First off, this game is about the music. I'd rate the song list better than diva F but worse than diva F 2nd. I rate the songs when I play them and I had lots of 3s and a few 4s out of 5 for these songs, whereas for f 2nd I had quite a few 5s and lots of 4s. I'd imagine they're going to release DLC packs of songs for the other vocaloids as Miku is really the only one featured in the game, other than one song for each of the other vocaloids. The game's main difference to f 2nd is that it has what is essentially a "story" mode. Basically it's a way to add something "interesting" to the part of the game when you play through the normal difficulty songs to access the higher difficulty songs as we always have for the older games. I do NOT like that you have to play through the normal difficulty songs MULTIPLE times to unlock everything instead of buying it from a shop. Basically you unlock a (random) module if you clear chance time. You unlock accessories by doing well in the song, if you do really well you get 3, if you do ok, 2, etc. I'd have no problem with it if you could simply increase the difficulty to hard while playing through these songs, then that method of unlocking things would be fine. But playing on normal mode is... boring. Especially because this game seems a bit easier than the previous games. I can't say that for sure yet because I haven't played through all of the songs on hard and extreme, but I got excellents on every song on normal first go around, quite a few I had perfects or was one "safe" away. There doesn't seem to be any SUPER hard/fast songs like "The intense voice of Hatsune Miku" or "2d Dream Fever" in f 2nd. Anyway, you can still play through all of the songs normally like we have in the past in "free play" mode, on any difficulty you want, but you won't unlock any modules/gifts/accessories. Other thoughts: Diva room has been removed... kinda. Basically the menu now is constantly a "diva room" and every once in awhile the vocaloid will ask you for a gift that's "Thought provoking" or "will help me with music." That type of thing. You can still gain friendship with the vocaloids, but the semi awkward "rubbing" that you did in the old games is gone... I think. At least I haven't found it yet if it is there. One thing that made me not want to get this game is the lack of "set pieces" that the old games had. I had read that all of the songs take place on a stage. I'm not sure if that's true or not. I don't think the game has videos like "Kagerou Days" in f 2nd (the video tells a story), but either way, the visuals still look great. I did find the videos a bit distracting on a few songs, more so than in f 2nd and f. Final Thoughts: I really do enjoy the game. It's slightly different than f 2nd but the core gameplay is pretty much the same. (No double star notes anymore though.) I'm glad I bought it and will continue to enjoy it for a long time to come. Quite a few catchy songs that I really enjoyed. If you liked f 2nd and f, you'll like this game.
yes: I recommend this product