We mentioned it the other day and now 'I Love Katamari" from Namco is now available in the Marketplace. And like we speculated, Namco is charging a $2 premium over the iPhone version, bringing the price to a whopping $6.99 for this sought after title.
Is it worth it for all that Xbox LIVE goodness? Possibly. It's certainly not a bad game and though we're not big on the whole Katamari thing, it looks well done and quite fun. Still, $7 is a bit high for such a game, so it depends on how you feel after the trial (seen above). Grab hit here in the Marketplace and give it ...a roll (rim shot!).
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Thanks for a heads up. Definitely gonna download the trial today!
Bought it. Faster and higher res textures than the iphone version. This game is wacky as hell and was one of my all time favs on my older iphone. It's a great game.
I normally don't care too much about the higher prices for apps/games. But no way I was shelling out 7 bucks for this. It looks nice though.
Compelling, but not for $7. I wouldn't mind the higher price points on higher tier games like "The Harvest," or a large, in depth game - but Katarmari supposedly only offers 4 levels. I'm all about high price for higher quality, but this just seems too much for a game that was receiving mixed reviews two years ago.
The mixed reviews were mainly due to the game rolling out with broken controls and framerate. Both problems were fixed post-release, but most places don't update their reviews after the fact.
Also it has six levels, and you'll need to play each one multiple times. Seems like a good length for a mobile game.
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