“Katamari Forever” is the eighth installment in the Katamari series that originally started on the Playstation 2 and subsequent games in the series being released to various other consoles and portable devices. The game, like many others in the series, is an action-puzzle game in which you roll-up various objects that are required to make up the various planets in the solar systems, which are collected with balls controlled by tiny creatures called Katamari.
The object of the game is to pick up the various items the King requests to make up a specific planet by having the Katamari roll their ball in every direction to collect them, and how large the ball you roll needs to be by a specific time. The game can be frustrating, but in a good way where it makes you keep trying even if you do not understand entirely what it is you are supposed to collect sometimes.
Unfortunately I cannot talk about any of the previous games before “Beautiful Katamari” as I have never played the games from the beginning when they were first release. The games are fun, but can be a bit frustrating if you are unfamiliar with a lot of the objects in the game, especially since a lot of the objects are things that are very Japanese. Even I have trouble understanding exactly which items I am supposed to pickup while playing because I am unfamiliar with what they are and what the game is asking for to be picked up.
Usually if I there is something I do not quite understand (which is quite often) I will end up looking it up. In a way this is kind of cool because you get to learn something new as you guy. Kind of like an inadvertent scavenger hunt.
So far I really have enjoyed this game and “Beautiful Katamari” quite a bit. I still get frustrated and confused, but it makes a fun hurdle to get over.