Conclusion: A near-flawless conversion whose flaws show themselves only to those in the upper skill echelons, Gitaroo Man is as flavourful and unique a rhythm-action game today as it was back in 2001 and would be a worthy addition to your PSP collection.
Summary: Despite it being a short and low on extra modes, Gitaroo Man Lives proves to be one of the most entertaining music games on the PSP. It's full of wacky characters, memorable songs and enough fun game play to make you want to come back long after you've memorized the music. Now if only we could get Gitaroo Man 2! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Excerpt: they weren't ready for it because the game has reached cult status almost exclusively on the back of rhythm action fans getting hooked after just a few minutes of playing it (usually when an enthusiastic friend busts it out), and then the realization that KOEI didn't run off enough copies.
Conclusion: Overall Gitaroo Man Lives! Is still a fantastic game that gives me the same enjoyment it did nearly five years ago on PlayStation2. It’s a great package as it is, but you can’t help feel that the KOEI could have done more with the release than a simple remake of the original game. Perhaps we’ll see a true sequel one day, huh? For now though, don’t ignore this title whilst sifting through the generally mediocre lineup of PSP software, Gitaroo Man is a modern classic.
Pros: It was brilliant on PS2, and it’s still brilliant now, Catchy tunes, Memorable characters and levels
Cons: 30fps display takes away the slickness of the title, Looooong loading times, They could have done much, much more with this release