This game is awesome! It is a prime example of why you should not judge a game by its title. When I first saw discussions on another forum I assumed it was some Japanese RPG or fighting game (not my type of game).
Then I saw the Gamespy list of top party games and Katamari Damacy made the list. I looked into the game and found it looked very interesting. On the way home from school one night I stopped by EBGames and they had a new copy in stock. $19.99 for a new release!! I heard prices were coming down for PS2 games but I didn't realize how much. For that price I recommend anyone who likes games with different styles of gameplay pick up a copy.
Judging from the opening movie there must have been some type of chemical enhancement on the designers part.