Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Overview [JP]: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F - Standard Edition (PS3)

It's about time I got through some of my older Japanese PlayStation imports given it's been a year since I started adding them to this blog. There are only a couple imports that I didn't cover but I felt like covering them regardless.

The first import I'll be covering is my very first one. I got this game through the Amazon marketplace and honestly I paid way too much for it but I still put a lot of hours into it.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F is the fourth major title in the Project DIVA series following the PSP instalments and the very popular Arcade version. The F in the title is capitalised as its a ported version of the original Project DIVA f game released on the PlayStation Vita. The notable differences include 6 extra songs and the star mechanics switched to L3/R3 sticks instead of the Vita's touch screen.

Project DIVA F is a rhythm game where you match what's on the screen by selecting the right button, pretty simple concept but try playing this on Extreme mode because that's when the real fun begins. Unlike the western rhythm games, Project DIVA F allows you to use either a PS3 Controller or an Arcade-style control pad. There are 33 playable songs in the game (in addition to the 6 additional songs I mentioned earlier) alongside a couple songs in AR mode as well as other modes like custom mode where you could make your own track and Diva Room mode where you can interact with Miku and her friends.

The game is entirely in Japanese but there are certain parts in English, making it one of the easier games to navigate for English players who like importing Japanese games (like myself).

Format: PlayStation 3 (also available on PlayStation Vita)
Version: Japan
Exclusive: Yes (to Sony that is)
Local Players: 1
Online Players: None
Resolution: NTSC 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p [This is based on the video output, resolution in-game may be different]
HDD Space: 5200 KB
Trophies: Yes

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F is also available in English by SEGA for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita digitally only. It's been a couple years since its initial release but there should still be some copies left of the original Japanese version through major sites like Play Asia.

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