Title: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+
Platforms: PC (reviewed)
Release Date: May 26, 2022
Hatsune Miku has been a staple of the Japanese Vocaloid scene since the early 2000s and has only gotten bigger from then. From hologram concerts to VR experiences to video games Hatsune Miku is everywhere.
First hitting Sony’s PSP in 2009, Project Diva took Japan by storm. Fast forward 14 years and here we are with the Steam release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega Mix+. It’s a pretty decent port of the 2020 Nintendo Switch title Project Diva Mega Mix. As I didn’t play it on the Switch I was really excited to get it on my PC and finally dig in.
Graphically, Miku looks like it always has. The videos look great and the silky smooth frame rates help you make those button commands nicely, regardless of how bad I am at it. All of the videos have varying art styles that for the most part look really nice, and accent the music well. Though it only has the most basic of graphical options ie: anti-aliasing, shadows, reflections and quality.
The selection of songs really is a good mega mix, but I wouldn’t add the plus though. There are some songs missing from past titles, most notably to me is “Love Song” from Project Diva X. But there are over 170 songs in its catalog, so even if you’re favorite isn’t there, chances are you’ll be able to find yourself a new one or one of the others you like a lot.
If you want, they already released the extra song pack, blasting = several songs from Future Tone to your game. There are multiple difficulties to learn, including a Practice mode to gradually hone your skill. There’s also a T-shirt editor so you can customize the top for Miku. The sheer number of collectibles in Mega Mix should be enough to keep you coming back.
Overall, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+ for PC is a really great addition to your Steam library. But with the lack of video options, it’s hard to justify it if you already have it on the Nintendo Switch. With its decent price tag, it’s easy to justify the double-dip for a quick couple of songs while waiting for the crew to get on, or for just a real quick few songs to wind down from a rough night. One point to make is if you’re looking to play on your Steam Deck this is only yellow, so it may have a few rough patches while playing.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+ (PC) Score: 8.5/10
Hatsune Miku Project Diva Mega Mix+ isn’t quite the PC port we would hope for but it is a great start for the series or for PC players to dip their toe into the Weeb-fueled rhythm game.
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