Frank Caron from Ars Technica writes:
"There has never been anything quite like Patapon, the soon-to-be released PSP exclusive out of Sony Japan. You control a horde of Patapon, adorable little creatures that worship you as their god and want you to help guide them to victory. By beating various drums at a smooth pace much like a rhythm game, you're able to command them in battle. Each face button represents a war drum, and a series of four beats produces a specific action. For example, square, square, square, circle (pata, pata, pata, pon) commands the horde to move forward. Outside of battle, various units and equipment can be attained to build up your Patapon army."