Dangan Ronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Mini Review

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So, beat Dangan Ronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls the other day. In short…

Plot: 11/10, I would posit this has the best plot & writing out of the entire series

Gameplay: 1/10, have fun not actively trying to destroy your Vita w/ how terrible gameplay is ~.~ Most of the game is spent fighting the camera & unnecessary cinematics among a crapton of other things >.> I would say, contrary to the quality of the writing & plot, this game has the worst gameplay of the entire series

Boss fights/mini games: 7/10, despite a terrible combat system, the boss fights & most of the mini game stuff was actually pretty fun, especially the last 2 boss fights

Characters: 8/10, despite the fact I HATE kid characters, loved all them & the rest of the cast for this game. Besides this, Komaru & Toko had their moments I wanted to kill them for stupidity & c**tiness respectively, but I liked them overall

Music: 9/10, they reuse a lot from the other games w/ the addition of a few things original for the game & remixes of previous songs & all of it’s good

Voice acting (dub): 9/10, besides my issues w/ Nagito’s VA; i.e., good but not nearly as awesome as the sub on account of the creepy laugh, overall VAing quality was fantastico. Now, cinematics you can tell the lip sync was way the f**k off but otherwise really good, especially for the 5 kid villains

Ending: 11enty/10, I absolutely love the ending to this game. SOOO good XD

Overall, the writing, character development, & plot was on-point for this game, it’s just a shame it can be somewhat overshadowed by abysmal gameplay. Def recommend at least watching an LP to see that plot if you really want to skip past soul killing gameplay.

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