Zero Punctuation: Doki Doki Literature Club

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Well shit, I guess I have to play this now so I can finish the review.

Why?

I don't even know.

I didn't bother with the video, I know his attitude, and every reviewer in general.

"Oh holy shit, anime, I hate animez. Jailbait joke, Jailbait joke! Haha, me so funnaz."

Geez, get a new routine, this wasn't fun the first million times and not a single lick true. It be like if I call every WRPG a senior citizen because they look roughly in their sixties to the excessive wrinkly foreheads and pancake tits.

As for the game, it's tired as the anime hate, being meta because it's "deconstructing" a genre and telling the player to fuck off because the creator doesn't like said genre. Painting everything in blood, breaking the forth wall and trying to use the "cute thing with darkness underneath" trick is old hat.

I'm glade visual novels are "games", modern games suck.

ToastyMozart:

Steve the Pocket:
...correct me if I'm wrong, but judging by the thumbnail and title, it sounded like the video consisted of nothing but pointing out the foreshadowing that any idiot could have noticed if they'd just played the game a second time.

Isn't that basically every Game Theory video that isn't just "Illuminati confirmed" style memery? (Peach was a ghost the whoooole tiiiime!)

Honestly, I'm not even a big fan of game theory, his voice among other reasons. I just happened to watch that particular video, go "Hmm....that's interesting. Don't particularly want to play this".

Honestly, the only videos of those I've actually kinda enjoyed are the FNAF ones, and I have no desire to play any of those games either. Watching him dig through all the easter egg lore stuff in a jumpscare game series is kinda entertaining.

xeedguilmon:
I didn't bother with the video, I know his attitude, and every reviewer in general.

"Oh holy shit, anime, I hate animez. Jailbait joke, Jailbait joke! Haha, me so funnaz."

Geez, get a new routine, this wasn't fun the first million times and not a single lick true. It be like if I call every WRPG a senior citizen because they look roughly in their sixties to the excessive wrinkly foreheads and pancake tits.

As for the game, it's tired as the anime hate, being meta because it's "deconstructing" a genre and telling the player to fuck off because the creator doesn't like said genre. Painting everything in blood, breaking the forth wall and trying to use the "cute thing with darkness underneath" trick is old hat.

I'm glade visual novels are "games", modern games suck.

Well, good thing you're not the one that decides what content watchable just by the title because guess what? You couldn't be any more wrong if you tried.

funny thing is, this IS just a concept game. If what people on reddit has find out is true, then this is an advertising campaign fore a game coming out later this year

Andre Nilsson:
funny thing is, this IS just a consent game. If what people on reddit has find out is true, then this is an advertising kampine fore a game coming out later this year

I only just played it a couple of nights ago. I'm not in the know Consent game? Like forcing men to realise consent is important for sexual relationships

trunkage:

Andre Nilsson:
funny thing is, this IS just a consent game. If what people on reddit has find out is true, then this is an advertising kampine fore a game coming out later this year

I only just played it a couple of nights ago. I'm not in the know Consent game? Like forcing men to realise consent is important for sexual relationships

I think they typoed it and autocorrect mixed it up further. From context I think they're trying to say that Redditors who went picking through the files for clues found it might actually be viral marketing for their next game.

xeedguilmon:
I didn't bother with the video, I know his attitude, and every reviewer in general.

"Oh holy shit, anime, I hate animez. Jailbait joke, Jailbait joke! Haha, me so funnaz."

Geez, get a new routine, this wasn't fun the first million times and not a single lick true. It be like if I call every WRPG a senior citizen because they look roughly in their sixties to the excessive wrinkly foreheads and pancake tits.

As for the game, it's tired as the anime hate, being meta because it's "deconstructing" a genre and telling the player to fuck off because the creator doesn't like said genre. Painting everything in blood, breaking the forth wall and trying to use the "cute thing with darkness underneath" trick is old hat.

