Hatsune Miku Project Diva Megamix+ Review – Let’s Do the Miku Again

    Title: Hatsune Miku Project Diva Megamix+
    Developer: Sega
    Release Date: May 26, 2022
    Reviewed On: PC
    Publisher: Sega
    Genre: Rhythm

Like many weeb rhythm game lovers, Hatsune Miku has been a constant in our lives over the years. The Vocaloid has given us plenty of notable tracks across multiple platforms and now brings it all to PC with the release of Hatsune Miku Project Diva Megamix+. This rhythm offering serves as a one-stop-shop for all things Miku. Built off the Switch exclusive Hatsune Miku Project Diva Megamix, PC fans can tap into one of the largest collections of Miku tracks for a truly outstanding experience.

Hatsune Miku Project Diva Megamix+ has it all; from the base version of the game, players will find 170 songs to tap to the beat. The rhythm gameplay has players simply tap the button seen on the screen at the right time. In addition, there are multiple difficulties and speeds that players can customize their experience as they Rank up and attempt to make their way onto the online leaderboards.

Some interesting rhythm features have players push multiple buttons simultaneously or hold a note for added points. It creates some of the more immersive moments of the song as every note feels right on the beat. It’s nostalgic as I played songs that I’ve been playing for years, but that also reminded me that I’d played this game before. Much of Hatsune Miku Project Diva Megamix+ has been found on the Switch version, but I will say that the content offered in the $60 version of the game is what makes this release so definitive. Also removed are the Switch exclusive controls, but I didn’t miss those at all.

Although the base version offers players options to customize and switch between the Mega Mix and Future Tone graphical style, you may be wondering what’s different. Well, not much, but if you get the VIP Bundle, you have 250 songs from the start-up with all the in-game cosmetic items available immediately. It’s an excellent incentive for those willing to put down the extra cash, and the additional songs were ones that I had little experience with.

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After playing multiple tracks, my mind began to wonder what the community would do with this version of the game. Being on PC, I can assume that there may be a time when there’s nearly an endless stream of tracks available to play. With the added options to create playlists and customize t-shirts for Miku, I think the future of the series will be largely community-driven. If that’s something that you’re looking forward to, well, then the PC release will be appetizing.

Graphically, Hatsune Miku Project Diva Megamix+ gives us all of the music videos that we know and love. I’ve personally seen these videos countless times, which had me wishing that they updated them for this release, but they may be asking too much. I did like the option to switch between Future Tone and Mega Mix graphics, though, since I never really enjoyed the Future Tone shiny character models.

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Now it’s up to me to squeeze more out of a rhythm game that already knows it’s the best. I can talk about the high level of challenge that some of these songs provide. Hatsune Miku Project Diva Megamix+ is addicting and unforgiving. While some tracks are slow and methodical, Miku songs tend to be fast and demanding for long periods. You begin to curate your favorite tracks and perfect them for a high score.

This collection of Miku songs has been a long time coming, but I should add that if you’ve already invested in the Switch version, you might not find too much here to replay it. This version of the game has the opportunity to be consistently updated with new songs and options but be prepared for a few repeats. Thankfully, I can’t seem to get enough of Miku and the gang, so diving in for a few tracks a day is the perfect way to unwind.

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Hatsune Miku Project Diva Megamix+ is the definitive Miku experience. This version will likely have it all, and with a launch playlist of 250 tracks, I think it’s a must-own for those who skipped the Switch release. In addition, the PC version offers stable performance, great sound and gameplay options, and additional visual styles. It’s an excellent day for Miku fans, but I’m looking forward to the day when we get updated music videos.

A review copy of the title was provided by the publisher for review purposes

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Azario Lopez

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