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[Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (PS3)] Evacuate the dance floor!

cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm RegentBears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
edited August 2013 in Games and Technology
Rhythm gaming ain't dead yet.

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http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/06/06/project-diva-f-on-ps3-this-august-hatsune-mikus-north-american-debut/

Fantastic news, though this bit concerns me a little:
-This is a definite buy for me (I like vocaloids quite a lot, and you made a great choice here), but I do have a question. It sounds like most of the songs will be in Japanese… are you putting in any kind of subtitles (perhaps large ones, in the background) to make it easy for players to understand what’s being said? Or will we just be hearing it, mostly without understanding?
-It’s a little too early for me to comment on this yet, but we will have more news on this front in the future!

Anyway, for the unfamiliar, it's a rhythm game kind of similar to DJ MAX or Beatmania. Keysounded tracks that you play with the PS face buttons, and if you do really well, the song gets an extended version.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBHxQv25CcM

A demo hits the US PSN this month, and there's already one on the J-PSN if you're feeling adventurous.

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    edited June 2013
    About damn time Sega. About damn time.

    Game is fantastic. Seriously. Try the demo.

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    POKÉMON MASTER WT SHERMANPOKÉMON MASTER WT SHERMAN i can make this march and i will make georgia howlRegistered User regular
    are they localizing the big doofy controller too

    it's a fun game that's way more enjoyable when you get to play it by slapping giant buttons

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    Holy shit. Finally. Only waited 15+ years for a music game to be localized and retain the japanese songs.

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    DonnictonDonnicton Registered User regular
    The Vita version was one of the few games that I've bothered to import, and I don't regret it at all.

    It is, however, regrettable that Sega still has made no motion to bring that version over in any form.

    The flooding of requests for the Vita on their Facebook page as well as that recent PSBlog page is some measure of vindication however, even if they appear to fall on deaf ears (aside from that poor PR drone that probably doesn't have much more pull with Sega than any of the commenters).

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    are they localizing the big doofy controller too

    it's a fun game that's way more enjoyable when you get to play it by slapping giant buttons

    Could emulate the experience by playing with a fightstick.

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    Screens show romanji instead of japanese text for the lyrics so far. I really, really, really hope they provide subtitled translations for the songs. Some of the songs in this game have very deep and impressive lyrics which is lost if they just turn into sweet background noise without a translation.

    World's Dance Hall for example is a Miku + Luka duet about the bigotry and hate a same-sex couple faces and the challenges because of that.

    Vocaloids/Modules included in Project Diva F:

    Hatsune Miku
    Kagamine Rin
    Kagamine Len
    Megurine Luka
    KAITO
    MEIKO

    Here's some examples of the game on the hardest mode:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaeCN-N8j0M

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKeXb5hYrQk

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Demo's on the US PSN now. Downloading, even though I hear it's the same demo as the JP one(Weekender Girl/World's End Dancehall/Kaze).

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    The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    Tried the demo. And jesus fuck... this game is ass. I really thought this game would be completely up my alley. But fuck... this "rhythm" game isn't. It's just a bunch of random beats flying around the screen that's difficult as hell to keep track of.

    I'll definitely do my best to give it a fair shake and get back to it, because I really want to like it. But first impressions? Barf!

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    It takes some time to click. In case you're as confused as I was, the arrow keys mean the appropriate d-pad direction and the matching face button color(so left red would be left + circle).

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    The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
    Well that would explain... a lot.

    Shit, it took me 3 restarts of the first song to figure out that the star meant using the stick. That brief instructional image during loading doesn't last very long...

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    I haven't played the PS3 version yet. What do they do with the Scratch (Star) notes? In the Vita version you either scratch the screen or the back touchpad (your preference) for them.

    I played this game again for two hours again tonight. I forgot how addicting it was since I haven't picked it up in a while.

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    InkSplatInkSplat 100%ed Bad Rats. Registered User regular
    So, I think the demo definitely sold me on this. I was hoping for the vita version, but if this selling even a bit helps that materialize over here, I am all over it.

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    AllforceAllforce Registered User regular
    I'm gonna play this in 3D tonight!

    With my pants off!

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited June 2013
    I haven't played the PS3 version yet. What do they do with the Scratch (Star) notes? In the Vita version you either scratch the screen or the back touchpad (your preference) for them.

    Use either the right or left stick.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkfcKGVI4lI&feature=youtu.be

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    (Best said in Miku voice.)

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    Just tried the demo and World's Dance Hall. Yeah, the whole stick-flicking thing make's it 100x easier to get 'Cool's on Star Notes than using the touchscreen/touchpad. Though I hope the main game has a button option for them so I can play with a fightstick for maximum arcade experience.

    The PS3 version has 6 more songs than the Vita version (which are apparently coming as DLC for the Vita version... but I can't purchase them unless I switch my Vita version over to a Japanese account. So good news there. More music is always nice. Besides that, it's the same game, only less portable and a bigger screen.

    Do kinda wish the game had more male voice songs.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    So uh, this is out now. I'll be picking up mine at Sawgrass ideally.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Melancholic or Time Machine is my favorite song so far.

    Melancholic was my first Hard, cleared in one go, barely.

    Did no one else here get this?

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    DrezDrez Registered User regular
    I got it. I find it impossibly difficult. Need more practice.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    It can be pretty daunting. I'm pretty used to rhythm games, and I get visual overload at times. It's just so flashy.

