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KratosMD

Finally, after almost a week of delay I got the game in my hands. Apparently the PS4 version was a Day One Edition and it contained a reversible cover, a CD with the game's soundtrack and an artbook of the characters, which is super cool. I can't imagine the Vita version getting all these things because of how small the case is, so I'm extra glad I picked up the PS4 version.

Now I'm going to just sit back and enjoy this 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

Th3solution

@KratosMD Yeah, Vita version didn't get any of the Day 1 bonus items

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 That's too bad. It seems like this game was made primarily for the PS4, which does make sense since most developers seem to be moving there instead of making games for the Vita (Persona 5, Trails of Cold Steel III, etc.). At least they made a Vita version of this 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

Th3solution

@KratosMD Yes, I felt lucky that they even made the Vita version. I just wish it had been cross-buy. That would have been ideal.

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.

Ralizah

I'm fine with DRV3 targeting the PS4 so long as it doesn't gimp the Vita release. The demo I played was almost identical in performance to previous DR games, and I never got any goodies with previous DR games either, so there's really nothing to complain about. Not like with Ys: Lacrimosa of Dana, where the PS4 version had a ton of exclusive content that had to be cut out of the Vita version.

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PSN: Ralizah

KratosMD

@Ralizah Have you picked up the game yet by the way?

I'm absolutely loving it so far! It feels so good to be back playing these games again. Even though it's the third entry, it still feels really fresh.

'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

Ralizah

@KratosMD Not yet, although I have $40 sitting on PSN for precisely this game. I just don't see the point in getting it right now when Stardew Valley releases on Thursday and Mario Odyssey releases on the 28th. My new thing is that I won't get new games unless I'm able to play through them as soon as I get them, which prevents my backlog from increasing.

The lack of Junko or connections to the larger DR universe have also kind of worried me. I'll get it either way by the end of the year, but I'd appreciate your (spoiler-free) impressions when you beat it!

Switch FC: SW-2726-5961-1794

PSN: Ralizah

KratosMD

So apparently they're making a sequel to Ultra Despair Girls according to an easter egg in V3. I don't know how I feel about this, I mean I thought that story arc was completely done now. Maybe they're going to relate it to V3 somehow. It would be cool though to see another third-person shooter Danganronpa game tailor made for the PS4 with better controls, vis-à-vis how they were on the Vita in the first 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

Ralizah

KratosMD wrote:

So apparently they're making a sequel to Ultra Despair Girls according to an easter egg in V3.

!!!

I'll have to keep my eye open for this "easter egg."

Switch FC: SW-2726-5961-1794

PSN: Ralizah

KratosMD

@Ralizah Haha, it sounds like you really liked the first Ultra Despair Girls then?

'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

Ralizah

@KratosMD More than DR1. The puzzle/TPS gameplay was fresh, and I liked the disturbing "children of the corn"-esque storyline it had going for it. Also liked how it expanded on DR2's worldbuilding.

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PSN: Ralizah

KratosMD

Wow.

Alright so I just finished the first chapter in V3 and I'm just going to say this right now: this game is already the best game in the series. The level of quality that you find in the first case is literally unprecedented and I was left completely speechless at the end. Saying anything more would just spoil it so I'll just leave it at that.

Easily the best first chapter of the Danganronpa games and one of the best chapters (that I've played so far) of the Danganronpa games. I'm really looking forward to the rest of the chapters now!

'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 finished V3 and you know how I said in another thread that Danganronpa 1 and 2 had crazy endings? Well, V3 was basically on a 'Hold my beer' level of ending in comparison. Still can't fathom what the hell happened there so I'll have to go back and replay that chapter again, lol. Absolute bonkers, you just didn't think there was any way for the developers to top the ending of the previous game, but they did. Even if you are a series veteran, you will love this ending.

It's definitely the best Danganronpa game so far as well. Best first chapter, best ending, more likeable characters, stronger group morale (and more emphasis on stronger friendships to certain characters in the story), incredibly creative cases, more general variation and so on. This game also seems to be much longer than the previous one. I finished D2 in 40 hours and V3 in almost 50 hours, so it's a lot of bang for your buck considering it's a visual novel and those are usually around 30 hours long.

