Back in 2014 I played the first of these games and enjoyed it, so when the second came out I got right into it however, I just stopped playing it after about 6 hours.
So recently I decided to blow off the dust on my Playstation VITA and played the rest of it, so here is what I have to say about it.
After finishing the rest of this game in less than two weeks, I was tired and had a feeling of relief after finishing this twenty-plus hour game.
I thought to myself, well I’m not going back to this so I’d better finish what I have started now.
So some of you are probably thinking what is Danranopa 2? Well it’s like Ace Attorney meets Battle Royale/Hunger Games.
You “Hajimi Hanataas” as well as a bunch of other kids are trapped on a island and are told if you kill another kid, and not get caught, you get to leave freely however if you get caught, you will be “punished” (executed)
Hajimi Hanataas is a guy who’s ambitions are to get into Hopes Peak Academy, which he was successful in but then he and 15 other kids are transported to an island, where they have no recollection of how they got there.
All they know from this point is that they have to kill each other without getting caught, otherwise they are trapped forever.
The gameplay is set similar to a visual novel for about 70% of the game and with minimal movement around the islands, where you have to try and make some friends with the other students, like in Persona 4.
Then there are the class trials, were it plays out like an Ace Attorney game however, you have a gun and have to shoot through the lies and figure out who did the crime.
The entire game’s plot is already planed out, so you can’t kill anyone randomly and there can only be one set ending.
Even if you don’t like someone…….
the art design is similar to the first game but toned up a bit and looks quite nice while as for the music, it’s just as wacky and cool as the first game, with some new tunes thrown in as well.
To be honest this game wasn’t as good as it could have been in my eyes however, it still stands as a good instalment in the Dangranonpa series and leaves more room for the next game coming out over in the west soon.
I give this game a 66/100.
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