Man, I really hope that more music games make it to America. I’ve been importing music games for the last several years. Some of them required disc swapping and external modding in order to get around region coding. A pain in the ass to get started, but I enjoyed the games.
Maybe after the success of Guitar Hero, they will. In particular, I like the “DJ” style of beatmania, although I have a great fondness for the Korean stylings of Pump It Up. Beatmania is finally coming to the states, complete with custom controller.
There’s a portable game for the PSP that combines the two. It combines the gameplay of beatmania with Korean animation.
I’ve listened to the music samples (down at the bottom of the page), and so far, I like what I hear. Now all I need is a PSP and a working knowledge of Korean.