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  • Summary: Welcome to a new world of Danganronpa, and prepare yourself for the biggest, most exhilarating episode yet. Set in a psycho-cool environment, a new cast of 16 characters find themselves kidnapped and imprisoned in a school. Inside, some will kill, some will die, and some will be punished.Welcome to a new world of Danganronpa, and prepare yourself for the biggest, most exhilarating episode yet. Set in a psycho-cool environment, a new cast of 16 characters find themselves kidnapped and imprisoned in a school. Inside, some will kill, some will die, and some will be punished. Reimagine what you thought high-stakes, fast-paced investigation was as you investigate twisted murder cases and condemn your new friends to death.

    KEY FEATURES:

    * A New Danganronpa Begins - Forget what you thought you knew about Danganronpa and join a completely new cast of Ultimates for a brand-new beginning.

    * Murder Mysteries - In a world where everyone is trying to survive, nobodys motivations are quite what they seem. Use your skills to solve each new murder or meet a gruesome end.

    * Lie, Panic, Debate! - The world is shaped by our perception of it. Fast-paced trial scenes will require lies, quick wits, and logic to guide your classmates to the right conclusions.

    * New Mini Games - Between the madness of murdered peers and deadly trials, enjoy an abundance of brand-new mini games.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. 100
    Groundbreaking and unforgettable, Danganronpa V3 is set to become one of the most relevant titles of the generation for many people. Supported by an intelligent and hilarious script, this visual novel presents the most delightfully complicated mysteries, and shocking plot twists that put in question philosophical concepts like the truth and reality.
  2. Sep 19, 2017
    90
    It’s difficult to say if Danganronpa V3 met my nearly unrealistic expectations, as even though much of the gameplay and story beats felt familiar, the true vision of V3 and how it ends has left me feeling conflicted in a way I have yet to fully digest. It’s an unforgettable journey full of love and betrayal- one that steps past the point of no return and bravely takes another leap forward to a world without hope or despair.
  3. Oct 4, 2017
    90
    An intriguing and at times exceptionally funny tale coupled with excellent gameplay makes for a great gaming experience. Thus it's not at all difficult to overlook the fact that Danganronpa V3 never really looks or feels like a current gen game.
  4. Sep 19, 2017
    80
    Even though it's not as fresh as it was back when the first chapter launched, the base concept around which Danganronpa V3 revolves is still very strong, and, aided by brilliant writing and strong character design, makes this visual novel hard to miss for all the fans of the genre.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 22, 2017
    80
    The most entertaining entry in the series to date. Aside from a few drops in its pacing, this is one of the most satisfying whodunnits on PS4 and Vita. [Dec 2017, p.86]
  6. Sep 22, 2017
    80
    Ultimately, Danganronpa V3 doesn’t add too much new to the series. But that’s okay – it doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel when the wheel we already have still rolls out eclectic characters and shocking moments so reliably. It’s a great rollercoaster of hope and despair with a climax that made me sit back and think about everything that just happened. The road to the end of Danganronpa V3 is long and twisted, but the ride is well worth it.
  7. Sep 19, 2017
    60
    Danganronpa is lunacy personified where games are concerned but does do a very good job in keeping the series going and make it accessible to newcomers, too. A crazy RPG experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 35
  2. Negative: 7 out of 35
  1. Oct 16, 2017
    10
    Love the characters, deaths, and executions. Some might say the trials were too long but I was too engaged to notice. I'll have to say thisLove the characters, deaths, and executions. Some might say the trials were too long but I was too engaged to notice. I'll have to say this game is my favorite out of all the three, but I'm still going to have to get over the ending. (very far out there, but still enjoyed it) Expand
  2. Dec 31, 2017
    10
    I've been a longtime Danganronpa follower, though wouldn't go so far as to call myself a "fan." I have certainly enjoyed previous games, butI've been a longtime Danganronpa follower, though wouldn't go so far as to call myself a "fan." I have certainly enjoyed previous games, but never thought they were revelatory. I think Danganronpa V3 is revelatory. It perfects the formula (though the trials were perhaps a bit longer than I'd have loved), and has some really strong things to say. I loved V3, and can easily recommend it - even to new fans of the series (though it certainly benefits a lot from being familiar with the previous entries) Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2017
    9
    The name says it all. It's a Danganronpa game. Awesome story from beginning to end with a lot of plot twists. The trials, exciting and fun asThe name says it all. It's a Danganronpa game. Awesome story from beginning to end with a lot of plot twists. The trials, exciting and fun as always. Loved the new mini-games. 9/10 Expand
  4. Jan 8, 2018
    8
    Pros:
    + Good plots as 1 & 2 except the ending
    + Improved game systems + Collectibles after completion of story Cons: - Limited
    Pros:
    + Good plots as 1 & 2 except the ending
    + Improved game systems
    + Collectibles after completion of story

