I’m a bit torn on this game. On the one hand, it’s Katamari so is automatically fantastic and fun and relaxing and nonsensical. But on the other hand, it could have been so much better.
A few years ago, the original Katamari Damacy got a Reroll remake on modern consoles, and with it they fixed some of the niggles of the original, like loading times (and mid-level loading), slowdown, and made it all smoother and higher resolution and prettier. Then they “rerolled” the sequel and you’d expect the same care and polish this time around, right? Well, no. Loading is reduced a bit (but mid-level loads are back), it doesn’t seem to be higher resolution, and the slowdown is awful – although perhaps not as bad as it was on the PS2, granted.
Then they’ve added the “Royal Reverie” extra levels, where you play as the King when he was the Prince, but they’re not really new levels, they’re just five existing levels with alterative goals.
So as I said, I’m torn. I really enjoyed it but it isn’t a patch on the polish shown in Katamari Damacy Reroll, and ends up coming out like a cheap port rather than a improved remake.