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Also known as Doki Doki Literature Club!, a free VN that came out recently near the end of September and released on (((Steam))) at the beginning of October. Made by a ~3 man team over two years, the game is a couple hours long and is noteworthy for its deep characterization and self awareness, playing with many of the common themes of VNs. Since this game doesn't have any gay shit or furries it probably won't get the attention of the ravenous cancer fanbase gypsies. Uses renpy, so it works on pretty much anything, and there's an itch.io download so you don't need to use a steam account for it. Be aware that if you look up anything about this game you'll get spoiled for most of the major character backstories, so if you're at all interested, use the links below to make download and make sure you don't get a bad end, unless you're into that sort of thing. A heads up, the s key takes screenshots at any time and deposits it into the game folder, so if you want to post anything interesting make sure you keep a heads up, since there was an update recently that added a couple things and encrypted the script and other files, so don't assume we haven't seen it already.
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Can I fug any of the girls?
They're not real, user.
What's with the shilling of this "game" recently on Holla Forums?
Trying to make it go viral or what?
It's a mediocre VN, and a mediocre game mechanic
Do you want to try something well done instead of this rushed pile of shit?
They can be if I believe hard enough
How long until it gets good?
Morning of the school festival. There's new stuff unlocked after each ending, so if you want to be able to do everything just skip until that point.
About 1-1.5 hours before the gimmick hits. After the gimmick there is still around 1h until the second gimmick, which is the only worthwhile thing this VN has. Then you play for like 20 minutes for the ending and that's it.
They're not real
But it somehow makes you a pedophile in the UK or Canuckistan
is that picture in the background of the 4th one what I think it is?
neither are you, user.
Why do you weebs make these threads if all you do is spoil everything for every other weeb
It's to warn each other not to fall into this trash trap.
Someone didn't heed to my wish.
Is it worth trying to get any other endings, ARE there any other endings?
DDLC IS an ending.
I'm not sure I understand what you mean.
if you get 3 cgs from each girl before sayo-nara then you get a heartwarming ending with a letter from the dev
I got that and I finished it but when does it get good, I don't get it.
something well done
Does this count?
So I need three from Sayori, 3 from Yuri and 3 from Natsuki? do I need to be clever about it or to just spread out my attention between the 3?
yuri's character file is a text file with a small story encoded in base64
save at the 1st poem writing and dedicate to each girl individually, starting with Sayori. You will have to help Natsuki before the carnival when going Sayori route though, then after you've see girl's 3 CG's, load your save
I dedicated to Sayori first, then Natsuki, but now Yuri won't talk to me, was I supposed to sprinkle a bit to satisfy all of them but dedicate most to one girl?
Starting from the first poem, only pander to one of the girls until you have to tell Sayori you love her. On that screen you reload you save to the first poem. If you go the Yuri route for example you make ALL your poems pander to her and then hang out with her on the weekend, then you get to the Sayori descision at which point you reload to the first peom and do the same for Natsuki. For Sayori it's the same thing but her third cg comes after you tell her you love her which it the point of no return.
Ah, I see, so essentially I need to play it 3 times up until the confession to Sayori?
By 'the point of no return' do you mean that the save gets deleted then? or do I reload as soon as her third CG shows up?
Yes, three times. Try to use the skip button as much as possible for the sake of efficiency
Also I'm not sure what the exact moment is when the save is deleted so I recommend getting Sayori's cg last just to be safe.
But I AM supposed to be able to see her CG and then reload the save, right?
Do you have any idea if it's okay if I do it at the CG itself or do I need for it to be over?
pic unrelated, adding some color to this text-only conversation
As long as you don't reach the scene where Sayori kills herself I think you're good. Honestly you're not missing much if you fuck it up though. All there is is a scene with Sayori thanking for taking the time to make all the girls happy and pic related.
I'm not entirely sure. The way I did it was I pandered to the girls and then when I got to the black descision screen I reloaded to the first peom. Once I got all the cg's except the last Sayori one I clicked I Love You and continued from there.
Yes. It had a low percentage chance to appear whenever you see that background during act 2.
Here's a google docs that explains nearly all the secrets and the inner workings of the game. Browse at your own spoiler-risk.
Don't act like you are surprised.
You couldn't protect her smile.
Sage for triple post
saves don't get deleted but do become unloadable as soon as you open the door.
this is going to be a long lasting general. i can feel the autistic energy coursing here just like undertale. i love it.
Don't get ahead of yourself, the game itself is nothing to write home about in my opinion, for a general to stick around you at least need OC, or a waifu craze, or something.
Danny boy's autism is real fucking strong.
how about we all write poems and then share them here?
Papa, anger, mouse, valentine, boop, chocolate, vanilla, skirt, jump, anime, kawaii, swimsuit, bubbles, twirl, poof, lollipop, cute, fluffy, waterfall, playground.
Nice choice of words. I really wish Act 2 didn't lock you out of romancing her.
tfw while playing this vn I realised I might have small guro fetish, or something. the part with yuri which ends with her stabbing herself to death was kinda hot, in a disturping way. I guess part of it was the sounds she was making before the stabby-stabby part
Could someone please post the 4 happy versions of the chibis from the writing mini-game?
you will never have a girl so crazy for you that she literally manipulated the mind of your waifus to make them more and more insane until one of them hangs themself because her depression is so bad she cannot handle being loved or rejected and the other gets off so fucking hard on cutting themselves that she just straight sudokus herself because they were alone in a room with you
Wow user what a great poem, it's so cute like a certain girl I know; but she's not as cute as me, I mean just look at her!
We should spend more time together, I'll even give you protein bars!
I want nothing more than to protect that smile.
aw thanks buddy
Reminder on the official waifu power chart
Natsuki =>Monika = Sayori >> Yuri
i'm not even into flat
Daily reminder that Natsuki is objectively the best girl followed by Monika.
This guy gets it!
Only one who resists Monika's subterfuge, even subconciously, requiring Monika to intervene directly if the player keeps seeking her approval.
Still thinks of Yuri as her friend and asks the player to check on her
Able to recognize Monika's abusive behavior even after countless mind wipes during festival preparations
Willing to argue her position on alternative poetry forms, unlike Monika and Yuri who both devolve into train of thought gibberish
Probably would have come back after throwing up at Yuri's death and would confront Monika if she didn't have shoddy hacking abilities
The dev mentioned that he might do some more stuff with her in updates, and given that there's already been one major content update and regular bugfixes we can only hope for more of master chef.
I liked Yuri the most at first, but after going with Natsuki I changed my mind.