I'm glade visual novels are "games", modern games suck.

the butthurt is strong with this one

OT: i watched the stream and was entirely underwhelmed. If that's supposed to be some form of peak in the genre, then it doesn't say much positive about the genre

Ehh, I like anime and I like a good romance and I've kind of been thinking about giving dating sims a go but if, as Yahtz says, the romantic options are shallow-ass walking wish fulfillment that exists only to date the MC with no agency of their own, that kind of dulls my interest considerably. Can anyone confirm if the genre really suffers from that sort of thing? I've got Hatoful Boyfriend in my backlog, I'll probably at least give it a go sometime anyway, but does that conform to this stereotype?

In other news, like many others I'm surprised Yahtzee let himself be pressured into anything. TBH, I don't actually think dating sim was the most entertaining possible genre. Myself, I'd LOVE seeing him play Dwarf Fortress or something strongly DF-inspired like Rimworld. The freedom in these titles allows an efficiency-minded player to perform some very entertaining - and sensible - atrocities, like the "dwarven nursery" idea, where children are subjected to full-body third degree burns and then forced into an extended pit fight with a gaggle of stressed-out puppies until maturity, to develop their combat stats. I suspect he'd love the concept, but all the same he doesn't like learning extensive game mechanics, so I expect he'd end up with a game he wants to love, but can't really play and gets pissed off at all the same, which would be hilarious to watch. Still, nice to see the guy step out of his comfort zone, good on him.

I don't think I've ever played a dating sim, but I'm left with the impression that all the characters are always crackers and super irrational. Is this correct?

Baffle2:
I don't think I've ever played a dating sim, but I'm left with the impression that all the characters are always crackers and super irrational. Is this correct?

A lot of them are premised on a faceless guy with little to no personality or outstanding traits being able to successfully pursue a bevy of potential romantic interests, so the characters being either a little bit nuts or just having low standards is something of a requirement.

ToastyMozart:

Baffle2:
I don't think I've ever played a dating sim, but I'm left with the impression that all the characters are always crackers and super irrational. Is this correct?

A lot of them are premised on a faceless guy with little to no personality or outstanding traits being able to successfully pursue a bevy of potential romantic interests, so the characters being either a little bit nuts or just having low standards is something of a requirement.

Isn't this usually considered part of the "harem" subgenre or am I mistaken? I don't know my Japanese culture that well. I just seem to notice that there's a fail bit of these which involves a bunch of girls who are all fighting over random nameless faceless PC in these things(or bland protag in anime).

Baffle2:
I don't think I've ever played a dating sim, but I'm left with the impression that all the characters are always crackers and super irrational. Is this correct?

That's actually a point of this game

ToastyMozart:

trunkage:

Andre Nilsson:
funny thing is, this IS just a consent game. If what people on reddit has find out is true, then this is an advertising kampine fore a game coming out later this year

I only just played it a couple of nights ago. I'm not in the know Consent game? Like forcing men to realise consent is important for sexual relationships

I think they typoed it and autocorrect mixed it up further. From context I think they're trying to say that Redditors who went picking through the files for clues found it might actually be viral marketing for their next game.

where did I do the typing error?
never minde I finde it

I only played this one because of ZP- prior, I'd only heard of it very vaguely in passing. (What can I say, I don't spend that much time on Steam, these days.)

I'll agree that it wasn't bad- I might go as far as "pretty good"- but that I'm inclined to be kinder to it as I didn't have to shell out any money for it. Having to pay for a game where you're imposed upon to re-read large amounts of the same text to make sure you aren't missing something important...

...And in one case, skip through some ridiculous number of pages of gibberish, wondering if the meta-game is actually expecting you to quit and come back...

Well, that kind of thing tends to make you go "I paid how much to have this inflicted on me?"

(And in this case, you then go, "...Oh... right... Carry on, quirky experimental horror game.")

I think the "glitching" could have been handled with a lighter touch; some of it it laughable where it's intended to be scary; some of it just doesn't make a whole lot of sense, in light of the final revelations.

Still, for a game in which 90% of the game play is choosing which words you'll put into poems, it wasn't the worst way to kill a few hours.

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