- Summary: Join Hatsune Miku in a rhythm video game featuring selections from her popular songs. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F features thirty-eight unique songs including popular tracks like Tell Your World and BlackRock Shooter. Players create and share their own Miku videos in "Edit Mode" and can customize the popular diva with over 90 costumes and 100 accessories.… Collapse
Mar 8, 2014With beautiful visuals and a excellent library of challenging songs, Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- F is one of the best in the series. Though honestly, I wished it (and the entire series in general) would be on Nintendo consoles as it would actually be fitting and that it got rid of the some of the provocative materials so it get at an E10+.… Expand
Aug 27, 2013Already gorgeous on PSVita, Project Diva F is no less on PS3. Sure, it's a bit harder to forgive some rough textures and the few bugs in Diva Room, but the gigantic leap compared to the PSP games makes it worthwile. The devs really gave their best in making the PVs. They were excellent on PSP, they're close to perfect on PSVita. Sadistic Music Factory, Flowery Battle of the Kagamines for example have such a strong identity that I never have enough of it. Similarly, the track list is wonderful. Nearly every single music is a surefire hit. Unhappy Refrain, Secret Police, World's End Dancehall or Remocon to cite a few, provide a immense pleasure. I just wonder how this NyaNya thing landed here, because I looks like noise an not music (the PV is really impressive though).
As for the gameplay, it's still a musical game in which you have to press the buttons in tempo, but there are a few new things in this iteration. An additional button appears to make the game even more challenging and tricky it was the touchscreen on Vita but it's replace by the analog stick here. The Technical Zone is a limited number of buttons within a music that can reward precious percentage points if you make a perfect. Last but not least, you will trigger a special and more spectacular ending if you succeed during the Chance Time.
Even if it was already on PSP, the Diva Room returns in an enhanced form, thanks to the refined graphics and the touchscreen. More than reality TV, it becomes a sort of dating sim, and a pretty nice one for that matters. Every character has a friend level that goes up and down depending on your actions (presents, etc.). Miku and the others have somewhat limited base actions and you will have to spend your DP in some items to get more variety. I personally preferred the random event system that we had in Extend.
There's one last key-element difficulty. I had the occasion to try the game during my stay in Japan, but the normal mode didn't last long. I'm really happy with the final product, because the challenge in hard mode has been almost perfectly set. In between 2nd and Extend, most songs put pressure without being discouraging. Unhappy Refrain, Remocon or Sadistic Factory are hard as hell, just like Rolling Girl and Uraomote Lovers were. It depends on the player though, newcomers will find a desirable challenge in normal mode, experts will welcome back the hellish extreme mode, of which I've cleared only 4 songs. In any case, bear in mind that you need be familiar with the songs to succeed, so it's a prerequisite to actually LIKE this style of J-pop. But when you do, it's one of the most delightful and addicting games ever.
The big thing with this PS3 version is that you have 6 additional songs (+13 outfits and random stuff) compared to the handheld version that already exceeded my wildest expectations (those later came in DLC for Vita). Those ones a really excellent and are a enormous added value, making the total number of songs close to 40. That is to say as much as in the PSP games, but the picks are greatly better imo.
More beautiful than ever, more addicting and richer, Project Diva f is concentrated fun like you seldom have.. The PSVita version was almost perfect as it was. Therefore, this PS3 version coming with greater value still is perfect.… Expand
Aug 30, 2013I sunk probably 20+ hours on the free demo and that was only 3 songs. Now with 38 great tracks, 4 difficulty levels, hundreds of unlockables, and a robust edit mode I still need to break into, I feel I have the rhythm game of the decade. Project Diva's international debut is a grand success for fans of Hatsune Miku and rhythm game aficionados alike. It's fun, it's pretty, it sounds great, and is a surprisingly intense challenge, even for veteran rhythm gamers. Here's hoping Sega will keep bringing future Project Diva games across the pond.… Expand
Aug 31, 2013I first found out about Miku at a project diva event on the japanese ps home. Back then I had no idea just how much I would love the music and now the games. If you are playing this or are even thinking of buying this game, then you obviously know who Miku is, and that you already like her. Which is good because now I don't have to explain who she is. Now for the review. This is an amazing rythm gam which an amazingly large difficulty range from baby's first music game to Holy F**k NO human could do this level. It has so much any Miku fan could want, an editor where you can make your own music videos to any song you have downloaded on your ps3. A photo editor where you can edit miku into any photo you have on your PS3, It can have hilarious results when added to the right photos, It's the first anyone could see of Miku reacting to kratos ripping off someones head from a GOW screenshot. and with 38 songs and like 80 something cotumes it's really hard to get bored of such a great game. So from me a Tenattaten. Happy 6th birthday Miku. 08/31/13… Expand
Aug 28, 2013I generally don't write reviews after two days of playing, but this game needs all the love and support it can get. This is the first Hatsune Miku game to be distributed in North America. If it succeeds in sales we can expect to see more of such products...thus I am writing an early review to try and convince anyone reading this to go out and buy asap. The short version of the review is: go download the free demo off of psn. If you find the demo enjoyable...then buy the game. Note if you are anything like me, you will fail miserably at the demo your first few hours of playing it. It will take a while to get used to this kind of game if it is foreign to you. So if you don't enjoy your first 1-2 hours playing the demo....take a break....and try it again later. Give it a chance to grow on you...get used to the songs...get used to the timing of the notes. Once you understand all this and start clearing the songs and getting decent scores you will be able to determine whether or not to upgrade.
