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Gitaroo Man

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You are the True Gitaroo Man!

posted by Pandatroni (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Oct 11, 2006

Member since Mar 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I'll admit to being a huge fan of the rhythm-action genre. If you're against the concept of pushing buttons and moving your joystick in tune with music, you'll probably dislike Gitaroo Man. If you're a fan of the genre, though, Gitaroo Man is the nirvana of the genre and an overlooked gem that you need to play. Right now.

The game focuses on U-1, arguably the whiniest protagonist ever, and his quest to fight evil with a magic alien guitar. The game's awesomely japanese storyline and simplistic but classy day-glo backdrops are the perfect fodder for a rhytm-action game and have you squaring off with giant reggae robots, mariachi skeletons, and a lovably caricatured black man in a bee coustume that plays a screaming trombone.

The game's music is perfect. Nearly every genre is covered and well-executed with only a few duds, and as a whole is something most fans would gladly purchase as a stand-alone album. The gameplay mixes things up while keeping true to it's rhytmic roots, and each level plays differently as well, going from rapid-fire button movements to long notes that last several seconds.

The only real flaw is the difficulty. It'll easily take a dozen tries to clear each stage, and randomized sections of the songs make it impossible to truly memorize each song. This gives length to what would otherwise be a short game, though, and the music is so great you won't mind hearing it 15 times in a row. Other than that, the ability to pause without having to restart the whole level would have been nice, the load times are a bit long, and you have to manually load your save file. But really, these are just details. If you love rhytm-action, play this game. If you don't like it, then you have no soul.

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A unique and wonderful rhythm game...

posted by chris2fur (Brooklyn, NY) Mar 28, 2009

Member since Oct 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

While short, and for the most part quick-moving, Gitaroo Man packs as much punch and opportunity for fun as any title being released today. This PS2 throwback is a must for any serious gamer who hasn't experienced it yet.

I finished the game in 2 sittings, but it was 2 intense 4 hr sessions...Gitaroo Man is definitely addictive and yearns to be played repeatedly regardless of your personal skill level.

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Very Good

Extremly fun, but to short and easy.

posted by Flurpes (APPLETON, WI) Dec 16, 2006

Member since Oct 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

When I first played this game I thought it was one of the best Rhythm games I have ever played. Then I got to the end in about 3 or so (probably less) hours of playing it straight through. This game was far to easy and far to short. Once you beat it and play through it again it starts to get really old because there aren't many songs to chose from. Overall this game would have gotten a 10 if it was longer and a little more challenging.

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