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  • Summary: Developed by MAGES, creators of the “Science Adventure” series (Chaos:Head, Steins;Gate, Robotic;Notes), Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness takes place during the timespan of the first season of the anime series and adds backstory and world building to the overall story, as well as in-depthDeveloped by MAGES, creators of the “Science Adventure” series (Chaos:Head, Steins;Gate, Robotic;Notes), Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness takes place during the timespan of the first season of the anime series and adds backstory and world building to the overall story, as well as in-depth storylines to each of the newly introduced characters. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. 90
    Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a visual novel that kept me interested through its characters, world, and story, while constantly engaged by the player choices impacting on the plot. There’s a bit of information overload at times if you haven’t seen the anime, but that shouldn’t be enough to put anyone off.
  2. Sep 10, 2016
    80
    The storyline and characters are utterly compelling, regardless of your awareness of the source material. In fact, the story was effective enough to convince me to give the show a watch. The game does, however, end up missing a few of the convenience features expected from many other modern entrants in the genre.
  3. Sep 28, 2016
    80
    It does both its genre and namesake justice, offering fans one more thrill in its dystopian society.
  4. Sep 22, 2016
    75
    This mild sense of disappointment at Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness' production values can't obscure the fact that its most important component, its writing, succeeds, and largely captures what made the anime feel special. It may not exceed or even meet its source material's heights, but it does it justice, which is, considering Psycho-Pass' world, more than can be said for most cases.
  5. Oct 9, 2016
    70
    Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a decent example of game from a niche genre. Just don't expect to be doing much more than advancing through dialogue screens and you'll enjoy yourself.
  6. Dec 1, 2016
    50
    What you have in Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is an ugly-looking game with forgettable characters and a dull plot. I'm sure that if you're into the anime, you may have a slightly higher opinion of the game, but if you're not, there's no reason to even think about looking into it.
  7. Oct 4, 2016
    40
    Poor performance aside, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is just a miserable experience that lacks any understanding of what made the anime it was based off of so special.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Sep 22, 2016
    10
    Psycho pass on the PS VITA is a delightful Visual Novel that has to be experienced by every owner of VITA whether a fan of the anime series orPsycho pass on the PS VITA is a delightful Visual Novel that has to be experienced by every owner of 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
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  2. Sep 16, 2016
    8
    I am not usually a fan of visual novels, unless it is like the Ace Attorney series, with alot of interaction, however Psycho Pass ManditoryI am not usually a fan of visual novels, unless it is like the Ace Attorney series, with alot of interaction, however Psycho Pass Manditory Happiness is so well written and well done that you could even use this as an introduction to the series and still be caught up. The caharacters are just as fleshed out in the game, as they are in the anime, and even the new characters feel like they have been there the whole time. The soundtrack is eerily spooky, and for a distopian sci-fi visual novel, the decision system is on par. I picked the vita over the ps4 though, because a visual novel, is an interactive ebook, and this with me on the go is much more enticing Expand