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  • Summary: 2112, Tokyo. Decide the fates of Nadeshiko Kugatachi and Takuma Tsurugi, two new detectives assigned to Division 1. Every decision has its own repercussion, victims can become criminals, and the story may end quicker than expected. [Playstation.com]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. 100
    It isn’t just a rare example of a fantastic anime game but feels like a re-imagining that is, in some respects, superior to the source material. Poignant and dense, Mandatory Happiness is a game that will require additional runs to absorb but only one to be endlessly captivated.
  2. Sep 18, 2016
    80
    Mandatory Happiness is a visual novel faithful to the original Psycho-Pass anime, a real spin-off episode that every gamer could enjoy. The game also represents an interesting anticipation of what the anime has to offer to those who haven't seen the first season yet.
  3. Sep 26, 2016
    80
    Psycho-Pass is a stunning visual novel. Faithful to the anime, entertains the user thanks to the excellent cast of characters and storyline full of twists.
  4. 75
    It could be argued that Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is not, in a traditional sense, a game, but even so it’s unbelievably entertaining. Story gamers will be in heaven, and fans of the anime are sure to find it just as delightful. I’ve never even seen the anime and I definitely found my own happiness within the stories I experienced.
  5. 70
    Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a stylish and well written visual novel which uses the interesting concept of the anime well. Little variety in the artwork, no animation at all and the two characters' stories being a little too similar stop it from attracting non-genre fans however.
  6. Sep 9, 2016
    70
    Even if you haven't seen the Psycho-Pass television series before, Mandatory Happiness does a good enough job of making it clear what's going on to be enjoyable. It tells an engaging and thought-provoking story that deals with some heavyweight and uncomfortable subjects, and one that poses plenty of ethical dilemmas along the way. If you can get past the borderline non-existent gameplay then the narrative will probably keep you entertained for a dozen hours or so, although it may leave you wondering if this story would have been better told over a few episodes of the anime instead.
  7. Games Master UK
    Nov 9, 2016
    45
    A game full of ideas, but devoid of life. You're much better off sticking with the anime show. [Nov 2016, p.67]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Sep 22, 2016
    10
    Psycho pass on the PS VITA or PS4 is a delightful Visual Novel that has to be experienced by every owner of especially VITA whether a fan ofPsycho pass on the PS VITA or PS4 is a delightful Visual Novel that has to be experienced by every owner of especially VITA whether a fan of the anime series or not.
    I give this game a perfect score mainly because the game does a great job sticking closely to the theme of the Anime with extremely likeable cast of characters who feel very familiar to the fans of the series. I definitely recommend you guys to at least watch the first 8 episodes of season 1 before diving into the game. It's not mandatory but this would surely make you love the awesome characters even more.
    The main hook for playing this game is definitely not the gameplay aspects as there is hardly any interaction apart from making some tough psychological choices that's sure to test your humanity all the while questioning what HAPPINESS actually means. Hope to see a sequel for this in the future.
    If you guys love either of these games mentioned below, you will surely have a great time playing PSYCHO PASS mandatory happiness-
    1. Steins Gate
    2. Danganronpa series
    3. Xblaze series Collapse
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  2. Sep 17, 2016
    8
    Aun sin ser fan del anime, estamos ante una novela visual de una calidad altísima, que por desgracia no puede mirar a las mas grandes debidoAun sin ser fan del anime, estamos ante una novela visual de una calidad altísima, que por desgracia no puede mirar a las mas grandes debido sobre todo a la falta de interactividad por parte del jugador (le hubiera beneficiado mas minijuegos o partes jugables, como conducción por poner un ejemplo).

    Si sois fans del anime, lanzaos de cabeza a por el, ya que esta muy bien realizado y la historia que cuenta complementa la del anime. Sino, si os gustan las Visual Novel aquí tenéis una con una historia muy original y profunda que os dejara con ganas de mas. Recomendado.
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  3. Sep 17, 2016
    2
    As a fan of the show and Gen Urobuchi, I expected something great, something thoughtful, something... unique. This game offers nothing asAs a fan of the show and Gen Urobuchi, I expected something great, something thoughtful, something... unique. This game offers nothing as such. Story is beyond lame; redundant monologues, useless scenes and cheap voiceless characters make progress devious and boring.
    The antagonist is the same-boring, uninteresting and most of all: not evil.
    To add insult to the injury, Nisamerica butchered the game even further by removing the OP from the game. Why? I don't know. Tried to reach out to them but obviously got ignored.

    The only reason I gave this a 2 is the awesome voice acting. But other than that, the whole game is a painful read. Hell, even the trophies are bugged, completed the game and still have nothing.

    If you like Psycho-Pass, trust me, and avoid this cr*p like the plage!
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