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Patapon is the best purchase for the PSP - borrow one to play the demo! $19.99?!! :O

DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
edited May 2009 in Games and Technology
Holy shit this game rocks.
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Patapon!
Wikipedia wrote:
Presented in a cartoonish, high-contrast silhouette two-dimensional environment, the player, as an immaterial deity, controls an army of caricature tribal miniature creatures by beating traditional talking drums to create a rhythm, much like a drum could be used to keep a human army marching as a single entity, or to scare an enemy.

EVERYBODY PLAY THIS GAME WAAAAAAAAAAAA

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I've owned a PSP since 2005. In that time, I've had a lot of fun games -- Lumines, Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow, etc. -- but in my opinion, Patapon is the greatest game this system has ever seen. There's a stunning art style, there's a super-deep equipment customization option for troops, the beats are catchy, there's a trumpet mini-game, the characters are cute, and there's such a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when you march through a level in Fever and wipe the floor with a boss larger than all of your forces combined.

For the past week, I've been coming to work, ranting about this game and watching the clock for when I can go home and play. The Patapons dance in my head and their beat rings in my ears. When I have this game in my hands and am watching the tribe march forward to hurl spears, I am truly happy.

Buy this game.

I totally agree with this dude.

Demo came out yesterday and this game has mad wicked hooks.

Demo also has an exclusive weapon that you can bring to the full game as it lets you save your data after the end and you can continue from that point.


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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    updated op

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    LordNibblerLordNibbler Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Just beat the demo. I kept a damn good beat at the end there. Can't wait for the full version.

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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    last demo mission:
    I never got a good chaka defense going against the dragon guy at the end though. do they stop the flames short of hitting anyone?

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    LordNibblerLordNibbler Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Deusfaux wrote: »
    last demo mission:
    I never got a good chaka defense going against the dragon guy at the end though. do they stop the flames short of hitting anyone?
    I think they do a little protection. I noticed some shield going up when I did it and they got hit. But that dragon pretty much wipesd everyone I had except the flag guy and two archers. I just barely got him.

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    ze swift classze swift class Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    The demo was pretty damn great. I made sure that all my bow/spear/melee guys were either the yellow or the purple kind of eyeball before I made a save.

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    bruin on
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    DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I wanted to yell about how good it was and get people interested

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    ze swift classze swift class Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Deusfaux wrote: »
    I wanted to yell about how good it was and get people interested

    Need more exclamation points here.

    Both threads are good actually. Maybe a merge can happen, but whichever wins must have lots of bold text and yelling.

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Well, looks like I'll have to dust off the 'ol PC and download the demo. I can finally chuck the thing for another period of tiem when Sony makes a Mac PSP store.

    Oh, wait, nevermind. I'm still waiting for my invisible shield to come in for my PSP because I make even more scratches in the friggin' screen.

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    SzechuanosaurusSzechuanosaurus Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2008
    Yeah, this game looks really cool. Reviewed well in Edge. I might buy it for my sister so I can play it when she comes back to the UK during the holidays. The psp seems to be quietly building up a really interesting library of alternative and inventive games.

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    Baka_ShadeBaka_Shade Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    In that first trailer, it's almost unsettling how cheerfully they respond to what looks to be the "fuck shit up" beat. Makes me happy.

    The game looks like a shitload of fun, and it's pretty much solidified my plans to get a PSP as soon as possible.

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    MangarooMangaroo LondonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
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    best writing ever

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    TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Lets not forget that this game is bargin priced

    US$19.95

    Potentially the best game on the PSP and it's budget priced. Inconcievable! Soooo bought.

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    SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    As soon as I can find the game it is bought'd.

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    Descendant XDescendant X Skyrim is my god now. Outpost 31Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I pre-ordered this game last week and just paid for it outright. $27 Canadabucks.

    And I just finished the demo.

    This is the greatest game evar.

