Rated 9 out of 10
by SlowLikeTurtles Buy pls
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.
Rated 0 out of 10
by Naegi 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!
Rated 7 out of 10 by animefan187 it was great but short
Its was a great game full of twists and mystery but it was short it only took me 3-4 days to complete it
Rated 10 out of 10 by Ultimaxol This game is AMAZING!
This game is much fun. The gameplay will keep you enthralled for hours, the only flaw being that sometimes walking from floor to floor can be an annoying waste of 20 seconds. The voice acting, music, and overall sound of this game is perfect! It truly captures the atmosphere perfectly, and makes you excited whenever something happens. The art style of the game is beautiful. Sometimes the same facial expressions may be used and you can tell, but overall it's gorgeous. As soon as I finished this, I immediately went for the second one. Play it now! And if you can, buy both; you'll want to play the second right away.
Rated 3 out of 10 by xXxcamperXslayerXproxXxxx 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by SJboy25 A visual novel that should be given a chance
First off, if you don't like visual novels, either stop reading if your not open minded or read on if you feel like giving the genre a chance. Alright, if you're still here, let's get started. The story IS the game. I'm not going to summarize it, but I will say that every character (yes, even the typical ahoge protagonist), has great chemistry and the amount of satisfying twists is mind blowing. The gameplay is a mixture between pointing out contradictions in people's arguments and beating mini-games to proceed with the Class Trials. The sound department is good. Not a lot of the tracks can be played without gameplay accompaniment, but the VAs are great. I think the dub was very nicely done and even if the JP cast is made up of seiyuu celebrities, I suggest you at least give the dub a shot (you can change later if you want). The graphics have an interesting way of putting 2d spirites into 3D enviroments, making all the characters look like cut outs. At least the images and cutscene stills are crisp though. So there it is. A great game. But what should you do if you finish it? Plat it. Usually, as you earn trophies, you'll learn more about the characters and the story is so good you wouldn't mind sitting through it more than once. The one truly terrible part about this game is the Monokuma machine. It's a machine that gives you gifts to give to the various characters but the gifts you get are largely random, and you can only get one gift at a time. It's a boring aspect that did not need to be in the game. Other than that though, buy this game today. Don't listen to those people, who give it anything below a six. There's a different between not being a preferred game and being a downright bad game. Danganronpa may turn out to be a former for some but it is not the later.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Togami Absolutely Incredible
This game is absolutely flawless in my opinion. It has a fantastic story, well written characters with diverse traits and personalities, and wonderful gameplay that just about anyone could enjoy. I've read Oneronen's let's play of the game, as well as watched the anime adaptation and played the game myself, enjoying the story and going deeper into the characters and plot with each run. It's a sad, but also flawless story but also has funny moments throughout the entire game so you won't feel too depressed playing it. Many of the characters in the large cast are also very relatable, and you can understand how they feel in any given situation. It's a wonderful game; make sure your favorite characters don't die.
Rated 9 out of 10 by shellybean 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!
Rated 1 out of 10 by kikiki awful ripoff of phoenix wright
this game terrible its like if you took persona 4 and phoenix wright ( both fantastic games btw) and added a bucket like of diarahea and boom you get this game the story is about how kids are stuck in a school and they strt killing each other the graphics are awful the just spritees that signify laziness the only thing i can gave this game is that the music is awesome
Rated 9 out of 10 by Ciccoslovakia Persona 4 and Phoenix Wright's baby
If you like either of these games, you will find the perfect mix here. Even if you haven't played them, if you like visual novels it's perfect. The social aspect of this game is simple and satisfying. The trials are done with so much more finesse than they should be. Plus the story is probably one of the best ones I've seen in a video game. The only problems with this game are minor things. If you have a vita and don't have this game then why do you have a vita?