After a bit over 25 hours, I’ve finally beaten every song in Project Diva on hard. Surprisingly, Hatsune Miku no Shoushitsu (“Disappearance”) only took 3 tries to beat on hard. Like a lot of other songs, the unlocking was the tricky bit.
Now, I certainly didn’t get a GREAT rank – the song definitely deserves the ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ difficulty rating – but I’m not going to torture myself by trying for it.
I’m at a little over 50% of costumes unlocked. Some of the remaining ones are just a matter of playing through one song or another a couple more times, some have really nasty requirements to unlock. I wouldn’t even consider going back and hunting down costumes if it weren’t for having bought Dreamy Theater on the PS3.
More on Dreamy Theater another time.
As an aside, I had a bit of a problem figuring out why I hadn’t unlocked the swimwear version of Miku since I’d done all songs on hard, in theory meeting the requirements, when I realized that I had unlocked the Space Channel 5 outfit, which required me to have completed Miku Miku Shite Ageru on hard wearing the Space Channel 39 outfit, which wouldn’t have counted towards the Miku unlock.
A quick pass through Miku Miku Shite Ageru on normal got me a GREAT and an unlocked costume.
Also, most of the Miku’s room accessory categories are in the 80% complete range. Since those are unlocked COMPLETELY randomly, there’s no way to try for specific ones, which is actually nice – I may not have a complete set, but I can’t be blamed for it.
Overall, I’m pretty content. It certainly makes up for the crushing defeat I suffered at the hands of the DJ Max series. 🙂