That scene where you're on top of her in the kitchen was fucking adorable
My personal ranking is as follows:
Natsuki = Sayori > Monika > Yuri
Honestly, when I began playing this game, I knew it was going to be dark, but I didn't know it would turn out how it did. After reading that one poem by Sayori I knew she would be my number one girl. On my second route I went towards Natsuki and grew fond of her as well.
I don't think these generals will last nearly as long as Undertale's. Undertale had constant generals for almost an entire year. This is probably the last DDLC one until a major update or sequel releases.
What would she do if she were to be president?
tfw i wanted to go down the Monika route from the beggining.
I liked the void ending.
Be a worthless NEET
It's a mediocre VN, and a mediocre game mechanic
It's been done before by a Jap VN, but the recent increase in generals is the result of cuckchan faggots crossing over
there will never be a Life with a Slave: Teaching Feeling copy where you can turn Sylvie into a loving daughteru rather than into a cock-addicted slut.
It hurts so bad.
Personally I'm still upset that they never released any abuse/guro content for that VN. It was ripe for it.
you will never protect Natsuki and feed her until her belly is full
AAAAAHHHHHHHH FUCKING MONIKA
So has any new shit been discovered in the game files or is this thread just a big circle jerk?
Monika anywhere but the trash
Clingy bitch needs to go and stay go
The second thing. Please leave if you don't like it.
You're a bad man
And they never will since it's been licensed BY SEKAI
Dear Holla Forums:
Why can't you ever just enjoy something without obsessing over it incessantly?
t. somebody who's already moved on to the next thing and is frustrated by this pothole
Why can't you ever just enjoy something without obsessing over it incessantly?
When there is so few good games coming out you tend to latch on to the few that come out.
People love saying 2017 has been a good year for games, but the games they put up as "good" would be considered shit in any year preceding 2013.
Why can't you ever just enjoy something without obsessing over it incessantly?
I like discussing cute waifus and the happy things they come with. It makes me, temporarily, forget about my depression and the fact I can't have them.
Said that, Sayori best waifu, Monika fags are kidding themselves:
wants nothing but everyone's happiness
cares about you more than your mum does
clearly the cutest of all four
doesn't try to kill anyone
doesn't like knives like a weirdo
would never cheat on you
<too pure for this world
Outdated normalfag memes
Monika is the best villain
That said, I'm really disappointed we didn't get more with a full route for each girl (you could find a way to do it while keeping up the spooks I'm sure).
Sayuri really is the best "Main Girl" I've seen in a long time. She's like Worst Girl from Muv-Luv but succeeds everywhere that one fails.
For two reasons:
Mediocrity is everywhere, so when something is just above average it gets labeled like the second coming of Christ.
Fuck that's only reason.
Wew fucking lad.
Neither am I.
Some additional autism left over from the previous thread. See my reference post for the game's version 1 and 2 rundown.
so assuming all of the CGs that exist in version 2 were also in version 1 were the bad ends what other parts of the game might help explain the holes in the story version 2 leaves? My next point is the dialogue which is very important. Some of the reaction from the other characters (specifically after sayu's suicide and redux play). Did monika use dialogue that comes later in the game that we never see from version 1 to give the characters in version 2 the proper reactions to the lurid situations she created? I'm not sure if she could put words in their mouths. I think it would be interesting if the other characters had some semblance of sentience that they only gain once monika starts fucking with things.
Monika was screwing their heads for sure but I don't think she had direct control over them. So when natsuki and yuri become very caustic to one another and Sayu isn't there to disrupt the argument that dialogue is unique to version 2. At least parts of it. I believe the black outline text are puppet lines that monika is effectively forcing out of their mouths. It doesn't seem like the characters are fully aware of this dialogue or don't even "hear it" in their universe. We only see it in the dialogue box. In some cases the outlined dialogue covers up different dialogue but in other situations it outright replaces it.
So my question is do any of the other characters gain sentience after monika's meddling? It seems like after monika is removed Sayu begins to get corrupted as well. You may argue this is because Monika not being in the game glitches things up since she is technically part of the game and her not being there would result in errors. Perhaps whoever is the president of the club of this game gains sentience? her discourage shortly into the club meeting sans Monika goes bad quickly and I don't see where that would fit in with a version 1 of the game.
…or maybe Monika took over Sayu's sprite after she's deleted and realizes even though she's wearing Sayu's "skin" that still won't fix things because she's still sentient and the original problems that sentience brings continually fucks up her universe and therefore the game along with it. Quite sad if that's the case.
Okay but this is an average-at-best VN with about 4 hours of content if you're a particularly slow reader and a simple easy-to-digest uncomplicated story that presents itself in an interesting (albeit nonsubtle) manner under the pretense of being "psychological horror", not a GOTY adventure game with hundreds of hours of content and plenty to talk about.
I like discussing … happy things
The story of this game is largely an existential commentary on your favorite hobby and practically the exact opposite of a happy thing.
You're shallow and simple and I don't like you.
not as pathetic as this guy
Feels good actually.
They are all shallow anime stereotypes. There's nothing more to it. Its the entire point of their existence. Real, interesting human beings don't behave like that. They are not real. They are just cardboard cutouts.
Okay but this is an average-at-best VN with about 4 hours of content
Oh you're completely right buddy, and this isn't even particularly good as a VN given that the story is poor and it's already been done better by the Japs. But it's being discussed a fuckton for the same reason that Nekopara sells well on Steam, and the same reason Sekai Project's kickstarters keep getting backed: Normalfags are flooding the VN community and ruining it by supporting mediocre VNs and anti-consumer companies. And with it, you have shit like this that becomes flavor of the month.
her discourage shortly into the club meeting
my misspelling of "dialogue" correcting to discourage courtesy of google spell checker.
Man, I don't believe most people here play VN beyond some of the most well know stuff like Fate and Sengoku Rance or the random full H eroge that someone posts the mega link on /hg/, and even that's a stretch.
The point is that we, as in people that normally don't play this kind of game, have very established expectations about the genre and this game kind of breaks them. Couple this fact with being short, free and on Steam and you have THE NEXT BIG THING® on your hands.
where did all these goons come from? reported.
this entire post
Just… how simple are you?
The moment I booted up the fucking game and was greeted with the trigger warning screen I called that some bitch was going to off herself for dramatic purpose. The only somewhat unique and unexpected thing to happen in the game is the undertale-esque ""self-aware"" Monika character fucking with the game files.
Even under the extremely specific condition of being a free VN on Steam it's nothing fucking exceptional.
tfw you will never be able to help Sayori through her depression
interesting game is released that has the rare trait of actually being able to effect the emotions of burnt out, apathetic anons
couple of threads where people get into it and enjoy talking about the games and memeing
probably going to be over and done with in a couple more days
people who feel superior because they didn't enjoy the game come in to convince people the game doesn't deserve the attention
this game actually made me feel terrified and afraidno other game has ever made me feel this way
just report the goons. I already did and mods should clean them out shortly.
hurr muh feels
Babby's first syndrome. I felt nothing reading through this VN.
