Also available on PlayStation Vita
I absolutely adore the Hatsune Miku games. I first played DIVA F 2nd when I picked it up on a whim when I got my Vita because it looked cute and weeby. I've been hooked ever since, and it's become my second favorite rhythm game series (after Theatrhythm). While I still think F 2nd was better (mostly because of song selection), DIVA X is a fantastic addition to the series.
For those not in-the-know, Hatsune Miku is a vocaloid program - basically a digital singer that lets users compose songs to be sung by the program. Somewhere along the line, somebody at Sega said "Hey, let's make a rhythm game with these vocaloid characters!" Weebs worldwide rejoiced and began throwing money. Now the blue haired beauty finally makes her way to the PlayStation 4 (although it's also available on Vita). There's not a whole great deal to say about this game. In terms of gameplay, it's a fairly standard rhythm game, though the outfits and accessories do add a bit of variety since the combinations you choose have different effects on your score multiplier.
The core game is divided into five "clouds," or types of songs - Classic, Cute, Elegant, Cool, and Quirky. Each cloud has - IIRC - five songs plus an finale track with four or five additional songs shortened and mixed that unlocks once you finish the five base songs. The Classic cloud has a second of these mixes that you unlock once you accumulate enough points in the post-game, but I've not done that quite yet. For each song, you have four difficulties; Easy and Normal are unlocked from the start, and Hard and Extreme unlock once you finish each cloud.
I only have one real complaint with the game right now - the omission of the song "Clover Club." I get it, you can't just put the same songs in every game because then no one will buy your game (unless you're making a Mario platformer). Clover Club is - hands down - my favorite Hatsune Miku song, though, so I desperately hope that gets released as DLC at some point. I don't know why I love it so much. It's just so cute and catchy, and Miku's dancing is so damn ADORABLE in that song. The lack of Clover Club cost you a Nep, Miku. Sorry.
My Rating - 4 Neps
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