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User Info: MrSmartGuy

1 month ago#1
If you missed the first three topics, they're still there, so go give 'em a looksee here! We've worked pretty hard on all the write-ups and I'm sure everyone would be glad to have all the more people read about the games they're most passionate about.

Topic 1: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/79208627
Topic 2: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/79241274
Topic 3: https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/79281225

Me, Nick, Bartz, Wigs, Naye, Nee, Arti, Cokes, Eddv, and now KCF are all sharing our favorite video games of all-time! Alas, it is almost time for it to come to an end, but that only means we're getting to the best part!

For this topic, those of us ready to begin our top 10 will begin posting one game a day, starting tomorrow, for a countdown that will conclude on March 10. Let's strap in and finish this thing with a bang!
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User Info: MajinZidane

1 month ago#2
hey this seems like a really cool topic series that I completely missed!
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User Info: MrSmartGuy

1 month ago#3
My list so far:

HM. Nintendo World Cup
HM. Tecmo Super Bowl
HM. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
HM. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
HM. Burnout 3: Takedown
HM. The Urbz: Sims in the City
HM. Winning Eleven 9
HM. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
HM. Hitman: Blood Money
HM. Deadly Premonition
HM. Ratchet & Clank (PS4)
HM. Hades
HM. NHL Hitz 20-02
100. Earthbound
99. Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA
98. Mario Golf: Advance Tour
97. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
96. FTL: Faster Than Light
95. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
94. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
93. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
92. Beat Saber
91. Pocket Card Jockey
90. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006
89. Persona 5
88. Trauma Team
86. The World Ends With You
85. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
84. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
83. Pokemon Stadium 2
82. Mass Effect 3
81. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
80. NES Open Tournament Golf
79. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2
78. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
77. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
76. Mario Party 2
75. The Lost Mind of Dr. Brain
74. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies
73. Saints Row: The Third
72. SSX3
71. Doki Doki Literature Club
70. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
69. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
68. Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds
67. WarioWare: Twisted!
66. TimeSplitters 2
65. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
64. Chrono Trigger
63. Tetris Effect
62. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow Version
61. Dark Souls
60. Hot Shots Golf Fore!
59. Mario Kart 8
58. Return of the Obra Dinn
57. Mario Golf (N64)
56. Hotel Dusk: Room 215
55. Dark Souls III
54. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
53. Last Window: Secret of Cape West
52. Borderlands 2
51. the jackbox PARTY PACKs
50. Batman: Arkham Asylum
49. Pokemon Black/White Version
48. Fire Emblem
47. Paper Mario
46. Ace Attorney Investigations 2: Prosecutor's Path
45. SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs
44. Shadow of the Colossus
43. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
42. Rock Band 2
41. Mario Golf
40. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
39. Skate 3
38. Snowboard Kids 2
37. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
36. Mario Tennis
35. Diddy Kong Racing
34. Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
33. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice
32. Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
31. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
30. Mario Tennis
28. Pokemon Puzzle League
27. Horizon: Zero Dawn
26. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
25. Pokemon Gold/Silver Version
24. Elite Beat Agents
23. Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
22. Super Smash Bros. Melee
21. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
20. Fallout 3
19. Banjo-Kazooie
18. Inazuma Eleven
17. Super Mario Odyssey
16. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
15. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations
14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
13. Final Fantasy X
12. Mass Effect 2
11. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
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User Info: Arti

