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Ralizah

@KratosMD Glad you liked DR2! Yeah, it's a fantastic game. Ultra Despair Girls is a lot of fun as well, although it's obviously a VERY different experience.

And yeah, I watched DR3 as the episodes aired each week. It was fun. If nothing else, getting to see Junko run wild and be her wonderful, evil self made it worth watching. Although I was less satisfied with how the Future arc resolved itself.

And, wow, you've really been tearing through this franchise the last few weeks, haven't you? I find it difficult to binge stuff watch/play like this.

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PSN: Ralizah

KratosMD

@Ralizah If a series catches my interest, I become really invested in it and Danganronpa is no exception. Danganronpa 3 is surprisingly good and Ultra Despair Girls is so far an amazing game to play on the Vita, not to mention it is really creative in its gameplay. But I am going to take a break from this franchise soon just to become fully charged when V3 comes out.

Speaking of the Future arc, I'm also not liking it as much as I'm liking the Despair arc just because it feels a little forced. There's not much mysterious going on and all people are dying way faster than in the games, so you don't really have any time to get attached to them. And just like I said in the anime thread, it's much more interesting watching the Despair arc just to see how the cast of the second game was before The Tragedy and those episodes were seriously golden. I think it's actually good they made the third title of the series into an anime because the story would never have worked as a game.

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

KratosMD

So I just got done playing the PS4 demo of Danganronpa V3 and it was really good. The demo isn't based off any case in the real game, in fact it has its own exclusive case that is only available in the demo so I recommend everyone who wants to to play it. You also get a bunch of in-game goodies for transferring your save data from the demo to the real game (PS4 version as far as I know, don't know about the Vita demo as it's not available in EU) such as 300 Monocoins and a bonus cut-scene in one of the chapters so it's really worth playing it. I thought it would have spoilers from the real game but rest assured it doesn't have anything to do with the story, which is great.

I also liked to play the game on the PS4 just because it feels like the series has finally gone 'next-gen' as the previous titles have all been on a handheld. It's basically the same thing when I played P4G on the Vita and then P5 on PS4, the jump really makes it more special. So I'm probably going to buy the game on the PS4 just to have that special experience on it.

By the way, I find it funny how the protagonist in V3 is a female as there was an article on PS today talking about the amount of female leads in video games that were released this year and it's kinda funny how even Danganronpa V3 is going to have a female lead as well. This year is truly the year for female protagonists, haha.

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

KratosMD

@Ralizah @Th3solution To continue you guys' conversation from the other thread (as I don't want to derail it), I've recently started to watch a streamer play through D2 and I've gotta say that I'm enjoying watching the game much more than when I was playing it. I encountered a steep difficulty increase from D1 to D2 and that put me off the game for its first two chapters, which was kinda annoying (Kind in D1 is basically Gentle in D2, lol). I still liked the game more than D1 in the end, but I feel like these games are way more enjoyable to watch rather than to play just so I can avoid the 'annoying' parts. I don't know if it's because I've already played the game or not, but it feels like I'm appreciating the game more on my second 'run'. When you already know all the answers (from beating the first two games as well as finished watching D3) then you start to notice many more details in the text than during your first time playing the game, which is really cool.

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

Th3solution

@KratosMD I chose "kind" level. I'm not too far into it, maybe I need to switch. I think you can decrease the difficulty mid game, but can't increase it, and I wanted to at least have the opportunity to platinum the game (although I don't think I'll be able to in this one, even though I did in the first one. D2 appears to have too many obscure sounding trophies that require a lot of grinding) and there are a couple white noise related trophies that require at least "kind" difficulty for white noise to show up during trials.
But now you're making me nervous 🤔 I sure hope I'm right about being able to decrease the difficulty on the fly.
That's interesting about the 2nd watch being more entertaining, but I can understand. At the end of the first one I wanted to go back and see how I had completely missed some of the clues in the early scenes.

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If the other guy is getting better, then you'd better be getting better faster than he's getting better, or you're getting worse.

KratosMD

@Th3solution Yeah, definitely. I missed so many small things that only makes sense after you've finished the game. So in that regard, it's definitely worth it for me to watch a playthrough of it even though I've already played it.

Also, you can change the difficulty every time you go into a trial. I don't think you can do that anywhere else. They probably did that because they knew they made the second game much harder than the first one, as that one didn't even have a difficulty select option after you'd already started playing the game. I started playing on Kind, played the first chapter without much difficulty but the second chapter was my breaking point (literally), lol. I was going to throw a fit about it but I decided against that as I didn't want my emotions controlling my rationalisation.

I changed the difficulty to Gentle after that and because of that, the game became much more enjoyable for me. It's sort of like Persona 4 Golden how I just wanted to enjoy the story, so I played that one on Very Easy as well.

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'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

Th3solution

So I preordered Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony today from my local store. I knew it would be a game I want and I may not be done with D2: Goodbye Despair and Ultra Despair Girls by Sept 26th, but sometimes there is shortages of these fringe Japanese games around here, so I wanted to be sure I had it secured, and it's always nice to get a preorder bonus if you know you're going to buy it anyway. Well, unfortunately there is no preorder bonus for the Vita version, despite a CD of the soundtrack and a softcover art book and some downloadable art or something for the PS4 version. I really wanted to be able to play it on the go. The only perk is that the Vita version is $20 cheaper. Given the large price difference, I figured I could live without the soundtrack and the book, so I went with the Vita version and the extra $20 in my pocket.

