It is obvious that a game about little eyeballs with legs brandishing spears and arrows will not be to everyone's taste, but it has to be said that this is a brilliant game.
The design is simplistic but the game is challenging. The first few levels are easily completed, but the game gets more difficult as it continues.
It is sometimes very hard to keep the drum rhythms in time with the Patapon's chanting, and I suspect that this is why this game has also received some one-star reviews.
This game is an RTS with plenty of humor as well as interesting and challenging gameplay. The good thing about 'Patapon' is that it is totally unique. You won't find something quite like this anywhere else.
The only downside of the game is that the incessant chanting and rhythms really stick in your head after a while. I played for twenty minutes the first night that I bought it, and three hours later I was still humming 'Pata Pata Pata Pon' to myself!
However, if you think that this game sounds mad, it is! But it is seriously worth a go. Why not try it for yourself and find out?