Doki Doki Literature Club - Please play this game!!!!!!!! Dec 11, 2017 4:27:56 GMT -5
Post by X-pert74 on Dec 11, 2017 4:27:56 GMT -5
Official Site (includes non-Steam download)
(the game is free, both on Steam and on the official site)
So... I'm reluctant to go into detail about this, because this really is the kind of game that is best experienced blind, without any preconceived notions about what you'll be experiencing. I will say though, that you should take its content warning on the download page/in the opening screens of the game seriously. This game is free, so if you want to avoid spoilers, it would be best to just stop reading right now, and play through it. It's not a particularly long game; it could probably be finished in under five hours. In case you decide to read on, however, I'll try to at least keep this opening post as non-spoilerish as I can.
Doki Doki Literature Club is a visual novel, wherein you interact with several cute high school girls in hopes of dating one of them. It's pretty typical anime fare... aside from the fact that the game's download page and opening screens both warn that this game is "not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed". Besides that, Doki Doki Literature Club appears to be a typical cute, fun anime-style game...
until suddenly you realize you're experiencing a truly subversive psychological horror story.
I really, really enjoyed this. It's been over a day since I finished it, and I can't stop thinking about it. Personally, I think this game is well-written and interesting enough that even if you're getting an idea of what to expect when playing it, or you happen to accidentally get part of it spoiled ahead of time... you'll still likely have an interesting time going through it. I'm not yet sure where exactly I'd place Doki Doki Literature Club in terms of my favorite games I've played this year, but at the moment it's rivaling Cuphead and Resident Evil 7 for my favorite game of 2017. It really is something special, in a way that I don't think could be achieved in another medium.
Also, Monika could very well be one of the most interesting, memorable characters I've seen in a game. I have so many mixed feelings right now. Ugh.
So, has anyone else here finished the game? What did you think about it? Feel free to discuss spoilers in this thread (though maybe consider tagging them in case those who haven't played this decide to lurk down the first page a little )