PS3 Review: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd

I'll take that statement with a “grain of” salt.

I’ll take that statement with a “grain of” salt.

By: Uma Smith

Hatsune Miku has been such an international phenomenon that she not only broke through the Asian border, but she has also made her appearances on various concerts, including Lady Gaga! With that much of a sensation that this digital artist has to offer, it’s no wonder that she’s making her second appearance on the PlayStation 3, appropriately titled Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd. So get your hands (or in this case, a giant leek) in the air and wave ‘em like you just don’t care.

CONTROLS (5/5)

Just like its predecessor, the controls in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd are top notch as there are no complications whatsoever associated with the button presses that you need to execute. It’s not only straight forward, but every successful press of the corresponding button on screen felt as solid and satisfying as ever.

GRAPHICS/SOUND (4.75/5)

With a whole new set of music videos to enjoy, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd continues to deliver an array of outstanding and hypnotic graphics. The whole scheme of animations and color arrangements never fail to astound audiences of all ages.

Accompanying these impressive visuals is a diverse number of musical tracks that are both catchy and memorable. The artificially-created voice from Hatsune Miku herself may be unsettling for some individuals, but with an open mind their hearts can open up as well.

GAMEPLAY (4.75/5)

A simple premise of pressing buttons in accordance to the screen while maintaining the rhythm of the showcased music is what gives Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd its appeal to its fan base. There could be moments of frustrations since clearing a stage requires you to fulfill 80 percent of the notes on screen with no error. Still, with constant practice and patience, the game will grow to be addicting.

What also gives Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd its glitter is the edit mode, which offers you the opportunity to incorporate your creativity onto your own music video. With the huge set of tools and Vocaloid tunes available, you can set your customizations to your heart’s content.

Additionally, there is the Diva Room that allows you to interact with and customize your team of Vocaloid musical artists. If you desire, you can make purchases for extra items to include in this room. So if you want to change their appearances and add some furnishings, this is the place to be.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd has a lot of inspiration behind the glamour and music that will keep you mystified. Don’t let this feel like a doll-dress-up type of game since there’s plenty to do in Hatsune Miku’s world that can appeal to players of all ages and origins. You can easily end up spending hours on end going through the wide variety of songs available along with the new collectibles you can obtain. And if you’re seeking some punishment, then make your way over to the “extreme” difficulty.

OVERALL (4.75/5)

There is plenty to keep you entertained in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd. With the visual feast and musical beat contained in this PlayStation 3 title, you’re going to love this digital sensation whether you’re already a fan or not.

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