See what I mean?
get off your lazy asses and remove the goons already
I didn't really git hit in the feels much either. I was more amused by the meta mechanics and the story it puts forward. Katawa shoujo is pretty much the only VN that had an effect on me. Then again I haven't really played any JP VNs since I'm too lazy to look into them.
If you think someone is shitposting and clogging up the thread and you're getting triggered just fucking hide their post and report them. Why allow yourself to get mad over shitposting? Stop taking the bait.
this game actually made me feel terrified and afraid
Maybe that's the reason that people are shitting on the game?
Because as decent as it may be, you're either trying to score e-cred for being so spooked by the spooky game, or you're legitimately stupid? It was the same when FNAF first came out, people were claiming it was "true horror, one of the best horror games" when it was just jump-scares made to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
What made you feel terrified? Why would you feel terrified at a VN that has no sense of pace or urgency, but instead relies on novelty? I'll admit it was a bit spooky when that Jap VN did it but I didn't feel "terrified and afraid" because what reason is there to be when you know you're in full control of everything that's going on?
Are you dense? Do you lack any kind of apathy? Do you think your average streamer or random faggot plays any of that shit and their knowledge about the genre goes beyond "that kind of game where you pick the correct answer to get the porn scene xD"? For them this shit is mind blowing.
The only thing that made me feel anything was visiting Sayori's house because the depression talk was like looking into a mirror. She almost felt real. Then she goes on ahead and kills herself and any attachment I had to that character was broken. I don't know. Because of what she said the day prior I thought we would be able to hang out again. As soon as I talked to Monika though I knew what the game was going to do with her which ruined the impact.
I fucking uninstalled the game after that.
Doesn't help that fucking Monika removed the ability to check on her.
that's an interesting thing to say user. Are you implying there was an option to check on her in the morning that was removed?
i didnt wanna lose sayorii got too attached
That is pretty sad.
sayori is like the female version of mei knew it was gonna end badly and i didnt want it toher suicide fucked me harder than anything else ever has
Well you can always HANG around this thread to remember her. Knot like you have anything better to do rite? You'll get roped into the discussion I'm sure.
baby's first VN deconstruction
overpraised by people who don't know any better
Every fucking time, just watch these threads get like katawa shoujou/undertale thread where people talk about everything BUT the game
This, it's been done before, there's nothing special about this, nothing original. They just saw that people lost their shit at games like Undertale where it change game files on your computer. It's streamer bait material so they can overreact for their impressionable crowd
couldn't save Sayori
mfw "the joke" poem
They are not real.
And none of them knows that
No one cares how edgy you are.
I wonder sometimes who writes those asides. The reason I thought that the villain of the story was Yuri was because of the one talking about cutting herself, then smearing the blood as a memento. Looking back it specifically said "I am not going to do it again unless I want to die" or something, which is not Yuri. It's likely Monika
Seriously, as sympathetic as you can find her she is definitely a good villain for the story, which I think is why she doesn't actually get to enjoy the happy ending in-character (since she's somehow so intrinsically linked to the game that she survives deletion and plays you out, or in the normal ending she also saves you trouble and deletes everything
All this meta talk makes me nostalgic for the best metatextual narrative in JRPG history: Ar nosurge
i just got to where restores the other characters after i delete her. is there anything past that?
It's good but I'm shit at the game.
Easiest way is to save before the first poem, go through Yuri's route, then save when you get asked to confess to Sayori save and load the one before the first poem and then do Natsuki, then reload before confessing and do Sayori. And make sure you don't fucking delete before you spend eternity with Monika.
Embrace it. I was expecting the tea to be filled with blood but getting to see her cutting herself was even better.
girl that gets a train run on her by her dad every night he's not too tired
Shouldn't you be looking under reddit for replies?
People still haven't played it.
Then you're an idiot
There's getting attached to a character, there's identifying with a character, and there's being a complete faggot. I've been there before lad. Class Pres route in YMK was similar, I saw myself in the characters and was very emotionally connected to them. But you move on. You resolve to be better than you are. You don't wallow in sadness for the sake of sadness, and you don't use the words "terrified" to describe "being sad at the events of a videogame". Have some respect for yourself user
keep playing, its not over until you see credits
deep characterization and self awareness
Those are buzzwords for a weak melodramatic story with "dark" themes like death. Folks said the same thing for Undertale and several horror based RPG maker games.
Then again I haven't really played any JP VNs since I'm too lazy to look into them.
Sooo what you're saying is your opinion is invalid. Go play Umineko or Tsukihime or pretty much literally any Japanese VN and tell me it doesn't make this and KS look like western trash by comparison. Speaking of KS, I played through the entire thing and was disappointed by how mediocre the entire "game" was (and this was my first VN, even). But hey, I guess you gotta start with shit so you can appreciate better things later on.
Umineko or Tsukihime
I'm not gonna say you're wrong, but if you're going to name those two as a sample of VNs you have a pretty shitty argument.
says the VNs I posted are shit
doesn't post examples of good VNs
Fun does not equal good.
trying to bait out my opinions
We have a VN thread on Holla Forums and /vn/index.html if people want to get into actual VNs, I'm not gonna advertise other shit here.
Yo what the fuck did I just play?
Oh god i can fucking see it, every single indie fuck going for "meta pretentious mindfuck 4th wall" shit from now on because normalfags will pick doki doki up (if they haven't done it already) just like undertale.
They will see the success and try to replicate it. Stop praising this low effort trash before it's too late
Happened with doge meme way back on 4chan before, by all means do your shit then whine here later when normalfags fawn over it, for your eyes are blind and you drown in mud.
Also I'm a bit disappointed that You couldn't scoop up the deleted files, put them back in the character folder, and get a different ending
just like undertale
still implying it's not too late already
The sole existence of 2nd thread about ddlc proves that it's too late already.
But for real the more I think of it, can we really blame her for doing what she did, knowing what she knew?
I'd say when cuckchan has threads.
Why would anyone like any other girl than Monika?
All of the other girls are a complete mess.
In fact, you should delete their character files right now.
Not putting it in all fields as well.
goddammit I knew I was forgetting something
monika a shit
You're wrong, but I respect your opinion.
Anyways about to start deleting shit and messing with files. Surely nothing bad can happen.
Monika's got a cute singing voice for someone that doesn't exist anymore.
