April 21, 2011

Review – Patapon 3

Filed under: Reviews — Tags: , , , , , , , — Jamie Love @ 2:01 pm

Patapon 3
I’m never long for thinking of Sony’s palette-perfect cave-art-in-motion Patapon without also thinking of that other treasure on the PlayStation Portable, LocoRoco – and vice-versa. Both titles livened up Sony’s handheld offering with a breath of fresh air, largely composed of daring dabs of color as vibrant as the twist of controls that presented both as prime reasons for early PSP ownership. But, both titles also offered an experience that seemed to leave little room for growth, largely saying all there was to say the first time around – though that didn’t stop either from broadening the brush strokes with sequels that struck a few new sparks for the trouble.

A third swing at the bat saw LocoRoco take a strange move off a cliff however, seeking to serve as some form of “lost levels” for that franchise, and directly creating a game with enough sadistic spirit to do the dark lord proud whilst also chasing many gamers away.

Where Patapon 3 could have taken a similar dive from the heights of previous critical praise – changing the beat for the sake of change – this newest march to war strays from the depth of previous entries to create a more ideally portable extension to the rhythm.


July 3, 2010

Pata Pata Demo-Pon

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , — Jamie Love @ 9:45 am

Patapon 3 Demo
Yesterday the PlayStation Blog added a quick Patapon chant-out before the start of the long weekend, letting everyone know that a multiplayer demo for Patapon 3 would be available this coming Tuesday, July 6 – thankfully free from PlayStation Plus exclusivity.

Aside from checking out the Superhero Patapon in this latest entry to the series, the multiplayer side will offer a glimpse at online play via the Internet – so if you aren’t too worn-out from your July 4th festivities there’s chant filled battles aplenty to be had next week.

If you’re the impatient sort, you could always try your luck with the Japanese version today.

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