It happened. Oh did it happen. There comes a time that I really crave a rhythm based game. Games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band were more or less party games but things like DDR really struck a cord with me and I do believe I have found something that scratched that itch. I recently was in my local Game Stop and happened upon this game. Hatsune Miku Project Diva f 2nd. A quirky rhythm based game that debuted on the PS Vita and PS3 Last November and have grown to become very successful products for Sega. And this game gets everything right. From the catchy tunes, to the awesomely animated PV’s that each song has. So lets dive a little bit into what makes these game so fun.
For starters, yes I was a fan of Vocaloid’s before getting this game, in fact I own a fair bit of track on my iPod and phone. However this game always stuck in the back of my mind. Mainly because I didn’t want to over flood my small but growing Vita collection wit a game I possibly wouldn’t play. However, for the price I was inclined to finally purchase the game and boy was a glad I did. A short game but one that has massive replay value in the form of challenging yourself to complete tracks on higher difficulties. There is even a mode in the game where you can spend time with your choice of Vocaloid. Yes, that’s right. You can pet Hatsune’s head. But odd head petting aside. The game has superb graphics and a delightful edit mode. While I have not particularly played this mode, it does allow the user to make edits to the PV’s that are in the game to add a much more personalized touch to the game.
In terms of how hard the songs are to play, they ramp up fairly well, it is the slower based beats that tend to throw me off but I do plan on trying out the harder difficulties once I get through the base stuff first. It does make use of the PS Vita’s front facing touch screen for some added button variation. It works very well and responds super quickly as well so it won’t throw your game off much, however you gotta be quick in your swipes for when the notes begin coming one after the other.
The game is able to cross-save as well, so if you happen to be playing on a PS3 or PS Vita, you got your saved progress either way you go. There isn’t much more that I can cover on this matter really. Rhythm based games are often as simple as they come but there is a uniqueness to the genre due to awesome games like this one. IT is especially grand if you prefer to listen to Vocaloid songs on the go and to have a bit of Hatsune Miku memorabilia to add to your collection!
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