You can't save the whole world. It's going to be eaten by a mythological demon with the head of a fish. But as a puppet that absorbs all it touches, you can try to rescue as much of Earth's greatness as you can before the end arrives. In the beginning, you roam the Earth, capable of absorbing only the tiniest of objects.
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You can't save the whole world. It's going to be eaten by a mythological demon with the head of a fish. But as a puppet that absorbs all it touches, you can try to rescue as much of Earth's greatness as you can before the end arrives.

In the beginning, you roam the Earth, capable of absorbing only the tiniest of objects. A glass marble you collect becomes your head, and a pair of jellybeans becomes your hands. Small creatures overwhelm you, with rats kicking you around and golden retrievers threatening to stomp you to pieces. But with every object you collect, your puppet self grows larger. Eventually, you'll become a towering behemoth with fire engines for arms and the ability to absorb entire buildings.

The Wonderful End of the World takes you through 12 unique locations, with over a thousand treasures to gather before the end comes. Steal some sweets from the candy store, where gummi fish swim in a blueberry river; visit a surrealist library to find that the words have literally leapt out of their books; and explore the Megalopolis, where you'll watch a lively end-of-the-world parade and then gobble it up before making your way to grab the tallest skyscraper ever built.

  • 10 achievements for exploring and unlocking secret areas of the game
  • 12 unique locations to explore
  • 3 gameplay modes: Timed, Timeless, and Exploration
  • 16 bouncy music tracks keep the action rocking. Or bopping.

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    • OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista
    • Processor: 1.5GHz
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: DX9 compatible 3D card
    • DirectX Version: 9.0c
    • Sound: DX9 compatible sound card
    • Hard Drive: 220MB
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24 από 28 άτομα (86%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
4.4 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 4 Οκτωβρίου
If you've ever wanted to play a Katamari game, I highly recommend that you do so. They're full of charm, great visual design & music, and a unique, intuitive control scheme.

If, on the other hand, you would like to play a game which has none of those things, this may be right up your alley.
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0.2 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 26 Οκτωβρίου
Basically it's a Katamari game, only less vibrant, less unique, less creative, and less fun.
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7 από 7 άτομα (100%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
6.2 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 8 Αυγούστου
As many others have mentioned, this game is basically Katamari Damacy on PC... except is not as good as the real thing. Not that it's a bad game either, actually I had a lot of fun playing it, it's just that it's very short and has a few gameplay issues. To those not familiar with the Katamari games, the gameplay basically consist of moving around picking up any object/animal/person smaller than you. As you pick up stuff you grow in size and thus are able to absorb bigger stuff. Levels are timed and the goal is to absorb as many objects as possible within the time limit. The main difference is that in the Katamari games you roll a ball around while in The Wonderful End of the World you control a walking humanoid puppet made of spheres. Now lets get on with the review:

THE GOOD:
- It's Katamari Damacy on PC! The gameplay is the same and, to the best of my knowledge, it's the only Katamari clone in existence, so lets be grateful for having it on PC.

- The music is good for the most part, with some tracks bearing a style very reminiscent of Katamari Damacy (although I found the track from the Word Forge level very annoying).

- Levels are varied in design, there's indoor and outdoor locations and a few themed levels (e.g. Arcadia, Word Forge).

- As you beat levels you can unlock two other gameplay modes: time attack and free exploration. The latter is a blessing for OCD completionists like me ;-)

- Controls are responsive and you can configure the mouse sensitivity. BTW mouse-look provides you with more spatial awareness in comparison with the dual stick controls of Katamari Damacy.

THE BAD:
- Levels are too short and there's too few of them. You have 12 levels clocking around 3-5 minutes each. This means you easily go through the whole game in 2-3 hours if you don't aim for all the achievements, and half of that time will be spent in replaying the levels to get the A grade required to unlock the final level. As reference, I got 100% achievement after 5 hours of gameplay.

- Level design could have been better. All levels are square areas (no around-the-world levels) and there's only a couple of them that deserve to be called big. There's nothing compared to the massive Katamari levels where you can end up engulfing cities, continents, planets and stars.

- Graphics are very simple and rough but get the job done. However, most of the objects are pretty plain, e.g. furniture, dogs, fruits, tools, average people, etc. Half the fun in Katamari was the charm and personality transmitted by the quirky characters and scenes you could find around the levels, they felt truly alive. TBEOTW levels feel more static.

