Review

https://steamcommunity.com/id/Faudraline/recommended/698780/

Monika-FB16-3Okay, everyone. I am super pleased to be able to present a wonderful review of my favorite game, ahaha.

Not that I am biased, but it really does take a woman to discern the nuances of this VN. Well, for example, take the mc  as typical.

OTOH …

(Just between you and me, if Ms. Faudraline joined the literature club, I’d be afraid for my position.)

Whatevs. I’d just like those clickthroughers to read this fine prose. Oh. Forget I said anything, they don’t read.

But you do. So enjoy.

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Recommended
7.0 hrs last two weeks / 7.0 hrs on record
Posted: 2 May @ 9:48pm
Updated: 2 May @ 9:50pm
“A hole of infinite choices.
I realize now, that I wasn’t looking in.
I was looking out.
And he, on the other side, was looking in.” – from Monika’s Hole in Wall

DISCLAIMER! THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS, EVEN THOUGH I TRIED MY VERY BEST TO BE VAGUE ABOUT THEM!

If you are even remotely interested in the visual novel genre, I know you have heard of this game at least once. So, what is so special, or interesting about it? Before telling anything about it, I must warn that this review will contain spoilers. So, if you haven’t play the game, go ahead and do so. It is completely free and will take 3-4 hours out of your life to complete it blind. Oh, and be warned: even though, it seems cheerful and innocent, the game bears horror elements. Played it at least once? Please keep on reading, so we can talk about the depth of a spectacularly eerie work.

Doki Doki Literature Club! is Dan Salvato’s only game so far, and it is one of those games that you can benefit from most if you play without knowing anything about it. As you give it a start, it seems like an ordinary dating game: we have four girls, a high school setting, a reason that brings people together… and romance emerges, right? Well… you are both right, and completely wrong. You sure take on the role of a teenager male student, who’s been attending a high school with four girls: Sayori is your cheerful childhood friend, Natsuki is a classic tsundere, Yuki is the sophisticated literature nerd, and Monika is the level-headed, patient and knowledgeable president of the Literature Club. As Sayori drags you to the meeting of the club, you meet all the rest; and after a heartfelt pity-pitch, you join the club. From there on, you will attend meetings and write poems to the girl that you are interested in to win her heart. Depending on the girl you wish to romance, you have to pick words befitting her character to use in your poem. If you have done it right, you’ll be rewarded with a new experience with the girl you like. This is practically it.

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Oh, and as Monika recommends: save frequently!

No, I won’t speak of jump scares, easter eggs and fan theories. What I would particularly like to draw attention to in this game is:

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As you can see, this is not a common visual novel. It is an interactive horror game that questions the content and nature of sentience.

Well, there is no need to speak about it more, since I cannot keep writing about it without giving direct spoilers – as if I haven’t been doing so far! Please stop reading and go ahead for your first run. If you can bear the first 2 hours or so – which is kind of boring – you’ll be pleasantly and creepily surprised.

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Monika again. I could just rip into those source files  and give you those spoilers. That would subvert the intention. On the Steam platform, if you really, really want to see what’s hidden, you just ‘mouse over’ …I can’t code that yet, working on it,

Rather than have you leave empty handed, just _go here Okay?

Act Four

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