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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

by Solitair

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Original Thread: We Don't Need No Education - Let's Play Danganronpa V3



What is Danganronpa V3?

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is the third sequel to Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, released by Spike Chunsoft to the PS4, Vita and PC in Japan during January 2017, and to the rest of the world in September and October of that year. It is the first main game in the series to be developed after the series became popular in English-speaking countries, and features higher resolution art along with more minigames and postgame content than ever before. The game alternates between visual novel segments and courtroom trials where the minigames happen. The plot follows the same basic pattern as the first game and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair: several high school students are trapped in a killing game, and our protagonist must solve murder mysteries to survive.

What about them spoilers?

As always, it's highly advised that you avoid googling this game if you haven't played it, because it's really easy to spoil by looking at fanart, official art, reviews, songs on the soundtrack, etc. I'd also recommend catching up with what came before, with FPZero's LPs of the first game and the second game, as well as The McD's LP of the spinoff game, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls; and the anime sequel, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope's Peak Academy. While those last two are, shall we say, a land of contrasts, and V3 is kind of a soft reboot, I recommend at least a basic familiarity with the first two games before proceeding.

As for in-thread spoilers, let's start off with not allowing any, even in tags. Feel free to speculate about how this game'll turn out, as well as discuss any Danganronpa game, anime, light novel or whatever from before 2017, but this game has only been out for two years, so let's keep things clean. In the unlikely even that I fuck up and spoil something by accident, tell me about it in PM instead of narcing to the whole thread, please.

How will this work?

It'll be a hybrid LP: everything will be covered in screenshots, supplemented with video when I deem it necessary. Since they're fully voice-acted and have the bulk of the gameplay, each trial will be entirely covered by both video and screenshots. For the screenshot segments, the protagonist's thoughts and narration (blue text in-game) will be italicized, highlighted words will be bolded, and my personal comments will be underlined. I'll be playing on the PS4 version and capturing everything via the Remote Play program. Updates will happen at least once per week at the absolute minimum barring technical difficulties.

Why make this LP?
Orenronen's original translations of these games are the reason I became a goon; I paid for forums membership so I could read along with their DR2 LP and caught up with it just in time for it to get canceled. :v: V3 is my favorite part of the series, so I figured it was time for me to bring things full circle.

There's also a Dead Pool!
There sure is! It's a spreadsheet where people predict who's going to live and die throughout the game, and if you haven't already spoiled yourself on any of that, feel free to add your name and predictions to a row of the sheet! Whoever gets the most correct will get an avatar certificate! Better hurry, though; once I start posting free time events, this sheet will be locked and all bets are final. All best are now locked in! Sixteen people entered, and one will leave with a prize.

Where do I vote for who we spend Free Time with?
This is the most current poll, which also has spoilers so you know the drill. Arrange your choices in order of preference and you'll see if the rest of the thread agrees in due time. Free time is over forever.

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