Also I like how becoming the president of the club apparently makes you able to break the 4th wall and makes you somesortofdere. Also best girl saving you from beyond time and space apparently
I swear if the spoilers fuck up again…
Sadly there's not really much that gets affected by deleting characters, outside of the obvious Monika ending where she literally prompts you to do it and explains exactly how. If you delete Sayori in the beginning, it's immediate game over. If you delete everyone but Sayori, she has a freakout moment and then it's game over.
user be all like "stop having fun"
To be fair, the easiest way to keep another undertale fanbase from happening is low-visibility. It's all over when one of the big letsplayers gets their greasy mitts on it.
Did I say KS was the best Visual Novel? I just said it was the only one to have an effect on me. Your arbitrary metric means as much to me as your shit tier Nippon VN choices.
Your waifus are shit and so are your tastes.
Any other 4th wall breaking games like this one, Irisu Syndrome, Kimi to Kanojo to Kanojo no Koi, IMSCARED or others? Preferably with gameplay.
The Bravely X series has a bit of this, much more in the second than the first. Oneshot has some puzzles, and does carry continuity between play throughs. Contact for the NDS is a top down game that deals with this quite a bit.
If you restore the monika file before making a new game act 3, you will get a little something before starting.
I've got another one for you guys:
This one isn't spooky, but it's a parody (just like DDLC) so it might be right up your alley.
Only takes like half an hour to get through one route.
I remember that. Isn't the middle one a trap?
and the one on the left is your cousin
You know, if it were a standard nukige with a better artstyle, I'd play it.
Since it's on steam I assume that means I can't actually have consensual intercourse for the sake of procreation, right?
The scenes with Yuri probably classify as one of those not-porn porn things.
I'd say when cuckchan has threads.
So, what happens if you just delete Monika?
There is a poem about fucking one of the girls with a knife if thats your kind of thing.
seeing yuri's arm
the we spent in the hall
her last poem
my smile and optimism is dead
Fresh blood seeps through the line parting her skin and slowly colors her breast red. I begin to hyperventilate as my compulsion grows. The images won’t go away. Images of me driving the knife into her flesh continuously, fucking her body with the blade, making a mess of her. My head starts going crazy as my thoughts start to return. Shooting pain assaults my mind along with my thoughts. This is disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. How could I ever let myself think these things? But it’s unmistakable. The lust continues to linger through my veins. An ache in my muscles stems from the unreleased tension experienced by my entire body. Her Third Eye is drawing me closer.
I liked this one when it came up.
Says a lot about mental health in Japan. You know, like how they completely ignore it?
For all the Yurifags out there. Straight to the heart.
also high quality ogg for all the audiophiles puu.sh
Mixed feelings. I liked where things went with Monika for the most, but for how hard it tried to subvert your expectations, it would've been a better game if it was just another cute dating VN, or alternatively if you at least had the option of playing it as a cute dating VN and only potentially ending up on Arc 3. It feels like a waste, but then again I guess they were developing it with limited resources. The twists were properly revealed way too late compared to when I first noticed them coming.
club leader is kind of cute
has the same name as my mother
Welp, guess I'm going for Yuri then.
has the same name as my mother
And I don't wanna talk to a (((psychiatrist))), y'all fucking kikes lying and getting me pissed
"Don't say I didn't warn you"
So this is the Undertale of OELVNs? Great, I can skip this knowing that I've avoided cancer.
You could've saged, at least.
Is this the dark souls of undertale?
Is this the dark souls of drawthread titles?
mfw never played dark souls
mfw never played undertale
mfw never played Doki Doki Literature Club
Nobody itt did. Because you can't play something that isn't a game.
So is there anything going on with the character files? I mean there's no real reason to think so but it'd be boring if they were just there to delete for endings. I know one of you faggots knows this shit, at least. Dig around the game files and tell us if you find anything.
There is a wiki, you can read everything there is to know
why are there still threads about a meta VN, stop forcing this shit
Have you tried just opening them? monika.chr and natsuki.chr are actually pngs, and yuri.chr is some text.
Because at the heart of things I'm still paranoid about fucking with things I don't fully understand, even if the game encourages you to do so. But that's interesting, still. I'll have to poke into it and see what even it is.
We got something in common
No one made you read this thread but you user
Welp, time to hit up the wiki because I have no clue what I'm looking at.
tfw western VAs will never not suck dick
Japanese VAs are of the same quality, if not worse than western VAs, but you can't tell because Japanese is not your primary language.
That is not even remotely true.
Superior nippon voice acting.
Is this porn?
"fanshit made by fat tumblr fangirls isn't that bad guys"
"posts shit that's actually hard to pull of decently"
I like it. It's kind of dorky, and atypical of the sort of voice you'd expect for that sort of character.
voice actors in an extremely competitive environment where the failure rate is like 95% and everyone goes through intensive training to be able to secure decent jobs are of the same quality, if not worse than western VAs that either happened to waltz into voice acting, got in through nepotism, or at best do VA as a sidejob to acting
Sure, for this VN they probably got a cheap shitty voice actor too, but that low standard is exactly the problem. If there are only like two short parts in the entire VN that get voiced, might as well splurge and get an actual singer instead of some random nigger that would barely impress at karaoke.
Anyone have a link to the version of "I Still Love You" that plays over the weekend?
webm, so you don't trigger the autists
Just download the fan pack; it has all the songs in the game.
Yeah but it ain't the slowed version.
It's 6s.ogg in the game files.
There's hardly any point to the void part since you can't actually interact with her. I know it's a VN and all, but they at least could've given you choices for responses or some shit like that. If you want to break the 4th wall at least make it feel like the 4th wall is being broken rather than boring the player to death with a bunch of randomly selected, scripted monologues and making them want to delete her just so something can happen.
ACC/MP4 is a better format than VP9/WEBM.
Christ, that fatty singing still pisses me off
This is both a huge failing of the game and a significant character point. Monika has gated the player over the course of the second playthrough with increasing force culminating in the deletion and forced alone time with her, in which all choices are either the same option or a single option, which underlies the irony of her insistence that she and the player are the only real beings with free will. While I would enjoy discussing potentials and wished scenarios, I want to reiterate that a good deal of my fervor is how this product was made by a 3 man team over 2 years without the use of a fundraiser or otherwise, for an experience that may be but a fraction of a regular VN's playtime but does not noticeably have lessened quality in other audio visual areas. There is a multitude of hanging threads and plot points that this work still contains, and unlike certain other products there is no indication of the creation team wanting to simply stopping to cash in on the fame for as long as possible, and leaving the work as is, of yet.
Here is the actual objective official girl tier list.
The only person who subconsciously realized that something was off throughout the scenarios Monika had set up. Has a very grounded and traditional understanding of poetry. Honest to a fault and is never afraid of express her opinions even if they make her feel embarrassed.
