Let's Play Danganronpa [PS4]! [FIN]

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Danganronpa

Hey there folks, welcome to a brand new let's play! This time around we're going for the PS4 remaster/port of a visual novel draped in blood, murder and mystery! If you like your Battle Royale style stories, then this should be right up your alley. It reminds me slightly of Mirai Nikki (Future Diary), but the victims/competitors are stuck in a school environment instead. I think the less I say about the plot the better so I'll leave that there lol.

Anyways, while it's a visual novel, it's not completely linear. There are tonnes of gameplay elements and stuff. Kinda like Ace Attorney? I've heard that comparison a whole lot and I can see where people are coming from with that.

OK, here's the obvious: I didn't make this game. It was actually made/produced/distributed by: NIS America, Spike Chunsoft and Abstraction Games. Sorry if I missed anyone. The only things that will be mine in this series will be the playing, commentary and editing :).

Here's a link to the opening for you to check out:


Along with a link to the playlist over on Youtube, if you'd prefer that:


Thanks so much for watching! I hope you enjoy what's to come! It's certainly a series I love a whole lot :).

P.S. I almost forgot to mention! This will be a weird one in terms of commentary. Some of the game has voice acting, but a lot of it doesn't. When there's voice acting, I'll be leaving it for you lot to listen by cranking up the volume. When there's not, there'll be pure reading. Therefore, there won't be as much commentary from me, outside of reading. I feel this is the best way to experience a visual novel since if I was talking about the game as the story played on screen, it'd be confusing :).

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If you like what you see, go out and buy the game! It's cheap on Vita and Steam! The PS4 version is only £35 on the PS4 store or possibly cheaper on disc so go for it! ;)
 

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Episode 1 - The Early Bird

https://youtu.be/eiR3QwlOI5w


Hey folks, Danganronpa is starting! Today, we're meeting our main protagonist (Makoto Naegi) along with tonnes of other characters! You see, we're ever so lucky to have been handpicked to go to Hope's Peak highschool! When we graduate, we'll be able to get whatever job we want, really...

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit to see what the other characters are like and what they specialise in! :)

P.S. For this series, I want to summarise each episode as much as possible. Since it's a visual novel, spoilers can come in so many forms so the descriptions will be really short :).

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Any feedback, just give me a shout. I'm always open to it ;).
 

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Episode 2 - The Graduation Guide

https://youtu.be/7itjowi0Naw


Hey peoples, it's time for us to meet all of the rest of the cast along with a very special bear. You could say he's a Monobear, or Monokuma ;). This little troll is one of my all time favourite videogame villains! So much more interesting than just another guy trying to blow up the world or summat.

Otherwise, we find out exactly what is so horrific about our time at Hope's Peak: you need to graduate in a way that I wouldn't think is the norm. No, probably not. Maybe. Oh the DESPAIR! :gasp2:

Thanks for watching! See you again!

P.S. I feel so weird only putting these short summary descriptions but spoilers aren't fun. They're full of DESPAIR!
 

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Episode 3 - Can We Escape?

https://youtu.be/YgvZ29bYwUA


Hey folks, today we're gonna try and escape without following Monokuma's school rules! I wonder if it's possible, even with the windows being all blocked off...and the stairs too? :s. Also, we get to know Sayaka a bit more this time around, which is nice. It looks like we've found a friend on the inside! Can never have too many friends in a situation like this :s.

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit! ;)
 

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Episode 4 - The Trouble With Knobs

https://youtu.be/QuOQN-6hVwc


Hey peoples, welcome to our first bit of free time! During this time, you can go and choose a character to talk to and try and fill in their report card, which tells you more about them :). You can also give gifts that you earn by finding monokuma coins hidden around the place and spend them in the school store ;).

We get to spend some more time with Sayaka too and plot stuff goes on there. Safety in numbers, they say :).

Also, it's a good job our Makoto found out about his faulty bathroom door during the daytime huh? If it were at night and he had to go in the plant pot...well...

Thanks for watching! See you in a wee bit! :)
 

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Episode 5 - Free DVDs!

https://youtu.be/HeCJKZWdV_g


Hey folks, this time around we're introduced to the free time element of the game! If you've played Persona 3/4/5, then you know how this works; it's the part where you get to talk to whoever you like and gain skills for later on. You also have back story for the characters you talk to that you otherwise wouldn't know about them :).

In terms of the main plot, Monokuma is showing his generous nature by giving us possible murder motives that are specific to each character. We'll check all that out next time though!

Thanks for watching! See you again in a bit! :)
 

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Episode 6 - The Silent Song

https://youtu.be/xV2HhKMJlXY


Hey there folks, today we have a very big turning point for our little group of misfits! While we do get the opportunity to watch our murder motive DVDs, and it seems to affect a certain someone more than anyone else, there's something much bigger going on in this episode! I really don't know how much to say in these descriptions without spoiling lol :/. I'll let the video do the rest of the talking for me! ;)

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit when we see what happens next in the school of death~.
 

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Episode 7 - A Fashionable Investigation

https://youtu.be/Cx86qQCtIfo


Hey peoples, today we're checking out the investigation phase of the murder, which is really good fun! Piecing together what happened and being mystified here and there about how something can possibly be a part of a murder. It's all what makes this game exciting :).

Also, we get to find out what happens when the school regulations are broken! Big plot point here! :gasp:

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit for some more investigating! :)
 

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Episode 8 - Cleaning With Hifumi

https://youtu.be/-h1iATm2fSA


Hey there folks, today we get to experience Hifumi as a cleaner, 'cause we all know that Hifumi is the one who should be near all the women's underwear!

