Release Date: November 24, 2011
Official Site: http://www.utapri.com/game/music/
Ever since I ragequit and almost ragequit on Elite Beat Agents and Moero! Nekketsu (the Ouendan sequels), I’ve been snooping around to find a good rhythm game for PSP. I read on Hinano’s blog about Utapri Music and decided to try this one. What more can you ask for when you can play with good music plus bishies on the side. (〃∇〃)
I haven’t played any Utapri before and have just watched the anime (never finishes it though) and listened to some of its CD so I thought I could get through the songs without having too much problem. I have been warned to Orion de SHOUT OUT (thanks to Hinano’s post) but then most of Natsuki and Sho’s songs are tough (eyes Otokogi Zenkai, Jet Coaster among others)! Oh but Tokiya’s song are kinda tough too. It’s just that it didn’t matter to me if I’ll have to play it again and again. ♥ ♥ ♥ /shot
The system is quite easy to follow. The menu is written in English so that makes things a lot easier. You’ll have, I think, 7 songs at first corresponding to each guy in the original game. Each song is divided in Easy, Hard, and Pro part. There are 3 levels each part. Once you get an A or S on a song you’ll gain a ♥. Every time you gain A or S score, the guys will be deredere towards you. But if you get D, C, or B, prepare for their words (especially Satsuki lol). If you complete all 3 ♥s, you will be able to unlock some scenes with the guy talking to you, as well as unlocking the next song of him. When you reach Pro and managed to get an A or S, you’ll have the scene with the guys AND a book on the Memories section. If it’s just B (which is mostly what I got on Pro xD;;), you’ll still get the Memories part but not the cutscene.
You can also buy clothes for the guys such as 2 versions of their uniform, their swimwear (btw, I noticed that Tokiya have a unique one since most of the guys are topless (〃∇〃)) etc. You can only see the upper part of the body though. Other than that, you can also shop for designs and effects so you can change the look when you play.
THIS IS A MUST PLAY! I couldn’t stress it enough. haha! I really enjoyed playing this even if my right hand hurts every time I play this game (imagine pressing 4 buttons at the same time >_>). But this is so addicting, it took me all my self-control to rest for a while or go back to the main game that I am playing lol. It also has a good selection of songs. My favorite will be Mirai Chizu, Maji Love 1000% and all of Tokiya’s songs (Mamoru’s singing voice о(ж＞▽＜)ｙ ☆). I’m just a little disappointed that they did not include Orpheus, but I guess that would be unfair to other guys (and it’s not Tokiya’s song right? :O). I look forward in playing other Utapri games! о(ж＞▽＜)ｙ ☆