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Katamari Not So Beautiful

Jason Hill knows Screen Play touched on it briefly last week, but the reporter/writer/editor can't shake how disappointing Beautiful Katamari is.

Few games manage to impart such joy, happiness and laughter as the original Japanese ball-rolling oddity (and its superior sequel.)

But while there's little doubt that virgin players of Beautiful Katamari will experience the same thrill as they clumsily guide their first ever-expanding clump over all manner of wacky objects, for veterans Beautiful is like a wonderful joke told too many times.

And perhaps the irony of a game that once was at the vanguard of originality and innovation now being dull and conservative is not lost on Namco Bandai.

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