|Game Name:||Patapon 3|
|Languages:||English, French, Portuguese, Spanish|
Patapon 3 is a Rhythm video game published by Sony released on April 12, 2011 for the PlayStation Portable.
Review by DAReezan:
Get ready for the final installment in the Patapon series. Patapon 3 returns bigger and better than before with many more additions and an incredibly catchy story, not to mention the long awaited end of the Patapon’s long journey. There are spoilers here and there so, be warned.
Various changes were made this time around, starting with the fact that the player can now only use 4 units instead of taking their usual army out on missions. To make up for that, a wider range of customization was added. Two new command songs were added one that pauses the game and the other one to step back. Equipment is dropped at random on Treasure chests. Class and Set skills are introduced which add special powers to a user or the entire party. New Mini-bosses on most stages. Three new classes of Patapon are introduced. A new type of quest called “Dungeon” is introduced which is usually a series of quests fused together.
The story begins immediately after the previous game’s ending. The Patapons finish building the Rainbrow Bridge and decide to cross it. On the other side is a huge chest, and believing “IT” to be inside of it, the Patapons open it just to find out they have released a new menace: The Seven Archfiends. The entire Patapon army except for Hatapon is petrified. Afterwards, a Silver Hoshipon flies out of the chest and fuses the Hero and the Almighty creating the Uberhero. It is not up to the Uberhero and Hatapon to defeat the Seven Archfiends while making new Patapon along the way.
The game uses 2D cartoon graphics with a silhouetted environment.
Patapon 3 is a must play for anyone who has beaten the first 2 games or just for anyone that is looking for a fun game to kill some time. Tho be warned: You will get in to this game. It’s a very unique series that I wish had more entries but apparently this might be the last game. Not that it matters since you can spend hundreds upon hundreds of hours in this game and not be bored.