Emochi’s Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX Review

I realize that as I’m writing this, all I want to do is squeeeeee and squeal and giggle and OK, I have to control myself. I have been waiting for this game for quite some time now and honestly, it does not disappoint. This game is part of the Vocaloid family. I also have my unboxing video link below if you are interested in watching that. If you aren’t familiar with it, please refer to the links below for some reference to the game.

I tried my best to refrain judgement based on just the cuteness level of the Nendroid inspired avatars of Hatsune Miku and the likes, but I found it really hard to contain myself during the unboxing. I’ve always wanted to play a Vocaloid game, but I’ve never been able to get my hands on it previously. Getting this game felt like a milestone for me. I will finally get to play the game I’ve always wanted to try!  I loaded the game on my 3DS to play it on my ride to work this morning, and I was giddy and smiling from the time I saw the  loading screen until I arrived at my final train stop  like a big doofus. I am not too familiar with the songs, as I did not get the previous versions on the Sony platforms, but I do recognize some of them from the videos I’ve watched on Youtube (I was living vicariously through others). So let us get to the nitty gritty.

The Good

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Where to start? This game is ridiculously cute. The 48 songs are fan-favorites, so this could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on if you’re looking for new songs or not; chances are, you’re going to have a few of your own personal favorites you’d love to play through again. Personally, I love the chibi style avatars over the normal avatars because I have a soft spot for anything with giant heads and giant eyes(.I’m a little strange).At the same time, the chibi Nendroid look is what makes this Vocaloid game particularly unique from the others.

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There are two modes you could start off with, easy and normal. Players also have the option to buy outfits from the songs they’ve cleared.

The Bad

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The background can be somewhat distracting, since I love pretty pictures and cute chibi avatar dancing and singing. I found it kind of hard to focus on both screens,since my first time through I wanted to watch the videos on both screens at the same time. You can watch the videos after you’ve completed the songs, but good god it is hard for me to focus on the rhythms,beats, and lyrics while the video is playing in the background.

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Overall Rating

Please buy this game. Besides the minor distraction I’ve mentioned above, this game is definitely worth the money if you love Vocaloid or even if you’re new to it. It really started my day on a feel-good morning. If you want a happy-go-lucky music/rhythm game, this won’t disappoint you.

Supporting links:

http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/k4zD6MYyK9i4798TsmEhw9cxiXSG9GMj

http://vocaloid.wikia.com/wiki/Vocaloid_Wiki – Vocaloid Encyclopedia

http://www.goodsmile.info/en – Nendroid website

Emochi’s Rating:

 4 out of 5

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