Skate or Danganronpa ⊟
So I’m looking through these Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair screens NIS America sent over (thanks, doods!), and I see… skateboarding? It’s a new minigame the PS Vita adventure title is introducing because, you know, there weren’t enough dang(anronpa) minigames during the trial segments.
Logic Dive - You’ll skateboard through a glowing path, interrupted by questions. Answering correctly will lead you down the right path, but the wrong answer will throw you off course and reset the Logic Dive!
More new stuff in the sequel:
Hangman’s Gambit - Letters are flying across the screen, and you have to pick out the ones you need to spell out your key evidence! Correct spelling lands you points, and you can fuse like letters together to form larger yet stationary letters that are worth even more points! But these big letters will detonate if you’re too slow to use them, and if mismatched letters collide with each other, your health bar will take a big hit!
Rebuttal Showdown - Characters won’t just sit back and let you talk this time around. Your arguments can be interrupted, and you’ll have to use evidence to cut down their arguments in this frenetic, one-on-one debate! The tropical sun’s bringing some serious heat to the Class Trial!
Releases in North America on September 2 and to Europe on September 5.
As much as I love Super Danganronpa 2 in general, Logic Dive and Hangman’s Gambit I could have done without. They’re both fine for what they are and I get what they’re supposed to be metaphorically representing, but they’re not otherwise memorable and can be subject to weird controls.
Now Rebuttal Showdown, though, that’s a hell of an addition to the courtroom dynamics. It might basically amount to a much more action-packed rendition of Phoenix Wright-style objections, but they’re always so fun and exciting because you never know when you’re going to be hit with one. Definitely something to look forward to if you haven’t had the pleasure of playing the game yet.
And the music that plays when one starts. MAGNIFICENT. Whole OST is because Masafumi Takada worked on it, but that track especially. He sells those moments so hard and so good with that track.
Anyway, yeah, there’s your monthly reminder that I think Super Dangan Ronpa 2 is a pretty good game.