Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

released on Jan 12, 2017

Welcome to a new world of Danganronpa, and prepare yourself for the biggest, most exhilarating episode yet. Set in a “psycho-cool” environment, a new cast of 16 characters find themselves kidnapped and imprisoned in a school. Inside, some will kill, some will die, and some will be punished. Reimagine what you thought high-stakes, fast-paced investigation was as you investigate twisted murder cases and condemn your new friends to death.

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Pretty awesome however it has Angie so that automatically means 2 is better.

This just in, the characters are as sick of hearing about hope and despair as I am.
Alright, I'll drop the snark. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is wonderful, I really do mean that. It's a game that takes the best elements of the prior two and either makes good use of them or improves upon them in ways that make this by far the most rock-solid Danganronpa game by a country mile, in my opinion.
There's just so much about V3 that screams "yeah we added a few extra zeroes to our budget." The hi-tech ui, the use of more dynamic effects during conversation and the class trials, the additional extra content to do such as the casino, the goofy ass mechanic where you can slap everything out of the way to get Monocoins and the.. love hotel? I don't know what that entails and I don't want to find out, but regardless all of it goes to show they wanted this to be an incredibly ambitious entry.
But what I'm so, so much more impressed by is just how much better the writing is. The prior two games had their moments, no doubt, but Danganronpa 1 and especially the second game often dip into incredibly unfunny dialogue with some insufferable characters and outright bad cases. DR2 gets hurt the most by this - I absolutely cannot stand its dialogue too much of the time.
So imagine how overjoyed I was to find out V3 really does try and remedy this as much as possible - and I'd say for the most part, it's damn good writing. I'd say every student in the game besides Miu I found likeable at the very least (some like Himiko I found myself disliking at first but slowly grew more fond of throughout the game), with a good amount of absolute standout characters I just adore. I actually found myself actually having to decide harder about harder about characters to talk to during my free time because I wanted to spend time with so many of them!
In addition, this is also probably the Danganronpa game with the most twists and turns packed into it, a lot of them being more impactful tenfold if you've played the prior games. V3 keeps you on your toes if you have; it constantly subverts what you've come to expect from a Danganronpa game and ups the ante in ways the other two hadn't before, going as far as to throw entire concepts the series had thrown at you into question. It's also probably the most heartwrenching Danganronpa game, a lot of moments had me genuinely saddened with what the characters had to go through and I found myself genuinely caring for the bonds they made. Some highlights of mine have to be Cases 1 and 4 and how they end; I can't go too into spoilers but they're absolutely depressing stuff (with the latter being a really, REALLY unfortunate end for a character I had liked so much) and stand as some of my favorite moments in the franchise.
Although, V3 still has its own fair share of problems when it comes to the writing. Some cases tend to drag out for longer than they should, especially the final case which spends an absurdly long time harping some of its points (and somehow people still missed the meaning of the ending when the game practically drills it into your head). It's still a good final case, nothing could be worse than the slog that is DR1's final case and I'd even say I like it more than 2's, but it is an issue. And I didn't say the game is no longer annoying at all; there's still a fair amount of Danganronpa's trademark sex jokes that no, are still not funny with the exception of a completely optional one, and.. God, I hate the Monokubs. I want to butcher every single one of them except maybe Monodam. Monokuma why are your children aggressively unfunny incestuous bastards. But the silver lining is that they become increasingly less relevant throughout the game and it gives me a lot of piece of mind.
I'm just so impressed they did it. Even with all its flaws in mind, Danganronpa V3 is a genuinely fantastic game that left me.. actually kind of sad my journey throughout this series is pretty much over lmao. Throughout all of the annoyances I've had to wade through I still genuinely had fun going through these games if not for playing them alongside my friends who saw me get blindsided with whatever the hell it would pull next being good or bad. There were genuinely great moments I got to see this series do, and I don't regret experiencing this series at all. I'm glad this series ended on such a great note. I really am.

Cara... Não esperava que esse jogo fosse tão bom, a penúltima trial é a melhor de toda a franquia, é bom demais! É bizarro como ele terminou tão bem, é como se ele estivesse falando comigo, não só comigo...mas com público. Aquele final me pegou e tem razão, Danganronpa precisa acabar e acabou da melhor forma possível, sem esperança ou desespero, apenas o fim.

First of all, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is one of the best/worst games I've ever played.
That being said, it's impossible to talk about this game without spoiling the end, so I won't go in any of specifics due to spoilers.
The gameplay is the best of the series, no doubt. The art style is amazing; they changed the engine but maintained the charm of the series, and even went beyond that.
The cast is a bit hard to judge. When they're good, they're really good, but when they're bad... Actually, "bad" isn't the right word, they're just insufficient.
Overall, the cases were fine. The first, fourth, and fifth were pretty solid and very emotional, but the others were just fillers. I skipped most of the investigations and class trials for those.
Just because I can't say much about the ending doesn't mean I can't give my opinion. For me, if you really didn't like it, you were filtered, but at the same time, you're not entirely wrong to be mad. It's a very polarizing ending, and it's totally acceptable if you dislike it.
For me, Danganronpa V3 is the worst of the series, and that's why it's so good. It makes me sad, but that's the truth I get from all these lies.

Este jogo por si só baixaria a nota dos anteriores para metade mas felizmente metade de 0 não existe

You either love it or you hate it. This game is actively going against you, and the first trial holds no punches. The stakes are higher than ever, with a plot that is very hard to predict. It's improved danganronpa fun with great characters and charm, and even more pain. The ending is peak, I don't care.