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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: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  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. Sep 7, 2018
    10
    I really love the franchise and specially this game. Beautiful and exciting music, amazing story and turns, the only little bit of a let downI really love the franchise and specially this game. Beautiful and exciting music, amazing story and turns, the only little bit of a let down for me was the ending, but in the end something comoletely original that had never seen or thought about, despite of that fact the game is still perfect and since case 1 you get completely driven in the story and want immediatly more. Expand
  3. Oct 8, 2017
    9
    This is the 3rd and probably last (?) iteration of the Danganronpa series, which is a mix of visual novel, mini games and dating sim. On topThis is the 3rd and probably last (?) iteration of the Danganronpa series, which is a mix of visual novel, mini games and dating sim. On top of the familiar deep story and the mini games it adds a few new mini games and interesting ways to interact with the game. It also introduces the lie as a crucial and unusual game concept, throughout the story as well as in the class trials.

    I strongly recommend to play the first two games in the story before this, as the games has a lot of references to the past games in the series and becomes very meta towards the end. The story is also relatively less likable to my taste compared to the previous entries and I even include Ultra Despair Girls in that. It's not a bad story by any means, though and it is likely that other people might disagree with me.

    All in all a strong title that consumes well more than 40 hours (45+ for me) and I enjoyed it greatly.
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  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. Jul 1, 2018
    7
    On the surface, the cast of Danganronpa V3 feels just like any other. The characters range from loveable to obnoxious and the trialsOn the surface, the cast of Danganronpa V3 feels just like any other. The characters range from loveable to obnoxious and the trials themselves function in much the same way as previous games, where the goal is to uncover the killer by collecting and presenting evidence at trial.

    The problem with V3 stems from the story itself. In previous iterations, the game slowly immersed you into the killing school life as though you were living it side-by-side with the characters, but Spike Chunsoft decided to double down on despair this time by attempting to blend fiction with reality and the end result left me feeling detached from everything I thought I knew and loved about this franchise. I understand what they were going for, and if Danganronpa was a movie perhaps it’s plot wouldn’t be so maligned, but when the objective of advancing a trial involves physically putting the controller down for story progression, that is a line no game should cross. At times it felt, for lack of a better expression, like a massive troll job.

    Don’t get me wrong, V3 is still a good game worth picking up for any Danganronpa fan. Ultimately, though, I’m not sure it’s worth the emotional investment of the previous games. To each his own.
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  6. Sep 6, 2019
    6
    V3 is an unfortunate stain on what is otherwise a brilliant series. Virtually nothing about this game improves on the previous entries. FromV3 is an unfortunate stain on what is otherwise a brilliant series. Virtually nothing about this game improves on the previous entries. From the characters to the cases, it's all a big step down. I didn't care when most people died, I even figured out some of the cases well before their trial, both reasonably new experiences for me as a Danganronpa player. It's still a compelling game, definitely worth playing, but it doesn't live up to the legacy. Expand
  7. May 8, 2020
    0
    Ok so I absolutely hate the ending of this game. It destroys all the work from the other games. For me it made me feel like it was an absoluteOk so I absolutely hate the ending of this game. It destroys all the work from the other games. For me it made me feel like it was an absolute waste of time playing these games.
    In the end the survivors find out they don't exist in the real world and are fictional and only exist in Danganronpa. They find out that all the other killing games are fictional as well. What a **** ending if I've ever heard of one.
    Oh but then 3 of them survive the academy being destroyed and go wait what if she was actually lying this whole time and the remnants of despair do exist and ****
    I don't get how this game is rated so highly when fans of the franchise just got a massive **** you of an ending.
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