I don’t think I’ve ever previously tapped In Living Color as inspiration for the title of a post, and I don’t know as I will again. It honestly didn’t have that many other catchphrases that have lasted through the years, unless I want to start rating videogames as “two snaps up” or something.
Uh, where was I?
Oh yes. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva, which I “beat” a week ago and which you’d think should have been retired back to the bookshelves so I could get into something with a little more narrative. Instead, it has a firm lock on my PSP’s UMD drive.
See, first I had to beat all the songs on “easy” in order to unlock the songs list, then I had to beat a couple of songs over and over to unlock the “Ren” and “Lin” versions, then I went through and beat everything on “normal” so I felt like I’d accomplished something, and it should have ended there.
Then I thought, well, if I beat all the songs on “easy” with a ranking of “great”, I unlock the PV modes so I can just watch the videos without having to press buttons. That didn’t take
me TOO much longer.
…and then I was like, well, there are one or two costumes I’d like to unlock…
…and now I’m on a quest to beat every song in “normal” mode with at least a “great” ranking so I can unlock the “hard” difficulty for every song. This has the side effect of unlocking a ton of costumes and items for Miku’s room, by the way, which were things I really didn’t focus on before.
Get the idea? I’m up to nearly 20 hours put into this thing and it still hasn’t gotten old.
Oh, and I’ve found that passing a song on “hard” is generally a good sight easier than unlocking the hard mode in the first place. I swear, I’m not going to be crazy enough to try to get all “great” rankings at this difficulty level though.