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PSYCHO-PASS: Mandatory Happiness

Rating Summary

Based on 38 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

47%

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Based on 38 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 13, 2016
PCSep 13, 2016
PlayStation VitaSep 13, 2016

Publisher: NIS America

Genres: Interactive Story, RPG

In the near future, advanced technological developments have allowed one's mental state and disposition to be quantified and profiled. For the public's welfare, all emotions and thoughts are documented and managed by the Sibyl System. This system measures the quality of each person's life by what is known as the Psycho-Pass, a reading of an individual's mind. Broken down into two main components is the Hue, which is a visual representation of the Psycho-Pass that conveys a person's stress level. The other is the Crime Coefficient, which is a numerical value that represents a person's criminal capacity. This number determines whether an individual requires enforcement by the detectives of the Public Safety Bureau. Detectives are divided into two groups: Enforcers, who are tasked with the investigation of crimes and the apprehension of criminals, and Inspectors, who are charged with managing the Enforcers.

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Psycho Pass׃ Mandatory Happiness - Announcement Trailer (PS Vita/PS4)

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This mild sense of disappointment at Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness' production values can't obscure the fact that its most important component, its writing, succeeds, and largely captures what made the anime feel special. It may not exceed or even meet its source material's heights, but it does it justice, which is, considering Psycho-Pass' world, more than can be said for most cases.

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Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is a great introduction for the players that are not used to the visual novel genre. Its story has some Minority Report elements and it is without a doubt the strongest aspect of the game.

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Whether you’ve been a fan of Psycho-Pass for years, or you hadn’t even heard of the series until you saw this review, Mandatory Happiness is well worth checking out. Though you can play it as a newcomer, it’s a far more rewarding experience if you’ve watched the anime.

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While mostly appealing to fans of the original series, Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness is able to present an immersive world and appealing narrative to newcomers - but come prepared to learn.

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