I’m new to the series and I won’t lie, I was ready to be cringing but Hatsune Miku and her gang bring the cuteness even a hard biker guy could go awww to. Music games have been huge on handhelds mostly to the PSP games like Patapon and few others but Hatsune Miku has been a cult favorite since it has hit.
Story is Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X‘s only weakness but when has story been strong in music games? The J-pop style is catchy and with everything going down during songs like stage effects and dancing, pushing the right buttons isn’t all that hard as I thought it would be. There is a lot of style in the game and stuff to unlock like costumes which can have an aura that helps within a certain cloud you can play on like cuteness for example.
Song styles have different genres from rock to even some hip hop but the singing is not in English so if you want to read the lyrics you can watch a video in freeplay mode which is a nice feature because some lyrics make you look sideways but just cute to stop playing.
Graphics look great and load times are pretty quick from start to finish. In story mode, you fill up the crystals within each cloud and after each one fills up you perform a finale on a big stage. The BPM (beats per minute) range from slow to you need to be Goro from Mortal Kombat which is always nice to finally complete that one song on a harder difficulty.
Something new added is modules that you can earn during the stages and you know you are about to get it when rainbow tracks appear. But you’re not always getting a new one so grinding is needed. Another gimmick is the gift system which lets you give gifts to the idols that make the friendships level up and even unlock things within it.
After a few rounds of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, the game made me hum the tunes which always happen in music games to me. For my first full Hatsune Miku title, I had a great time and I never had problems or issues. Any PS Vita owner should get this game because you will play Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X for many hours to come.
The review was written and provided by Chris. All screenshots are taken from the PS Vita version.