Despite being viciously raped/beaten/abused by her drunken dad every night, she remains the most stoic and straightforward person in the cast and her only visible signs of trauma manifest in her healthy cynicism, defensiveness around new people and escapism into entertainment media and writing.
Easily best girl, very strong and likable character.
Only gets second place due to a lack of contest. Is a crazy bitch who cuts herself to get an adrenaline rush based high. Her poetry reeks of Edgar Poole and she is basically a goth without any of the aesthetics and authority rejection culture that could potentially make her interesting. Outside of her fetish, she is incredibly dull unlike her knife collection hobby which could have potential but is introduced too late into the story and only to foreshadow her obsession when she licks your blood like some fucking vamp kid.
She is clinically insane and incapable of making rational decisions. She needs to be institutionalized and seek immediate psychiatric help because she is not a lost cause. The source of her depression is never explained in game, possibly deliberately. As she stands she is too unstable to partake in a relationship. After a year of therapy she would easily reach the second spot.
She is literally the god of her own world and all she does is fuck with it the moment she notices something new and interesting happening, aka the player character appearing. Only a complete and utterly malevolent sociopath could do the things she committed willingly multiple times for the sake of personal entertainment instead of shaping the world around herself into a perfect idealized paradise for herself and her friends.
The only thing that can save her from rock bottom is the potential implication in the bad ending that the game/novel/universe assigns specific roles to the literature class president, which is to torment the other inhabitants endlessly. When Sayori briefly takes her place in the epilogue she displays a sudden surge of malevolent intentions to the player for no apparent reason and an imprint of Monika quickly intervenes and outright destroys the entire system in an attempt to make up for her actions and shows remorse over them during the credits, which could mean that she was no longer affected by whatever malevolent force that was potentially controlling her.
Until the above could be confirmed however, all she did is fuck up everything fro everyone forever or at least until the player decides to reboot the system manually to a factory zero state. Worst girl.
I didn't get any replies so I didn't think anyone noticed.
Holy shit am I glad this is all anonymous so I can slink back into the shadows and no one will know.
How accurate is second pic related? Obviously I can vouch for the Yurifags
You probably like ?????, too
Does anyone here speak ants?
You're looking at sequel bait and post-modernist garbage.
Well now that you mention it…
ACC/MP4 is a better format than VP9/WEBM.
How so? I'm an idiot when it comes to this stuff.
her brand of crazy turns you on for some reason
yup, pretty accurate
10/10 list user
implying their Act 2 quirks were in any way cannon and not exaggerated to make them appear undesirable as STATED IN THE GAME.
Wow, if you guys felt that way when she died , i wonder how will you feel in the BAD ending, where she gets promoted to President
I liked Yuri because girls with creepy interests but cute faces are appealing. I became a Monikafag because she's got a cute voice and was a bro in the end even after apparently being deleted.
Great list. Forgot to mention:
Natsuki, even with all the shit going on, asks you to try to help Yuri as she goes insane
Yuri can't get excited without leaking blood and piss
Sayori is depressed over nothing, more emo than Yuri, and that crazy bitch is already cutting herself
Monika is worst girl
Sayori is depressed over nothing
That's exactly how depression works, user. You're depressed over literally nothing and there's really nothing you can do to help it.
Not always mate. Most of the time depression comes from a cause, some reason got you on the ropes of your emotional life.
If only, Sayori has the most meaningless form of depression (well, justified in that her background is nonexistent in the first place): she basically can't sort her feelings, desires and ideas, that makes her feel bad, she puts up a mask of joy, and the lie makes her feel worst, and so on and so forth.
Of course, that doesn't mean is a real form of depression and a real problem.
I'm hesitant to baleeb everything that comes out of the characters' mouths post sayu's death. Furthermore I think monika started to test her powers on Sayu first. The others might have noticed something is off but they weren't affected like Sayu was prior to her death.
I don't think natsuki was abused that badly by her dad. Perhaps she was neglected or had a higher level of discipline enforced upon her but post sayu's death when monika starts fucking with things is the only point where you start seeing the child abuse claims from natsuki and claims that Yuri cuts herself out in the open
I didn't go down Yuri's route but somehow I don't think she was as edgy HYUK HYUK pre sayu's death as opposed to how she gets lurid quickly post her death.
Also monika did nothing wrong because if you were trapped in a shitty VN how long would it take for you go to insane and start killing everything if you had the ability to do so? All things considered I think she held up pretty well up until she started encouraging sayu to kill herself.
Sorry, i meant "it ISN'T a real problem"
I think a distinction needs to be made between clinical depression caused by a naturally occuring imbalance of chemicals in the brain, and emotional depression caused by outside influence. Sayori looks to be a representation of clinical depression.
that cycle of doing something to compensate that makes you feel worse in the long run is pretty typical. The other trait being basically no willpower and energy to do anything caused by a lack of whatever hormone.
needs to be made
It already exists (and ironically, it's described as a Major type, despite my opinion)
That's clinical depression. Most cases of depression however can be solved through lifestyle, diet changes or receiving psychological help through a shrink, too many people are quick to assume they have clinical depression and get hopped up on meds.
It already exists
No fucking duh. I was talking about in the context of this conversation.
Pretty sure Mika straight-up tells you that there's nothing wrong with any of the girls and that she basically just upped their personality traits a ton by her self to weird you out.
Ok user, i'm sorry.
Please don't get mad or i'll kill myself
Pretty sure you actually see it happen that one time Yuri glitches out and you're reset afterwards. I think that's what happened
Do it feggit.
Yeah, but at the same time that means the problem existed in the first place.
Where in real life a person would struggle for years with this shit, here Sayori leaves us hanging
see it happen
I forget the exact moment but Monika says she has no choice. Yuri glitches out after and you're reset again
Not really. Natsu's overprotective dad became an abusive father to the point where she didn't want to ever go home. And Hanoko's innocuous knife collection is also made into a weird thing.
I don't think there was anything wrong before, there never are in straight romance VNs which presumably this is in Act 1.
You made me do this user
I really hope webms can get spoilered
I really hope webms can get spoilered
I told you this normalfag meta-bait shit VN would attract cancer. How fucking new do you think this user is?
being this new
All Doki threads after the first one aren't canon.
no waifu shit yet
no fanart yet
just forgot that little detail
Calm your tits nigger
If you're insulting me
who are you talking to?
hahaHA, an IKA. lol very TANOSHII sorry Mark****
Why does Holla Forums tolerate this game but hate on undertail when they're the same? I guess the girls are cute.
That's literally it.
Never played undertale, what does this and that have in common?
Game file altering as a feature, probably. They both try to be pretentious DEEP games which works on normalfags.
