PON PON PATA PON means Attack and Destroy!!

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  1. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    I got the demo for Patapon on PSP last night. 5 bucks down towards a 20 dollar PSP game, and you get a demo that not only saves your progress which you can continue from the real game, but also grants you the ability to find a spear that is only available in the demo and carries over to the real game.

    Holy crap this game is fun. I'm not really into rythm games, but this one is definitely the way for me to get into them, but having an army that marches and attacks to the beat of your drums definitely helps.

    You start off in the camp of the patapons where they are singing and dancing in your name (one is even getting drunk on a tree), but soon after you are off sending them out on their first hunting mission. You don't have to follow onscreen cues like most games of this type. You simply use the beats signifying different moves. So when ever you want them to march forward you hit pata pata pata pon, and when you are ready to unleash hell you hit pon pon pata pon. Not only do they repeat your lines in a song of war, but they will eventually really start getting into it and yelling and screaming it as they attack.

    The real cool thing is the game has a selectable missions from a mini world map, and you can go back and hunt whenever you want. And since the game doesn't follow onscreen cues, you can be banging away on your beats and watch the onscreen action, including funny conversations the characters have with eachother.

    It even has an RTS light elements of buying troops, upgrading them, equiping them with weapons found on the field, and buying vehicles like Mountable birds and catapolts, horses etc etc.

    I can't wait to see what other commands you get and what it sounds like having dozens of these little things attack at the same time (ala loco roco when you get a hundreds of those little annoying things singing).

    Something about these little guys echoing your drum beat as they unleash hell is going to make me buy this game in two weeks.
     
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    lol we get it next week. EAT IT AMERICANOS PIG DOGS, your reign is over.
     
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    That makes me a sad panda. That week I'll be picking up this game and SMURFS on DVD!!!!
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    pon patapon is totally my catchphrase for the week.
     
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    heheh that's not a bad idea.. I'm going to pon pon pata pon the day.
     
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    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    por favor patapon?
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    what the hell? this game sounds cool. not totemball cool, but cool.
     
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    oooh, looks a bit like locoroco.
     
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    Same creators, but my mom helped them.
     
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    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    your mom? wow.
     
  12. Prowl

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    Yeah, she worked on some popular titles like Halo 3, Barbie's Horse Adventures, and is currently working closely on developing a new engine for Halo 4. She is also contracted through Sony to work on Playstation/Xbox/Nintendo Merger called the TripleXStationWiiwii ;) 

    edited for importance... llamatron's balls will be providing the technology for the new system.
     
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    I loved Barbie's Horse Adventures!
     
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    Sweet, and you get Rock Band in like what? Early 2009? :p 
     
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    Why... why would you do that?
     
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    I sorry :(  I really thought it was either out, or out soon in EU. Then I checked IGN and felt like a total dick.


    PS. please don't ban me. ;) 


    Oh yeah and on topic, the idea of the demo earning you some extra stuff in Ponponponpataptatapon is pretty cool. :thumb 
     
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    I D/Led the demo - it's a silly little game. I'll probably pick it up.
     
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    link to demo download plz!
     
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    and can someone please tell me how I save in the demo. I played it last night and found all these items and built up a small army, and I didn't know where to save, so I had to shut it off. I would have sleeped the PSP but I was listening to music on it.

    In the future Sony needs to release this on PS3 with HD support. I can plug my PSP into my LCD, but it would still be nice to get a HD version with LOUD bass. I can imagine TT's neighbors complaining about that one. Though instead of REZ's thumping (which would make them think he is having a Rave at his place) they will hear the chanting and loud drum beats and think he is offering a virgin to his gods.
     
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    Pon Pon Pata Pon!

    :D 
     

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