I feel somewhat disgusted by V3. To some people it can be seen as a form of genius, a meta-commentary on games, human desire, and the entertainment industry. To me, its a trashy game made by a creator that has forgotten what made the series special and has come to loathe the fanbase that supported his work. As a game, Dangan Ronpa V3 does a serviceable job as an entry in the series. There are dynamic interactions between the characters, Monokuma has funny lines, the series has solid music to fit all the events that occur in the plot. However, the Monokubs aren\'t really very funny aside from Monokuma\'s threats to kill them, and seem to overwhelm the player with dialogue, especially at the beginning where the five of them and Monokuma, speak to the cast of 16 students. I never liked any of them. Relationships between students are nearly all dysfunctional which causes potential drama, but it wasn\'t until the second half that I grew to care about some of the characters. The big divider for is the ending. From a positive perspective, it is not predictable, nor repetitive. It really changed the perspective of the game and the actions in it. It has a strong understanding of a central theme that it tries to convey to the audience. However, the ending isn\'t predictable because there aren\'t any real hints to it. A lot of the foreshadowing is misinformation that makes much of the plot feel pointless. Then the twist ending renders the characters pointless. Finally, the ending seems to cross YouBastard with TakeThatAudience sucking the fun out of the gameplay. All which occurs during a heavy-handed 4 hour trial that feels twice as long. All the while connecting to previous entries in a way that cheapens them. The other trials can be enjoyable, but the final trial sours any enjoyment that can be gathered from the game. There are a ton of bonus features after the game but I never bothered with any of them because the final trial rendered me apathetic to the series. The entire series, including previous entries. If you are looking for another mystery game, then V3 can satisfy your interests for the first five trials. However, it never surpasses its previous entries and the final trial can kill any interest you have in Dangan Ronpa just the way it did for me. Between this and Zero Time Dilenma\'s \"complicated\" ending I\'ve grown tired of Chunsoft\'s nihilistic post modern streak. What\'s the use of creating sympathetic characters if the game\'s plot twists make the audience hate them anyway? I\'m not buying Zanki Zero when it comes out because even if it doesn\'t follow the same trend, its sequels eventually will.
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