The mobile version of Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is here after a long wait, with Android and iOS ports available. Given the nature of the game, people might be surprised at how well it works. After all this is a huge Danganronpa installment. It does a lot! That’s a lot of data! It is visually intense. But even considering all this, it works better than I expected.
The first thing I noticed is the cost. I’m a big fan of the Danganronpa V3 iOS price tag, as the mobile version is the cheapest. On both PS4 and PC, a digital copy will typically cost you $39.99. switch version Goes for $29.99. grab from it app Store either Google Play Only one costs $15.99. Given the size and scope of the game, this is clearly a ridiculous deal. For comparison, it only offered 60% off during the 2022 Golden Week PlayStation Store and steam sale,
Once I actually started playing it, I was surprised at how well this port played. Danganronpa V3 is the most demanding of the three mainline games, and the mobile version was running pretty well on my 2018 iPad Pro. It was great to see. There were some issues in the tests, but I think the movement problems I experienced were the kind of bugs that could have been ironed out rather than the actual issue. They can also be attributed to the age of my device. It looks great considering the compromises required for the possibility of running it on a phone or tablet.
There is a problem that I noticed after I finished the preamble. Once done Danganronpa V3 will start downloading additional data. However, it looks like there may be a bug here as well. Sometimes it will seem that the data is not downloading at a steady speed, even though it is. Considering that the additional data was a download over 2GB on iOS devices, this could take some time. I recommend that your phone or tablet is on WiFi and plugged in. Check the screen from time to time to make sure the bar is moving slowly. When I gave it enough time, it worked. That meant jumping from 0% to 48% just along the way.
I also appreciated how well the touchscreen controls worked for the most part. When tested, they do a great job. It is responsive and accurate. I had no problem choosing what I was looking for. Granted, I was using an iPad Pro, so I had plenty of room for the Surface. The menu and UI are also very well organized. I noticed that things sometimes don’t go as fast during testing as they do when looking more comfortably around school. But again, it’s quite functional. I also wasn’t too concerned, as this could be something that might have been adjusted with a patch down the road or could be due to the age of my tablet.
The downside is, I’m not used to the virtual control pad for moving around in Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles. How does this work. On the left side of the screen is the virtual joypad that is used. On the right is the one that controls the camera. During the introductory segment in which Exisals are chasing Kaede, your bearings are hard to find! (Yeah, pun intended.) It took me a few tries to find a “sweet spot” to drive him. And it wasn’t until I could independently figure out school that I finally figured out how to make it work for me. Still, it’s not easy! It doesn’t work well, which is sad considering how well the rest of the port works.
In fact, I’m even glad to see that Danganronpa V3 iOS version is working on another platform. While it is not verified for macOS, I found it works fine on my MacBook Air. Granted, I was just messing up when I tried it. Especially since there’s no controller support and I don’t have a touchscreen to make those exploration segments easier. But it is a welcome surprise to see that yes, one can play it on a Mac if they are patient enough.
I would say that Danganronpa V3 has the potential to be really great on mobile devices. It takes some time to get used to virtual analog sticks. Class trial as well. But the game generally looks and plays pretty well, all things considered. It’s also a benefit to be on more platforms. It’s a great thriller and thriller, and that means more people can enjoy it.
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony’s mobile port is available on Android and Apple iOS devices. People can also find it on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC.Get latest news and articles related to gaming only at Gaming Strat.