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There's been a lot of games I've played that had this amazing gameplay, but in the end were not that memorable because their story was too bent for the gameplay and fell flat because of it. Danganronpa does not take this route once. If you are craving a game with a story that will hook you, a story that will make you stop thinking about other things, a story that will make you fear loss, tremble and cry out, this is the game you will want to buy.

Its premise already had me surprised and amazed, but how this story progresses and plays with one's emotions is just amazing. There's a huge cast of characters, and absolutely none of them feel less important than the rest. They all are very unique, but in their own ways important to the overall story. In the beginning, I absolutely couldn't possibly imagine how the story, the characters, and their relations would develop.

The soundtrack is pretty long and has all kinds of songs. They fit the game very well, and especially during school life (everyday life + investigations) heavily support the atmosphere and tension. Granted, a few songs from the trials are a bit of a mess and I didn't like listening to them for longer periods, but all other songs are really fitting.

The gameplay itself I can't stop myself from comparing to Phoenix Wright. They have a lot of similarities, but there's also many differences. The games have the investigations + trials structure in common. However, once a trial starts, the differences really start to surface. Phoenix Wright is mostly about cross examinations of witnesses while Danganronpa has a round table for discussions and a few other gimmicky modes. Yes, I used gimmicky precisely because it's kind of derogatory. I felt like everything besides the discussion round was kinda implemented to be different from Phoenix Wright, and none of them feel very solid. It's not a huge issue and didn't lessen my enjoyment of the game overall, but it did always throw the atmosphere off a bit.

The discussion round itself is well done, however often too easy. Maybe I'm just used to Phoenix Wright being rather unforgiving: In cross examinations, every part of a testimony can be pressed on for more details and all evidence can be presented at every part of this testimony. In Danganronpa however, even on the highest difficuly only a selected few parts of the evidence can be presented only at selected parts of the discussion. This basically tells the player here is where you need to present something, and you have such a small selection of evidence it becomes really obvious. Now this did obviously help keep the flow of the story going, but at times I wanted to tell the characters stop thinking about this, it's so obvious!. They of course wouldn't have the HUD basically telling them what to present.

Now this is crying from a rather high horse. The story is undoubtedly the best I have experienced in a game so far. I'd also call the character cast the most unique and well written I've encountered, and the soundtrack is also memorable and solid. I do have some gripes with the trial gameplay, but that's really all I have to complain about here. The gameplay outside of trials is great.

I've never played a game this much in such a short time. I simply couldn't put it down. Give it a try if you want to be part of a dark, unforgiving story of despair and hope.

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Intel Xeon e3-1231v3
Nvidia GTX 970
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