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KratosMD

@Ralizah The only thing I didn't like about chapter 3 is that Mikan was the culprit. I knew about it for a while during the trial but I didn't want to believe it cause she was so pure and innocent. But of course that changed when she was infected with the virus. I was so bummed out about it because I really liked her.

But yeah, Danganronpa 1 and 2 ain't got nothing on V3. Amazing cases all around and the most bizarre ending of them all.

@Ralizah How are you coming along with V3 btw?

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Ralizah

@KratosMD I actually like Despair-form Mikan more than her usual fanservice-bait self. Her breakdown at the end of the trial was simultaneously hilarious and creepy, and excellent foreshadowing for one of the BIG twists later on

Somewhere in chapter 2. The plot is entirely lacking any narrative momentum right now, and I find Shuichi to be a less interesting protagonist than Kaede, so I just started playing other things. It didn't help that chapter 2 starts with the incredibly boring task of finding objects to put items into that unlock new parts of the school.

I couldn't put the previous three games down, but this one is... harder to get into, for some reason. I'm hoping it picks up.

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KratosMD

@Ralizah Well I mean, you just got off changing protagonists, figuring out that the murderer in the last trial was the protagonist herself and then watching her get executed. There has to be some R&R afterwards in order to process all that, that is if you were playing chapter 2 straight after finishing the previous one. I certainly needed that downtime when I was coming off that chapter.

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Ralizah

@KratosMD I'm curious to see how and if this connects to the rest of Danganronpa mythology. Given this game's penchant for subverting expectations, I wouldn't be surprised if it actually nullifies previous lore. If Danganronpa 2 and UDG were about expanding on the foundation left by the first game, then this one is probably about burning it all down. That's my prediction, anyway.

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Kidfried

@Th3solution Enjoying the second one for sure, but it also feels a bit stranger. The game is even more self-aware and trying to take surprising turns. It's more over the top in every way.

We'll see how it progresses!

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Th3solution

@Kidfried I definitely want to see what your think as it gets further into the story.
One of the best things with the franchise is it’s crazy characters (along with the crazy plot and fun gameplay). I think I liked the characters from the first game a little bit better as a whole, but it’s close. I’m a big fan of Hina, she was one of my favorites. It seems like they made Akane a meld of Hina and Sakura for D2 and she just wasn’t as fun as the original. But D2 has plenty of great unique ones too. I really love Chiaki. And Nagito, Mikan, and Gundam. So many over the top personalities.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

KratosMD

@Th3solution @Kidfried I really liked Hina as well, she was also one of my favourites from the first game. Chiaki is probably my most favourite character of D2 after having watched the D3 anime. I loved her there, let alone in D2. Such an amazing character and you will see why as well if you watch D3.

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Th3solution

@KratosMD I need to finish watching that. I started it and then got distracted. A very common theme in my life. 😂 I haven’t played Danganronpa V3 yet - as far as characters how does it rank compared to the first 2 games?

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KratosMD

@Th3solution I think the cast of V3 is the best out of the three and that's because everyone is likeable to a certain degree. In the first two games there were definitely characters that I just couldn't stand and because of that, I limited my socialising with only a select amount of people. But in V3 I wanted to get to know as many of the characters as possible, which I never felt before when I played D1 and D2. They are all at the same level of varied personalities and uniqueness as previous characters so there's no shortage of creative designs. Although some of them do stand out more than the previous ones due to their excessive behaviours (you will see which ones, lol).

I also mentioned a while back that one thing V3 excels in compared to the previous two games is a stronger sense of group morale. It actually feels like these people are your class mates that you hang out with after school and have fun with and that you care about. As you will eventually discover when you play the game, the protagonist will have more close friends than the previous protagonists had and that alone will make you love the characters much more. It doesn't feel like you're going through the killing game on your own, you know? That's why I love the characters much more in V3 than in D1 and D2.

For example, I remember one scene from D1 where Kyoko had rescued Makoto from the underground garbage dump and when Makoto was reunited with the rest of the characters, nobody seemed to care that he had returned (except maybe Hina I think?) and that just made the characters much less likeable. It's like there was no team spirit among them at all and it was so discouraging. That is in contrast to V3. People actually care about you in that game and it made me more naturally attached to them.

