Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Could Katamari clone take a chomp out of the DS?

I love Nintendo. I love the Wii. I love the DS.

There, just had to say that.

Oh, sure, I love plenty other systems and game companies, too, but none have ever reached the level of my beloved Ninty. There's just something about Nintendo-made games and systems that make me giggle (yes, giggle; I'm gay so I can admit that).

Anyhoo, with that out of the way, a game is coming to the DS soon that looks to make me giggle some more--though this one isn't coming from Miyamoto or anyone else at the house Mario built. It's coming from Koei, of all people (you know, the people responsible for the Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Dynasty Warriors games).

The Japanese title of this Katamari close was Gabu Gabu Planet, and the U.S. version will be titled Prey the Stars. Ooohhhkaaayyyy... I don't know about you, but I like the original name better.

What really matters is how it plays, though, and here's to hoping Koei comes through in that regard. It certainly has a lot going for it--you play a dog whose goal is to gobble up everything in sight. Like the great Katamari Damacy for the PS2, your doggie can only eat small bits at the beginning, though as you progress through the stage he/she can eat bigger and bigger items--even buildings!

The pics I've seen so far remind me of both Katamari and that old PS1 game, Jumping Flash. 'll thank my lucky stars if the game approaches the greatness of either of them.

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