Ohno. You were convicted of killing 21 people and sentenced to 999 years in prison. Now that you have been kidnapped by a very wealthy megacorporation, you can participate in a series of games with other teams and the ultimate prize will be your freedom. You are equipped with a collar that can inject deadly poison with the touch of a button, and the person who controls the button is also your only survivor of the murderous rampage you sent. I’m a teammate in prison. Wowzers.
Yurukill: Calumniation Games has great assumptions. This is a visual novel that mainly lets you know the cast of funny characters and learn how they got into the game with you. You need to solve the puzzle and proceed. You can think about it for a minute or two by solving the puzzle, but if you have a problem, there is a hint system to move you forward.
There’s also a barrage shooter section with power-ups, boss battles, and a radical J-Pop soundtrack, as there aren’t enough language restrictions. If the barrage isn’t yours, you can reduce the difficulty, but it usually gives you so much life per stage that you’ll fail if you’ve played a shooter before. Is almost nonexistent.
The only problem we had with Yurukill was that we never felt it was advanced enough. It’s a compelling story, moving at a lively pace, but lacking the malicious edges of Danganronpa and the brain-breaking story of Zero Escape. By the time it was all told and done, we were enjoying our time with it, but we were disappointed that it didn’t push us hard.