So now that I finally have a PSP I decided to take a break from otome gaming and try project diva. I jumped right into Project Diva 2nd and I was hooked. I guess I can’t say that the game “is addictive” but rather “it’s addictive for a vocaloid fan”. I’ve been into Vocaloid for the last 3 years (although not as much lately with the daily ranking mylists not being updated) so it was a great way to relive all my favorite songs.
This is my first time playing any PD game or any rhythm game for that matter. Last time I played a rhythm game was 6 years ago when I was playing a bit of Taiko no Tatsujin. I started Project Diva and the only song I could clear on EASY mode was Romeo x Cinderella and after finally unlocking it, I cleared Migikata no Chou.
I’m finally getting the hang of things and I’ve unlocked most songs thanks to Easy mode. I’ve managed to clear Normal mode of songs I really like like Just Be Friends and Meltdown. I unlocked everything except the last 2 songs which require me to clear every song on normal. Doesn’t help that half the song I don’t know/like making them extremely difficult to clear (I’m looking at you Oster Project 😡 ). I had to have my husband help me clear some songs because I just couldn’t seem to get past a certain “wall” on stuff like Yellow.
I’m starting to really get better at this and now I’m even able to clear Hard on some of my favorite songs! I managed to clear Hard on Melt, Hato and Migikata no Chou. This also unlocked Miku’s school swimsuit and Len’s jersey. I wish I could unlock Kaito’s but that requires me to play every song on hard omg ;_; Just thinking about those Oster Project songs on Hard makes my brain hurt lol. Why couldn’t they have the one Oster Project song I actually like on there? (Morning Call.)
Cleared every song on Normal and got the PSN extras so now I’ve pretty much been using white suite Kaito while rotating between Miku’s snow outfit and Len’s jersey :D. All my characters hate me except Kaito cause he’s the only one I really gave gifts to and now his room looks like a giant ice cream happy fun land 😆 I also saw the cute credits roll where you could make Hachune-san do all sorts of funny poses.
Now that I cleared Normal I had to focus on Hard in order to unlock Kaito’s mankini! (And other swimsuits and items but yea.) Hard is hard but somehow I managed to clear about half the hard songs with my husband helping me clear the ones I absolutely hate (like that Mikumiku bacteria song and arabesc etc.) I managed to finally clear all except for the singing passion of hatsune miku because that part with all the OOOOOOs just sounded so nonsensical to me I gave up. After 5-6 tries I said screw it, bought 6 help items (that turn Safe’s into Fines) and finally cleared the damn thing. I hate all of that guy’s songs, (looking at you disappearance of hatsune miku 🙄 ). So yea I finally unlocked Kaito’s mankini mission complete!
Now that I got every outfit unlocked I actually gotta buy the outfits. I imported Diva 1 save file which had every outfit from 1 unlocked so this will save me some money for stuff in Diva 2. Unfortunately the fastest way to make money is to play Expert but the only songs I’ve been able to clear on Expert are Cantarella, MikuMiku ni Shite Ageru and Innocence. I did manage to clear Romeo x Cinderella but that was a fluke and the points received wasn’t worth it. By the time I got home I gave in and used a money cheat so I could just buy the missing outfits/room items and move on to Project Diva Extend. Started Diva Extend – I love nekomimi switch and I had trouble paying attention to the symbols at first because I kept looking at all the nukos xDDD. The diva rooms have a lot more fun motions & stuff now so I’m looking forward to customizing those while I make my way through all the new songs.
Day 7 :
I managed to clear every song on Normal (since I didn’t even bother with easy for some of the songs now) and Hard. The only Hard songs are the last few (including disappearances and singing passions ugh /puke of Miku.) Fortunately I’ve actually unlocked everything except Miku’s 2011 winter outfit which I have as an extra from PSN so no need to even bother! ＼( ^o^)／ So yea I will be taking a break from Diva and maybe play it once in a while or at some point try creating my own Edit PV. I’ve not really tried any extreme songs but I did manage to clear Nekomimi Switch on Extreme. The ending credit roll this time allowed you to have Miku kill a bunch of words and earn points. I got about 600 billion or so xD. Only 35% kill rate because I didn’t know wtf to do and just button mashed the whole time. I cried like a mofo during Hello Planet’s PV and when I saw the corresponding PVs on NicoNico I cried even further. (´；ω；｀)
And so that concludes my Diva Adventures! It was definitely fun ride and I definitely learned a lot in such a short period of time. I consider myself having made a lot of progress within a week’s time x3. For those who never tried project diva I can say I recommend it but I’d say all my favorite songs were definitely on 2nd. The song selection in Extend was rather underwhelming and I only liked a select few (some of which were repeats from 2nd.) Let’s hope they bring out more songs or for now we’ll have to settle on fan-created edits. (´＾ω＾｀) In the meantime I’ll try to get the rest of the room events unlocked!