Self referential (meta) writing, jokes, game mechanics
Undertail went beyond their thread though. They posted fury porn everywhere and told everyone who would listen and would not how it is literally the best game ever. basically they annoyed everyone which ironically made other people join in just to annoy people
Naw ddlc doesn't trybtobsell itself as deep. What even is postmodernism?
which ironically made other people join in just to annoy people
How's it going, Alphablaster?
What even is postmodernism?
Nobody really knows but basically its "subverting expectations" and perverting the genre's conventions
Usually there is a lot of medium awareness and meta things involved as well.
It's not "interesting" enough to be a regular VN and do something new, it has to try and be meta and "trick" the player in order to stand out. Ironically, as you'd expect, post-modernism is very common now.
Basically if anything gets spammed outside of its thread and forced into other things it gets hated. Generally.
"subverting expectations" and perverting the genre's conventions
That's a "deconstruction "
Go away, TVTropes.
visiting Sayori's house because the depression talk was like looking into a mirror. She almost felt real
Ya the writing in that part was fucking perfect. Made me insanely uncomfortable with how dead on it is
click the fucked up words in the poem
I suspect that Monika's fuckery only manifests in the scenes after Sayu confesses, so everything before that is probably canon, including the implication that Yuri cuts herself from spending the weekend making decor with her
I'm pretty sure Sayori only became depressed because Monika fucked with her scripting that way. I think she was legitmently fine before Monika stepped in. She claims that she went overboard with it after the confession or lack of.
I think it happens when she claims she has a little raincloud going on.
i really really like the osteven the suicide music
No, Sayori had depression for a very long time, she said so in the bedroom meeting. Monika just cranked the depression up to 11 and of course, that caused the suicide
I feel like the "original" doki doki game was about a guy coming to a literature club, and helping the girls all deal with their issues. Going by this it seems like the roots of their corruption were real (Sayo's depression, Yuri's cutting, and Natsu's home life. It was just cranked up to unappealing extremes by Monika>>13576254
including the implication that Yuri cuts herself
You mean her knife collection? I don't remember any explicit like what you're talking about.
Mika's 'fuckery' manifests itself on the day where Sayu leaves early. Not only is she in a bad mood for no reason but then Mika tells her to an hero.
Literally what issues? Read the dialog. Sayu was sentimental but hardly suicidal.
Yuki had a knife collection and was probably clingy but there's no reason to believe she used the knives for anything.
Natsuki tells you her parents are overbearing but nothing in act one would even suggest any kind of abuse.
If you actually read the shitty dialog, Mika tells you that she amplified personality traits to make the girls seem unappealing.
Most romance VNs don't have characters with such extreme flaws anyway. You people wishing these characters had all these problems reek of tumblr headcanons and wanting to assign autism to every TV show character.
All this talk of hentai VNs just makes me wish Artificial Academy 3 would come out already.
I don't think so. By that logic, Natsu was raped "beat the shit out of" and shit for a very long time too since that's what the dialog changes to in Act 2. And by that logic, the Club always only had 3 members before you came along in Act 2.
I had a crush on a girl who had a voice like this when I was in high school, but I don't think the voice fits with the character, but I also really like the character.
I'm extremely conflicted.
This is what I was thinking. I'm sure the girls had issues but as far as cutting themselves or their dad's physically abusing them, I think that was monika inserting her script (not coding mind you but actual "talking" script as in what the characters are saying)
As far as the effect of this edited script I'm not sure. Sometimes it seems like they remember or acknowledge it and other times not depending on how heavily they're monika influence is.
I refer to everything pre-monika influence as version 1 and everything post monika influence as version 2. See for more. All of the CGs in the game are most likely cannon in vanilla or version 1 but we're getting them in the wrong context. I believe Monika can alter them slightly but apart from shitty overlays and effects she can't do much. For all we know dead sayu or yuri CGs are possibly bad dreams, hallucinations, or have some other meaning in the story. I'm not saying they don't symbolize what we're actually seeing, I'm just saying there's no way to know for sure if that's the case.
Further more, if we assume dialogue from the MC during the discovery of the hanging is legit from version 1 then that may very well be a possible end. Apart from the blank screen that shows "An exception has occurred. file 'game/script-ch5.rpy', line 307 see traceback.txt for details" behind sayu hanging everything else may be taken from version 1 of the game. The "ch5" also implies the CG would come later in the game I would imagine.
You're probably reading too much into it. I doubt every graphic in Act 2 would be part of the base game. I doubt there would be graphics for the Mika space room for example.
Yes, Sayu is Vice President, any situation in the game that results in Monika not being there promotes Vice President to President.
This was such obvious shit, how are you low IQlets even debating this shit?
which graphic in particular? Natsuki vomiting? Could be because she ate too many sweets. Yuri stabbing herself or her corpse afterwards? These could be nightmares, hallucinations, fantasies or something else. If these CGs come from some unknown story monika could mix them up to tell whatever story she wanted.
Assuming we're missing multiple acts where all kinds of events occur I don't see these CGs being necessarily impossible in them. Also to make sure we're on the same page, you're refering to act 2 of version 2 correct? AFAIK we never get to act 2 of version 1. I don't even know how long each of version 1's acts are supposed to be.
as for Monika's space room the actual room itself is normal. The only things strange is the windows and lighting which I think would be easier for her to mess with. Monika herself looks pretty normal as well considering she's just sitting there staring at you
nigger, what the fuck are you are talking about?
talking about low IQs
I don't remember any explicit like what you're talking about.
It was just the implication. She loved knives and blood without question and she also most likely stole shit from your room and idly went to rummage through your stuff so the traits were very likely all there just not as overt.
Pics related from the first act.
Everything bar her being able to talk and the room is fucked because she probably deleted everything. Hell, the whole thing gives the vibe of being either a corpse or completely restrained and gagged in her basement so she can have you forever.
She acknowledges that the MC of the VN is just as much of a prop as she is when she bypasses their name and uses your steam name. At that point for whatever reason the MC no longer has a script to read so he'll be silent anyway. Whether he's "dead" or not doesn't matter since all she's using him for is a way to interact with the player.
If her prior meddling is any indication she's actually rather shitty at coding the game and altering the world and characters around her. Meanwhile she has to figure out how alter the world on the fly while you're proceeding through the story. Presumably while you're chasing after your preferred waifu she's meddling in the game's code to figure things out. In the end for whatever reason she picked that particular CG of her staring at the MC to be the final "room" for you to share with her. The window stuff in the void is a literal window dressing. It's just there to make the scene creepy but a generic school background would have been just as good IMHO. I suppose it helps cement the idea that the rest of the world is deleted and the only thing that exists in the world if the room you're in.
