the site. Special thanks to reader Ravenbom for the standout submissions. See, we do read
5 Nov, 2007 Ask any seasoned stick-twiddler to name a genuinely original game from the last five years and chances are that the first name that pops into their head is Namco's brilliant Katamari Damacy. Based on the fairly out-there premise of rebuilding the cosmos by rolling around a magical sticky ball, Katamari wooed gamers not just for its innovative core gameplay mechanic, but also its irresistible characters and bonkers style. We fell in love the moment we first saw the intro, which, if
A trio of trademark applications have appeared in Japan rekindling hope that the Katamari series may make a return. For last month developer Namco Bandai registered three new names: Beautiful Katamari Damacy, Katamari Damacy Tres Bien and Katamari Damacy-kun. And while our hopes have been raised again, the names can't be taken as proof of the existence of new games because applications can also cover potential TV shows, movies, fluffy dolls, sweets and just about anything
Nothing could be simpler than rolling up a ball of junk. But somehow, with that basic concept, the Katamari series has become a bona-fide phenomenon. It's a pure burst of bright personality in a world dominated by gunmetal grey. It's also a hell of a lot of fun. Surprisingly, perhaps, it also translates well to the PSP. This is unexpected because the control of the two PS2 games in the series revolves entirely around the use of the two analog sticks on the face of the controller. As you've no
Last week, the official website for Namco's ingenious ball-rolling collect-'em-up, Katamari Damacy, closed its virtual doors. And, yes, Namco has followed up the move with an announcement that the team behind the game has been disbanded, and there are no more Katamari games planned for the future. The Katamari Damacy franchise is just three games strong, but that's been enough for it to worm its way into many more hearts than plenty of other, longer-running brands. The series has had two
When a game becomes a series, no matter how damn cool it was the first time around, it's bound to get stale. The faster it happens, the worse its chances. That's the challenge facing the Katamari Damacy series right now. Its third installment in two years is set to hit the PSP, and that's the main hook: the new game is simply exciting by virtue of being portable. Me & My Katamari follows in the path cleared by its PS2 predecessors, which had you collecting everything from coins and children to