The School Mode in this game seems to have dropped the gimmicks of the previous games, so I'll definitely give that a try as well. All in all, it was an absolutely smashing game and you guys really need to play it ASAP.

'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

Ralizah

@KratosMD Mmmrgh. Don't tell me that when Super Mario Odyssey is only a few days away from releasing. Keeping away from this game has been torturous to begin with. I've heard the ending is super controversial, so I'm really curious to play and find out what the deal is.

Just two questions:
1) I was kind of annoyed by that stupid command where you can knock furniture out of a room when I played the demo. Is that heavily integrated into the gameplay?
2) Does V3 connect to the previous three games at all, or does it take place in an alternate timeline or something? Or is that impossible to even hint at without spoiling stuff?

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PSN: Ralizah

KratosMD

@Ralizah Controversial is an understatement. I've never seen or expected this type of ending in any video game ever. I really don't know how they managed to pull it off, it's incredible.

Hitting objects in the game is basically an optional way to get Monocoins, sort of like how you got them from inspecting things in the first game. But this has made the currency heavily inflated. I was already at 999 Monocoins by the end of the third chapter and I felt like there wasn't anything useful to spend them on. So no, they are not heavily integrated but they will occur once or twice in order to proceed the story. Also, you can always press the left bumper in order to reset the room if you accidentally hit things.

I don't know the best way to answer that question without potentially spoiling, so I think it's better if you find out the answer on your own when playing the game. You will understand why later on.

'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

I finally finished Danganronpa 2. I had been working on it off and on between PS4 games and real life stuff.
I really, really enjoyed it. If I had to say, I’d put it a little above the first game. Certainly both games are in Vitas top 10 for me. D2 has much more content than the first, the story was equally as interesting and crazy (although the end ... not sure how I feel about it). All the requisite twists and mysterious plot points were there and the characters were great and the quirky humor as well.
So now I think I’ll play Ultra Despair Girls before going on to Danganronpa V3. And I think I’ll check out the anime of the extra story arcs too, if I can find a good way to stream it at minimal to no cost.

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 Can't wait to hear what you and others on this forum think about V3. So far I think I'm the only one who has played and finished the game here so I've been bummed out by not having people to discuss the ending with, lol.

'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

I have finished V3 on Vita a few days after the launch. I have not really searched feedback for the ending but I guess the reception will be mixed. I not really disliked it nor I liked very much. Some cases were more interesting than the final one.

belmont

KratosMD

@belmont I mean, all the cases were seriously really good and had unprecedented elements in them but the final case stood out the most for me, mainly because of the ending but also because it literally tricked you for the second time about what happened in the first case and that was just ingenious of the developers to do. I find it hard to believe that there is someone who wasn't impressed by that.

But if I had to rank them, I would put them in this order: Case 6 > Case 1 > Case 5 > Case 3 > Case 4 (it had a lot of potential but ultimately it was a bit underdeveloped) > Case 2

Heavy spoilers now:

The reason for why I feel like V3 is the best game in the series is that each case had something special about it. Case 1 tricked you into thinking you were playing as the protagonist and had you thinking that because you were playing as Kaede, that she couldn't possibly be the murderer since the developers would never let the main character be the murderer. But the game tricked you so hard just because you had that preconceived notion and that made the first case simply amazing for me. Case 2 had the freaking prime minister as the murderer and thus Karumi had a good reason for killing one of the students, just because she thought she could save thousands of lives. So she wasn't really a bad person for thinking about saving a population in exchange for a dozen lives. Case 3 had you go through a murder DURING the investigation of another murder, which was really cool. But it fell short since they didn't really utilise the aspect of having two victims and two separate murderers, which made the case also feel a bit underdeveloped. And case 4 was cool because the murderer couldn't remember committing the crime itself which made Gonta seem innocent since he was oblivious to the murder. But as I said, it was underdeveloped because I feel like there wasn't much mystery going on in the VR world. It went by too quickly. Case 5 was AMAZING because of the fact that two people worked together to confuse the mastermind by having Monokuma not know who was murdered and who committed the crime, which was absolutely brilliant. And like I said with case 6, the fact that they tricked you into thinking that Kaede was the murderer in case 1 when in fact it was Tsumugi made it the best (alongside the ending) case in the game

Absolutely brilliant 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

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