Well since I’ve reviewed other Diva games in the past I figured I’d post something for this as well.
So coming from the PSP version it was a huge change for me. I never played diva f and my last diva game was Project Diva Extend. For anyone in the same boat the first thing you’re met with are the stars:
This is the new “scratch” system where you’re supposed to take advantage of the Vita touch screen and use your thumbs instead of buttons. Unfortunately I found this to be extremely annoying and also painful to my hands. The good news is you can set the options to make the stars react to the 2 joysticks on the vita. This makes the stars extremely easy and often the easiest part of a song now.
The next change you will notice is that the modes are a LOT HARDER now. The easy mode is about as hard as “normal” was on the PSP version while the Normal mode is almost as bad as the hard modes on the PSP version were. Since a lot of the songs in diva f2nd repeaet from the PSP games, it was really obvious when I was like “what the heck I was able to clear this song on extreme so easily before!” Now, not so much. Particularly Mikumiku ni Shite ageru gave me a lot of issues.
The next feature is the AR mode where you basically make your real life as the “background” to the vocaloids dancing. So yea if you want Kaito to dance sexy moves on your table you can now do so 😆
The room feature has now been amped up that you can PET your vocaloid to increase their level of affection. If you do it well enough (which I was only able to do once), you get to play some patty cake game with them. If you succeed you will get a PSN trophy :D.
There’s also a feature now that after you play a song, a “bonus song” will be chosen and if you play that song right then and there, you will receive extra money upon clearing it.
Along with the usual unlocking of outfits, you now have the option to add accessories. You can add things like bows, bagpacks, tails, ears, floating hearts, a snowman head:
As far as song commentary, the one I had most issues with are Sakura no Ame and soundless voice. They are so slow that I just couldn’t get the beat right and they really gave me issues lol. My best songs ended up being Colorful Melody, Suki Kirai and Meteo which I got Greats on in Extreme mode. Everything else has been hanging by a thread on Standard or a mistake ;_;
I’ve cleared every song on easy, normal, and hard and when you finish every song on normal you can throw leeks at words and get bonus points. You can also repeat this mini game inside the diva rooms afterwards:
Obviously it goes without saying but the biggest change from PSP to PS Vita is of course the graphics. When I went back to my PSP Diva the other day after being on Vita for 2 weeks…MY EYES HURT. Seriously it was a shocker at how “bad and cheap” the PSP graphics felt in comparison.
Anyway as all project diva games, this has a huge replay value for me. My only other gripe is that some of the song choices are just whut. Songs about getting hit by trucks and blood splattering, songs about suiciding, songs about your lost love dying….what the heck sega lmao. Stuff like Decorator, Suki Kirai and Colorful Melody really stand out as happy songs amongst a sea of depressing ones if you really go and read all the lyrics. Otherwise I look forward to trying to conquer Miku’s Gekishou and 2jigen dream fever in extreme mode one day…all while poking Kaito in his room in the hopes that eventually Miku will visit for things other than taking photos together 😉 lol. Below is a gallery of some more screencaps I took during my playtime the last couple weeks (Mostly Kaito cause lol I’m biased xD)