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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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