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  • Summary: Set among a variety of colorful 2D backgrounds, Patapon unfolds through more than 30 missions with more than 20 different environments, where players are tasked with outfitting the Patapon army, collecting resources, and using strategy to grow the tribe into a devastating fighting force.Set among a variety of colorful 2D backgrounds, Patapon unfolds through more than 30 missions with more than 20 different environments, where players are tasked with outfitting the Patapon army, collecting resources, and using strategy to grow the tribe into a devastating fighting force. Incorporating various button-timed drumbeats in real-time to control the Patapons, players will strategically traverse through each environment, battling enemies each step of the way. The game presents a variety of warrior types such as archers, infantry, cavalry, and more that players can unlock, along with a wide selection of more than 100 weapon and shield upgrades, allowing players to customize their forces throughout the funky adventure. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. 100
    Patapon is simple, elegant, and utterly delightful.
  2. 80
    Patapon Remastered is a worthy remastering of a classic game that deserves to be checked out. If you can’t take an intense difficulty curve, however, you may find yourself frustrated at a lack of progress early in on the campaign. Sticking with it, and getting used to Patapon’s many mechanics being used, however, will likely result in a slow but steady mastering of all your drums.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 8, 2017
    80
    There's been nothing quite like this conducting-meets-combat mashup since its original release, and it's still as wonderfully barmy and deeply moreish as ever. [Oct 2017, p.94]
  4. Aug 4, 2017
    70
    Even though we didn't experience any input lag during our playtime with Patapon Remastered, we're not fully satisfied with this remaster, which adds nothing in term of new content and doesn't alleviate the little problems the original had. Still, Patapon is as fun as it was ten years ago.
  5. Aug 16, 2017
    70
    Patapon Remastered is let down by an input lag issue and some low resolution assets ruining an otherwise fantastic game.
  6. Aug 8, 2017
    70
    Patapon is still a great game on PS4 and its rhythm sticks to you like it did on PSP 10 years ago. If you don't know the classic, here's the perfect chance to let yourself get entangled with its war drums, aesthetics and originality, as long as you're up for a not so competitive price.
  7. Jul 31, 2017
    30
    In the passage from the portable consoles to PlayStation 4 the gameplay has been torn and demolished by a shameful lag input, which literally prevents playing by transforming a crystalline distillate of fun and freshness into a clumsy clutter of frustration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 5 out of 8
  1. Apr 29, 2020
    9
    Patapon is an evergreen classic. This remastered is perfect. It doesn't add anything new but the game was already great back on the psp soPatapon is an evergreen classic. This remastered is perfect. It doesn't add anything new but the game was already great back on the psp so there's no need to Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2017
    8
    Firstly, the input lag. Using an optical cable and having your controller plugged into your PS4. the lag is barely noticeable. I feel thatFirstly, the input lag. Using an optical cable and having your controller plugged into your PS4. the lag is barely noticeable. I feel that while the lag is fixable with setup adjustments, a calibration option could have been a simple implementation on Pyramid's behalf that might have changed the majority of the negative reviews to positive reviews.

    Next up, it is a bare bones remaster. Some resolution was enhanced, other area's the resolution seems barely touched (or retouched) at all,

    With all that being said, Patapon is still that fun rhythm based tactics game than many remember fondly playing on the PSP. The music/sound is slightly more notably repetitive while coming out of a loud soundbar, but it makes it worth it to hear FEVER cascading through the living room.
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  3. Aug 3, 2017
    8
    Patapon is a great rhythm-game with a little touch of nostalgia. The first minutes I've played the game i was very upset about the input lag.Patapon is a great rhythm-game with a little touch of nostalgia. The first minutes I've played the game i was very upset about the input lag. Than i've plugged my earphones into the controller and the input lag was gone. Only playable with earphones, but than it's a really fun rhythm-game. Expand
  4. Aug 19, 2019
    1
    This is a guide on how to ruin a franchise.
    So bad designs.
    Laggy music. Lags. There is so many negatives about this game. Just play
    This is a guide on how to ruin a franchise.
    So bad designs.
    Laggy music.
    Lags.
    There is so many negatives about this game. Just play itself.
    It is unworthy.
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  5. Aug 1, 2017
    1
    Used to love the PSP version but the remastered PS4 version suffers from an incredibly bad input lag issue making it almost impossible to keepUsed to love the PSP version but the remastered PS4 version suffers from an incredibly bad input lag issue making it almost impossible to keep up with the beat perfectly. There is a serious delay between pressing a button and the game reacting to it and some levels are completely unplayable because of this. Expand
  6. Aug 1, 2017
    1
    I went with a lot of expectation in the game. I bought it as soon as it launched, however it's frustrating the response time between pushingI went with a lot of expectation in the game. I bought it as soon as it launched, however it's frustrating the response time between pushing the button and the game understanding the action. This lag / delay precludes all gameplay and frustrates the player. Unfortunately I threw money away!

    Fui com muita expectativa no jogo. Comprei logo que lançou , no entanto é frustrante o tempo de resposta entre apertar o botão e o jogo compreender a ação. Esse lag/delay impossibilita toda a jogabilidade e frustra o jogador. Infelizmente joguei dinheiro fora!
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  7. Aug 1, 2017
    0
    Input lag made it unplayable, sad news for a good serie.

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    Input lag made it unplayable, sad news for a good serie.

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