1 month ago#4
List so far

100. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Vita, 2014)
99. Style Savvy: Trendsetters (3DS, 2012)
98. Diablo II (PC, 2000)
97. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (3DS, 2013)
96. Cosmic Star Heroine (Vita, 2017)
95. Fate/Extella Link (PS4, 2019)
94. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS, 2013)
93. South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3, 2014)
92. Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey (PC, 2014)
91. Dynasty Warriors 8 (PS3, 2013)
90. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (DS, 2011)
89. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX (3DS, 2015)
88. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (GameCube, 2003)
87. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney (3DS, 2014)
86. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (DS, 2010)
85. Taiko no Tatsujin: V Version (Vita, 2015 JP)
84. Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland (PS3, 2012)
83. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC (PSP, 2011)
82. Kirby Super Star (SNES, 1996 / DS, 2008)
81. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS, 2001)
80. The World Ends With You (DS, 2008)
79. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory (Vita, 2018)
78. The Walking Dead: Season One (Vita, 2012)
77. Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale (PC, 2010)
76. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES, 1996)
75. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube, 2001)
74. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS, 2010)
73. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum (DS, 2007)
72. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (Vita, 2015)
71. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017)
70. DJMAX Respect (PS4, 2015)
69. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PC, 2000 / GBA, 2001)
68. Chrono Trigger (SNES, 1995)
67. Tales of Xillia (PS3, 2013)
66. Final Fantasy VII (PS1, 1997)
65. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, 2007)
64. EarthBound (SNES, 1995)
63. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch, 2018)
62. Final Fantasy VI (SNES, 1994)
61. Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland (PS3, 2011)
60. Fire Emblem Awakening (3DS, 2013)
59. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F (PS3, 2013)
58. Lost Dimension (Vita, 2015)
57. Yakuza Kiwami (PS4, 2017)
56. Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors (DS, 2010)
55. Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman (PSP, 2010)
54. Until Dawn (PS4, 2015)
53. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii, 2007)
52. Tales of Graces f (PS3, 2012)
51. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GameCube, 2004)
50. Picross 3D: Round 2 (3DS, 2016)
49. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd (Vita, 2014)
48. Elite Beat Agents (DS, 2006)
47. Pocket Card Jockey (3DS, 2016)
46. Ys: Memories of Celceta (Vita, 2013)
45. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone (PS4, 2017)
44. Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition (Vita, 2018)
43. Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS3, 2013)
42. Pokemon Black/White (DS, 2011)
41. Pokemon Black 2/White 2 (DS, 2012)
40. Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES, 1996)
39. Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Vita, 2016)
38. Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3, 2014)
37. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4, 2018)
36. Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4, 2018)
35. Steins;Gate 0 (Vita, 2016)
34. Animal Crossing (GameCube, 2002)
33. Fate grand/order (Android, 2017)
32. Love Live! School idol festival (Android, 2014)
31. Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS, 2005)
30. Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (GBA, 2003)
29. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC (PSP, 2015)
28. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (Vita, 2014)
27. AI: The Somnium Files (PS4, 2019)
26. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (Vita, 2017)
25. SSX (PS3, 2012)
24. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice (3DS, 2016)
23. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations (DS, 2007)
22. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward (3DS, 2012 / Vita, 2012)
21. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (PS2, 2006 / PSP, 2009)
20. Ever17 -the out of infinity- (PC, 2005)
19. Valkyria Chronicles (PS3, 2008)
18. Fate/stay night (PC, 2004 JP)
17. Yakuza 0 (PS4, 2017)
16. Guild Wars (PC, 2005)
15. Radiant Historia (DS, 2011)
14. SSX 3 (GameCube, 2003)
13. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (DS, 2009 / 3DS, 2011)
12. Muv-Luv Alternative (Vita, 2017)
11. Tales of Vesperia (Xbox 360, 2008)
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User Info: Bartzyx

1 month ago#5
My list so far:

#100 — Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
#99 — Flower
#98 — Plants vs. Zombies
#97 — Duke Nukem II
#96 — Heavy Rain
#95 — The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
#94 — Shadow of the Colossus
#93 — Pokemon RBY
#92 — The Wolf Among Us
#91 — God of War: Ghost of Sparta
#90 — Darksiders
#89 — Resident Evil 1
#88 — The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
#87 — Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol
#86 — Awesomenauts
#85 — Wolfenstein: The New Order
#84 — Binary Domain
#83 — Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
#82 — Capture the Flag
#81 — Loom
#80 — Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse
#79 — Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
#78 — Gladiator
#77 — Dead by Daylight
#76 — SkyRoads
#75 — Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
#74 — Total Annihilation
#73 — Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
#72 — Bully
#71 — The Walking Dead: Season 1
#70 — Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
#69 — The Aethra Chronicles - Volume One: Celystra's Bane
#68 — The Lost Vikings
#67 — Chrono Trigger
#66 — Resident Evil 4
#65 — Halo: Combat Evolved
#64 — Super Mario 64
#63 — Secret of Evermore
#62 — Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht
#61 — Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
#60 — Pinball Dreams
#59 — Fez
#58 — Dead Space
#57 — Rock Band 2
#56 — God of War III
#55 — Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
#54 — Operation Neptune
#53 — The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
#52 — Excelsior Phase One: Lysandia
#51 — Final Fantasy VI
#50 — Command & Conquer
#49 — Batman: Arkham Asylum
#48 — Jak II
#47 — Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
#46 — God of War II
#45 — Dead Space 2
#44 — Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume
#43 — Wing Commander: Privateer
#42 — Metroid: Zero Mission
#41 — Super Meat Boy
#40 — Super Mario Bros.
#39 — Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
#38 — Jazz Jackrabbit
#37 — Super Mario Galaxy 2
#36 — Final Fantasy IV
#35 — Cannon Fodder
#34 — Borderlands 2
#33 — Hotline Miami
#32 — Metroid Fusion
#31 — Bioshock
#30 — Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
#29 — Battlefield 2
#28 — Journey
#27 — Final Fantasy X
#26 — Commander Keen in "Goodbye, Galaxy!"
#25 — The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two - The Hand of Fate
#24 — Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
#23 — Command & Conquer: Red Alert
#22 — Bioshock 2
#21 — Fantasy General
#20 — Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
#19 — Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
#18 — Bioshock Infinite
#17 — Wing Commander
#16 — The Last of Us
#15 — Star Fox 64
#14 — SimCity 2000
#13 — Final Fantasy Tactics
#12 — Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
#11 — Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Here's a hint for my top 10 if anyone wants to guess:


