Author Topic: Danganronpa V3 is here!  (Read 6049 times)

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Re: Danganronpa V3 is here!
« Reply #90 on: November 08, 2017, 05:29:11 AM »
On accessing the Kumasutra:
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Purchase a key of love for 10,000 coins at the casino and hit night time when you're in a free time phase.

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Re: Danganronpa V3 is here!
« Reply #91 on: November 08, 2017, 05:33:47 AM »
What the fuck did I just play.
(game end spoilers)
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I'm going to need a while to digest all of this. Even though I had been hit with some spoilers ("Kaede was the first culprit", "Gonta dies", "Tenko dies", "Tsumugi dresses up as Junko at some point") thanks to internet being internet, I was fully satisfied with the plot twists. Just.... that ending. There are so many layers of meta and irony on top of it that it makes my head spin, which is a good and bad thing. Good, because it's making me think and be introspective, but bad, because I didn't have a rush of feelings at the end like I did with SDR2. It was exhilarating in an exhausting way-- and I think the lack of true satisfaction at the end was absolutely intentional-- they put the epilogue in for closure so it's not entirely a feelbad bummer story, but the fact that the game was straight up calling out people who play it for finding joy in watching people, even if they're fictional, die and have to fight for hope over despair as emotional payoff-- and ending that game without the payoff... kind of feels right? It doesn't feel GOOD but it feels right.

And I really have to think that this may genuinely be the end of the Danganronpa series-- not just because of how the story plays out, but also because the producer (or one of them) left Spike Chunsoft recently. And honestly, I think I may be okay with that. This is a goddamn fantastic series and I'd hate to see it become overdone and overstay its welcome. And after an ending as surreal and absurd as this one, is it even possible to top it? I really don't think so.

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I feel like we kind of had similar feelings about the ending if I'm understanding what you're saying here. I walked away from it feeling kind of empty, but also good. The ending feels surprisingly great and pretty bad at the same time. It's nothing if not a bold and interesting choice.

Also: How do you get into that RPG game? Is it an extra you have to unlock after doing the Talent Plan or whatever? I'm not really feeling up to doing a bunch more right now, but I'll definitely poke at it later.

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You unlock it after beating Talent Plan once. I do kind of recommend people check it out after beating the main game because it's such fluffy fanservice that it kind of complements and balances out the main game's ending.

Also also: I have heard that
Spoiler:
That Kumasutra love house actually has a role in the game, but I never figured it out. What's that all about? I don't mind some light spoilers as to how to involve it. (I never messed with the casino much, for what it's worth.)

Spoiler:
There's an expensive item in the casino that unlocks it. It gives you a random cutscene in an alternate universe where Shuichi is dating, or at least intimately close to, a random surviving character. It pulls from the entire cast including the male characters which is nice, and the cutscenes are pretty interesting. I think you only get one per game though and you can get duplicates, which means there's not reeeeally a point in trying to do it aside from probably getting an achievement since you'll want to look them up anyway to see all of them.

You can also use it in the postgame visual novel, which gives you access to the whole cast including characters who die before the casino is unlocked in the main game.

Also also also (endgame spoilers):
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Tsumugi actually drops an... interesting hint that I actually thought was an oversight but may be 100% intentional. In the first piece of her FTE, she says she's so plain, even her underwear is plain white. When you get her panties at the end of her FTE route, they're black and decorative, which means either the writers messed up, or it was a hint that she's a total liar and not who she claims to be. Also, can I just say I fucking love how she turned out? I think I may like her just as much as I like Junko.

Spoiler:
Huh. Interesting.

I can't help but be pretty lukewarm to Tsumugi. I like what she represents, but she isn't that charismatic herself. Especially since you can't help but compare her to Kokichi even though he didn't actually end up really being a villain.
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Re: Danganronpa V3 is here!
« Reply #92 on: November 15, 2017, 12:58:29 AM »
https://twitter.com/Arbys/status/930480445589880833

Begrudgingly buzz marketing Arby's because this made me laugh.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2017, 01:00:11 AM by commandercool »
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