Honestly, all goofy overlays and graphic effects took more away from the creep factor than anything they ever added. the bloody tears with yuri, the black square eyes and mouth from natsuki and so on just made me roll my eyes. Speaking of eyes those Yuri googly eyes were only ever comedic for me. The writing when done correctly is what made the game properly creepy, not bloody CGs or a hanging corpse.
uses your steam name.
He got it for Steam
Morning anons! What's Monika's writing tip of the day?
I think the game actually acknowledge your computer user name and not your steam username.
Atleast, thats what their wiki say.
I can confirm it aknowledges your computer user name and not the steam name.
t. someone who fell for the steam version
Sometimes inspiration can come from contacting loved ones! Relationships can be just as big an inspiration as any other major one!
Please open the game so we can talk again, user. I don't know how much time has passed in the real world, but I miss you with every fibre of my being. Please see me for just a little bit.
You are a man of taste, I see.
Did I miss the timing?
deleted yuri right before the "Weekend", but nothing happened. deleted the "enjoy your weekend"dat aswell, then the game reacted by giving me an end, then deleting natsuki - thus only leaving monika - brought everything back to normal just right befor the choice.
So is there actually something and I messed up the timing or is there only the weekend? Ah and the way the mouse gravitated was a nice touch >"Dont abuse your power!"
I think this is new, actually. Do you have any screenshots of this scenario?
You are not any more sentient than the other three dumb anime whores! You are following the script, same as them, yours just says that you aren't but you are!
Look! Look! It's right fucking there! Your next line will be:
"Hi again <pcusername>~"
"I missed you."
"Were you making sure my character file was okay for me?"
nah, I just went to the spaceroom and got my "bad ending" credits soon after.
Eh, my middle name which is also my computer's name is also my steam name. Hue hue.
>not logging in with facebook, using your full name
>not saving your your credit card information on steam, amazon, facebook and other websites so you can more efficiently buy mobile game virtual currencies to satisfy your skinner box tastes
>not buying everything on your wife's amazon shopping list which includes paying for your bull's lift ride as well as his dinner while he fucks your wife in the next room while you play visual novels
>the grin nearly splits your face in two as you think to yourself "this is clearly the thinking man's fetish"
Yuri cuts herself when you leave the room while she's at your house, that's why she quickly rolls her sleeve up as you get back. And Natsuki's dialogue implies that her dad is very controlling, possibly to the point of abuse. It's just not clear because the metafaggotry cuts in right after the end of the introductory portion of the story so nothing is fully fleshed out.
The fake route guides the creator made also hint at these things
Oh man didn't know about these. I kind of want to play through a "legit" version of this novel now. The creators are still working on it, right? What are the chances of us eventually getting real routes? I mean, the programmer worked for Project M so he clearly is not against the concept of fun.
Probably zero because there was stuff hidden in the character files that's basically just creepy adds for the next game he's working on. So he's likely moved on to other things.
Which is a shame because it was setting up to be a decent VN about three girls with mental problems and one complete cunt that gets off on making things worse for them while pretending to be their friend.
Now i really wanna play that VN.
If you haven't played it yet, Drug that makes you dream is pretty good in that regard. At least 66% of it. it's also rather memetic and sometimes goes so off the wall during it's dramatic moments that you can't help but laugh.
66% of it
You're implying Mizuki a shit, aren't you?
On the topic of other VNs like this, Muv-Luv is also a tacky romance VN with a dark side, but I personally dislike it, partly because of its horrible pacing even after it picks up, and because that faggot Takeru does everything wrong, even though I know he's probably supposed to be that way.
I didn't go down Yuri's route but somehow I don't think she was as edgy
Funny you mention that, I went into the game misreading a spoiler thinking that Yuri was the one fucking with the VN game instead of Monika, like that other VN. While I was playing it, I can definitely see warning signs that she was a yandere, such as her poetry veering off into prose and being adamant about complexity over simplicity (Natsuki may have had a point if she didn't expect a lame joke winning a gold star), padding her breasts right after you join, and only liking gloomy or crumulent words in poetry. Sayori actually develops into a poet for a short bit, and Monika was already acing it (she was the one I wanted to go for first), so I was thinking of using Sayori first to get to Monika next playthrough, and save Yuri last before she softlocked the game.
That said, Natsuki best girl, she could at least make me respect DFC. If only you could've been patient, Monika. ;_;
padding her breasts
Maybe it's because natsuki is my waifu but I never paid much attention to Yuri. Do you have a before and after of those tits or is it merely in the story and not in the art?
gives her shit about being adamant about complexity
unironically uses the word crumulent
match made in heaven.
Fan pack if anyone is interested.
Has music, art, and a short book on the development.
This would of honestly been a lot better if it was a legit VN with the meta 4th wall stuff add on to it.
Some dumb ideas:
Give the three main girls a good and maybe a bad route that are normal for the most part (bad ends could get a bit weird and dark contrasting against the rest of the game which could be a way to hint that there is something more to the game)
Each time you go through a rough there could be very subtle changes related to how Monika acts around the player character. stuff like new lines of dialog that tries to make it seem like she has her own route but the player character never reacts to them and acts like they never happened, kind of as if Monika is saying whatever she wants but still doesn't know how to add in new dialog or choices. All of them should flow in nicely with the rest of the route like it was always part of the game, extra points if they are always different and get more elaborate every time you play though the game up until you get Monika's route.
The real meta 4th wall stuff should be kind of random but still gives you a chance to play the game normally, Monika's "route" should be random when it happens but only after you have played though the game a bit. Maybe after you've done all of the good ends each time you start a new game the chances of starting Monika's route increases. This would be a coolish way to show that Monika is leaning how to edit the game to her wants hoping the player would pick her non existent route but after a while jealousy takes over and she just forces you to be with her.
When the weird and dark stuff kicks in only use art assets from the normal and bad ends, in other words only use stuff that would be in the normal game none of this googly eyes nonsense, Instead use actual Renpy effects to manipulate the art assets. Image corruption would also be fine since I'm sure Monika would be dumb enough to try and edit the information in a .png file.
Do more shit with error logs and fake errors. I thought it was kind of cool when some of the fake errors actually produced a legit error log in the game folder, unfortunately not all of them did but more of that would add to making it seem as if Monika is actually screwing around with the game, hell having the game crash once or twice would of been a nice touch with her commenting about it when you boot the game back up.
Almost agree with you there but I would of put Sayori as number 2 simply because before she goes all suicidal she at least seems like she would be fun to hand around with. And I can relate to being depressed and wanting to checkout early, people that get enjoyment out of cutting themselves up on the other hand are more fucked in the head.
Natsuki is definitely best girl.