- There's not enough challenge, most levels can be beaten with an A grade in one or two tries. However there's one notable exception: the Internet Cafe is a PITA, I ragequit several times when aiming for the A and A+ grades.

- The sound effects are just meh, I found the standard sound for when you pick up something lame, overused and, eventually, a little bit annoying. There's only a few objects with specific sound effects, (e.g. dogs bark, phones ring).

- There's little replay value. The alternate gameplay modes get old real fast since the levels are very short to begin with, there's not a lot to see. The main use for the free exploration mode will be to tackle a couple of achievements but beyond that there's no secrets or collectibles.

THE UGLY:
- Playing as a walking humanoid is not as intuitive as rolling a Katamari ball: it's difficult to judge your size and contact points with objects. Considering It's a time based game, it's VERY annoying and frustrating when your character gets stuck in a pass that at first glance seems wide enough to get through. Also, as you grow in size it becomes more and more difficult to pick up small objects even though you walk right on top of them, because there walking animation doesn't provide a consistent contact area with the ground.

- Unlike Katamari, in this game it's not size that matters, it's the number of objects you have absorbed what determines which objects you can pick up (eg. the object counter must reach X number for you to be able to pick up Y object). This means that sometimes you can't pick up objects that look small enough and, conversely, sometimes you can pick up objects a tad bigger than you'd expect. So you can't always trust your eyes to plan your pickup routes, you'll be forced to rely in trial and error.

- When you walk against an obstacle you just stop, but sometimes when you walk against a narrow pass you get repelled back a considerable distance. This is annoying as sometimes you get thrown against other obstacles or outside the boundaries of the level, losing many precious seconds as you scramble to get back on track.

CONCLUSION:
The Wonderful End of the World feels like a poor man's Katamari Damacy that conforms with providing the same basic gameplay experience. It plays exactly the same but lacks its charm and challenge. That said, it's a decently fun game, albeit very short and rough around the edges. I wouldn't pay full price for it, but if you're like me and need to scratch your Katamari itch, I think it's worth getting during a sale.
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0.8 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 15 Οκτωβρίου
Yea!

-You play as a black hole sucking up smaller objects to become bigger
-Lots of different objects
-Nice varity of levels that are each pretty large

Meh!

-Controls are too stiff
-Graphics and animations straight outta 10 years ago, but fit the theme well
-Climbing ramps is a chore, and why can i climb over some objects and not others that are smaller or same size?

Bleh!

-Some items are too difficult to assume they are able to be sucked up next
- Scoring high grades depends on best route memorization method
-No real replay value after seeing everything

The Lowdown:

You play as something that must steal all objects smaller then yourself to get bigger, so you can take in bigger objects before the time runs out. The game is nice for quick 5 or 10 minute runs at a time, but lacks anymore depth to long lasting. Your guy turns like a truck, which can make it difficult to get up some objects, or those real narrow ramps up to upper levels. The graphics while I am not crazy about fit the style quite well, for its cartoony element. There are 12 levels that take place in many different areas that are very spacious, with tons of objects to suck up into yourself.

With the main objective is to find smaller objects then yourself to get bigger, this can be difficult at times as some objects that look smaller won't register as being one that you need.

Once you complete all the levels, you can go back into them and try to best your score, or try some endless modes but I did not find any real appeal in this, but for top score nuts it will.

Verdict:

Worth it in the Dejobaan bundle pack goes on sale, but alone it is not really worth the $10
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4 από 4 άτομα (100%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
3.1 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 23 Ιουνίου
This game was positively... okay. It's an amusing timewaster at best, a really mediocre Katamari rip-off at worst. If this game goes on sale for like, a dollar, if you're really interested, pick it up. Otherwise, stick to something that'll last you longer.

