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Test Drive: Hatsune Miku Project Diva Mega Mix for Nintendo Switch

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA: Mega Mix

Despite never having played a Project Diva game in my life, I've always been surrounded by fans of Hatsune Miku. Whether it was on the internet or while attending conventions, Miku always made an appearance in some way. Whether it was in the form of merchandise, cosplays, or people playing the Project Diva games, I've always seen it but I never experienced it.

Since Sega was kind enough to release a demo of their latest Project Diva title, which is on the Switch, I decided to download it and give the game a try. I casually enjoy playing Japanese rhythm games, such as DDR, Taiko no Tatsujin, and Jubeat, especially at conventions, however, with the exception of Elite Beat Agents and Rhythm Heaven, I seldom invest in them for home consoles.

Demo Impressions
Project Diva gives you two songs to play: Arifureta Sekai Seifuku and Romeo and Cinderella. It's a simple button press, match the icon on the screen kind of game. You can also play Mix Mode which allows you to play a motion-control version of the songs using the Switch Joycons. You can check out the full tracklist here.

The game gave me what I would expect from your standard Japanese rhythm game. The J-Pop songs are catchy and I love all the animations and bright lights. The button-icon matching trademark of rhythm games kept me glued to the screen till the end of the song while dazzling me with its gorgeous animations.

However, I'm not entirely ready to jump in and spend nearly $40 on the game. I haven't even gotten to check out the multiplayer options or any of the other modes. The only other mode the demo gives you allows the player to customize Miku with different outfits.

Final Thoughts
If J-Pop, anime, idol culture, and rhythm gaming is your thing, try the demo. The game will surely make a great conversation point with your rhythm-gaming friends if you attend anime conventions. However, if you're still unsure, at least wait for a price drop. The demo alone didn't yet convince me to buy the game due to a strong lack of content. But I'm at least keeping my eye open for a price drop while I look up some videos on YouTube.

Hatsune Miku Project Diva Mega Mix retails for $39.39 on the Nintendo eShop. You can purchase the title digitally only. If you're interested, be sure to check out the demo first. Finally, be sure to follow our social media links below for our latest game news, reviews, previews, and impressions.