- Estimated trophy difficulty: 4.5/10 (Vote here!)
- Trophy breakdown: 29 (11 / 12 / 5 / 1 )
- Estimated Time To 100%: 30-40 hours
- Minimum Number Of Playthroughs Needed: 2 playthroughs (74 songs in total)
- Number Of Missable Trophies: None.
- Glitched Trophies: None.
- Does Difficulty Affect Trophies?: 2 trophies;???????[Expert Player] requires completing the game on Normal Mode and ??????? [Super Player] requires completing the game on Hard Mode.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: Not technically however using some in-game Help Items will automatically make you fail the song, regardless of how well you do.
Welcome to Hatsune Miku – PROJECT DIVA ƒ! The incredibly popular Vocaloid Hatsune Miku herself has come to both the Playstation Vita and Playstation 3 along with the twins Kagamine Rin and Len, Luka, MEIKO and KAITO for another rhythm game adventure! There are 32 songs for you to enjoy in this game (however lucky Playstation 3 players gain access to an extra six brand new songs) with four difficulties available to choose from. There are online capabilities within the game as well, including the opportunity to edit your own songs which you can upload for the world to see, buy dozens of accessories and Modules for all six characters as well as caring for your Vocaloids in their own DIVA Rooms!
The trophies in Hatsune Miku – PROJECT DIVA ƒ are thankfully much easier than their Dreamy Theater, Dreamy Theater 2 and Dreamy Theater Extend counterparts, which range from 9 to 10 on the trophy difficulty scale. All that's required in this in a nutshell is to complete the game on two difficulties, Normal and Hard (no Perfecting required at all – phew!), reaching max friendship level with all six characters, as well as purchasing all available Modules (outfits) for the characters. Even though it is easy in retrospect, it will require quite a bit of time investment as well as a grind for Diva Points so don't be expecting a quick here. There's something to note that's rather important in the game; most trophies will unlock when you back out to the main menu screen. So if it doesn't unlock immediately, do not fret. Simply back out a couple of menus and if you see the game saving when you back out, you'll more than likely earn the trophy.
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The Language Barrier:
Want to import this game to enjoy some of your favourite Vocaloid songs but afraid your lack of knowledge in the Japanese language will hold you back? Do not fear, it is still very easy to navigate and unless you want to understand the lyrics of the songs, you will not need to know a single word of the Japanese to enjoy, finish and subsequently this game. If you are already studying Japanese then knowing Katakana will definitely help as the game makes use of this alphabet quite a bit, but otherwise you will simply need to follow the instructions within the guide.
I – Complete the Tutorial
If you wish, you can dive right into the game but I strongly recommend you complete the Tutorial first. Not only will it educate you on the basic mechanics of the game, but you will also earn your first trophy for the game. To get to the Tutorial, choose the top left option at the main menu and then choose the left option from there. Complete the Tutorial to earn your first trophy, then you're ready to move onto the real game:
?????DIVA?? (Welcome to DIVA!)
II – Normal Mode Playthrough
Go ahead and finish all 32 core songs on Hatsune Miku – PROJECT DIVA ƒ. There is one trophy that requires you to finish all Chance Times in every song. In every song there will be a short Chance Time event where you must get a certain amount of notes right to influence how the PV (music video) will end. Make sure to get every Chance Time, for there is no record in the game for this meaning if you miss one you'll have to go through every song again to find the missing Chance Time. Aside from that little note, enjoy the game! The style of rhythm may take a while to get used to but eventually you'll get into the game and should complete most of the songs without any problems. There are a number of easy, miscellaneous trophies in the game, so feel free to pick any or all of them up any time you want on your journey for trophies. If you can't complete a certain song, feel free to avail of the Help Items in the game. For more information on these, refer to ??????? (Expert Player). By the end of this playthrough you will definitely unlock:
I love DIVA
??????? (Expert Player)
III – Hard Mode Playthrough
Now that Normal Mode is completed, it's time to do it all again on Hard Mode. The difficulty leap in PROJECT DIVA ƒ can be quite startling as first, because as with most rhythm games it isn't all too forgiving, however this can easily be remedied with both practice and the correct usage of Help Items, all explained in the difficulty-related trophies. If you happened to miss a song for a Chance Time for ???????? (Entertainer), you can try finding it here, but if the difficulty step is too much for you and you can't reach the required amount of notes, you should leave it for the trophy clean-up when all is done. After this step, you will unlock:
??????? (Super Player)
IV – DIVA Rooms and Shopping Grind
This is where the bulk of your road to the will be spent. These steps are joined as you will need to grind Diva Points by completing songs in the main game to buy items for increasing friendship levels and furniture for unique events in the DIVA Rooms as well as purchasing every available item and Module in the game. This can be a tedious process unless you're a die-hard rhythm game fan, but there are tricks to earning Diva Points quicker by use of the Help Items. All necessary details will be listed under ?????????? (Module Collector) for the Diva Point grinding and ??????? (Memory Album) for the DIVA Room events. When all Vocaloids are at Level 6 friendship level, and all Modules and items are purchased, the following trophies shall be unlocked and there's only a small bit left to go before you earn your :
?????????? (Module Collector)
???? (Home Interview)
???????? (Miku's Partner)
??????? (Rin's Playmate)
????? (Len's Friend)
??????? (Luka's Tea Buddy)
KAITO??? (KAITO's Buddy)
MEIKO??????? (MEIKO's Manager)
????? (Resting Place)
????? (Beautiful Furniture)
???????…… (If It Is For You……)
??????? (Memory Album)
V – Clean-Up
Now that the longest step is over and done with, it's time to clean up with everything you may have missed or trophies you may not have unlocked. This mainly consists of the miscellaneous trophies you may or may not have unlocked whilst completing all the other steps, so depending on how much you got finished in the last four steps, this will either be very quick or may take a little bit longer. If you missed any Chance Times, you'll have to get searching for it here. There are also a few other quick, easy trophies to earn in the DIVA Rooms and one online trophy. Once your final trophy unlocks, you will finally get the Hatsune Miku – PROJECT DIVA ƒ , as long as these other trophies unlocked as well:
??????? (Hobby: Watch Video)
????? P (Edit P)
????????? (Art Collection)
????????? (Good Morning)
?????? (Live Tour)
??????????? (I Began Editing)
??????? (This Is Who I Am)
????????? (Trophy Master)
Hatsune Miku – PROJECT DIVA ƒ is the first Vocaloid game to reach both the Playstation Vita and Playstation 3, so tends to be the most popular of the four PROJECT DIVA games available on current gen consoles. If you're looking for a challenge, you should definitely try to purchase the PSP and subsequently the trophy-enabled PS3 versions which have even more songs to enjoy – if you can fork out the cash for those imports, that is!
[PS3T Would Like to Thank MsFuruba for this Road Map]