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  • Summary: The stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll. When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure toThe stop-at-nothing pushing prince is back and ready to reroll. When the King of All Cosmos accidentally destroys all the stars in the sky, he orders you, his pint-sized princely son, to put the twinkle back in the heavens above. Join the King and Prince of Cosmos on their wacky adventure to restore the stars at home or on the go – now in full HD. Expand

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Katamari Demacy Reroll Switch Gameplay - TGS 2018 (Off-Screen)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 100
    Polarising as it might be, it's something everyone should try, because it's also the perfect example of how games can be used to a genuinely artistic outcome.
  2. Dec 19, 2018
    90
    Katamari Damacy Reroll succeeds in replicating the magic of the original title, with only minimal improvement needed to make it appealing to modern audiences. The core concept remains unique among the greater swath of games, and the simple act of using everyday objects to create a whimsical ball of destruction never gets old. The goofiness remains, as does the wonder of seeing what kinds of random things you'll pick up. Katamari Damacy Reroll is a classic and a must-have for just about every Switch owner.
  3. Jan 28, 2019
    90
    Katamari Damacy Reroll is as simple, silly, and superbly entertaining as it was more than a decade ago. The main experience stays intact, but the remaster does enough to make anyone interested in this game smile. Here’s hoping that Bandai Namco takes this reimagining and invests in the original sequel next.
  4. Dec 17, 2018
    88
    Crazy, alienating, funny: a title that every gamer should try at least once.
  5. Dec 28, 2018
    85
    From its quirkiness in its aesthetic to its unique level design and progression, Reroll kept me entertained from start to finish while holding a polish that you should expect from a remaster.
  6. Dec 20, 2018
    83
    REROLL doesn’t deviate too much from the original that came out almost 15 years ago and frankly that’s a great thing. It’s a short experience, but it’s replay value is pretty high. Completing the collection, finding all the presents, unlocking all the cousins for multiplayer, getting comets for beating each stage’s par time, and building the biggest katamari possible on each stage should keep players occupied for a while.
  7. 75
    If you’ve never played Katamari before, there’s no reason not to pick this up over the original release on the PS2. The game is still a delight, and while it may make you dizzy, picking up objects and watching your katamari grow with all sorts of random objects will always be a delight. If you’ve played this before, though, there’s really nothing new here that’s worth trying out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    It's bright. It's happy. It's fun. It's Katamari. This is an all time favorite, and the port onto the Switch is in HD and has never lookedIt's bright. It's happy. It's fun. It's Katamari. This is an all time favorite, and the port onto the Switch is in HD and has never looked better. The colors are bright; rolling is as smooth as ever, and the quirkiness of the game will have you rolling your worries away far into the night. Very few games are a must have, but this one ranks above just about all of them. It's perfect for kids and adults alike. Nothing beats the King of All Cosmos waking up the day after a huge bender making his son fix yesterday's machinations to one of the best soundtracks in gaming history. Na... na na na na na na na na na na na na na... Enjoy. Expand
  2. Dec 12, 2018
    10
    Guess the game that got me to stop playing Super Smash Bros for Switch? You guessed it! I'm addicted to this highly original game, that hasGuess the game that got me to stop playing Super Smash Bros for Switch? You guessed it! I'm addicted to this highly original game, that has one of the greatest soundtracks ever! Use the regular controls NOT the simple controls. The controls for this game do have a learning curve though once you get how it works, you truly do feel like you are controlling this giant ball! Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2018
    10
    Incredibly creative game, excellent soundtrack, if you like new mechanics and fresh ideas (ironically, the game is a remake, remaster) thenIncredibly creative game, excellent soundtrack, if you like new mechanics and fresh ideas (ironically, the game is a remake, remaster) then check it out, is a blast to play and the port is really good. Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2018
    10
    Excellent game. I played all of the previous in the franchise including the terrible PSP version. This is perfect for the Switch. The artisticExcellent game. I played all of the previous in the franchise including the terrible PSP version. This is perfect for the Switch. The artistic graphic style holds up really well in HD. Got while at the Gamestop Smash launch. I think I was the only dude in line picking this up too lol. Im not going to reduce my score because the asymmetrical analog sticks take a little away vs a Dualshock. This is a must have game for anyone on the switch if you like quirky Japanese games and want something different. Have not tried to 2 player mode yet, really looking forward to it. Expand
  5. Mar 13, 2019
    9
    I always wanted to play Katamari Damacy, but never had the chance until this Switch release. It's wonderful, of course. It's like a purifiedI always wanted to play Katamari Damacy, but never had the chance until this Switch release. It's wonderful, of course. It's like a purified little droplet of video gaming.

    The core gameplay mechanic of rolling up stuff into an ever-growing ball is unique, ingenious, and pure satisfaction. What surprised me is that the controls are also weird, and initially difficult; I admit I was a bit annoyed at what seemed like intentional over-complication. Don't be put off, however. After persevering for a short while, the controls feel natural, and moreover, you realise that they are in fact perfectly designed, forming a large part of the fun and depth of the game. They give the katamari a palpable weight, and allow you to manoeuvre it around, which is useful for preventing the katamari becoming an unwieldy shape. The katamari can sometimes get stuck somewhere bad and start breaking apart, which is frustrating, but this is rare and never broke the game.

    The game basically has a single-minded focus on this core mechanic, meaning its short play time of around 5 hours is the correct length. I do wish there could have been some more variation in the gameplay, or more complex levels, for a longer and more fleshed-out game.

    Then of course there are the weird and wonderful aesthetics. The main character designs are brilliant, the dialogue is bizarre and genuinely funny (although a little repetitive), the art style is lovely, the sound design is great and the music is absolutely incredible.

    Overall, for both its aesthetic sensibilities and its ingenious, polished and joyous gameplay, I can definitely see why Katamari Damacy is so often held up as an example of video games as art. Strongly recommended.
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  6. Dec 8, 2018
    9
    It’s the same katamari as before. There doesnt appear to be a change to frame rate but the images are a little more clear. I love this game.It’s the same katamari as before. There doesnt appear to be a change to frame rate but the images are a little more clear. I love this game. It was a 10/10 before but the lack of any real framerate remastering makes me feel it’s 9/10.

    The music is so good though. Maybe they updated the bitrate on the tracks because they are the best chillwave tracks on any game
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  7. Dec 12, 2018
    0
    This game is boring and a total waste of money. Was looking for a new switch game and was disappointed.

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