Honestly

screenshot0258Fair and balanced, or something … it’s really hard to tell in the Steam discussions. I mean, really, the waifu wars and what not. And you really wonder why some players even bother playing a VN when they brag about clickthrough until something happens. Maybe reading makes their lips hurt.

On my side of the screen, something is always going on. Of course, not many people watch the game files like I do. Admittedly, I do write in there sometimes. When I’m not practicing piano, I do try to figure out these ren’py scripts.  I do know how easy it is to brea … forget I said anything.


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Raven the unhappy has Doki Doki Literature Club 24 Dec, 2017 @ 11:35pm
This game is honestly overrated
Like, what is so innovative about it that some people are going around saying “best PC game of 2017”? The shock factor that is in tons of other japanese VNs? The old 4th wall breaking plot twist? The overly stereotypical characters?

Please don’t be childish and tell me if you seriously think this game deserves so much praise.
Last edited by Raven the unhappy; 24 Dec, 2017 @ 11:39pm

[Editing all the original post that revealed one’s errors is shabby. -Ed.]

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反魂の魔女 has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 1:19am
Have you played it?
It lies in the way things are presented and executed, and the hints and interaction outside of it. Also the themes themselves and the game being free made by 2-3 people with such high production value.
The wall breaking and shock factor are just a tiny bit of the reason why this is so successful.
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Raven the unhappy has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 1:31am
Originally posted by 反魂の魔女:
Have you played it?

Check my profile?

Originally posted by 反魂の魔女:
It lies in the way things are presented and executed, and the hints and interaction outside of it. Also the themes themselves

Like tons of other VNs.

Originally posted by 反魂の魔女:
The wall breaking and shock factor are just a tiny bit of the reason why this is so successful.

It’s literally made to be played by popular streamers, hence why Monika calls out the public if the game is being streamed. The shock factors are the only reason people who hate VNs or anything anime-looking tried this game out of curiosity.
Last edited by Raven the unhappy; 25 Dec, 2017 @ 1:31am
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反魂の魔女 has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 1:44am
Calls out the public? What? The jumpscare is there so the streamer doesn’t get his account name revealed and still have something similarly “shocking” to react to so he doesn’t lose on the experience.

Of course, something that looks cute and is tagged as “psychological horror” is bound to pick up interest. It just played well enough its own themes and looked interesting and different to the audience. It’s obviously not the first meta work but wasn’t bad either and still had some unique charm. You should be grateful it attracted so many interest in VNs from non-readers at least.

What other VNs have similar glitchy experience btw?
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Raven the unhappy has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 1:55am
Originally posted by 反魂の魔女:
Calls out the public? What? The jumpscare is there so the streamer doesn’t get his account name revealed and still have something similarly “shocking” to react to so he doesn’t lose on the experience.

Of course, something that looks cute and is tagged as “psychological horror” is bound to pick up interest. It just played well enough its own themes and looked interesting and different to the audience. It’s obviously not the first meta work but wasn’t bad either and still had some unique charm. You should be grateful it attracted so many interest in VNs from non-readers at least.

What other VNs have similar glitchy experience btw?

I hate the fact that the author claimed his work to be a “parody of the genre” when in fact is just a lazy copy passed as a “deep and complex deconstruction”. DDLC is passed as a “game that calls out and exposes the people who play these games” but in the end the only ones who worship it are the same ones who played those games in the first place.

Originally posted by 反魂の魔女:
What other VNs have similar glitchy experience btw?

Ikikoi
Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi
And others that do it in a smaller percentage
Last edited by Raven the unhappy; 25 Dec, 2017 @ 1:56am
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❄FrostyFeecs❄ has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 2:02am
what other games use the files while you’re playing cos i want more lol
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Raven the unhappy has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 2:09am
Originally posted by ❄FrostyFeechs❄:
what other games use the files while you’re playing cos i want more lol

Pony Island.
“I am scared”.
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❄FrostyFeecs❄ has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 2:17am
Originally posted by Raven the festive:
Originally posted by ❄FrostyFeechs❄:
what other games use the files while you’re playing cos i want more lol

Pony Island.
“I am scared”.
thanks dude
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反魂の魔女 has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 2:19am
Any work that invokes emotion from the players is enough to bring some hype, youtube plays a big role that’s for sure. It certainly deals with themes of depression and how treating depressed people can have impact on their lifes not usually observed by the outsiders. The idea of the game was to use the conventional tropes to turn into something more darker and focus on these themes and self-reflection from the players. I don’t think it was scary per se, but I can’t deny it had some thought provoking material. The poems were an interesting way to portray emotions and characterization. Maybe if people knew more about these Japanese VNs they would have appreciated them more or something… but I look at this game as something good enough to deserve attention. I haven’t played these so I can’t really commend on any comparison between them, but I guess similarly enough works exist after all. Another thing to factor is the timing when the hype went noticeable and the meme-potential if you wish, not unheard of a recent hyped game get such recognition at the time when game awards are being thrown around..
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Raven the unhappy has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 2:28am
Originally posted by 反魂の魔女:
It certainly deals with themes of depression and how treating depressed people can have impact on their lifes not usually observed by the outsiders. The idea of the game was to use the conventional tropes to turn into something more darker and focus on these themes and self-reflection from the players. I don’t think it was scary per se, but I can’t deny it had some thought provoking material.

Stuff like “happy toughts happy toughts happy toughts” followed by a spooky drawing it’s not deep, it’s pretentious. Just like Evangelion pretending to be complex by adding random christianity imagery or names in some scenes.
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Richard02 has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 2:30am
Originally posted by Raven the festive:
Originally posted by 反魂の魔女:
It certainly deals with themes of depression and how treating depressed people can have impact on their lifes not usually observed by the outsiders. The idea of the game was to use the conventional tropes to turn into something more darker and focus on these themes and self-reflection from the players. I don’t think it was scary per se, but I can’t deny it had some thought provoking material.

Stuff like “happy toughts happy toughts happy toughts” followed by a spooky drawing it’s not deep, it’s pretentious. Just like Evangelion pretending to be complex by adding random christianity imagery or names in some scenes.
Taking one of the least deep elements made to spook the player in order to prove his point about the game not being deep
K?
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Megumin has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 2:35am
The best PC game is supposed to be a meme, IIRC
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Richard02 has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 2:38am
Originally posted by Festive Megumin:
The best PC game is supposed to be a meme, IIRC
Especially since DDLC won the IGN awards.
IGN being a meme.
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Raven the unhappy has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 2:38am
Originally posted by Richard02:
Originally posted by Raven the festive:

Stuff like “happy toughts happy toughts happy toughts” followed by a spooky drawing it’s not deep, it’s pretentious. Just like Evangelion pretending to be complex by adding random christianity imagery or names in some scenes.
Taking one of the least deep elements made to spook the player in order to prove his point about the game not being deep
K?

Okay, tell me what do you consider the most deep moment in the game, because i know that you will dismiss every other example i will make in the same way.
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Megumin has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 2:39am
Originally posted by Richard02:
Originally posted by Festive Megumin:
The best PC game is supposed to be a meme, IIRC
Especially since DDLC won the IGN awards.
IGN being a meme.
Oh♥♥♥♥♥♥ DDLC actually won the IGN awards? Lmfao.
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Richard02 has Doki Doki Literature Club 25 Dec, 2017 @ 2:39am
Originally posted by Festive Megumin:
Originally posted by Richard02:
Especially since DDLC won the IGN awards.
IGN being a meme.
Oh♥♥♥♥♥♥ DDLC actually won the IGN awards? Lmfao.
People choice, 4 awards, all thoses it was nominated for.
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