Hatsune Miku Project DIVA Mega Mix+ Game Review

SEGA’s famous rhythm game franchise Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA is finally available to play on PC with the release of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+. A 2020s improvement and expansion Mega Mix released on Nintendo Switch, the PC port provides a deluxe edition of the game that significantly adds to the song library for the rhythm game’s splashy debut on PC. More than providing the final version Mega Mix+ experience, the franchise is seamlessly transferring its poppy gameplay to the new platform, giving fans a new way to enjoy the Hatsune Miku series without radically changing the formula.

The Hatsune Miku The series allows players to create music video performances from an extensive list of tracks, led by the Vocaloids, digital divas who bring music to life, led by the iconic Hatsune herself. Featuring over 170 songs, including fan favorites from the past Hatsune Miku as well as newer games, gamers are certainly not lacking in hardware. There are also hundreds of customization options for Vocaloids, providing a plethora of ways to mix up the music videos for Hatsune Miku fans.

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For the uninitiated, Hatsune Mikuthe rhythm playing style of is more in the vein of Elite beat agents for the Nintendo DS than more ubiquitous games in the genre, such as PlayStation titles Amplitude and Thumper. The premise of the music video has the gameplay serve more as enhancements to the Vocaloids’ performance, with different visual presentation options as players stay in time with prompts that spin around the screen. Like the previous Hatsune Miku titles, there are different difficulties and a safe mode for players who are just looking to enjoy the music or looking for a legit and quick challenge.

Hatsune Miku is always best played with a professional controller, but the PC port means the game is manageable to play with a mouse and keyboard, depending on how intuitive its keyboard is. To make this port even more PC-friendly, SEGA has given players the ability to button map inputs on Steam-enabled controllers, while the game itself also features a tutorial mode and practice mode to help novice players. to improve their skills. Mega Mix+ has a deluxe edition, called the VIP Bundle, which adds an additional 72 songs to the game’s already impressive library while providing immediate access to the game’s cosmetic customizations.

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For those who may not be familiar with Hatsune Miku or the Vocaloids, Mega Mix+ offers fans an accessible window into what has made the franchise a global phenomenon for over a decade. That said, those who don’t understand the appeal of digital divas or rhythm games probably won’t be won over by the PC port of Mega Mix+. This port is a game designed for fans of Hatsune Miku and vibrant, pop music videos and certainly delivers to that fan base in full; those who are already not interested need not investigate further.

Millions of fans around the world have been entertained by Hatsune Miku and the Vocaloids, and the PC port of the game, along with the deluxe edition expansion, really seems like the definitive way to experience the famous game franchise from rhythm. The port’s high-definition presentation and smooth gameplay have been translated seamlessly to the PC while offering a huge library of songs and customization options for the Vocaloids and music videos themselves. For those looking for the ultimate Hatsune Miku rhythm game package, the PC port of Mega Mix+ is sure to have fans jamming in front of their computers to electric tunes while playing along to their favorite J-Pop sensations.

Developed and published by SEGA, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+ is now available on PC.

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