Review of Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness First Chapter

So~ I have recently started playing a new game, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness~ I have only finished the first chapter but I am loving it so far~ There are spoilers so if you do not want to see more of this show, then please move onto the next showing. Now, onward to the show~ I do not own the featured image.

This game is based on the anime, Psycho Pass, that is a psychological cyberpunk show. Based in an isolated Japan, the citizens are ruled by the Sibyl System through regular brain scans that will determine the Hue or mental status of the person. The brain scans are used to determine many things but in the school, it is mainly used to determine the probability of a person committing a crime due to the main character’s position as an Inspector. Please google the show to learn more than what I have the ability to explain.

The game features three new characters, two protagonists and one antagonist. You have the choice of playing either Nadeshiko Kugatachi, an Inspector, or Takuma Tsurugi, an Enforcer. It is also a visual novel in that the each and every choices that you make will matter, due to it influencing your Hue. The story of the first chapter can be found the official game site.

I began playing the game with Nadeshiko Kugatachi due to wanting to see how they would portray an Inspector who is very logical and emotionless (much like a robot, similar to everyone else’s option of her). She has amnesia in that she cannot remember her childhood memories. Throughout the first chapter, there were choices that I had to make that ended up clouding her hue (raising her crime coefficient, making it more likely to commit a crime. I decided to kill the latent criminal (he has not committed a crime yet) and stunned the victim of the abduction, both myself and not asking someone else to do it. The way this way turns your head on its side is amazing that it seemed like another episode of the anime.

Overall, from what I am seeing, this game is one that I would highly recommend to anyone with an interest in psychology.

That is all I have, I hope you have a wonderful killing~


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