Otherwise, it's all about the rest of the investigation of the murder! Lotsa clues, lotsa character accounts and lotsa...other stuff! ;)

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit when we kick off the class trial! :griin:

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Episode 9 - Who Silenced The Songstress?

https://youtu.be/62dTInFqOaM


Hey there, with the investigation over, it's time for the class trial! These are possibly my favourite parts of these games so I'm excited to make a start on our first one!

If you've played Ace Attorney, then you kind of know what's coming here. You'll be providing evidence, finding contradictions in statements and bits and pieces like that. The difference in this series however is that it's all much more fast paced and you get to play some minigames along the way. It's all rather fun, I must say *toggles monocle*.

Thanks for watching! We'll wrap up the trial (and the 1st chapter) next time! :)
 

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Episode 10 - Then There Were 12

https://youtu.be/H68hp33gTeA


Hey folks, the end of the first trial, and the first chapter, is upon us! Who did the killin' and what happens to our band of freaks? I'm not being harsh by calling them that...chapter 2 will showcase how freakish they can be much more than the 1st chapter :s.

Thanks for watching! Be back with you soon for chapter 2! :)
 

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Episode 11 - Bend And Flex!

https://youtu.be/epjgioXgEQM


Hey folks, chapter 2 is starting! We seem to be safe now, but what is that Monokuma up to? Exercise in the gym? I think it's to get them pumped and possibly agitated? :eek:

Along with that, it looks like he has opened up the 2nd floor to us, with a library and swimming pool ready to use! It's so good of Monokuma to give us some exercise facilities to stay healthy :).

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit! :)

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Episode 12 - Psycho To A T

https://youtu.be/4dHVSuyHvXs


Hey peoples, today we get to see just how cruel and spoilt our Celeste can be! I can't decide on whether she's my favourite character of our little roster or not, but she's so good, just the same :D.

Byakuya and Toko also have a bit more time in the spotlight! There's something mighty weird going on with those two...I reckon Byakuya loves Toko! Definitely.

Finally, we have a wee bit of freetime to get to know Celeste's weird past a bit better. She's been in some bizarre situations :/.

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit! :)

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Episode 13 - Things Are Steaming Up!

https://youtu.be/yZnrQE_v_DY


Hey peoples, looks like we're spending some time with quite a few characters today! With a bit of freetime to spend with whoever we like, there's also some more time with Toko and Byakuya! They're as bizarre as ever but there's something much more important going on today! Mondo and Kiyotaka are butting heads!

I wonder how it'll all turn out? Will Monokuma's motivational speech in the gym leave our party unimpressed or shaking at the roots? :gasp2:

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit to find out just that! :)

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Episode 14 - A Programmer's Secrets

https://youtu.be/JTp0neGFA6M


Uh oh, we've got another death on our hands! You see, Monokuma decided to give our roster a new motive to kill and it looks someone did just that! I thought we'd kick off the investigation too and see just what's going on around here! Somebody has gone crackers!

Thanks for watching! See you for the rest of the investigation next time! :)

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Episode 15 - Examining The Weak

https://youtu.be/nDh28D5WIVQ


Hi! Today we're wrapping up the investigation for chapter 2, with a wee bit of elevator music too! Or is that musac? Or musak? I don't...really...know... :/.

Thanks for watching! See you next time for the trial! Maybe Genocide Jack will make an appearance? ;)

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Episode 16 - Jill Snips To Life!

https://youtu.be/nMy7BoextiA


Hey there, we're starting the trial for chapter 2 today! It's so exciting, due to a new victim showing up who we haven't met before 0_0. It's really clever! There's also something else that never showed up in the 1st trial that's quite surprising. You'd think a trial would be totally confined to the courtroom huh? Finally, there are some new styles of forming contradictions and stuff. They're not letting this concept get stale, are they? ;)

Thanks for watching! See you next time for an uber long episode that wraps up the trial and chapter! :)

P.S. I had such a hard time naming this episode. I love the new character which is why I wanted a good title. In the end, I went for something involving one's favourite weapon but...so many choices! I couldn't even decide on the character's name since...well, y'know :/.

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Episode 17 - Then There Were 10

https://youtu.be/timDoHY1GGY


Hey chucks, here's the rest of the trial and the rest of chapter 2! Yeah, it's a long episode but it wrapped this whole segment up so I feel quite satisfied with it lol.

Who could be the killer? How will Monokuma punish them? Have a gander and see ;).

Thanks for watching! See you next time for chapter 3! :)

P.S. I came back and finished the last 5-ish minutes late at night since I had to rush off towards the end of this episode. Hopefully it's still ok :s.

EDIT: Video all uploaded now! :lew:

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Episode 18 - Hina's Doughnut Fantasy

https://youtu.be/wTqwCxEyf9o


Hey folks, welcome to chapter 3! This time around we have a whole new floor with some very interesting potential murder locations. I mean! Some very interesting places for our crew to spend the rest of their lives together! :/ :\ :/

We also have a situation with our little swimmer; Hina seems to have heard and seen a ghost in the bathhouse locker room! Gee willikers! We'd better investigate, right Shaggy? :eek:

Thanks for watching! See you next time for some ghostly goings on! ;)

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Episode 19 - Money Makes The World Go 'Round

https://youtu.be/mo3WKqmSdSk


Hey peoples, so here's the result of our little ghost issue in the locker room along with a nice new twist for the chapter. Not really a new character so much, but...you'll see lol.

Also, we now have a new murder motive to play around with! Would anyone really kill for money though? :/

Thanks for watching! See you in a bit! :)

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