And if you want another hint, I will give it to you if you can go through my 90 previous write-ups and find the one that is complete bulls***. Yeah, I gave a completely fake write-up for one of my games, and I'll reward whoever can find it!
At least your mother tipped well
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User Info: Eddv

1 month ago#6
100 SimTown PC
99 Bang Dream! Girls Band Party phone
98 Phantasy Star III Genesis
97 North vs South NES
96 Scooby Doo Genesis game Genesis
95 MechWarrior: Living Legends Arcade
94 You Don't Know Jack PC
93 General Chaos Genesis
92 Cannon Fodder PC
91 Kirby's Dream Course SNES
90 Hexzyz Force PSP
89 NHL Hockey 94 Genesis
88 Long Live the Queen PC
87 Dungeons and Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun Genesis
86 NCAA Football 2014 PS3
85 Pokemon RedGBC
84 Ms Pac Man Arcade
83 Donkey Kong Country 2 SNES
82 Knights and Merchants PC
81 King's Quest V PC
80" No More Heroes Wii"
79 Dishonored 2 PS4
78 Dark Souls 2 PS3
77 Simpsons Arcade Game Arcade
76 Sonic 2 Genesis
75 Rock Band PS3
74 Dynamite Headdy SNES
73 Hitman (2018) PS4
72 Double Dragon Neon PS3
71 Mega Man Maverick Hunter X Vita
70 Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2 Switch
69 Thousand Arms PSX
68 Deja Vu NES
67 Snowboard Kids 2 N64
66 Pokemon Stadium 2 N64
65 Fallout 3PS3
64 Warcraft 2 PC
63 Castlevania Order of Ecclesia DS
62 Yakuza 4 PS3
61 Mutant League Football Genesis
60 Red Dead Redemption PS3
59 Shadowrun Dragonfall PC
58 Shining in the Darkness Genesis
57 LA Noire PS3
56 Beyond Oasis Genesis
55 Victoria 2 PC
54 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Gamecube
53 Arcade America PC
52 Disgaea PS2
51 Mischief Makers N64
50 Virtue's Last Rewards Vita
49 Live a Live SNES
48 Ar Tonelico 1+2 PS2
47 Civilization 2 PC
46 Secret of Evermore SNES
45 Dragon Warrior III GBC
44 Breath of Fire III PSX
43 Seiken Densetsu 3 SNES
42 Grim Fandango PC
41 Final Fantasy XIII PS3
40 Outpost 2 PC
39 inFamous Second Son PS4
38 Bucky O'Hare NES
37 Robotrek SNES
36 Dragon Age Origins PC
35 Pokemon X 3DS
34 Mother 3 GBA
33 Link’s Awakening GBC
32 Persona 3 FES PS2
31 Kirby’s Adventure NES
30 Harvest Moon 64 N64
29 Valkyria Chronicles PS3
28 Broken Sword PSX/PC
27 Threads of Fate PSX
26 Thimbleweed Park Switch
25 Dokapon Kingdom Wii
24 Legend of Mana PSX
23 Super Smash Bros Brawl Wii
22 Uncharted 2 PS3
21 Muramasa Wii/Vita
20 Age of Rifles PC
19 Atelier Totori Vita
18 Castlevania 3 NES
17 Shadowrun (Genesis) Genesis
16 Earthbound SNES
15 Rune Factory 3 3DS
14 Trails in the Sky PSP
13 Sengoku Basara 3 PS3
12 Gemfire Genesis
11 Final Fantasy X PS2
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1 month ago#7

