With Halloween approaching and I know I have spoken about the game on the podcast but I thought a written review was also help be needed to explain my feelings towards Daganronpa v3 Killing Harmony.
Story of the Franchise
High school student Kaede Akamatsu is kidnapped and awakens a pseudo abandoned school called “Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles” (才囚学園 Sai-shū Gakuen), where she meets fellow student Shuichi Saihara and 14 supposed ultimate students. The teens are abruptly accosted by a series of bear robots also known as the Monokuma Kubs who expose them to a “Flashback Light”. When Kaede next awakes, she remembers her life as the Ultimate Pianist, while Shuichi is the Ultimate Detective. Their other classmates each have their own talents and histories. Monokuma arrives and informs the students that the only way to escape is to successfully kill another student and get away with it in a subsequent Class Trial. If no one bothers to compete in the killing game he will kill all the students.
That is the bear minimum I can explain about the game story without going into spoiler territory but from what I can tell you is play as a character completely different from the rest of the franchise. You don’t play as a Ultimate hope which adds a level of difficulty to the game this time around.
Now for the mechanics of the game you are awarded some extra skills and coins if you uploaded the demo game before your purchase of the main game which is a nice little bonus giving you the core idea of what the game is about.
The mini games are anything from racing games to puzzles which you will have to solve before you complete the main the Class trials.
The Class Trials work very similar to the mechanics used in Phoenix Wright but this time with the new game there is a twist . Not only can you prove your innocence in the court but now you can have the feature where you can lie to the other students to refute a statement.
Verdict: Guilty Fun but its a extremely difficult game to review. Fun, gory, bearable