Would you like meet cute girls with psychotic tendencies?
Then look no further ladies and gentlemen go ahead and join Doki Doki Literature Club! It’s a girly and cute dating sim game that also happens to be a hidden horror game which was developed Team Salvato. It’s about a guy who joins the literature club with some convincing from his best friend, Sayori. Sayori is the positive airhead type of girl where nothing bad could ever happen.
Anyway, you think at first that this a simple dating sim game and your goal is to make all the girls fall in love with you. If those are your thoughts then your dead wrong! You not only have to get all the girls to fall in love with you, but you have to make the right choices in order for them to stay alive. One wrong move on your part could lead one of these lovely ladies to their deaths.
I was so shocked at the first death that I didn’t even know what to do with myself. Then, when the shock went away I tried to load my last save and save her from dying, but as if the game itself knew I was going to do that it took away my recent saves as if it was saying MWHAHAHAAHAHA NOPE!!! After that things get really weird and creepy really fast and at that moment you know you screwed up.
I don’t want to spoil too much of the game for you guys, but if you’re not interested in playing it then go ahead and enjoy these reactions to Sayori’s death in the video below. I will say that this is a very good game with the developers intent of making a thinking out of the box type game. I’ve never had game mess with me so much. Every time you think its over it’s not going to happen for a while it happens out of nowhere as if it knows when you put your mental guard down.
If I had a favorite character for this game it would have to be a tie between Natsuki and Yuri. The reason being is that I liked Yuri and I made her my first target in getting her to fall for me, but Natsuki’s way of thinking was very in sync with my own, so I liked her a lot, too. If you are one of the faint hearted gamers out there then this game isn’t for you because there are a ton of jumpscares in this, so if you’re not into that then I wouldn’t recommend it. If you are then please enjoy these beautiful girls in this screwed up game.
This time I’ll be talking about a manga called, “Darwin’s Game” by Flipflops…….yes, the creators really call themselves Flipflops. Deal with it.
Moving on, just from looking at the title alone my initial thought about this series was that it was going to be about some kind of game having to do with extinction and evolution of some kind. Turns out I was kind of right, but in a different sense. In the beginning, the story just jumps right in with a murder. The main character’s friend who has been missing for the last couple of days gets killed by someone wearing a panda loving baseball mascot outfit. But, right before Kyoda gets killed he sends an SOS link to Sudo Kaname in order for him to get help. Well, we all know how that turns out.
Of course, when Kaname gets the link he clicks on it just because he’s super curious and not knowing how much this will change his life forever. Darwin’s Game is a social networking game, so when you enter or activate the game all you would be doing is be transported to somewhere else in reality or for your opponent vice versa. The moment you sign up for the game a snake comes out of your screen and bites you on the neck which activates a power within you to help fight against other players.
While reading it I noticed some people get really cool powers and some get really shitty ones. I guess it really depends on the person. For our guy, Kaname gets an unknown power that the game itself hasn’t seen in a while and of course it takes him a while to figure out what that power is. His power is summoning anything he’s at least seen once to himself which is quite handy. Also, to everyone in the game it became quite obvious that not only was he powerful, but became quite the prodigy when it came to playing. Kaname’s goal is to beat the game which he himself doesn’t even know what that means, but its better than the alternative method to getting out of the game.
This series is still ongoing, so please have some patience or if you don’t have any then just wait for the series to be complete then you can read it. So far its really good and it actually reminded me of a similar series called “Alive-The Final Evolution”. It was kind of similar in the way of powers and fighting to the death and all that, but without the technology and yes, the Alive manga is complete. So, you can go ahead and read this one if you haven’t already while the other finishes up.
If you like action, cute girls, powers and conspiracy then you should put this on your read next list. I don’t recommend this for people who don’t like violence and light gore, but seriously though what manga doesn’t have violence in it nowadays? Hope you enjoy the manga.