Review: Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload (PS4).
You missed the sensational series Danganronpabecause you don’t PS Vity? Time to catch up on two stories where a sadistic teddy bear makes young students kill each other!
Danganronpa: Happy Trigger Havoc goes back to time PSP and it was so good that with the sequel it appeared on the PS Vita console, and now both games were transferred to stationary PlayStation 4. I got acquainted with the series myself on Vita and it was an exceptionally nice acquaintance, which translated into high “nines” in both reviews. Murders, investigations, pseudo-lawsuits and a sadistic teddy bear, all in black humor – what’s not to love? I will not lie when I write that these are games worth buying PS Vita… but you don’t have to, because we got the same on PS4.
Both parts of the series Danganronpa they throw us into the shoes of one of the students who has been caught in Monokuma’s sick game – a group of Japanese students are imprisoned in a school (or on a tropical island) and the only way to get out is to kill a peer. However, it must be done in such a way that during the trial after the murder, the rest incorrectly selected the culprit. What, apart from the accusations and executions? Before blood is shed, we establish contacts and build relationships with other people. The idyll ends when we get information about the murder committed and then Daily Life turns into Deadly Life, and we start to investigate the crime scene, collect evidence and listen to testimony. Finally, we take part in a Class Trial, which is something like a court hearing, where we try to identify the perpetrator based on the collected information.
The strength of these games lies in the expressive, well-written characters, cleverly designed kills and the sensational Monokuma character. Danganronpa it’s such a baby Persons and Ace Attorney with the Joker who watches over everything. Special attention should be paid to the hearings themselves, because we not only combine facts and recreate the course of events, but also, for example, listen to testimonies and “shoot” our arguments in some statements that are not entirely truthful. The whole thing is complemented by stylish blood in pink and quite explicit sexual overtones (this is the nature of Japanese games). The most important thing is that the story twists are fine, and each investigation is a drag.
The visual novel genre and tons of text in the dialogues favor portability PSP whether PS Vicie – but what about PS4? It is much easier to invest about 20 hours in each story, when we can play from the handheld, although if someone wanted mobility, he would not choose the version for the stationary console. Except that, PlayStation 4 gives us exactly what we know from the screen PS Vity – the same scenes, dialogues, boring additional modes and … graphics. If you were counting on character models and backgrounds created from scratch for 4K resolution, forget about such attractions. There is no tragedy, but the textures are not very sharp and you would not notice if the review had screenshots from the portable version. You just conquered everything so that it wouldn’t embarrass the big screen, nothing else.
Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload it is a normal port from a small console to a larger one. We still get great stories, some of the best games available on Vita, but you would like more if we move production to a new, stronger platform. I understand that the Sony handheld is dead and there are three on the way, so you have to get new audiences, but it could have been done much more interesting. We got a “shift” along the line of least resistance.