Got it at EB’s, no problem, in central Indiana. I was going to be nice and check out other stores to see if maybe just certain chains were having problems securing copies, but I’m too busy playing the game to bother now.
I do feel sorry for those of you having problems getting a copy, because Kitsune’s first post here describes my feelings towards it perfectly after only a few hours. Hell, every jaded bit of my gamer persona was immediately killed the moment I saw the game’s cover, which depicts a katamari with ferris wheels, baseball stadiums, ocean liners, whales, hot air baloons, satellites, rockets, skyscrapers, what looks like Golden Gate Bridge, giant mushrooms, and an octopus stuck to it. My father figure, The King Of All Cosmos, won me over the moment he began bitching that the sky wasn’t delicious enough, not to mention all the times he’s been the most charming-yet-patronizing fuck I’ve ever seen in a game. The game is easy in the sense that you can accomplish the missions with almost no difficulty, yet I can’t imagine how hard it will be to attain truly impressive scores because, true to form, The King Of All Cosmos will not shut up about how awful a player I am despite winning everything on the first try. The soundtrack is ten million different kinds of awesome.
Speaking of which, Kitsune, yes we’re going to need translations for the songs. I have only heard one with English lyrics thus far. I think it was a love song, and I’d accuse it of being incredibly out-of-place if I didn’t love this game.