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    Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated NZRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I downloaded the demo when it first came out but only just got around to playing it last night since DMC4 and Everyday Shooter was taking up all my time. I was expecting it to be awesome, since I've been waiting for it for a while but man, this game kicks ass.

    The only thing I'm worried about is forgetting drum beats. My memories pretty horrible so I might have to get a notebook out and make some notes...

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    PseudonymPseudonym Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    My Gamestop was a real sport about me ordering online, and gave me a demo disk anyway. Awesome demo! As it's a game involving keeping a beat and remembering button combos, I figured I would suck at it. However, I was able to pick it up pretty quick and get the little guys to do what I want without much problem. Was I doing something wrong, or is name entry limited to only four letters? I want to be on a first name basis with my worshipers.

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    So what's this exclusive weapon? The demo's 40mb, and my memory card's 32mb.

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    N/M Found it.
    Pretty sweet stuff there. Also, you get a special demo-exclusive weapon "The Spear of Protection" that will transfer to the final game.

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    VaregaVarega Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I have played the demo around 6 times. It's ridiculously fun. I can Fever with a certain familiarity, and hunting, well, I've committed genocide on Mottis and Kacheeks. My current save has over 30 meats of Cafeteria status, and 12-15 of the Tender status. I have the Tatepons and the Yuripons squads maxed. I have unique Yumipon and Yuripon. I have the steel bow, iron bow, 3 iron spears, 1 steel spear, 1 steel axe, 1 steel sword, and 1 iron sword. 1 Iron hat.

    Everyone must buy this game.

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    MangarooMangaroo LondonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    ive been playing through the game and trying to get meat to create new patapons but the damned squeegee elephants keep running away >.<

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    VaregaVarega Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Mangaroo wrote: »
    ive been playing through the game and trying to get meat to create new patapons but the damned squeegee elephants keep running away >.<

    Do NOT bring Tatepons. They have a low damage output, and they tend to scare animals away. The Yuripons (Spear dudes) are CRAZY awesome at it. The Yumipons are great too if you can get to fever and stay there. They fire 3 arrows per attack in fever mode.

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    MangarooMangaroo LondonRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Varega wrote: »
    Mangaroo wrote: »
    ive been playing through the game and trying to get meat to create new patapons but the damned squeegee elephants keep running away >.<

    Do NOT bring Tatepons. They have a low damage output, and they tend to scare animals away. The Yuripons (Spear dudes) are CRAZY awesome at it. The Yumipons are great too if you can get to fever and stay there. They fire 3 arrows per attack in fever mode.

    just tried it without them and got some meat finally!

    Also i was having trouble maintaining fever mode but noticed that if you look at the edge of the screen it flashes at the proper beat. I used it as my guide and it was a cinch in fever mode! Thanks!

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    temperature!temperature! Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    nevermind I found the demo on the playstation store site.

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    AbriaelAbriael Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    It really looks like an awesome game. Too bad i totally suck at timing based games :D I'll probably just buy it to have it, and then go back to jeanne D'arc :D

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    MC MysteryMC Mystery Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    link to the demo anywhere? or do i need a ps3 for this?

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    HarakhtiHarakhti Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Patapon Demo via PSP Store. Everyone should play Patapon.

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I can't download it, for some reason it tries to download some .xpd file instead. I've tried three different browsers and it's that same thing which each one. Gah, this pisses me off.

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    AbriaelAbriael Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Did you activate your PSP trough your profile page?

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    enderwiggin13enderwiggin13 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Diarmuid wrote: »
    I can't download it, for some reason it tries to download some .xpd file instead. I've tried three different browsers and it's that same thing which each one. Gah, this pisses me off.

    Gotta use the Playstation store download tool to use the XPD. Should be a FAQ or help near the download.

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Abriael wrote: »
    Did you activate your PSP trough your profile page?

    Yeah, that was the problem, thanks.

    Man, I dumb.

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    EdS25EdS25 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Downloader and Instructions

    I had a lot of trouble with this too. You need to have your PSP hooked up and in USB connection mode when you click on the xpd file as well.

