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on: November 06, 2017, 10:07:46 AM

http://store.steampowered.com/app/698780/Doki_Doki_Literature_Club/

Don't read the Polygon article. Just download it, play it, and let's talk about it.
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Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 10:21:30 AM

I... what? I think I've seen enough anime to know where this is going...

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Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 10:45:26 AM

u know nothing john redneck
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Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 11:47:58 AM

Itís the one that starts off as a dating sim except that  isnít it?
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Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 11:49:29 AM

Itís the one that starts off as a dating sim except that  isnít it?

it came out 2 months ago

if you don't remember then you don't remember
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Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 01:04:12 PM

goty
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Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 01:05:39 PM

http://store.steampowered.com/app/698780/Doki_Doki_Literature_Club/

Don't read the Polygon article. Just download it, play it, and let's talk about it.

Estimated playtime?

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Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 01:05:59 PM

That is if you can get over the first 45 minutes of absolutely agonizing and brainkilling boredom.

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Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 01:06:36 PM

That is if you can get over the first 45 minutes of absolutely agonizing and brainkilling boredom.

30 min

but yea

http://store.steampowered.com/app/698780/Doki_Doki_Literature_Club/

Don't read the Polygon article. Just download it, play it, and let's talk about it.

Estimated playtime?
the right length
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Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 01:18:26 PM

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!  why so serious?

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Reply #10 on: November 06, 2017, 01:33:35 PM

-5 points to house redneck
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Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 04:23:39 PM

finished it

yeg, 3 hours

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Reply #12 on: November 06, 2017, 06:30:52 PM

Anyway, no. Just no. I love all the things that this game is supposed to be inspired to/from and it still doesn't do anything for me. In fact, I almost feel trolled after getting carpal tunnel syndrome to click as fast as possible through an hour of mindboggling boredom shit only to get to the juicy part which is not interesting nor original at all. I can name a few games that did something similar in the past few years and that I had a much better time with, and in fact I am pretty convinced this is all a big joke. From Schild pretending to like it to Steam ratings being 99999% positive, and finally to this guy named Dan Salvato, the author, who teases us into something that never ever gets interesting no matter how disturbing he gratuitously tries to make it while basically making us go over the same shit more than once dancing at the pace of his laughs at our expenses. At least it was free. Except for the three hours I won't get back.

Skip this. Play or re-play Everlasting Summer instead.

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Reply #13 on: November 06, 2017, 07:14:12 PM

I see someone clicked through the entire weekend process instead of just clicking auto.

Name another game like this though pls. There's a handful of extremely indie games that toyed with these ideas but none pulled them off with any success.

Could it have been better?

Sure.

Does it need to be?

Nah.
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Reply #14 on: November 06, 2017, 08:29:16 PM

First of all, I don't believe you liked it. I think you are still fucking with me.
And I ditched the AUTO function cause I didn't think it could go through all the boring fluff fast enough.

Anyway, I am not even sure what are the ideas that you think are so unique.


have some of it in one way or another, except they are not


Yet I don't even think this game is even trying to say anything about the dark things it shows and tackles, it just uses them all of a sudden to create discomfort. To feel disturbing. To confuse and sway from the utter and complete emptiness of what is going on.
There is NO story here (and certainly no gameplay), and Dan Salvato is NOT David Lynch. What exactly is there to like?

But hey maybe I am missing something that I usually don't miss, so I would like to hear your and everyone else's opinion beside "goty". Hell, Depression Quest is more compelling than this.

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Reply #15 on: November 06, 2017, 09:32:02 PM

Depression quest was not compelling.

I would like that stricken from the record.
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Reply #16 on: November 06, 2017, 09:55:11 PM

No, of course it wasn't.

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Reply #17 on: November 06, 2017, 10:07:27 PM

Ill type up something tomorrow but id like to let other people play it and have them tell me im crazy also.
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Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017, 01:46:07 AM

When is this meant to get good?

Expect poison from the standing water.
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Reply #19 on: November 07, 2017, 03:23:11 AM

I think Schild just really likes postmodernism in his video games. Which is fine and all but, objectively, that was a whole lot of clicking for not a lot of payoff. I didn't dislike it as intensely as Falc, but he's right - the only real surprises were
Game has all the trappings of a good mindfuck but somehow my mind just doesn't feel fucked with.
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Reply #20 on: November 07, 2017, 05:54:38 AM

This is shite. I agree with falc.

No impact on me at all.

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Reply #21 on: November 07, 2017, 06:26:14 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXcwYgoGR0E

Skip to 13:00 if you don't feel like reading the buildup. Game isn't translated in English, except for this part. But it does Visual Novel meta way better than DDLC does. Not that I disliked DDLC, for a free and short game I liked it.

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Reply #22 on: November 07, 2017, 07:26:09 AM

how's the porn tho?

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Reply #23 on: November 07, 2017, 08:16:16 AM

how's the porn tho?
boy, that depends on your definition

I think Schild just really likes postmodernism in his video games. Which is fine and all but, objectively, that was a whole lot of clicking for not a lot of payoff. I didn't dislike it as intensely as Falc, but he's right - the only real surprises were
Game has all the trappings of a good mindfuck but somehow my mind just doesn't feel fucked with.
i kinda thought the song at the end was too Portal-y for my tastes.
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Reply #24 on: November 07, 2017, 09:49:50 AM

The song was the best part of the game to me and that says a lot considering I didn't even like it because it smelled of "let's try and pull a Portal here!" from the very first three notes all the way to the end. Even the lyrics go there, between Portal 1 and 2.
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Reply #25 on: November 08, 2017, 06:47:04 PM

finished it

yeg, 3 hours

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Reply #26 on: November 11, 2017, 04:39:54 AM

This was a good project and I'm glad this guy made this game.

I could normally have cared less about any visual novel character and at the end of this I just had this bitter, melancholic sense of regretting that there's no more game left in which you can play out the rest of the story and make everyone happy.

Game didn't need to be anything else, IMO
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Reply #27 on: November 11, 2017, 08:03:31 PM

okay fine, installing

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Reply #28 on: November 12, 2017, 03:16:53 AM

I think itís very good for a free 3 hour game.
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Reply #29 on: November 12, 2017, 12:16:20 PM

wtf

Spoilery question:

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Reply #30 on: November 12, 2017, 12:51:57 PM

Okay, still not done, but put me down in the "worth playing" camp.

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Reply #31 on: November 12, 2017, 02:30:04 PM

And done.  I think about 2 hours playtime.

Anyone else go in and decipher the character files?  Two are .PNGs, one is an .OGG, and one is base64 ASCII (far and away the best one).   awesome, for real

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Reply #32 on: November 12, 2017, 02:58:06 PM

Did not. Link them here.
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Reply #33 on: November 12, 2017, 03:25:57 PM

I made a backup of Monika's around the time she suggested it (restoring it doesn't do anything btw, and after the next restart it's gone again anyway) and while I was looking at it I popped it open in Notepad, saw the PNG header, etc.  Then when the others turned out to not be valid PNGs I looked at them to figure out what they were.

Googled, someone on Reddit has already helpfully assembled them all and got a little further than I did in digging stuff out like the QR codes and whatnot.
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Reply #34 on: November 13, 2017, 08:02:30 AM

wtf is this even.


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