    Cons:
    - Limited replayability
    - I PERSONALLY do like the ending
    The ending just like scolding (trolling?) the players and the fans of this franchise.
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  5. Nov 26, 2017
    7
    I'm a huge Danganronpa fan. Played 1 & 2 and Ultra Despair Girls multiple times and bought across multiple formats. Have the manga, anime andI'm a huge Danganronpa fan. Played 1 & 2 and Ultra Despair Girls multiple times and bought across multiple formats. Have the manga, anime and a ton of merch too.

    So I was quite psyched for DV3. What did I think?

    I liked most of the game, but at this point it was starting to feel too familiar following the exact same structure from the previous games to the letter, tossing in a few minor barely noticeable additions. Funny enough the ending does explain this in its own way. If anything, the ending was perhaps the only part that made it stand out.

    In terms of narrative, DV3 still nailed it. Each chapter was well executed (excuse the pun) and to the Danganronpa standards we know and love. The characters were all pretty well flushed out and better developed than D2. However, I do feel their Ultimate talents where poorly thought out and didn't really fit the characters they were attached to, at least for most of them (the Maid, Pianist, and Magician being the only exceptions to this.) As for the ending, I didn't like it. Don't get me wrong, I still think it was an interesting idea that helps set DV3 apart from the other games. BUT, I also think it was done poorly and a bit too preachy. Coming across more as a PSA message, belittling the mentality of its players, and even humanity in general. I get what the developers were trying to do, but I think they poured it on a bit thick there.

    As for the extras: Whoever made the S rank requirement on mean for the trophies = DAMN YOU! I ended up hating those mini games in the end. Also the board game idea just did not interest me. Tried it a few times, did not like it. Feels more like shovelware for my phone. But it did look nice.

    Overall:
    Danganronpa V3 is a great sequel that really just hammers in the fact that this getting too familiar. While I did enjoy the main story, I also now feel a bit tired of this style of play. I think if Danganronpa wants to continue its time to reboot the series and overhaul the game structure. Ultra Despair Girls had the right idea. Now take it a step further.

    Side Note:
    I still think the biggest missed opportunity the Danganronpa series has missed is the multiple story archs. Each game has the same linear story with the same suspects and murders every time. Meaning the magic of the story really only hits you the first time you play it. After that the mystery is gone. I say have multiple archs that lead to a different set of survivors by the end. It would give the game far more replayability. But its just a thought.
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  6. May 4, 2022
    6
    kinda good .
  7. Feb 11, 2022
    0
    never in my life have I seen something so self-deprecating that was equally pompously arrogant
    I was completely satisfied with Danganronpa 1,
    never in my life have I seen something so self-deprecating that was equally pompously arrogant
    I was completely satisfied with Danganronpa 1, 2 and 3 (anime) and was wondering where the story could possibly go from there
    and it ended up going nowhere. it does nothing to justify its own existence, and if the developers didn't want to continue the series, they shouldn't have continued it. and yet they have the nerve to say the fans are problem? **** that, you guys are the ones milking the franchise, not us.
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