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Katamari Damacy & We Love Katamari

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Katamari Damacy & We Love Katamari

Postby Tajoumaru » Wed 01.17.2007 11:39 pm

I'm curious who else has had a chance to play these wonderful games that were so hastily and unceremoniously yanked off the market. Fortunately I was able to scoop up a copy of each before they became rarer than a $2 bill. I love the frenetic and original gameplay, the sense of humor, the great soundtracks. I don't have a PSP so I'm unable to play that particular installment, though the two PS2 games are enough to satisfy me.
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RE: Katamari Damacy & We Love Katamari

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 01.18.2007 8:21 pm

Are they off the market? They're both on the PS2 Best Sellers program here. I've only played the first one, but it is creepily addictive. I love the screams that the people make when you pick them up 「なにさまぁ〜!!」heheh
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RE: Katamari Damacy & We Love Katamari

Postby Tajoumaru » Thu 01.18.2007 11:34 pm

Yes, sadly they're almost impossible to find on the American market. I can see you're in Japan (Gifu-ken, Ôkagi(?) city), so no problem there. But here, despite the stellar sales of 塊魂, and the initial promising sales of みんな大好き塊, both games have been relegated to obsolete status. It's a damn shame, too, and I have no clue as to why (bad marketing, maybe).

Anyway, you should give みんな大好き塊 a try. The gameplay is much improved and there's a greater variety of levels. Here's the URL for the Japanese site.
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RE: Katamari Damacy & We Love Katamari

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 01.18.2007 11:49 pm

it kind of reminds me of the whole chrono-Trigger and final fantasy tactics thing.

Before ChronoTrigger and FFT were re-released on the PS, they were MAD hard to find in the US, and I remember people paying upwards of 100 bucks for a copy.

However, in Japan they were common as dirt, and can still be had for around 5 dollars.
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RE: Katamari Damacy & We Love Katamari

Postby NoRegretLife » Fri 01.19.2007 5:13 pm

I played We Love Katamari! I loved it! It was so addictive I think I finished it in about 2 days or something. The soundtrack is great too!! It's so different from all the other games I've ever played that's what good about it! :)
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Re: Katamari Damacy & We Love Katamari

Postby Jerrid » Sun 10.24.2010 2:42 am

I know this is a very old thread, but since this was already started, no reason to restart a new one. I my self love these games. Very fun and quirky. One of the only games where I would actually play a level not for the level it self, but for the music. I can not really describe the feeling I get from playing it. A Nirvana perhaps. Even if you are having a bad day, just playing it for one or two rounds will make you feel happier. Really, if you can find a copy buy it! Even after beating it many times you will always go back to it to try and beat your scores. And as I said before the music is great. Nothing quite like starting small and then growing bigger and bigger and collecting bigger and bigger things until you can collect the world...
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