Jeff Haynes from IGN writes:
"Every now and then, gamers are treated to a title that's so engaging, so enjoyable and so indescribable that it's hard to put your finger on it. Sony has capitalized on this situation time and time again with their rhythm games, literally creating the genre. For example, they introduced the rapping beats of Parappa the Rapper in 1997. This was soon followed by Vib Ribbon two years later which re-invented music tracks as game levels. Frequency and its follow-up proved that keeping time with tunes was engaging and fun. Now comes the most recent rhythm title from Sony – a little UMD disc known as Patapon, which is not only one of the best rhythm games ever released, it's also one of the best titles for the PSP."