Replay Value: High
You all had to see it coming...
I like it.
Why do I like it?
So, that brings me to the first part of this review in all of my awe of it's truth.
Well, what I said before probably gave you a pretty good idea that this game was literally MADE to turn your controller into an instrument for the actual game. And I don't mean like Guitar Hero, and not even Rocksmith (Which actually teaches you how to play and helps you along the way), instead it's like playing both with a Guitar Hero guitar and Rocksmith compatible guitar behind your back, playing with nothing but your toes.
Okay, well that's a bit of an exaggeration, and I've actually heard that many of the Project Diva games are actually significantly easier, so you won't be pulling your hair out as you play (HA! The game won't even give you the chance to stop pressing buttons.
Basically, the way it works is you press the buttons on your controller according to what you the game shows you on the screen, in the order the screen shows you, at the exact perfect time. Now, if you know me at all, which you probably don't, I play many instruments. Ranging from the saxophone to guitar, and never in my days have I realized that it's this dang HARD to stay on beat with a song. It's not that I actually believe that doing that is a hard thing to do, but the game seems to think otherwise of me, because I just can't seem to do it very well.
Have I scared you away? I hope not, because although this game may be drop dead difficult, it's actually quite interesting. I'm not really interested in everything else, which includes the ability to dress your characters in different outfits which the game calls "modules" and change up each character's individual rooms, play games with them including patty cake and rock, paper, scissors, and even rub their heads until they develop a strange fever which requires you to poke their face a lot; but this game is quite fun. The gameplay is rigorous, but once you get used to it... It gets harder. The game is intense, and I'm pretty sure no human alive can complete The Intense Voice of Hatsune Miku on Extreme with a perfect, but if that person exists, just remember, that that person is a total friggin loser.
It's hard, but it's fun. Simple as that.
If you're not a fan of Vocaloid voices, this is not for you. Well, that would be true if I didn't like the game, but I do. And I apologize to all those die hard Vocaloid fans that get their panties wet whenever they talk about them, but me, I'm just not into that. (But put them in Mega Man armor and that story may change) AHEM! Uhm, anyways, forget what I just said and lets carry on.
The game contains many high quality Vocaloid songs and even offers the ability to upload your own music into the game. The setup for creating your own songs to play in the game is actually quite nice, but since it's Vocaloids that'd be dancing to the music and such, I just haven't found the right music for it. Maybe the creators planned mainly for more Vocaloid music to be uploaded from the fans? Hey, why not, makes their jobs a hell of a lot easier, and even gives their fans more to have fun with, I mean, that should be the goal in the long run anyways, right?
Overall though, I give the game a good ol' 8.5/10 stars in comparison to the rest of the music game genre. It's a good game, and I wouldn't even rate a lot of the Guitar Hero games that highly, but it wouldn't really be fair anymore, would it? Still, I'm sticking with my choice here. As for replay value, it doesn't have a whole lot of it. Sadly, once you beat everything, it gets quite slow. I think the reason they made it harder may have been for this reason. It poses a near unreachable feat so that it will take a lot longer to complete. It makes sense in theory, but the inability of beating it would make it as boring for most as just completing the game quickly, because most would just quit trying to beat the songs on harder difficulties. And that's the reality of mainstream gaming at it's "finest".