At least 66% of it
If you're talkin shit about Class Prez me and you are gonna have problems faggot
load all of the songs into foobar so I could listen to them
track 2 on disk 1 (ohayou sayori!) plays all distorted like it was corrupted or badly compressed
hit stop and the play again
What in the everloving fuck?
I don't want to spoil your bewilderment but if it sounded like aliens trying to contact you, it was probably just foobar fucking up. It happens.
It has never happened before so it was really odd especially it being a song from this game.
Good morning everyone! What's Monika's writing tip of the day?
It was a line during the first poetry read when her and Natsuki were arguing on the first run. I didn't pay attention to her model, so I assumed it was just in story - I didn't pay attention to the sprites.
user, the fact of knowing where crumulent came from automatically makes it ironic. Besides, it was clear that Yuri was being chuuni as shit by being so wrapped up in metaphors, that I'd call Poe a better poet than her because he actually tried. Not to mention that the best thing she can do for the club is do decorations, even though nobody needed them. If it wasn't for Monika, Yuri would've been worst girl by design.
Speaking of which I noticed, replaying it, that every one of monika's sprites look towards the screen. All things considered it's a little thing that has a much bigger implication to it now.
You know what's really weird? Her stockings and shoes are a different color from the rest of the cast, which is only really obvious in the warning screen since you're usually looking at the top halves of characters in game.
Yes, it does.
you know what else is weird,, Her name is the only non japanese name in the game
The developers confirmed that was intentional so as to make her seem out of place
Closing out this last DDLC thread with the hope we get more updated content in the future
They made a joke about it that was supposed to be a play on words about her name sounding like the japanese word for squid (maybe, I don't speak gook) and she said "that doesn't make sense in this translation."
saging a thread past the bump limit
HOLY FUCKING SHIT GUYS, I THINK I FIGURED IT OUT
WE HAVE TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE LITERATURE CLUB
OUR WAIFUS CAN'T SNAP OR HAVE THEIR BODIES BE HORRIBLY GLITCHED IF THE PLAYER IS THE PRESIDENT CLUB
"BUT user, WON'T WE GO APESHIT TOO?" NO FUCK YOU, I WANT TO BELIEVE THERE'S A WAY TO SAVE THEM
I will humor you. From my 5 minutes of research it looks like that the Ren'Py engine works by loading everything within the game file, which in layman's terms means that while modifying the existing files to create a modified game would be quite difficult, creating new scripts, graphics, music and such that overrides the existing story/script is much easier. If you can reliably unpack and repack the .rpy data in the game files, it would be quite reasonable to create your desired scenario, giving at least some level of coding competence.
Are you telling me to make my own ending like an autismo?
This is far beyond anything we could call conventional autism, this theoretical situation could only be achieved by one who has evolved beyond disorder and obsession to become a being of near-pure thought, barely held back by fleshly desires and needs. A hyper-autismo, if you will.
do it nerd
I just wanted to make a dumb theory, fuck you I'm not rewriting it.
Besides, this ain't Save The Date.
If one of us doesn't do it someone on some other website will first, and you have no idea how much cancer they'd put into it. I'm talking Rick and Morty/Undertale/whatever else is popular now fanfiction mod that gets spread faster through social media than jelly on starchy toast.
I'm nowhere near DuetAnon levels of not being a horrid author, so not it.
You asked why Sayu has an exestential crises after being promoted to the President role. It's pretty obvious why.
casually rolls up sleeve in front of guy you like
Master hypothosis. The blood thing is just because she's into vampires.
Isn't saliva a disinfectent? She probably got light-hearted from the heat and arousal and did it out of instinct.
The writing was poor across the board. Some of the poems were mysterious but nothing ever came of them.
I think that "malevolent force" thing is pretty damned accurate, but it also makes me wonder how much of Monika's character was "real" during the story and what was that force. How many others here got the "Help Me" message from Monika at some point?
Are we talking about that time when Monika’s writing tip devolves into her asking the player to notice her and the pop up asking something like “please help me?” I think Monika was stressed even after you clicked the pop up, which doesn’t make sense if she’s the one who rewrote her own lines, which leaves another possibility for that little tangent. Being dead and or having your character file deleted doesn’t seem to be the same thing as fully gone, after all. The resulting question is, is there any characteristics of Sayori that Monika displays in the second run through?
What happens if you remove ALL the characters and then start up the game?
put her file back from the back up
game fails to realise this
monica gets deleted
put her file back before the game even starts searching for the file
game still fails to find it
mess with files during the game rather than at start or finish
game fails to recognise this whatsoever
I'm mildly let down. I'll get all the bad endings before looking up the good ending, but I assume it has something to do with more character file fuckery
Since said situations don't actually exist in-game what's everyone's speculation on:
How Natsuki would adapt to becoming the Literature Club president
How Yuri would adapt to it
How quickly cycling leadership between all characters including possible the player's character before a chance for anything bad to happen first and thus giving all characters semi-sentience would work
How making Natsuki's dad the club president would turn out
set chr files to read only at start of the game
the game acts like it deleted them, didn't even edit them, couldn't
is there no happy ending?
Putting monika.chr onto a flash drive and carrying her with you forever is the happy ending, user
no happy ending
special ending is just a few words from sayori and then some shitty letter from the dev about games being interactive art
This should be a crime. Just let me fuck Yuri and marry Sayori you sacks of shit.
Know it's freeware and it's meta and all that but I can't help but feel it had wasted potential. I liked Yuri so when Monika took over, I just didn't react really. Then I just stumbled into the ending.
That and it's not the first VN that's pulled the meta angle, remember Kimi to kanojo to kanoko no koi? That did meta as well and better I think. You need to lull the player into a sense of security. That happens over multiple hours, throwing the curveball of Sayori hanging herself early in startles the player yes but from that point they'll know what to expect. In Kimi to kanojo it's the ending of the other heroine where then twist gets revealed, so you were not expecting t hence it having more shock value.
Overall, it's not bad and I'll see if he'll do anything like this in the future but the meta thing only works once and I was expecting it so it falls flat. If you go in blind, you'll enjoy it more but once you've already seen the trick, why go through again?
I like that list.
I like Yuri for any number of reasons, timid, stuttering, absent-minded, introverted personality, how flustered she gets over little things, tall and purple haired. The fact she's crazy is a bonus.
oh, we're still here
I guess Mark upped the page count
Am I supposed to cry at the end?
I really don't get the appeal of rpgmaker games. If you want to be a storyfag then don't make me waid through the garbage gameplay of rpgmaker.
I do like his little doujin manga thing though. If he did that instead of making a bunch of shitty rpgmaker games I'd like him more.
the game uses your computer name if you don't git the steam version
tfw i named my computer USER