Danganronpa Happy Trigger Review Vita
Danganronpa is a vita remake of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on PSP in Japan,Also the are releasing a remake of the second one Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair that also appeared on the PSP in Japan.Release is set for 9/2/14. Normally I play a lot of a game but don't complete it and do a review based on my impression of what I played,I loved this game so much that i completed it and did some of the after game plus before starting the review. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is a interactive visual novel much like Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward The sequel .Most of These games you'll spend reading like a book with some choices,puzzles,and maby some exploring. This title is no different but does add something I thought was cool, It adds a court segment which you present evidence, aka contradictions like the Ace Attorney game on the DS and 3DS. Followed by a rhythm type mini game and a hangman type of mini game.Before I'll go into plot then,I'll get the review specs of the game.In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Makoto Naegi, an average student selected to join Hope's Peak Academy, arrives at the school only to lose consciousness and later find himself trapped inside the school, along with fourteen other students. There, a sadistic remote-controlled teddy bear by the name of Monokuma announces that the students will be forced to live in the school forever, offering only one way to graduate: murder another student and get away with it. When a crime scene is discovered, a "class trial" , in which the remaining students must discuss amongst themselves who the murderer is. If they can successfully figure who murdered the victim, the culprit alone will be executed. However, if they guess incorrectly, the culprit will be able to leave the school and everyone else will be executed. The graphics are colorful and bleak at times, which fit's the atmosphere of the game,It does have the cuteish Japaneses characters with the big eyes,but that has never bothered me a game.They are very clean graphics and I never noticed any bugs with them 9/10. Now The sound is just a great. With both English and Japanese V.O. and English subs. The music is good and fitting and some of the court music is catchy. The sound effects are good,my only gripe is some stuff is not voiced,so they person will start talking as your reading along and when you click next the text will continue but no voice, a very minor gripe 8/10.The controls are OK,they work and your not forced to use the touch screen,but it does make thing easier in the court room sections,mainly the rear touch pad,but I did encounter a few problems with the touch screen controls,such as accidentally hitting it and screwing up a section cause the wrong statement was hit. Sadly it was only at the end of the game I learned for myself you can hold O to run(face palm). Controls get 8/10. Re-playability finally,Once you go through the main story you can collect coins which let you but items for people in the main and sub game to get to know them better, if you don't get to know everybody or someone dies before you fill up your page you can continue getting to know them in the sub game(more on that in a sec). Your coins may also let you buy bonus features such as art,movies,music,and events to view again. The story is enough to go through twice if you like it. Also when you complete the game you can chapter select to replay court games for money or just to re-read/watch your favorite scenes, and when your done with the main game there's a new mode call school mode that has you collecting supplies to build more copies of the villain,it's set right before the events when you start playing. This mode was as much fun as the main mode and will take a couple of run troughs to max everyone affection and get there full profile 9/10.Very fun game and I can not wait till part 2 comes out,and no the game doesn't really end in a cliff hanger for all you on the fence.