HM2 Crash Commando
HM3 Dungeons and Dragons: Shadows over Mystara
HM4 WWF Smackdown Just Bring It
HM5 Fat Princess
HM6 Simpsons Arcade
HM7 Gauntlet Legends
HM8 Mario Party
HM9 Octopath Traveler
HM10 Radiant Historia
HM11 Castle Crashers
100 Riviera: The Promised Land
99 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
98 Metroid Fusion
97 I Am Setsuna
96 DBZ: Kakarot
95 Metal Gear Solid 4
94 Metal Gear Solid 2
93 Portal 2
92 SSX
91 Golden Sun
90 God of War (2018)
89 Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
88 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
87 Sonic Generations
86 Mega Man 9
85 Super Monkey Ball 2
84 Tomb Raider (2013)
83 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
82 The Last of Us
81 Guitar Hero/RB Series
80 NFL Blitz
79 Super Mario World
78 Tales of Symphonia
77 Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
76 Super Blood Hockey
75 Darksiders
74 Mario Kart Wii
73 Punch-Out!!
72 Perfect Dark
71 Yoshi's Island
70 Dark Cloud
69 Kirby Canvas Curse
68 Jackbox Party Packs
67 World of Final Fantasy
66 Fall Guys
65 Tales from the Borderlands
64 The Walking Dead Season 1
63 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
62 Ogre Battle 64
61 NHL '94
60 Grandia 2
59 Pokemon HG/SS
58 Super Mario Galaxy/2
57 WWF: No Mercy
56 The Legend of Zelda II: Link's Adventure
55 Kingdom Hearts
54 Kingdom Hearts 2
53 Blitz the League 2
52 Dynasty Warriors 7
51 Tetris Effect
50 Disgaea 4
49 Final Fantasy 4
48 Mega Man 3
47 Final Fantasy X
46 NHL 07
45 Grandia
44 Mega Man X
43 Disgaea 5
42 Cosmic Star Heroine
41 Final Fantasy 13-2
40 Final Fantasy 13
39 Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
38 Tecmo Super Bowl
37 Kirby Air Ride
36 Horizon Zero Dawn
35 Uncharted 2
34 Uncharted 4
33 Super Smash Bros Melee
32 Super Mario 3D Land
31 Final Fantasy 6
30 Borderlands
29 Xenoblade
28 Kirby's Pinball Land
27 Final Fantasy Tactics
26 Super Mario Odyssey
25 Disgaea D2
24 Pokemon RBY (Blue)
23 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
22 Ken Griffey Jr presents MLB
21 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
20 Super Mario 3D World
19 Chrono Cross
18 Final Fantasy 7 Remake
17 Kirby SuperStar Ultra
16 Final Fantasy 9
15 Super Mario Bros. 3
14 Super Mario Kart
13 Dissidia: Final Fantasy/Duodecim
12 Super Mario RPG
11 Borderlands 2
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User Info: MrSmartGuy

1 month ago#8
#10 - Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (VITA, my GotY for 2014)

It suuuuuuuure is! And for those of you keeping track at home, this marks the second VITA game to appear on my list out of four. VITA has somehow managed 3 of my top 10 games, and the one that wasn’t was #23. It may not have quantity, but it sure has quality.

Anyway, Danganronpa is such a cool concept. In every single game, a weird, evil bear named Monokuma traps 15 or 16 high school students in a closed environment, and will only allow them to escape if they are able to murder one of their classmates and get away with it in the subsequent class trial. If the murderer gets caught, they will be executed, but if they get away with it, they alone will be allowed to escape, while everyone else is then executed. The player takes the role of one of the students, and has to do their best to try and survive the ordeal to the end, by solving all the murders, complete with a comic book-style ending to each one.

If only the team behind the series had the slightest idea how to make a game fun, Danganronpa could have been a truly ascendent franchise. The groundwork for something outrageously engrossing is set in place, but every time any of the games attempts to actually engage with the player, it fails in just about every way imaginable. If they ever stumble upon a game mechanic that isn’t a pain in the ass in one game, just wait until the next game, and they’ll ruin it somehow. Even the main mechanic of finding holes in classmates’ testimonies is tarnished by having to aim your “Truth Bullets” at the statements in real time, and if you miss, you have to start the testimony from the f***ing beginning, wasting several seconds of your valuable time.

List of minigames in the series that are actively fun to play:
Logic Dive

…. that’s it, that’s the list. There are several minigames that I consider inoffensive, but these games came out in the 2010’s and we should really hold a higher standard for minigames than “well I didn’t hate it.”

