While Everyone Else Is Shooting And Stabbing, I'm Singing And Dancing

While Everyone Else Is Shooting And Stabbing, I'm Singing And Dancing

Grand Theft Auto V, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4 — they're all very nice, but have you considered not killing people with virtual Japanese pop idols?

Along with all of those other games that hit stores today comes Sega's Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, the latest in a growing line of rhythm games featuring the vocaloid (electronic) singer who recently took David Letterman by storm and/or surprise. For those of you new to gaming, there are rhythm games out there that do not require a touchscreen phone or tablet or a Kinect.

It's a wide range of Japanese music, presented for the first time with both Romaji Japanese and English subtitles, allowing players to sound horrible in two languages as they press buttons in time with on-screen prompts.

While not playing the rhythm game, a terribly compelling activity in which new songs are unlocked each time you complete another, players can magically put MP3 files onto their PlayStation 3 or (less magically) Vita and create their won levels.

Or they can play poke the virtual idol. Not as sexy as it sounds.

While Everyone Else Is Shooting And Stabbing, I'm Singing And Dancing
While Everyone Else Is Shooting And Stabbing, I'm Singing And Dancing

The Idol Room mode actually allows players to build a friendship with Hatsune Miku and friends by rubbing their heads, decorating their rooms and giving them presents. They like presents.

While Everyone Else Is Shooting And Stabbing, I'm Singing And Dancing

But I like rhythm games, and this one is excellent, whether you take it easy with one or two PlayStation face buttons, or play the game on Extreme, which no one outside of Japan has ever survived.

So everyone else can have fun with the shooting and slicing and wandering through various woods. I feel a song coming on.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd was released by Sega today for the PlayStation 3 and Vita instead of some boring Yakuza game.


Comments

    Just thought I'd drop by and tell you what a twat you are for the Yakuza comment. You can go back to your anime pillow now.

    I am still waiting for my preorder to arrive.... meanwhile I will make do by re-unlocking everything again on the Jp version... since I lost all my saves when my PS3 went kaput! xD

      Dear God... all those replays of Miku Miku Ni Shite Ageru! Although to be fair, that's pretty much the only thing I wouldn't be looking forward to redoing. I think Sega are lying bastards when they say that the trophy set has been made universal so that you can import JP save data. Sound Shapes allows importing of save data and doesn't have universal trophies, so whoever at Sega thought that people who'd gone to the trouble of importing the JP version of PDF2nd wouldn't want to grind out all the trophies again should be subjected to unmentionable punishments.

    Should I get this on PSV or PS3?

      i find the Vita version a bit easier to play personally, and the instant resume thing on the vita is great :P

      I've platinumed both versions in the first PDF, and I'd say Vita for sure, unless you love watching the PVs on a big screen. For actual game play the Vita cannot be beat, particularly with its clicky buttons. So much better than the mushy DS3 buttons. If you have a dedicated PDF controller then that's another story.

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