The last time I was really into video games was during the XBox/PS2/Gamecube era, maybe stretching into the first couple years of the Wii. After that I didn’t really have the time – today’s blockbuster games are just so dense and involved, they’re not really for the “pick it up every few weeks” gamer like myself. There was another problem I noticed back then, which was that game development felt so stale – everything was a FPS or a sequel. There was just no money to be made in something original. I get that, of course – the movie industry operates the same way these days. But occasionally something gets through the cracks. I remember hearing about Katamari Damacy back when it was released; all I really remembered was that it was from Japan and it was weird. So weird in fact that Namco priced the game at $19.99 just to encourage people to try it.