Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Visual novels come in many shapes and sizes, but in the West they rarely come at all. There has been difficulty in the past to even have popular titles such as Phoenix Wright localized for fans, and many other fairly popular titles that are simply visual novels rarely are released outside of the PC. As such, when NIS America announced that they would be bringing the first game in the Danganronpa series to the West in the form of Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, fans rejoiced. Now that this title has been released, did they celebrate too soon?"