I have had this little guy's picture up on this site for several months now, waiting in breathless anticipation for the rumored stateside release of the strangest sounding game. I read it involved rolling a ball around and picking things up with it. The bigger the ball, the more you could pick up. Silly, but I wanted it.
After playing it for three days, I would like to say thank you to namco for being brave enough to release Katamari Damacy to the US. Folks, this is the best $20 you will ever spend. And that includes that hooker you had during basic. A very twisted and wonderful game. Twisted and wonderful for the PS2.
You had better try to get it soon, though. There are reports of it selling out all over the country. There are also reports of girlfriends playing it as well!
If everyone played this, there would be no more wars.
I have found it helpful to do the stretching exercises my physical therapist recommends. Do some core strengthening exercises, such as the ones highlighted at The Mayo Clinic. By keeping your core strong, your back won't put itself in a position to cause that sciatica pain you are having.