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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Demo Impressions (PlayStation Vita)

For those of you that don’t know, I love rhythm games. The ones that I tend do enjoy the most have to be the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva games. So as you might have guessed, I was really excited when I found out that they were releasing the Tokyo Game Show demo of Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd for a one week period. Though the demo will be down by the time the site goes up I thought I might as well do my impressions on the demo seeing as how I have already spent a few hours playing it.

The demo had three songs available: “Romeo and Cinderella” by Doriko (Feat. Hatsune Miku) ,”Colorful X Melody” by Moer (Feat. Hatsune Miku and Kagamine Rin) and “Akatasuki Arrival” by Last Note (Feat. Hatsune Miku and Megurine Luka). The most interesting of those being “Romeo and Cinderella” and “Colorful X Melody” being as how they both come from previous Project Diva games.

One thing that really had me confused at first in the demo were these stars that were coming down, I remember me and my friend were both trying this out at the same time and neither of us could figure out what to do for a little bit. We eventually figured out  that you have to flick the front touch screen. This is actually my biggest complaint. It seems so counter intuitive since I have switch my fingers positions, which leads to missed notes sometimes. I don’t know why they would put something like this in there.

The hud is really nice in this game, but this is SEGA so it makes sense that the hud looks good. I have to say though in terms of hud, I don’t think they actually had a working “Technical Zone” either that or it’s harder to get working since it has to go off of the finicky touch screen of the Vita.

The graphics in this game were mind blowing to say the least. This handheld game looks better then some PS3 games that have come out. Also the level of fluidity is amazing as always I don’t think there was a single time where I noticed a lack of fluidity. I think the thing that strikes me as strange is I swear in “Akatasuki Arrival” they used the volcano from Phantasy Star Online 2, which even though it probably isn’t, they are both owned by SEGA, so you never know.

I have to say that all in all I really enjoyed the time I got to play with Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd and can’t wait for the game to come out, I may even preorder an import so I can get a review out for all of you as soon as possible. I would recommend if they ever release this demo again to check it out because it is worth trying out.

Co-founder, lead director and game designer at the indie game studio known as Remerance games. I try to always make reviews by merging and finding a nice harmony between a designer and personal point of view. Some of my favorite types of games include JRPGs, rhythm games and obscure Japanese games. Expect me to review old and new games.

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