Patapon 3 is a rhythm game, in which you command your group of patapons into battle with the buttons representing different drum beats; certain combinations gives certain commands like, attack, defend, run away...
As a huge fan of Patapon 1 + 2, I was looking forward to this game being released the day I heard it was announced. Finally, the game arrived, after a huge delay, and I was so excited for it! At first, I was surprised and slightly disappointed when I found that your army of patapons in patapon 2, are reduced to just 4 patapon warriors, including 1 hero patapon in patapon 3... The development system has completely changed, the patapons now level up by gaining experience, resulting in earning skills and improving their strengths. New classes have been introduced, as well as an online multiplayer addition!
I enjoy the game, I really do, but I don't mind grinding; you have to grind grind grind to get far. Skills take forever to master, got to grind for ages. If you want to switch to a new class, you've got to grind to level them all the way up to your party's current level for them to be any use. It's addictive, I just love to come across jewelled treasure chests, and get some powerful, rare weapon out of it.
If you might like it, you might not, I think it's great fun. If you don't mind grinding a lot especially in later levels, to actually be able to progress, then you shouldn't find it a problem and enjoy the game. For the price, I think there's more than enough content to make it worth it.
4 stars, because I did prefer Patapon 2