So since I was playing love drops on the PS2, I decided to occupy my commute to work by playing another rhythm game. I figured since I just played Project Diva, I’d be pro at UtaPri music right? WRONG.
Having never played a single UtaPri game in my life this was certainly a new experience for me. First of all unlike Diva, most of the buttons in UtaPri are all on the right side (so kinda like Diva 1 but I only played Diva 2 & Extend.) Sometimes it requires you to press the left arrow key but for that it doesn’t matter which key you press. Basically your left hand does nothing while your right hand gets carpal tunnel 😡
In order to clear a “rank” for each song you have to get A or S rank. However if you REALLY suck (me), for Hard songs, you can play each song on C or D rank 30 times, or B rank 10 times. On Pro, if you don’t get A or S rank, you have to play it 30 times regardless. With the help of my husband manning the left part of my PSP and me manning the right, we managed to clear every song EXCEPT ORION DE SHOUT IT OUT (ﾉಥ益ಥ）ﾉ 彡┻━┻ THAT SONG god damnit man. We tried so many times, that we ended up clearing the reward requirement just because the stupid count ended up being 30 lol.
The gohoubis were pretty nice (well except Masato and Cecil because really the 2 of you just need to say wtf you’re saying in 1 sentence not 10.) Also depending on what level and what rank you get, the characters will say different phrases. For example using Satsuki and getting C rank he will threaten to make you cry and if you get D rank he threatens to beat you down until you can’t walk ﾌﾟｯ(※థэథ)∵.*.∵ Getting S rank on Pro always gets the characters becoming extra dere for you (*ゝ∀・*). With my husband’s help we managed to get S rank on Maji Love 1000%. Ren was so happy he started talking Engrish to me 😆
Aside from the mini scenarios, some short stories also open up for you to read. Most of them are pretty lame but I have to admit the 3 of my favorites were from Natsuki, Tokiya & Ren. I’ve translated parts of them so feel free to read (ﾉ´∀｀*)ﾉ. Actually those 3 are now my favorites which is so funny because I LIKED THEM THE LEAST IN THE ANIME. In the anime I liked Sho & Otoya but after playing music those two are just….lol. Sho’s songs were aggravating as hell because he’s trying WAY TOO HARD to be manly.
Just like with Project Diva, you get points which you can use to buy outfits for all the guys but since you only see half of them during the songs, it’s really not a huge appeal like how project diva was. Maybe Broccoli can join forces with Sega and make Project UtaPri and have 3D bishies dancing in all their sexy outfits instead ;D. Well anyway aside from the painful songs (and Orion that I will never forget because I played it 62 times) I think overall it was a good “starter” for the UtaPri franchise. Now I’m pretty experienced with all the songs and I heard they’re a lot easier in the original game so I expect to S rank everything or something now 😆
Once I finish up with Love Drops I’ll finally start on all the UtaPri games. UtaPri debut is coming out in March so I’m excited (*´∀｀)むふ♪