1. Danganronpa series
The Danganronpa franchise is easily one of the best examples of what a visual novel has to offer. Incredible writing? Check. Witty, relevant, and hilarious pop culture references? Double check. Challenging and logical detective puzzles in a thrilling, suspenseful environment? Triple check.
Dangaonronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye, Despair both received raving reviews. Each features a wonderfully despairing situation pitting a group of students against each other. To escape, they must murder each other and get away with it. As the player navigates through the horrors, deaths pile on and the situation seems increasingly hopeless. Each is a fantastic experience that completely justifies a PSVita purchase.