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If the other guy is getting better, then you'd better be getting better faster than he's getting better, or you're getting worse.

Kogorn733

Should I buy the first two games individually on Vita for the portability? Does the compilation on PS4 include any additional content?

Kogorn733

Th3solution

Just some early impressions of Danganronpa 2 as we gear up to receive Danganronpa 3 this week --
Although I'm just a couple chapters in, I have to agree with those who say D2 is a better game than it's predecessor. The map is much better and it has a little more overall polish. However, so far I think I liked the characters of the first game a little more. It's still early for me so I'll hold back final judgment, but the game has been a lot of fun so far.

@Kogorn733 It would be tempting to just be able to buy the D1/D2 Reload set since you get both for a better price, but I think these games are the perfect type to play on the Vita. Like I commented in the D3 review article, I found the Vitas touchscreen and rear touchpad useful in some of the trial gameplay mechanics. And the graphics are not anything that the PS4 would enhance really. So if you like using your Vita (and who doesn't!) then you will love them on Sony's handheld. But maybe someone who played the series on PS4 can comment on their experience. (And I think I read somewhere that the bundle on PS4 doesn't have any additional content)

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If the other guy is getting better, then you'd better be getting better faster than he's getting better, or you're getting worse.

KratosMD

@Th3solution "However, so far I think I liked the characters of the first game a little more". I felt the same way at first, until I finished D2 and watched D3. Now in hindsight, I feel that the cast of D2 is better, but both of them have set a high standard so it's really not an easy choice by any means.

I still haven't completely decided on which version of V3 to get, but I think I'm going to go for the PS4 one with its higher frame rate and less texture pop-in. Portability doesn't matter to me anymore since I started using the PS4's 'Rest Mode' which suspends applications and puts the system on stand-by, just like you do on the Vita. That was the only feature that made the Vita version better over the PS4 one, but now it's the same for both systems (and might I add that it's so useful when playing Persona 5!).

Also, the PS4 version of V3 does get additional content if you've completed the demo. I think you get 300+ Monocoins right from the start, a new skill for the Class Trials and a present (that is exclusive to the demo) that unlocks a cut scene in chapter 1. I don't think the Vita version is getting any additional content like that at all.

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

Hego

@KratosMD Haven't seen it but might take s look at it, loved the first two games and looking forward to playing the third, is the anime set between the games? And is it any good?

Hego

PSN: ShaneHego

KratosMD

@Hego D3 has two 'paths'. One of them is set before The Tragedy, i.e. before the events of the first game. It basically explains the origins of those events and how everything lead up to the first two games. The other path is set after the second game and wraps up the story arc for the first two games.

The anime is absolutely worth watching and I would even go as far as to say that it's necessary to watch it if you want to leave behind the story of the first two games completely satisfied and move on to the next story arc in V3. The origins path especially is definitely worth watching, for obvious reasons. For example, remember that room in the first game that was all trashed up and looked like a massacre had happened (The Tragedy of Hope's Peak Academy)? That part is fully shown in the anime and it's the most amazingly awful scene of the whole show. It really left an emotional impact on me when I finished watching it.

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

Th3solution

@KratosMD I really need to start utilizing the rest mode feature on PS4. I guess I'm always paranoid about a power outage that will mess things up.
Didn't know about the added bonus for playing the demo for V3. 300 monocoins is quite a boon! It stinks that the demo is not available on Vita.

If the other guy is getting better, then you'd better be getting better faster than he's getting better, or you're getting worse.

KratosMD

Decided to go for the PS4 version of V3 in the end. I seriously just need to play this game as quickly as possibly so I can avoid getting spoiled as much as possible before then. I recently wanted to look up one of the punishments of the first game and then suddenly, I saw one of the punishments from V3 right out in the open, when the game isn't even out yet! This just can't stop happening, can it? I haven't experienced a series that gives me so much anxiety as Danganronpa, it's crazy. Such despair...

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

Kogorn733

@KratosMD

I would ordinarily lean toward PS4 versions for similar reasons except for the fact that my PS4 tends to "flatline" (aka, not be able to wake up out of rest mode) about 50% of the time I put it on rest mode. Sure, I've usually remembered to save beforehand and haven't lost much progress in those cases, but it's still incredibly annoying and I doubt "hard resets" are healthy for a PS4 and its hard drive in the long run.

Kogorn733

KratosMD

Great, I won't be getting V3 tomorrow thanks to some delayed shipment to the retailer I ordered from, so I'll be joining @Ralizah in not playing the game at launch.

(It's gonna be great getting the game in two weeks when I've moved on to other games. Ah, I smell a repeat of last year when I ordered FFXV at launch, got it one week later and never played it. Waste of money, waste of time, sigh..)

'To judge others by your own standard is the height of folly'
'They fail to live because they are always preparing to live' - Alan Watts

belmont

Danganronpa v3 is up on Vita 40 Euros. Vita or PS4... I don't know I guess I may go with the cheaper version.

belmont

Th3solution

@KratosMD Well I picked up V3 on launch day ... because I'm obsessive about games to the point I probably need to be medicated ... even though I won't play it for a while either because I need to finish D2. Man, I'm loving D2 though. I want to savor it and enjoy it rather than rush through it.

If the other guy is getting better, then you'd better be getting better faster than he's getting better, or you're getting worse.

belmont

I gave in... Downloading the Vita version for the weekend.

belmont

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