Summary: below average game that does not meet guitar hero type game-play expectations; not enough excitement and challenging instructions leaves the game in limbo somewhere between tweens and aged 6-9. niche game.
Summary: i bought this game for my 8 year old as a gift. Waste of money. Impossible to play, nobody in the family can figure it out, instructions do not help. You are supposed to match tapping the keys to drum beat to move your army around, but there is competing sounds in the music, so you don`t know if you are to match the sound of the singing, or the drums or the tamborine noise, nothing works.
Summary: This game is just about the best ever example of a "dark horse" game I have ever played. I bought it SOLELY on a recommendation. My understanding of the game, as explained to me by a friend of mine who works at GameStop was that it was part Amplitude, part King Arthurs world (I am old!), and part Lemmings. That is kind of true. It's basically a side scroller, where you act as the God of the Patapons.
Summary: This is one of the most creative and unique games I have come across. It has often seemed to me recently that new games were stagnating a bit. By that I mean that most new games were a variation of a common theme, more racing games, more first person shooters, etc. So this game was a revelation, very unique and very interesting. The characters are great. The sounds of the game are addictive (you will be humming pata-pata-pata-pon to you yourself for days).
Summary: Pata-pata-pata-pon! This game was easy to pick up and hard to put down. If you own a PSP, you owe it to yourself to try this game. Just checked the price -- in February 2014, you can own a *new game* for $2.00... It costs less than a cup of coffee! If you are on the fence, buy it now and you won't regret your choice.
Summary: I bought this for the game LocoRoco, which justified the price all by itself. LocoRoco is a brilliant game and the entire reason I bought an older model of the PSP. Wonderful fun game with lots and lots of levels. Patapon has been an added bonus that I am only slowly discovering. I'd highly recommend this -- unbeatable for the price and the fun!