Conclusion: I hate making the claim that a game is good due to intangible things like it having soul, but as the rhythm genre becomes increasingly about everything but the music, I can’t think of a better way to describe Gitaroo Man.
Conclusion: With Guitar Hero and Rock Band making rhythm games more mainstream rather than a niche genre, a game like Gitaroo Man should be definitely played. It received its second life on the PSP with Gitaroo Man Lives, and had a second printing on the PS2 making it somewhat easier to find.
Conclusion: Those who could find a copy, that is. The original PS2 release had a woefully low print run here in the States, making the PSP remake Gitaroo Man Lives! all the more welcome. iNiS has crafted an excellent port, one which feels equal to the PS2 version yet never comes off like a console game...
Excerpt: Bizarre is an exciting word when used to describe a video game. While it doesn't guarantee a quality game, you know you're in for something a little different. Gitaroo Man is the every day tale of a young boy called U-1 and his talking dog Puma.
Excerpt: A few years ago, a friend of mine was telling me about a sleeper hit for PS2, Gitaroo Man that he spent all night playing with a friend of his. Being a huge fan of Parappa the Rapper, I was extremely interested in playing it.