Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH
this game is one of my favorites EVER. i've read let's plays of this one and the second game (which was just as good if not BETTER than the first one like wow), i've played the first 3 chapters of it, and i've watched the anime version of it. the character development is wonderful, and it's great to see more facets of the characters as the game goes on. i love the characters so much. i've noticed for me that the gameplay could get slightly boring when nothing exciting was happening, but that was only because i've read it before. it plays a lot like an interactive murder-mystery novel, and you take the place of the protagonist, who has to figure out who was the murderer each chapter. when someone dies, you have to conduct an investigation with the help of the other characters, and you collect evidence on the murder. after that, a "school trial" begins, and you have to listen to the statements of all the students to figure out the culprit. it's mostly a giant cutscene, but is peppered with various minigames that take a lot of thought and analyzation of the evidence. it's the highlight of each chapter, and very exciting and interesting!! sometimes, when you think you have it figured out, you may find out you were completely wrong. if i had to rate the game, i would rate it 9.5/10 or so, probably! the only things i don't like about it are that it doesn't have too much replay value (unless you like things like rereading books or rewatching movies,) and there were two small inconsistencies that i can think of. it also has free time events, where you can choose which characters to speak to when everything is calm and happy. you get to see more of their personalities, as well as get special abilities to use in the trial minigames. however, if you want to see all of them, you have to replay an ENTIRE CHAPTER. it's very foolish, and i don't like it one bit. it was changed in japan when the first and second game were rereleased together just a month or two ago. thats probably the biggest issue, and it really bothers me. however, the game's story is AMAZING, the characters are very intelligent and easy to fall in love with, and the gameplay is interesting and thought-provoking. i love it, and i can't recommend it enough!
This game is just awesome. There are very few bad things about it, however the trails can get a little difficult so pay attention to details! The story is great, the characters are funny and weird, and the investigating is top notch. This is a great game for anime fans, courtroom fans, and people who like DESPAIR.
Rent it or watch the anime
I read all the reviews of other people thinking the game would be much better than it actually was. I enjoyed the heck out of the game untill I beat it in less than 4 days of playing of about 5 hours a day. I do not recommend buying this game at its full price, or for half price at that matter because once you beat the main story you only unlock "school mode" which allows you to finish filling out the character's report cards and get two hidden trophies. I found that in school mode the character interaction was very basic and lackluster. It felt worse than grinding in a midrange budget western rpg. Overall, I would say the best way to play this game is to rent it or get it used so you can take it back within a week of buying it.
What makes Danganronpa immensely satisfying is how it consistently toys with your expectations. With excellent writing, well-developed characters. It’s exciting and has an uncanny ability to leave its players slack-jawed at the sights of the unraveling plot points. After all, this is a game about a maniacal teddy bear forcing high school students to kill each other; how could it not be good?
Super High School Level Fun!
A really interesting game done in the Visual Novel style! Dangan Ronpa [Which means bullet refutation in japanese, it will make sense when you play it!] is a fun romp full of mystery and mayhem! If you own a PS Vita it is definitely worth a try. The gameplay is rather simple, as it is a VN, but the story more than makes up for it in my opinion. Also the music, done by Masafumi Takada, is absolutely spectacular! This version of the game comes with School Mode which gives the player more things to do after beating the main story! If you like games like Phoenix Wright you will more than likely love this!
as some who played the psp game, this game is awesome! the story is cool and the characters you meet really grow on you
the investigation scenes are pretty cool but the trials are way cooler cause you find info in other peoples word that dont match yours that you found from the investigation and you "refute" it
I've watched/read the Let's Play of this game by orenronen on the Something Awful forums and have nothing but positive things to say about this game! I am thrilled it is having a US release! The game is full of twists and turns and can be hilarious. It definitely pokes fun at itself sometimes, but it can be serious as well. All around it's a really wonderful game I would highly recommend to anyone!
Basically this game is like the board game "Clue" taken to the extreme. A game of cat and mouse trying to figure out who is the murderer. Excellent soundtrack combined with investigative research to present the evidence in a class trial. If you own a Vita, just buy it, no regrets. Monokuma is quite the character and more!
Must buy for JRPG fans
This is a great game. Anyone that owns a Vita owes it to themselves to play this game. Any fans of the Phoenix Wright series will enjoy this game.
PLEASE BUY THIS GAME
i've played dangan ronpa and sdr2 in the original japanese psp versions, and they're both masterpieces. i held back on buying RE:LOAD since it was getting localized, and my wallet is burning a hole in my pocket right now just to preorder it. this game is a MASTERPIECE, and i definitely recommend it. like if i had to give a score it would be 1000000/10 PLEASE buy this game oh my god