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    The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Yeah, holy hell is this a fun little game. There's just 2 problems I can see.

    1: I hope they're not hiding something like 10 more drum patterns in. They had the right idea making them simple and easy to remember, but there were a few times where I screwed up the attack beat. Keep them short, keep them simple, keep them happy.

    2: For what amounts to a rhythm game, it's surprisingly tricky to keep a beat. I would say half the time I hit Fever, I would fuck up because their "Fee-vaaah" yell screws up the beat, making me start all over.

    Other than that, holy crap, 20 bucks even in Canadia means it's bought. I'm actually dying to flip through the manual. I need to know what the hell these CNC and KB stats are between the different colour variations you can make.

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    DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    So yeah, I've got the demo now, thanks to everyone who helped.

    Wow, this game is incredible.

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    enderwiggin13enderwiggin13 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    I won my PSP in a raffle months ago and to date the only game I've bought is Gunpey. Now it looks like I'll have to grab Patapon and even LocoRoco looks like a lot of fun.

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    EdS25EdS25 Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    So this game is pretty damn fun. Farming and making a stronger army gets really addicting. Although it seems I'm in the minority that I hope the actual game is a little more complicated that the demo. If those are the 3 main drum beats (and assuming a 4th) you use throughout the game, I personally think that's gonna get a little boring/repetitive (yeah I know there's some other stuff later). Two or three more (like an increased charge or increased defense that takes 2 chants to start) would switch things up nicely I think. I also hope some alternate strategies are needed in later boss fights, although what I've seen so far indicates that size and strength of your army is the real deciding factor.

    While the $20 price tag makes it an instant buy, it also worries me: the Sony guys were saying it's because they want to get it to a potentially wider audience, but I sense that maybe it's really short or has some other reason a full $40 price tag would have produced some backlash review-wise. Also, censorship makes me a sad panda; in one of the trailers I watched the tree says "Listen to my song God DAMMIT."

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    TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Holy effing shit. How I loathe you Australian gaming market.

    Patapon AU$59.95

    I heartily recommend that all AU gamers import a copy (via ebay and such) and avoid getting reamed on something that was supposed to be budget priced.

    Last I checked the $AU was dancing around the US90c mark, so at the most this game should have cost AU$30, but instead its double.

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    ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Wow that really sucks. Good thing the PSP is region free.

    The patapon demo is intoxicating. I played through it once normally but I didn't realize you could make super patapons by sacrificing different ingredients to the tree. I'm addicted now, and this is definitely bought'd.

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    SenshiSenshi BALLING OUT OF CONTROL WavefrontRegistered User regular
    edited February 2008
    This looks fantastic, how is it played?

    The PSP is looking more and more awesome all the time, I might actually give my DS a black companion if you know what I mean.

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    ScosglenScosglen Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Senshi wrote: »
    This looks fantastic, how is it played?

    The PSP is looking more and more awesome all the time, I might actually give my DS a black companion if you know what I mean.

    You have an army of patapons comprised of 3 squads, each squad containing up to 6 of a certain type (archer, spearman, fighter, etc..)

    You issue order to your patapons by "drumming" out certain rhythms, for example, advance is "square square square circle" (or pata pata pata pon), and attack is "circle circle square circle" (pon pon pata pon). Eventually you get drums for all four face buttons and a larger variety of war songs such as defense and retreat, as well as 'miracle' spells that you can bust out. If you don't miss any beats and chain up enough orders eventually your patapons go into a chirping, whirling fever of death where they start singing and whipping out special attacks as the background music ramps up as well. It's quite exciting.

    The game is organized into small maps that take a few minutes to advance through, and you pick up money and spoils along the way. After you finish the map you return back to "Pataponia" and you can play minigames to earn more loot, talk to your patapons, create new patapons by sacraficing odds and ends you find, and probably more that isn't in the demo.

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