Summary: Gitaroo Man. Gitaroo freaking Man... This game is the best music game I've ever played and is technically the "original" Guitar Hero. "Gitaroo Man Lives" is a PSP port of the largely underrated game for the PS2, "Gitaroo Man." The plot follows a boy named "U-1" (translates to Youichi in Japan) as he learns of his ancestors musical past with the Gitaroos.
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.
Summary: As far as music games, this is the one I like the most. I first played the game on the PS2, and it still meets my expectations on the PSP. The music is lively and entertaining, and the story line is great from the humble beginnings of U-1, down to the climatic battle with Zowie. The game is also helpful with practicing rhythm, if you hit the right button exactly on the beat you will get a "Great". Some stages can get a little tricky, rhythmically speaking.
Summary: Gitarooman is amazing. If you own a PSP and do not have this game, you are missing out - guaranteed. This genre is underrated in the US and is called Bemani. Bemani gameplay centers around music, rhythm, and timing... This game in particular is truly diverse because of its unique gameplay and excellent control system. You utilize the analog controller to follow wavy instrumental tubes that strangely follow the music as they move with the rhythm.
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: All the elements of Gitaroo Man Lives! come together in a way unseen in any game before or since. The soundtrack is absolutely fantastic, the art style strikes a good balance between Japanese charm and simplicity, the story is simple enough but enjoyable for what it is, and most importantly, the gameplay is extremely fun while remaining challenging throughout with a smooth difficulty curve.
Summary: From the training stage, when your reluctant hero is being instructed by a talking dog and playing guitar on a tennis racquet, you know this is going to be weird, and you know it's going to be awesome. A port of the PS2 rhythm action title, it works very well on the PSP. The analogue stick is responsive and the face buttons never let you down. Prepare for some hand cramps, but it's not too bad at all. (I have big hands and it was fine!
Summary: I bought this game for my collection of games and I am still playing this fab game. You play a young boy named U1 who with his talking dog discovers he is Gitaroo man. You have to use your analog stick to trace the line then press the circle button for the guitar to work. When you don't play on the guitar, you have to guard using the buttons that come to you.