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Games like Katamari?

JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
edited July 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
So my wife doesn't like many video games, but she loves Katamari Damacy and We Love Katamari. Since she's pretty much gotten everything in both games, I'm trying to find more games like them.

I have a PS2, PS3 and Wii. I think the key things are simple gameplay and easy pace. Can anyone suggest something for me to try?

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I haven't played it, but you might want to try Noby Noby Boy on PSN. It's made by the same guy who did Katamari Damacy. I've heard it's more of a playground type thing than game, though.

  • MadpandaMadpanda Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Boom blox for the WII, pacing is up to you, and the game can be summed up as "throw stuff at blocks and watch them falldown/explode with physics!"

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  • Psychotic OnePsychotic One Never let an alligator... Do your taxesRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The Maw on XBL is kinda like that. But instead of rolling things over your slowly feeding an entire planet to your gelatonious friend with the mentallity of a ravenous, cowardly chihuahua.

  • Lindsey LohanLindsey Lohan Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    De Blob on the Wii would be perfect. I just started playing it but the first thing I noticed was the Katamari similarities. You basically paint a black and white city by rolling around a paint infused blob. The music is great, the character design and animation are well done and the controls are simple. Even the idea of "get xx percent and open up a new city area" are similar. I picked it up for $18 used at Gamestop.

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  • Uncle LongUncle Long Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Try Elebits on the Wii. Simplistic story line. Lots of picking things up and throwing them and expanding your capabilities in-stage to pick up bigger things (much like rolling a ball).

  • MushroomStickMushroomStick Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I think Beautiful Katamari is being release for PS3 later this year.

  • ascannerlightlyascannerlightly Registered User
    edited July 2009
    i don't see why sony doesn't take advantage of the six-axis-blahblahblah of the ps3 controller and do a port of archer maclean's mercury that was originally designed to have a plug-in tilt sensor via the usb but that part never came to life.

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  • MetroidZoidMetroidZoid Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    World of Goo is a must-download Wiiware (or, alternatively, buy it for the PC). It's a great solid few days of gameplay (weeks if you're really anal about doing your absolute best), so even though replayability is kind of 'meh' (at least for me), the game itself is solid.

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Thanks for the suggestions! I got flOw and Noby Noby Boy from PSN; she likes flOw, but Noby Noby Boy is a little off-putting, with its lack of goals.

    I'm taking a look at de Blob now. There are two more Katamari games coming out for the PS3: Katamari Forever and Beautiful Katamari, but those won't be out for a few months.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    What? No Mention of The Munchables?

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    I think you just sold me on a game I've heard nothing about.

  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The fact that no one has mention Flower is a fucking crime. Specially if she likes flOw.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Mr Pink wrote: »
    What? No Mention of The Munchables?

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    I think you just sold me on a game I've heard nothing about.

    It's fun, and it's only $20.

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh man Flower is excellent.

    So, so pretty.

  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    SteevL wrote: »
    Oh man Flower is excellent.

    So, so pretty.

    So I've heard vague things about Flower, but what is the gameplay like?

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    JoeUser wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    Oh man Flower is excellent.

    So, so pretty.

    So I've heard vague things about Flower, but what is the gameplay like?

    You are the wind.

    You fly around using the motion control of the PS3 controller.

    Your goal is to fly through flowers, causing them to bloom. As you do this, you change the environment around them (dead grass comes to life, lights turn on, etc.). It's pretty simple, really.

  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    SteevL wrote: »
    JoeUser wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    Oh man Flower is excellent.

    So, so pretty.

    So I've heard vague things about Flower, but what is the gameplay like?

    You are the wind.

    You fly around using the motion control of the PS3 controller.

    Your goal is to fly through flowers, causing them to bloom. As you do this, you change the environment around them (dead grass comes to life, lights turn on, etc.). It's pretty simple, really.

    Oh OK, so the same type of control as flOw?

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  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    JoeUser wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    JoeUser wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    Oh man Flower is excellent.

    So, so pretty.

    So I've heard vague things about Flower, but what is the gameplay like?

    You are the wind.

    You fly around using the motion control of the PS3 controller.

    Your goal is to fly through flowers, causing them to bloom. As you do this, you change the environment around them (dead grass comes to life, lights turn on, etc.). It's pretty simple, really.

    Oh OK, so the same type of control as flOw?

    I've actually never played flOw, but I've heard people compare the two games. Not too surprising I guess since the same developer made them.

    edit: flOw is pretty much 2D, though, right? Flower is 3D.

  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    SteevL wrote: »
    JoeUser wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    JoeUser wrote: »
    SteevL wrote: »
    Oh man Flower is excellent.

    So, so pretty.

    So I've heard vague things about Flower, but what is the gameplay like?

    You are the wind.

    You fly around using the motion control of the PS3 controller.

    Your goal is to fly through flowers, causing them to bloom. As you do this, you change the environment around them (dead grass comes to life, lights turn on, etc.). It's pretty simple, really.

    Oh OK, so the same type of control as flOw?

    I've actually never played flOw, but I've heard people compare the two games. Not too surprising I guess since the same developer made them.

    edit: flOw is pretty much 2D, though, right? Flower is 3D.

    Yeah, flOw is basically 2D. Thanks, I'll check this out!

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