I had very little concept of what Hatsune Miku was when I first saw the demo for this game for ps3. I always had the image of a girl with green-blue hair with the words 'vocaloid'. So one fine day I was downloading demo's a random and this one popped up. So I gave it a go and I am glad I did. I have been waiting ever so patiently these past few months for the full game to come out. I think this may very well have been the very first game I ever pre-ordered funny enough.
My little knit picks with my purchase: the pre-order bonus offered by gamestop/eb games is nothing special (this is ofc gamestop's fault). The packaging itself: disappointed me tbh. The inside is just the cd with the standard picture on it and the shortest instruction/player manual I have ever seen.
In game there is no option for subtitles to be displayed for the songs....so you probably won't know most of what they are singing about. The game menus are translated to english and all but it is a bare bones translation. They use words like "Sooooo" and stuff to place emphasis where it is supposed to be...which is a good thing, so good job there. I really just wish they gave the option for subtitles to be displayed. There really needed to be that option. Granted most fans would play with it disabled, but alot of us would have liked the option available. They could have easily taken the best of the many fan translations online of these songs and put it in. I can guess what they are saying most of the time, but other times I don't know what the exact translation is. Would have been nice if they gave the option for these to be subbed. All I want is the option for subs...I'm not saying that people need them....just I personally wanted to see that option. I've been relatively upset with Sega as of late since I purchased Valkyre Chronicles and couldn't have proper english subs with the Japanese audio...making the option of Japanese audio basically make the game unplayable. I'm not saying it is the same case or anything. Just sega should show a bit more love to the fans. Granted it is at a diminished price, which is appropriate. But alot of people are literally buying the game a second time....or third....or 4th+ just to support the North American Distribution. I just don't see why Sega couldn't offer a thank you, by including something new or adding the subtitle option...or giving some nice inside box artwork or something. A poster... a ps3 theme that doesn't suck...extra costumes...etc.
Anyways back to the original game. I haven't unlocked every song yet, and have only cleared a single song on hard....I looked at extreme and it is totally beyond my capabilities So no worries about lack of challenge. There is a trophy component here as well, which I appreciate anyways. Yes trophies are just a pointless number but they are good because they show you easter eggs/everything the game has to offer, and in this case and it made me feel a little less retarded when I failed a song miserably...
Anyways I'm nowhere done with the game, but am enjoying it immensely. Alot of the songs don't appeal to me as much as the demo 3 did. But I've started to replay some of them and the more you replay them the more memorable and likable they become (just like the demo). Some of the star bonus animations/scenes I found were disappointing or paled in comparison to those on other songs. The animation itself is simple when you get down to it. But it is fluid and consistent and the environments to date have all been very well rendered. It is visually appealing to look at when you are on the stage. Offstage it is pretty bland though. A 9/10 seems a fair score to give it at this point. Were looking at something between 80-95%, I just haven't had time to play through all its content yet.… Expand
Aug 27, 2013This game is more like the Japanese version of Guitar Hero without the need for actual equipment. Gameplay is more of responding to button ques with alternating button pressing and actually holding down the specified button for a period of time. The tracks are from the absurdly famous vocaloid in Japan known as Hatsune Miku and personally, are annoying to listen to. I can see many music games going the route that this game is going by only using the regular controller as your way of hitting notes but that's the furthest I can say for this game. There's some unlockables but not much else. If you love this kind of thing, it's best to skip the asking price and just buy the actual music tracks. Or, even wait for a $20 sale type deal. But yea, I played this games and saw the appeal, but for people looking for a good music game to rock to, this isn't for everyone.… Expand