Those games were great.
However, Takahashi did not work on Me & My Katamari, Beautiful Katamari, I Love Katamari. Those games were less great, but whaddayagonnado.
What about the forthcoming Katamari Damacy Tribute? Is Takahashi involved in the game?
Namco Bandai told game site Eurogamer that the designer is "not involved", but that the game is "in good hands." Yeah, it's not like these game developers make these games by themselves!