But for real, f*** all that, let’s talk about the goooood s***, and Danganronpa’s concept is just way too f***ing strong for it to be held down by simply not being a fun game. It’s about so much more than that. By that I mean having all your favorite waifus fall into despair and kill their friends. That’s really what everyone wants to see, and Danganronpa 2 pulls that off better than anything else. Before we get to that, let’s talk a bit about the elephants in the room, namely the other two games.
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User Info: MrSmartGuy

1 month ago#9
Danganronpa 1 is a f***ing mess. No aspect of the game is fun. Every character in the game treats the player like a 7-year old, and the trials themselves do so as well. While Ace Attorney trusts the player with their full inventory of evidence for every testimony in the game, Danganronpa 1 will trust you with 1 piece. Not even joking, just one. If you play on the hardest logic difficulty, it will begin to let you have 3 at a time, just a little more, as a treat. It’s absurd how dumb DR1 thinks you are. It will play the exact same goddamn flashback 7 times in a matter of 15 in-game minutes. I KNOW WHO MUKURO IKUSABA IS SHUT THE f*** UP ALREADY

And in general, DR1’s plot gets in its own way too often. Case 1 is pretty neat, but ruined for English-speaking audiences. Case 2 is very contrived for no reason. Case 3 is abhorrent for every reason. Case 4 is about the only bright spot in the game, and then the ride tumbles off the rails toward the finish. Just a little bit, though. And the ending is necessary to prepare the player for what to expect in future titles. Unfortunately, understanding DR1 is a 100% prerequisite for continuing the series, despite being a 4/10 game on a good day.

Then we have Danganronpa V3. V3 was heading some very exciting places for a while. Then in one of the trials, I spent over an hour just mashing through text, rotating my hand in the air, trying to signal to the game that I get what it’s doing and I’d just like to get on with it please. And it wouldn’t let me. I only wanted it to be over, and DRV3 refused, mocking me for daring to enjoy the story it was relaying to me. After that session of playing the game, I was so upset that I turned off my VITA and I refused to even think about the game for a while.

But smack in the middle of the two, we have Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Somehow, the team was able to make a game that only majorly f***ed up the Hangman minigame. Everything else could loosely be described as fun! That’s a plus!

But as is the case with most of the games in my top 20, it isn’t primarily here for that. It’s here because it weaves the most memorable tale in any video game I’ve ever played. And the cases are oh so good. If there’s one thing Danganronpa can hold over Ace Attorney as a series, it’s that it knows how to start off each game with a bang, as every game’s first case is just stellar. Then Case 2 plays at your heartstrings before the mild dumpster fire Case 3. But that’s just the first half, and from there, the game goes at a pace that every Ace Attorney game can only dream of, as Case 4, 5, and 6 are nothing short of exemplary.

Gonna give this its own paragraph because it’s just that important. Case 5 is my favorite murder mystery in all of fiction. I can’t even begin to go into why without spoiling the very basis of it, but f*** it is awesome.

And goddamn does this game's music slap. I have roughly 8 of this game's tracks on my main Spotify playlist. Speaking of its incredible Case 5, listen to this song in particular, and just try to not feel all pumped up to do some murder investigating:

With its ridiculous premise, its expertly-crafted murder mysteries, and crazy twists and turns, Danganronpa has become easily my favorite series to watch other people experience for the first time. Even Danganronpa 1, despite being an objectively bad game, is wildly entertaining, and still has this weird kind of charm to it that makes you want to see how others react to being put through the same gamut that you did. It’s very hard to explain what I mean if you haven’t experienced it yourself. I have second-handedly experienced Danganronpa 2 a whopping fourteen times, and I could recall to you every playthrough I’ve watched or read right now, because everyone has a fairly unique experience, whether it’s through getting attached to different characters, or being especially surprised by different plot twists. To me, the game is infinitely “replayable” in this way. Every few months, I’ll get a new urge to check YouTube and see if anyone with any kind of following has decided to start up the series, so I can check it out.

And hey. If you haven’t yet, and you’re up for something kinda weird, give the series a shot! If you do, make sure you hit me up on Discord, because I love love loooooove talking people through their time with it. Just don’t do the same with the general internet, because Danganronpa is the single series that people love to spoil the most, and it’s not even a close race. Do not google Danganronpa, do not look up voice actors for Danganronpa, if you make the decision to start playing Danganronpa, you must basically swear off the internet until you are done because the fans just do not f***ing know how to not ruin it for everyone else. I kinda hate that I consider myself part of its fandom sometimes.


Nagito > Hajime > Gundham > Sonia > Chiaki > Ibuki > Fuyuhiko > Peko > Byakuya > Nekomaru > Kazuichi > Mahiru > Akane > Mikan > Teruteru > Hiyoko
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User Info: XIII_rocks

1 month ago#10
I'll check this out
Not to be confused with XIII_stones.
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