This game is incredibly short. I beat it in about an hour, and the levels aren't particularly interesting. The art style is unique in a pleasant way, but the game looks like a late N64/Early Gamecube release in terms of graphical quality. While there is a lot of fun to be had with collecting objects and slowly moving your way up, the entertainment value wears off quite quickly.
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5 από 7 άτομα (71%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
1.5 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 8 Αυγούστου
A fun game with very simple gameplay, simply run into small objects to get bigger so you can pick up bigger objects. A nice amount of variation in levels to keep it interesting. The fun and simple gameplay and the entertaining visuals make for a relaxing game. I would recommend it, but it is a short game so try to pick it up on sale.
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19.7 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 6 Αυγούστου
Spoiler alert: The world ends...
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2 από 2 άτομα (100%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
4.9 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 29 Οκτωβρίου
This game isn't a game it's an adventure.

Sure there's no real score, and sure you just get bigger.....

but play this game on some high quality LSD and you start appreciating a lot of the spacial ideas.

One of my favorite levels is the level with the words, if this game is on sale grab it up!
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1.9 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 30 Οκτωβρίου
Fun Katamari Damacy clone that's missing a lot of the charm and humor of that series. Also, it's rather short. I beat it in about an hour and a half and I failed a lot of missions (didn't get an A, but instead an A-, having to repeat some to do the last level), having to do them again.

It's by no means worth the 10 dollars in this case because of that. With a coupon, I was able to get the game for 2.50. If you can get the game for that amount, it's worth it for what it is, but the small playtime and how some of the levels work (getting stuck in between chairs, can't roll up and over things like in katamari damaci such as walls) really get in the way of me recommending it.
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2 από 3 άτομα (67%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
3.7 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 29 Σεπτεμβρίου
Cool Katamari-like game, you run around picking up things smaller than you to make yourself bigger and pick up bigger things etc etc. Don't spend a lot of money on it because you'll get through all of the levels in under an hour. Enjoyable casual game with cool artistic concepts, my 3 year old loves to play it with me (he just pushes the button to move forwards haha). A nice game to buy for kids or just pass a little bit of time.
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7 από 14 άτομα (50%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
7.2 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 30 Σεπτεμβρίου
Don't waste your time. Get Katamari Damacy instead.
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0.6 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 8 Σεπτεμβρίου
The Wonderful End of the World is a Katamari clone, where you play a vaguely humonoid cluster of objects, instead of an orb. It has a number of clever levels and challenges. If you are looking for Katamari on the PC, here you go.
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17.2 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 1 Οκτωβρίου
Run around, eat what isn't bigger then you, get bigger, repeat.
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1.5 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 5 Αυγούστου
A fun game. A lot like an amateurish Katamari port, sans ball. Worth a few of your dollars, and one or two of your hours.
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2 από 5 άτομα (40%) βρήκαν αυτή την κριτική χρήσιμη
1.5 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 1 Οκτωβρίου
As others have said, this is the closest we'll get to Katamari on Steam...Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to cry myself to sleep.
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3.9 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 28 Οκτωβρίου
If you can't play any of the Katamari games then this one will suffice.
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1.3 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 29 Οκτωβρίου
I must say that I was delightfully satisfied with this game, however I bought it for 2 bucks using a coupon.
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0.5 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 30 Σεπτεμβρίου
A wonderful little game that although tiny, provides an excellent homage to the Katamari series, through both visuals and mechanics.

Visuals:
Nothing amazing, nothing bad though. Bright colours, simple models, a nice cheerful atmosphere. A nice effort has been put into giving each world a theme. After playing though, I can't help feel more direction could have been given to the art. Perhaps even a stylised Borderlands-like approach could have differed it a little more from Katamari.

Gameplay:
Smooth with some minor hiccups. Sometimes the character can get a little stuck-ish between objects (because of the way it grows). The actual mechanics of the game work smoothly, being almost a clone of katamari. One thing I notice is its time restraints aren't nearly as strict as Katamari, so the experience is more relaxing. I did however, find it annoying that I had to pass 11 levels in order to unlock a new game mode.

Additional:
Music is top notch.

Overall:
A nice, small, relaxing game that's been carefully crafted. I don't think of this as a duplicate of Katamari, it's more of a game that just provides more Katamari-like gameplay that we all know and love. Not the most amazing game out there, but a solid experience none the less and well worth the purchase if you have a bit of time to waste.
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Αναρτήθηκε: 20 Οκτωβρίου
Miserable clipping issues, ruins the entire game.
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3.8 ώρες στο μητρώο
Αναρτήθηκε: 13 Ιουλίου
Insultingly bad Katamari Damacy rip-off.
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