A psychological thriller mystery adventure game that feels like a blend of Persona and Phoenix Wright. …And you know that can only mean good.
I ended up picking the official translation for the PC version, and while I could tell NISA put quite a bit of effort into conveying the quirky dialogue, their take is rough around the edges with tone inconsistencies and a few mistranslations here and there which leads me to recommend the fan translation by Black Dragon Hunt and Ritobito instead that from what I’ve seen, ironically, feels more professional.
|Beautiful, attractive character designs||Not fully voiced|
|Memorable, wacky soundtrack||Some murders come off convoluted to the extent it’s detrimental to the perpetrator|
|Good voice-acting||Interesting characters who are forced to “retire” early feel wasted|
|Bizarre and mysterious yet upbeat atmosphere||The lack of proper romance options holds the game a step away from a true masterpiece|
|Interesting, extremely likable, quirky, and relatively profound characters||The free roaming sections in-between murders feel like a waste of time|
|Monokuma is bearwsome|
|Interesting, thought-provoking story|
|Captivating plot full of mysteries and twists|
|A couple of ingenious detective tricks|
|A couple of strong emotional scenes, especially when it comes down to unexpected betrayals|
|Solving and re-enacting mysteries is incredibly fun|