    New favorite song is Remote Controller. Len and Rin are too awesome.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Why on earth isn't 'Includes Nyanyanyanyanya!' on the front cover!? Such silly fun.
    (Yes, the nyan cat song.)

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    Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    i picked this game up because of a pretty crazy trade in deal at gamestop, plus i blasted through SR4 so i figured i needed something new heh. it seems super great so far! reminds me of a flashier/harder to follow version of the defense mode from Gitaroo Man, which is probably my favorite rhythm game ever.

    i didnt see any right off, but by any chance are there friend leaderboards in this game?

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Not to my knowledge. And fair warning, this game gets hard real fast if you up the difficulty. I imagine Extreme is nuts.

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    Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    its pretty tricky on normal already, on some songs. mainly because it throws some real weird rhythms at you, and without a set area where the notes are coming to it can be hard to gauge that stuff when you dont know the songs.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    It goes to the vocals more than the beat, usually.

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    Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited August 2013
    good lord. i tried Remote Controller on hard just to see what it was like, since thats probably my favorite song so far. thats a pretty damn serious step up in difficulty heh. i scraped through but just barely. and then i tried extreme mode and... whoa.

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    Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    alright, beat normal w/all chance times completed. the couple songs i tried on hard seemed doable. im glad theres no trophies related to perfect runs or extreme mode though, because that stuff seems totally insane.

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    I sadly haven't been able to play the PS3 version yet as I had to pack up and ship my PS3 the day after the game came out (and I was busy packing).

    How's the songs that aren't in the Vita version (outside of DLC I can't access without account switching)?

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    Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    i dont know what songs are in which versions, or how to compare them. ive never heard any vocaloid stuff before. i just love rhythm games :)

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    These are the songs I don't have on my import Vita version:

    Sweet Devil
    Tell Your World
    東京テディベア (Tokyo Teddy Bear)
    夢喰い白黒バク (Monochrome Dream Eater)
    千本桜 (Thousand Cherry Blossoms (Senbonzakura))
    リンちゃんなう! (Rin-Chan Now!)

    I want to know how much I should look forward to any of them when I can finally play my PS3 version in 1-2 months.

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    bssbss Brostoyevsky Madison, WIRegistered User regular
    I have the Vita version and love it. I never tried out Edit Mode though... C-Can I make Miku dance to Reach Out to the Truth?

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    edited August 2013
    Tangentially related, but I'm waiting for them to release more Vocalids in English. I mean, the very first ones were English. It just didn't rise in popularity until Japan got their hands on them. :(

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNq6qc353r0

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    ArtoriaArtoria Registered User regular
    I've never played any of the other Hatsune Miku games at all and my first exposure to it was a Toyota commercial that she was in. I picked this up to see what all the fuss was about. The game play very frenetic compared to other games in the genre like Gitaroo-Man and Bust a Groove/Move so it takes some time to adjust to. Once I got used to it I have to say I am enjoying the game quite a bit. Hopefully there will be some DLC with some more songs in the near future.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited August 2013
    Tangentially related, but I'm waiting for them to release more Vocalids in English. I mean, the very first ones were English. It just didn't rise in popularity until Japan got their hands on them. :(

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNq6qc353r0

    The Hatsune Miku vocaloid has an English version on the way.

    http://youtu.be/xuUHksO-Qdw


    Wow that English Kaito sounds awful.

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    vagrant_windsvagrant_winds Overworked Mysterious Eldritch Horror Hunter XX Registered User regular
    Right now Oliver is probably the only popular Vocalid with a good English voicebank. Luka and KAITO are at 'kinda acceptable'.

    But man, that upcoming English Miku sounds pretty good.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    Almost got all the songs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRhSLJMh7gg

    I'm convinced whoever composed that was tripping.

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    bssbss Brostoyevsky Madison, WIRegistered User regular
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    Almost got all the songs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRhSLJMh7gg

    I'm convinced whoever composed that was tripping.

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    mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    I'm drunk.

    That may have broken my brain permanently in this state.

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    bssbss Brostoyevsky Madison, WIRegistered User regular
    I bit the bullet and bought this last night, to kick off the rust I'm flying through on Easy. Had forgotten how awesome World's End Dance Hall. Has anyone gotten to Extreme yet? On Vita there were a handful of songs I could scrape my way through, I'm hoping to best that before too long.

    Also my god, I went into Edit Mode and shed a silent tear at the depth. It looks cool, but I don't have the time to put into this to make Miku dance to JRPG music.

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    bssbss Brostoyevsky Madison, WIRegistered User regular
    Just tried the demo and World's Dance Hall. Yeah, the whole stick-flicking thing make's it 100x easier to get 'Cool's on Star Notes than using the touchscreen/touchpad. Though I hope the main game has a button option for them so I can play with a fightstick for maximum arcade experience.

    There is a 0 DP item you can add before each song that lets you use L1/R1/L2/R2 for star notes.

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    Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    bss wrote: »
    I bit the bullet and bought this last night, to kick off the rust I'm flying through on Easy. Had forgotten how awesome World's End Dance Hall. Has anyone gotten to Extreme yet? On Vita there were a handful of songs I could scrape my way through, I'm hoping to best that before too long.

    im playing through hard now and generally making it through songs on the first go, even if its not with a great score. the couple tracks ive tried on extreme just stomped me into the ground.

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