After hearing about the Patapon series over the past few years, I’ve always been intrigued to try it, largely due to my love for music rhythm games and the distinct art style of this quirky series.
Now, 10 years since the original title was first released on the PSP in Japan (followed by two sequels in 2008 and 2011) Patapon is back. Although in remastered form on the PS4. But how has this ten year old music rhythm/strategy game aged? Unfortunately, not well.
For its time, it was a hit largely due to the developers obviously trying something unique in combining the music rhythm, strategy and niche god genres. Along with its sharp artstyle, it certainly has a unique appeal. Although I found the aesthetic, aiming for quirky and charming, came off more quirky and shallow.