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Ralizah

@KratosMD I'm having the opposite feeling so far. I absolutely loved the cast of DR2, but there are multiple people in V3 that I can't stand so far (I actually have to stop myself from instinctively clicking past Tenko and Miu's dialogue). I'm... mixed on the first game. There are multiple characters I like, but I didn't really feel a connection to any of them.

I actually really liked the cast in UDG, too. I thought Komaru and Toko had wonderful chemistry, and the villains were all memorable characters.

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KratosMD

@Ralizah Well that's the thing, I personally wouldn't like Tenko or Miu in real life if I ever met them but since they exist in a fictional world they fit in perfectly in terms of the group dynamic among the characters. Miu is the obvious stand out comic relief and Tenko doesn't like males which makes her "the girl in class that always gets angry at the boys for being boys". There was a girl like Tenko in my class during middle school and I know all too well how girls like her are around boys, so it just adds to the hilariousness of her being in the game. And I like how Miu talks like a random internet troll when she wants to talk down to people, but when she is confronted directly she becomes really shy and introvert, just like an internet troll. Her personality and the way she talks feels so realistic because there are a lot of people who are like that and it's just funny to see it portrayed in a video game.

All the characters are just so funny and likeable in their own ways and it just works for me. The variety of personalities creates a nice flow of both comical and serious dialogues that helped keep things fresh and interesting.

Oh and I freaking loved the dialogues between Kokichi and Miu whenever he verbally punishes her. It's sooo good!

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ReanSchwarzer7

@KratosMD Okay so I tested things out and learned that You can switch the order in which the two-murder case victims are killed, but that's it. There's no branching paths, just a little easter egg depending on your affection towards the victims.

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@Kidfried

Ah man your gonna love em!! I hope you have as great of an experience as I did playing these classics. It is so frustrating to me why this series is as overlooked as it is! But enjoy!!!

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KratosMD

I decided over the weekend to start watching a playthrough of DRV3 since it's been a while since I finished the game myself. I've done this with every visual novel DR game, where I play the game first and then watch somebody else's reactions of it on Youtube, and I don't know why but DRV3 just resonates so heavily with me. DR1 and DR2 were too serious with their writing, even though there were plenty of humour in them. DRV3 just had so much more lightheartedness and humour than both of them which is probably why it's my favourite DR game yet. It definitely had the best writing out of all three games.

I seriously wish more people would recognise these games akin to how Persona is being more recognised nowadays. These are really awesome games that definitely deserve more attention.

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@KratosMD

I think with the recent arrival to PS4 systems here in the West as well as other areas outside of Japan, that the series has established itself as a mainstay series. It may not yet be as highly regarded as Persona, but I believe that the cult followers that Danganronpa has amassed along with the future releases in the series will bring more and more attention and love from fans all over. This is a fairly new series, and I expect that the future entries will have a much wider sales base than the previous games did simply due to it being much more accessible and available to people all over the world!! I love this series just as much as anyone else and cant wait to see what NIS America and Spike Chunsoft have in store for the future regarding this series!!

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Hapuc

@jim_bob_89 Seriously they are making more?
They literally can only make one more to finish the story of Junko and nothing more everything else would be stupid just like with persona hell even persona 5 was stupid now that I look at it,It brought nothing new to the table same formula from 20 years ago only thing is the story.

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KratosMD

@jim_bob_89 That's actually true. The Persona series is over 20 years old now and it probably took around 15 years for it to start gaining momentum here in the West. So yeah, maybe a couple of more years for Danganronpa and maybe then will more people start playing these games.

@Hapuc Dude they have only made three visual novel games. What are you on about?

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Hapuc

@KratosMD And they created Ultra despair girls and they created 2 Anime Series Future and Despair Arc(Without Trigger Happy Havoc Anime)
It's becoming repetitive.
Like I said one more story before it becomes stupid tie up the Junko,Naegi,Kirigiri Story and be done with the franchise.

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KratosMD

@Hapuc Well I thought that V3 did a great job moving the series forward. The question is though how it will continue after that. I do agree though that it would become quite repetitive if they keep referencing back to the old games. But I mean, after only three main games, it hasn't reached that point for me yet.

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