Summary: I love this game, but didn't own the ps2 version. I thought it'd be a good idea to upgrade to something more recent and get it on the psp. Another plus would be the added ease of playing with headphones. This version is a lot gentler on your thumb, and more forgiving with joystick direction making stages like #5 easier. For some reason, I found stage #4 on expert mode to be MUCH harder than on the ps2 (perhaps due to the design of the psp).
Conclusion: I’m a huge fan of Gitaroo Man have been since it’s original release, and I’m glad it’s starting to make a name for itself. I must say the original PS2 game is quite hard – oddly enough the PSP version is a lot easier, it’s the one instance in which the analogue on the PSP is actually useful.
Summary: If you're a fan of Gitaroo Man and wish you could play it anywhere you go, then this is a good port of it. Gitaroo Man is my favorite game all time, but I do have a few complaints on this game. First, this may be resolved with the new 3rd gen PSPs coming out...sometime in the future, when the new PSPs can handle more movement, but for now with my 2nd generation PSP, some of the movement of the symbols on the screen become fuzzy and hard to follow.
Summary: This game is quirky but strangely addictive. The story line is obscure but the gameplay undenialble. This is one rhythm based game that makes you want to replay and get a better score. Perfect title for a portable game system.
Summary: I owned this game for my ps2 but lost it. Now that it is available for the psp, I can take it anywhere. Overall,this game is fun,even though it is short I enjoy the music and the gameplay very much.
Summary: Anyone that missed out on this game on PS2 should pick it up on PSP. This is a beautiful example of simplistically innovative gameplay. If you play guitar or like J-Rock or even enjoy multiple genres of music in general this is the game for you. This game is to rhythym action games as guitar hero was to music action peripherals. Please give it a chance; you won't be disappointed.
Summary: I bought this on a recommendation from a friend who had been a longtime player of the PS2 Gitaroo Man, and I was not dissappointed, whatsoever. Coming to this from a history of Guitar Hero and Rock band for the past six or seven years, Gitaroo Man Lives! is a breath of fresh air. You play the game with the analog nub and the four face buttons, guiding the arrow onscreen through a twisting and turning line that follows along with the music.