The newest game from Japan's popular virtual idol has arrived at last bringing a whole new set of songs and features to the series on the PS Vita. There's a good lot of content in the game this time around so lets get moving through the review.
There are several new features added to the game with this latest version as well, such as scratch targets where you swipe your finger on the touchscreen as the note hits the target, and a "Technical Zone" where you need to hit all the targets to earn a large amount of bonus points and progress towards clearing the song. Missing any notes during this will fail the Technical Zone and you will lose the bonus.
Outside of the main rhythm game mode, there is a shop where you can buy many costumes and accessories, or modules as the game calls them, room items and decorations for the Diva Rooms, and presents to give to your virtual idols. The Diva Room is a mode where you can interact with Miku or any of the other Vocaloids, and also acts as a menu for a bunch of bonus features such as the gallery for all the art seen during the load screens and a playlist with all the songs. It also includes an alarm clock and kitchen timer feature. Giving presents to a Vocaloid and using the Touch Communication feature will increase their friendship with the player and as it raised it unlocks new items in the store.
There is also an edit mode where you can add music from your Vita's playlist to create your own songs to play. Lastly there's an Augmented Reality mode where you can display a "life-size" Miku or any other Vocaloid in the real world and take pictures with them. You can also enable a AR-live concert where they will perform a song and dance while in AR mode. If only the Vita's built-in camera quality was better, this would make for really fun pictures.
Overall I'm really enjoying this game compared to previous entries in the Project Diva series. The graphics are just so sharp, bright, and detailed; and the costumes are all just wonderful. Menu navigation as a whole has improved in my opinion, as you can select a different module for each song independently of each other. I also really like the songs they put in the game. Some of my favorites include Himitsu Keisatsu (Secret Police), World's End Dancehall, and Black Rock Shooter, which finally makes its Project Diva debut.
So if you're a big Vocaloid fan, this game is a must have.