E3 2014: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Hands On

by: Matt -

Curiously, Sega only had three games at E3 this year. I made it a point to check out Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd though, being a fan of the vocaloid phenomenon. The demo only had three songs available, but it was more than enough to get a glimpse at some of the gameplay changes in the new game. Featuring one track that was previously only on the Japanese PSP versions, The World Is Mine, and two new songs, Decorator, and Doubleganger, the music is still very much electronically inspired, and has that J-pop feel that the series is known for.

Gameplay hasn't changed all that much from the first Project Diva, the big new addition is to the swipe notes from the first game, now requiring players to draw shapes, in the case of Decorator, a star needed to be traced with the analog sticks. This definitely made up for the lack of challenge on the PS3 version which just required a flick of the analog sticks. There will be forty songs in total when the game releases later this Fall on the PS3 and Vita in both digital and physical releases.

Project Diva F 2nd will also feature Cross Save compatibility, a revamped AR mode, new leaderboards, and new modules and costumes for individual character customization. For me, three songs wasn't enough, and I'm pretty excited to see that this game has been given another chance by Sega, hopefully the final release proves successful.

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