I expected little and was still disappointed

User Rating: 4 | Noby Noby Boy PS3
Being a huge fan of Katamari Damacy, I thought this would be a neat little downloadable title. From the screenshots it looked like it had that obscure and offbeat style Katamari used so I figured it would be a fun game just from that. It turns out there is really no objective to this game; you just do whatever you want. Maybe this is a plus for some and a negative for others but personally I like playing games that have an objective or a goal to do. The novelty wore off after like 20 minutes although it can be sort of fun just screwing around. I guess that main point of playing this game is to play it like you would play with a toy and to get some easy trophies.

The graphics have that Katamari style of cute but not technically impressive graphics, the graphics fit the style of the game so don't expect Crysis or Killzone 2 caliber visuals. Also, there isn't really much going on and the backgrounds are pretty bland. Overall the visuals are more of a filler and a boring one at that.

The music is the best thing this game has going for it. It's very catchy and stays true to the Katamari style of offbeat pop tunes. The sound effects are also exactly what you'd expect from this kind of game but f it, reviewing sound effects is pointless.

The replay value is non existent unless you still find the game fun after an hour. Than congrats cause you made it farther than I did.

Noby Noby Boy's controls are supposed to be weird but they are just annoying and get in the way. There are a lot of questionable gameplay and control decisions and I think the developers used the excuse of the game being so weird to ignore these problems.

Overall Noby Noby Boy isn't that good. I probably didn't see everything the game offered, but I assure you, it can't be that much. Some may dig the style, I personally loved Katamari and I keep comparing Noby Noby Boy to it so maybe that's why I didn't enjoy it. It's only $4.99 but there is no plot, no goal, so the only real reason to play is to see what it's all about (you'll find out within minutes) and for trophies I guess.

So.......probably don't download this one unless you have $5 to spare.