One of the more curious games shown at Sony's E3 press conference, the PlayStation portable title Patapon represents everything that Sony seems to have that its competitors do not. With a Loco Roco-esque visual style, and quirky appeal that's difinitive of so many of Sony's original IPs, Patapon is a title that should catch the eyes of gamers interested in highly stylized, and unique experiences.
But just what in the hell is "patapon"? Will those weird spear wielding, shadow dudes escape the deadly wrath of the big, bad shadowy crab of doom? And why did this chick at the Patapon booth keep trying to explain the game's controls to me in Japanese when I was clearly ignorant to her native tongue?
The answers (sort of) to all of these questions and more, after the jump.
Having known nothing about the gameplay behind Patapon before getting my hands on the game (running on a so-bright-its-blinding-me rose pink PSP slim), everything about my visit to the booth was a surprise. While I thought the game might be a side-scrolling Lemmings-esque experience, that wasn't the case at all, actually. After starting a game for me, the Patapon booth girl did her best to explain the game to me ... in Japanese.
If later levels can incorporate more complicated and varied combinations of button presses to perform different actions, it shouldn't be a problem finding gamers willing to take down the big, bad shadowy crab of doom.
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