Danganronpa™ 2: Goodbye Despair, the sequel to the highly popular mystery adventure game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, will be making its way to the PlayStation®Vita in North America and Europe this fall in both retail and digital form. As in the first game, players will take on the role of a high school student as they are thrust into a life-or-death situation, and must use their wits and teamwork to survive. Each student was chosen for a special ability they possess, making them the “ultimate” example of something. Characters in this title are also designed by Rui Komatsuzaki for a unique and darker take on the anime style.
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Deadly Island Vibes - Murder is the only means of escape when you're trapped on this island paradise. As your fellow classmates start dropping like coconuts, you'll need to delve into each murderous incident, forage for clues, and interview your classmates to reveal the opportunity, motive, and means behind each killer case!
All New Minigames! You'll go head-to-head in all new minigames with the other students during the Class Trial, shooting down their false truths and using your evidence to uncover what really happened. But watch out! If a student is unconvinced, they'll challenge you to a one-on-one Rebuttal Showdown and force you to defend your argument!
Survival of the Keenest - Match up your evidence with your fellow classmates' arguments and determine who's really telling the truth. Once you've got a suspect in your sights, turn up that tropical heat in a variety of timing- and reflex-based game systems to reveal the ultimate truth and escape with your life!
Danganronpa 2 Goodbye Despair is rated
4.9 out of
Rated 5 out of
The killing game... againSimilar to the first but with many quality of life improvements most notably no more zigzagging through the school to get to rooms.
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 5 out of
Really fun game!This game was amazing with colorful characters and an interesting plot! I did like the first game better though, and I think that its better to play the first game first otherwise some of the references won't make sense. Although, if you haven't played the first game you can still play the second without many plot gaps.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 5 out of
This game made me cry in real life. You need this.Before I launch in this review, I must be clear: BE VERY CAUTIOUS WHEN SEARCHING THIS GAME UP! The main draw in it is the story, and getting it spoiled will greatly take away from the experience. So avoid spoilers if you even have a passing interest in this game! Also, this is a sequel to Danganronpa: Happy Trigger Havoc. Play that entry first, as that game is fully spoiled during this game. So, logically, go in order with this series. Now with that out of the way, let's begin. This is a very heavy visual-novel based game. So if you're not a fan of those, this may not be for you. But if you can appreciate a well-crafted story, keep reading. The graphics are amazing, and definitely an improvement in comparison to the first game. There's a difficulty for everyone, but if you want the full experience, put it on the hardest setting for logic. Your fight time playing, though, put the action difficulty to the default setting, but if you were able to handle them in the first game, bump it up to hard for this one. The whole experience will take you about 30 to 40 hours, depending on reading ability. much like in the first. I do recommend taking it slow, as the story is excellent, with plenty of twists and turns along the way. It has some Japanese humor in it, so be wary of that, as things can get a bit lewd at times. Even more than the first one, to be honest. But if you can get past that, you'll be fine. As for the violence in the game, yes, there is murder. A lot of murder. However, it's not as bad as it could be. The blood is a hot pink, which helps a shocking scene looking outright horrifying. So those who can handle a corpse covered in Pepto Bismol, you'll do fine in this game. Now, the main draw of this game is the story. And I can tell you first hand, that this game is great. it will provoke actual emotions from you during the twists and turns as you get to know all the characters. And as the title says, it actually made me cry. In real life. It provoked actual sadness from just the story. That is actually impressive for a piece of entertainment to do that these days. So that is what makes this brilliant. The game has a few simple styles of gameplay, free time events, where you socialize with the other characters, investigation, which is a simple "walk around and click on things" kind of investigation, and the trial. The first two are fairly simple, and they do what they're meant to. You grow to like many of the characters through the game, especially through these free time events, so I recommend sitting through them. Especially since they earn you abilities to use, mainly in the trial phase. Now, the trial itself is definitely the main draw. Open discussions are had with the characters, and you must connect the right evidence with the right statement, in order to find contradictions. At the start, this may be simple, but things get challenging soon enough, making you have to really think on your toes. Fans of Ace Attorney may think this sounds familiar, as the way I described it is the same in those games. However, here it has a few twists: you're on a time limit, and the statements are gliding across the screen, and you have to actually shoot the evidence at it. Plus, later on, they'll introduce some other complications, such as "white noise", which will prevent you from actually hitting the statement in question. No worries, though, you have a rechargeable ability that will let you slow things down for a few seconds if you need a little help taking the shot. Mix in a few mini games along with that, some of which are familiar, some changed up, and some entirely new ones, and the trial phases are a roller coaster of drama, mystery, and shock, really getting your blood pumping, especially paired with the fantastic soundtrack. It kicks it up a notch at the more dramatic moments, to help keep the energy up. Once you do complete the game, there's very little that will keep you there past the story, at least right away. There's an island mode you can use to do the other free time events, where you and the other students have to hunt down supplies to create certain things within a time limit. It's nothing too drawing, but if you're bored, it can keep you entertained for an hour. It's mainly a bonus post-game bonus, so it's not too offending. The other thing you get is a novel you can read that has a nice spot of story. Something that you can read for a while, and adds a bit more story. So it's a nice treat. After that, I recommend setting the game aside for a good while, to allow yourself to forget some of the finer details. It's a visual novel, after all, so the replay-ability is the same as a book. So overall, I highly recommend it. It's an experience that you won't forget, and it'll take you on an emotional roller coaster along the way, and it's a great follow-up to the game before it.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of
Amazing GameI don't watch a lot of anime, but i have seen both the first and the second DanganRonpa games on YouTube before, and if you're looking for a really good story with amazing characters, beautiful music, and a completely messed-up murder mystery game, i would strongly recommend you buy this game.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of
The Best Man !!Donganronpa 2 is a great game, it has a few differences but it is still same format as the first and the story line makes u want to know what is going on. I love this game so much. Its a recommended. Oh and the characters are cool too. ^_^
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 5 out of
Masterpiece Day 2Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair is every bit the worthy sequel to one of my favourite games ever created. It's a must-play for Visual Novel fans, and those who enjoyed the first year of the deadliest high school ever will find that the return trip is even better. Each trial will drive you to the realization that despair and hope are not divergent paths, but rather a single path that shares this duality. Well, what are you waiting for?
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 4 out of
Murder mystery simulationLet me start by saying that I loved Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc so my review might be a little biased. So if your played and enjoyed that game, you don't really need to read forward. Just by this game. It is a ton of fun. For those who are new to the series, let me explain a couple basics for you. Basically, you are trapped on an island and the only way to get off of it is to murder someone and get away with it. One thing you should know: you won't be the murderer. It just isn't in the DNA of the series. You will always try to simply find out who is. Although it is never that simple. Each trial will have you going in thinking it is one person and as evidence surfaces, your opinions will constantly shift. Another thing: solving cases isn't as simple as just figuring out whodunit. You have to play a series of mini games in order to get new evidence and get your point across. On top of all this detective work, you take time to learn about each of the characters' rich backgrounds through spending time with them and you get to really see the human side of these incredible prodigies. If you are a fan of anime or even detective genres, I suggest picking this game up.