Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X is a title where outfits matter. You want your Vocaloids wearing their very best, because each module has skills tied to it. Rather than making songs exceptionally easier, these abilities have more practical and time saving uses. While some will gradually increase voltages and scores if you’re able to survive long enough or string together combos, other eliminate the grind by making it easier to unlock extra modules and accessories. And, fortunately for people who want objects with the most powerful skills right away, the Snow Miku modules will do it.
The Snow Miku Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X modules are all available as DLC. There are eight total, and their inclusion is handled in a rather ingenious way. Each one has a powerful version of a skill attached to it. Snow Miku 2011 has New Module Dropper Lv. 4, for increasing odds of getting a new module. Snow Miku 2016 has a 50-Combo Bonus Lv. 5, giving you 3,400 points for each 50-note combo. 100-Combo Bonus Lv. 5 is on Snow Miku 2014, awarding 8,200 points for 100-note combos. You’ll find Tech Up Lv. 5 on Snow Miku 2013, raising the Voltage Rate for a song by 30% when a Technical Zone is completed. Each one is going to help you on your way in a big way.
But, the skills they have aren’t unique. It isn’t like you’re cheating by owning Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X’s Snow Miku DLC. The skills tied to the modules are uncommon and usually only found on rare modules, but they aren’t exclusive to the add-ons. It is possible to find outfits with them through ordinary play, which is appreciated. It’s almost like these rare, but not otherwise unobtainable, skills are there to specifically honor these special versions of Miku. Especially since the other Miku DLC outfits, the Cabin Attendant Styles A and 39 each only have the 100-Combo Bonus Lv. 1 skill, offering 1,400 point bonuses for 100-note combos.
Another nicety is that each Snow Miku outfit falls into one of the five Cloud categories. Snow Miku 2010 and Snow Miku 2016 are Classic modules. Snow Miku 2011 and Snow Miku 2015 are Cute. You’ll find Snow Miku 2012 and Snow Miku 2013 Alt with the Cool modules. Snow Miku 2013 is Elegant, while Snow Miku 2014 is Quirky. Each outfit absolutely looks like it belongs in the group to which its assigned. More importantly, it means people who pick it up have a very useful outfit and ability for an entire category.
It does end up showing up that Extra Chara Module Super Pack DLC. That’s the Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X add-on that gives you Akita Neru, Yowane Haku, Sakine Meiko, and Kasane Teto for the Free Play mode. Each of these characters gets three outfits: their original module, a second module unique to each character, and a swimsuit module. None of them have voices assigned to them for their exclamations. Since they’re only showing up in Free Play, none of the modules have skills attached. It’s fun to see them there, of course, but they lack the productive nature of the Snow Miku DLC.
With Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, we have a game where you don’t need the DLC. It’s entirely optional. The Snow Diva Miku module add-ons can be quite helpful, though. Especially for people who’ve been playing a while and are either starting to regularly get repeats or needing assistance clearing the hardest difficulty levels. And, since the 2010-2015 outfits are currently free, it’s a good way to boost Miku’s wardrobe and maybe cut down on your grinding time.
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X is available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The 2010-2015 Snow Miku Pack is currently free. Snow Miku 2016 is $1.99. The Extra Chara Module Super Pack is $2.99.