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Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Review

HELLO, 3DS

I love the convenience of digital console games nowadays. Not just because I rarely have to go to game stores anymore, but because the format has allowed major Japanese publishers to take greater risks on localizing niche titles that may or may not catch on. The Hatsune Miku: Project Diva series is just one of many examples – SEGA brought us Project Diva F as a digital-only release, but the success of the title prompted full-on physical releases of Project Diva F 2nd, and now, Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX. The diminutive digital diva has made her debut on the 3DS, but can this chibi-sized rhythm game keep time with the excellence of its predecessors? Continue reading Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Review

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Review (Vita)

THE WORLD IS HERS

Japan’s most popular digital pop star, Hatsune Miku, has been slowly and steadily taking over the world. In addition to performing several of her own concerts in the US, over the past few years she has opened for Lady Gaga, modeled for Marc Jacobs, and most recently, performed on The Late Show With David Letterman. Not bad for a girl that isn’t even real. In the middle of this uptick in worldwide popularity, SEGA cautiously localized and released one of their rhythm games featuring the idol: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F. It was an unexpected success on this side of the Pacific, prompting SEGA to enthusiastically announce the sequel not long after. Now that I’ve spent some quality time with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, I can say it wasn’t a fluke — this is a damn good series of rhythm games. If we scored games based on how much they made the reviewer smile, I’d have to give this game a 10. But we don’t. Continue reading Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Review (Vita)