Doki Doki Literature Club! is a free-to-download game that belongs to the genre of a psychological horror and is intended for mature players. In Doki Doki Literature Club the player assumes the role of the literature club member. In the game, in addition to exploring the secrets of how to craft poems and choosing the style which suits you best, you will also make friendships and initiate romantic relationships just like in anime dating simulators. However, this is not a game for children…
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The game is free and available for download. You can also get a paid DLC, which contains music tracks that constitute the soundtrack of the game. To start the download, click on the Download button at the end of the review.
The Characters in the Game
There are just four characters in the game (all of them girls). The fifth one is you. The girls are:
- Sayori, who values happiness and smile the most, and has a lot of empathy for everyone. She spreads around joy and she’s like sunshine;
- Natsuki – a charming girl, but for some reasons not very nice to you. But maybe it’s just a pose?
- Yuri – a shy and very mysterious member of Doki Doki’s club, who finds consolation in the world of books and literature;
- Monika – the president of the book club, she’s a very popular person.
The Story in Doki Doki Literature Club!
Doki Doki Literature Club! is an anime visual novel but contrary to its appearances – it is a gruesome horror underneath. It is not suitable for kids or sensitive people. The game should not be judged by its cover or by what’s happening at the beginning.
During the game, it will turn out that the Doki Doki club is in fact quite an intimate and private place, and its members hide secrets but that better should not see the light of day.
The game at the beginning seems to be innocent and sweet, but at the same time the sweetness contained in it turns out to be just a slow introduction to a real nightmare. You as the new member of the club after familiarizing yourself with the girls, are given a task. You should compose a poem. To do so you just choose words from a list. The choice of words is important. They will be responsible for the style of the poem. Moreover, each style will appeal to a different girl. So if you want to hit on a specific one you should try to imitate her way of writing. You select 20 words. In Doki Doki Literature Club!, you will have an opportunity to create several poems in this fashion. You will also read what the other girls have written. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, and the poetic meeting will soon turn into a nightmare.
Doki Doki Literature Club! is a psychological horror that is designed for people with strong nerves. This game is not what it seems to be for the first few dozen minutes. You must not be fooled. DDLC! introduces a disturbing theme of breaking the fourth wall.
You can play Doki Doki Literature Club game! for free. The developer and publisher of this title is Team Salvato studio, which was established in 2017 and is owned by Dan Salvato.
In summary, Doki Doki Literature Club game! a perfect example of the fact that you cannot judge a book by its cover. Sweet animation, seemingly innocent heroines, as well as mysterious friendship, does not mean that the game will have a happy ending, and everyone will live happily ever after. It’s good to know however that depending on the player’s actions, the title offers different endings. Due to its incredible playability, MadDownload.com in its review gives this anime game a rating of 10 out of 10.