Doki Doki Literature Club

Doki Doki Literature Club

Welcome to Literature Club, where four beautiful girls awaits protago- you. They happen to like poems, so whip up one to impress girl that prot- you like most! Hang out with Sayori, spend weekend reading books with Yuri or playfully banter with Natsuke.

Ahahaha. Who I am kidding. Since you read about it here, you already know there is more to this story, if multiple warnings on website and in game itself weren’t sufficient hint. Totally “fantastic, fun and wholesome slice of life visual novel”, that. Riiight.

Well. There is problem with certain kind of games that I like. They are inherently hard to discuss without spoilering it. So let me just say that cliche beginning is just that, beginning. You will end in very different place, both literally, mentally and metaphorically.

I found poetry minigame original and intuitive – I had no problem with selecting appropriate words (from rather… eclectic set), especially when you got to know girls better. Except Monika with her enigmatic smile that never leaves her face no matter what. She is special case. Oh so very, very special.

Girls’ poems also are worth serious treatment. They speak to you and will be very familiar to anyone that dealt with problems that this visual novel touches.

This game is pretty short and free – certainly worth your time. Play it. And remember, game does not end until credits roll.

 

Just Monika

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Except not.

There are rare moments in Reality, when things are better than you expect. Better than you think. Almost… sane. Those are rare miracles in world that gone mad.

So…

4chan making game (except not, but idea was undoubtedly born in this self-proclaimed “shithole of internet”)? Visual novel? Eroge? With disabled girls? Thrown off-hand idea, based on single image, actually realized, by some dark miracle? Dear God, what disguisting piece of depraved cripple porn awaits?

Except not.

Enjoy.

Little things like that almost return my faith in humanity. Almost.

Saya no Uta

There is hint of truth here, in shape of leaves.

Or Song of the Saya”. This is not game (you have choice in exactly two places), but visual novel – story about human that became too monstrous, and monster that became too human.

This is most twisted love story that I ever seen. And one of the best horror/gorn stories. Urobuchi Gen deserves his reputation, indeed. Pictures are decent, music is fine and fitting. What is above average is concept and scenario.

Saya no Uta have three endings and is rare example of plot with porn. You can cut out every hentai scene and guess what left – enthralling, dark, horrific story about very unlucky guy (soon-to-be psycho) that see world in literal gore-vision. And someone did exactly that, uploading to Youtube entire novel with this kind of censorship (here is first part). Enjoy!

This tale is so good that I am actually willing to overlook certain story disrepancies. This is not criticism – any and every story can and will have holes and problems. What is different is willingness to suspending one disbelief and just enjoy story.

TThis is how main hero see world now.hus… so what that Fuminori’s clothing should be gorified like everything else? Don’t wonder also what he would see in mirror or looking down. Also, don’t worry about strange unwillingness for anyone to call police or do something not suicidal. If you press these kind of issues, this would happen:

*Fuminori in hospital starts to see again first time since accident, looks at his hand* Oh my God what it is?! White-pink tentacle with five disgusiting squirming appendages…!! Must cut it off with my other – AAAAHHHH FUCKING┬áJESUS KILL ME NOW!!! *goes irrevesibly insane*

End of story. Do you want this to happen?

In world gone mad, only one thing is - or rather became - pure.