Danganronpa 1.2 Reload – Port Report
Original Developer: Spike-Chunsoft
Port Studio: Abstraction Games
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software America
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Thank you NIS America for Providing a Review Copy of This Game
Danganronpa 1-2 Reload is a bundle of the original Danganronpa and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. For those not in the know, Danganronpa (as well as its sequel) are about students from Hope’s Peak Academy. Students that go to this school are destined for success and are considered the very best in their field, whether it be the “Ultimate Programmer,” the “Ultimate Writer,” “Cook,” you name it. The conflict in these games, though, is that they’ve been kidnapped and are doomed to a Battle Royale lifestyle. They can choose to live in peace and harmony with their classmates for the rest of their lives, or alternatively: kill someone and get away with it. Unfortunately, through circumstances, one classmate kills another and you must find out who and why. Failing to do so will lead to each person dying, save for the murderer. Simultaneously, if you find out who murdered who, they will die. It should also be pointed out that Danganronpa 2 is actually a sequel to the first Danganronpa, so when playing this pack of the two games, be sure to play the first Danganronpa first.
If you’d like a more in-depth review for Danganronpa and Danganronpa 2 I highly suggest you click these links on them – here’s a link for the Danganronpa Review amd Danganronpa 2 Review. Both of these games are absolutely fantastic but we’re not here to discuss the quality of the games themselves, but the actual quality of their ports.
Just like with their respective PC ports, the PS4 port job is done by Abstraction games. In this manner, the PS4 port has all of the enhancements as the PC port . Most of the game is now in a native 1080p as well as in 60 frames per second; but due to the fact that it’s a port of the PC release, the problems that the PC release had remain here. Some objects in the background just look ridiculously blurry on the big screen. It’s one thing to view it on a computer monitor, but to see it inflated this way is no good, seeing as how it breaks the immersion and ooks like there’s a huge smudge is on your TV. Other than that, all is well. It’s Danganronpa in 1080p 60fps, what else is there to ask for? The game plays great (especially if you played this using a Dualshock 4 using your Vita TV,) and there weren’t any bugs or hitches to be found.
When it comes down to it, now that the games are available on Vita, PC, and PS4 it’s really a matter of what you want to play the games on. Vita is perfectly viable and is the only portable option unless you’re using a laptop. PC is an option if you prefer mouse and keyboard. PS4 is available to pretty much balance the equation; to have all of the PC enhancements while being on a console, so you’ll have all of your console games in one spot.
Verdict: Fully Recommended!