More Reviews
REVIEWS Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Balle Review
A shooter fighting game, or a fighting shooter? Or just a one-on-one bullet sponge sim? You tell me.

Valentino Rossi The Game Review
Fans of the legendary racer will be pleased. Everyone else....
More Previews
PREVIEWS PES 2017 Preview
With the exclusive partnership with FC Barcelona and its Camp Nou Stadium, Konami hopes that this trend of licensing is just the beginning for PES.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
Release date: 09/06/16

FIFA 17
Release date: 09/29/16


LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oneshotstop
Welcome Back to the West
By oneshotstop
Posted on 08/01/16
The only thing that stops the dust is the rain. It’s a sweet reprieve, but there is no middle ground. The land is either as dry as the Betty Ford clinic, or as wet as the ocean floor. Everything can be seen from the ridge overlooking Armadillo as John Marston gently bounces along atop...

DJ Max Portable 3 Member Review for the PSP

Ivory_Soul By:
Ivory_Soul
10/24/10
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Music 
PLAYERS  
PUBLISHER PM Studios 
DEVELOPER Pentavision 
RELEASE DATE  
E10+ Contains Animated Blood, Mild Violence, Suggestive Themes

What do these ratings mean?

The Good: Great new song selection, the new tracks mode adds depth, unlocking comes at faster rates, tighter menus

The Bad: Still not enough to change the series

DJ Max is probably the best rythmn game on the PSP, but that isn't saying much since there aren't too many on the system. The game has been well known for it's great song selection, and addictive rhythm game play, but after so many iterations of the same thing people were longing for some changes, and thankfully Portable 3 adds something new. While it may not be enough the game tightens some of the sloppy menus, and other minor issues with the long running series.

The new mode is 3.2 and 4.2 tracks. You use the analog nub to new side bar that have purple streams running down them. You play the middle bar as usual, but when a purple stream runs down the side you move the analog nub accordingly. It remixes the songs, and adds a new layer of depth and fun to the game and makes it even more addictive.

If you aren't familiar with the series you press the corresponding button (depending on difficulty) to the track icons running down the screen. You are scored on timing and a percentage will pop up after each hit telling you how accurate that note was. You will see a little meter filling up in the middle of the screen and when it's full you activate your fever mode to double your multiplier. In Portable 3 you can stack these up by getting your meter up again fast enough to add on top of the multiplier. Once you finish you are scored and as you level up you unlock new gear and collectibles.

Portable 3 also lets the unlocking come much quicker and there's more to unlock. There are more characters, gear, notes, wallpapers, videos etc. and it's all great. Of course if you get bored with the arcade mode you can unlock missions and these have certain parameters such as getting a certain score, hitting a certain multiplier, or breaking under a number amount of times.

DJ Max 3 is well worth the purchase for series fans and new comers a like. There's enough content to unlock to keep you very busy and replaying the excellent song roster is very enjoyable. I hope to see further changes in DJMP4 because this series has lots more potential.


More information about DJ Max Portable 3
 
B+ Revolution report card
Views: 2778 Review rating:
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution