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Stigma May 10, 2019 @ 6:44am
Seriously..
It's just a 4th wall breaking psychological horror game posing as something else. It's not that special. Sure it was cool and all, but this forum is batshit bonkers! I suspect 90% of the people on here have never even played a psych horror game before..
No offense to anyone, I'm just astonished :steammocking:
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Zeforas May 10, 2019 @ 7:49am 
I feel offended, and will therefore throw random insult at you, sir!
anyone who uses the default steam emojis is definitely too young to be on steam..
Stigma May 10, 2019 @ 8:59am 
LOL I'm probably older than both of you combined ;)
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Zeforas May 10, 2019 @ 11:28am 
If you are over 37-40 years old, then i'll have to ask why you downloaded that game, hmm? :P
Stigma May 10, 2019 @ 12:23pm 
Originally posted by Zeforas:
If you are over 37-40 years old, then i'll have to ask why you downloaded that game, hmm? :P
Because my kid also likes psychological horror and wanted to show it to me
Zeforas May 10, 2019 @ 12:41pm 
Originally posted by Stigma:
Originally posted by Zeforas:
If you are over 37-40 years old, then i'll have to ask why you downloaded that game, hmm? :P
Because my kid also likes psychological horror and wanted to show it to me

Ahh, alright.

Well, my reason is because of a youtuber. He mostly play only horror or bizarre game. So when i saw that he played this, i knew it wouldn't be normal, so i had to play it myself.

But really, i'm mostly in the fandom because they are quite impressive. ( great fan-art, animation, music, and so on... )

( And Monika. I like "aware/meta" character. )
Stigma May 10, 2019 @ 12:59pm 
Originally posted by Zeforas:
Originally posted by Stigma:
Because my kid also likes psychological horror and wanted to show it to me

Ahh, alright.

Well, my reason is because of a youtuber. He mostly play only horror or bizarre game. So when i saw that he played this, i knew it wouldn't be normal, so i had to play it myself.

But really, i'm mostly in the fandom because they are quite impressive. ( great fan-art, animation, music, and so on... )

( And Monika. I like "aware/meta" character. )
Yup. When I played it, I was forbidden to see the game genre and also the warning text in the opening of the game as to not spoil the surprise of it being horror. However, when I was supposed to start making poems I just turned to my kid and said "Is this horror or what? There's a LOT of negative/depressing words here" "Uhm.. Just wait and see" was the response ;)

I think going in blind without knowing anything about it would be the best approach, really
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Zeforas May 10, 2019 @ 1:03pm 
Originally posted by Stigma:
Originally posted by Zeforas:

Ahh, alright.

Well, my reason is because of a youtuber. He mostly play only horror or bizarre game. So when i saw that he played this, i knew it wouldn't be normal, so i had to play it myself.

But really, i'm mostly in the fandom because they are quite impressive. ( great fan-art, animation, music, and so on... )

( And Monika. I like "aware/meta" character. )
Yup. When I played it, I was forbidden to see the game genre and also the warning text in the opening of the game as to not spoil the surprise of it being horror. However, when I was supposed to start making poems I just turned to my kid and said "is this horror or what? There's a LOT of negative/depressing words here" ;)

Well, to be fair, the game did have hint of Natsuki's dad being... Not kind. Yuri who had a knife collection, and if i recall, maybe there was hint of her cutting herself, and sayori's depression being severe. All of it before the actual "horror" happen.

So i thought it would have take a dark turn, like we would help one girl going though something severe or something, but i never expected the whole "game manipulation/glitch" thing, tho.
Stigma May 10, 2019 @ 1:26pm 
Yeah, I noticed some hints pretty early on, some subtle and some not so subtle. I did predict Sayori's suicide pretty quick when she started talking about depression though.
But then the plot and game went completely off the rails
Zeforas May 10, 2019 @ 1:30pm 
Originally posted by Stigma:
Yeah, I noticed some hints pretty early on, some subtle and some not so subtle. I did predict Sayori's suicide pretty quick when she started talking about depression though.
But then the plot and game went completely off the rails

For me, the biggest hint that the game wasn't normal, was Monika herself : talking about saving, and "loading" which was hidden a bit in her poem.

Stigma May 10, 2019 @ 1:31pm 
Originally posted by Zeforas:
Originally posted by Stigma:
Yeah, I noticed some hints pretty early on, some subtle and some not so subtle. I did predict Sayori's suicide pretty quick when she started talking about depression though.
But then the plot and game went completely off the rails

For me, the biggest hint that the game wasn't normal, was Monika herself : talking about saving, and "loading" which was hidden a bit in her poem.
Yeah, I caught that too
Tregrenos May 10, 2019 @ 10:47pm 
Originally posted by Stigma:
It's just a 4th wall breaking psychological horror game posing as something else. It's not that special. Sure it was cool and all, but this forum is batshit bonkers! I suspect 90% of the people on here have never even played a psych horror game before..
No offense to anyone, I'm just astonished :steammocking:
What other psych horror did you play? Did it involve the paranormal? Perhaps a murder mystery? What made it psychological? What did you mean by "not THAT special"? You seemed to emphasise the word "that". To me, what made this a psychological horror was the illusion of choice. Not only on the players end, but in Monikas situation overall. I'm also a sucker for hidden content, and this game hit me over the head with it like Negan swinging a home run.

I recently watched a youtuber named GirlGotGame play through DDLC and immediately noticed most, if not all of her other playthroughs were of visual novels. She'd heard of a "good rout", but didn't really know much about the game itself. I posted some comments as she uploaded videos, trying to remain as spoiler free as possible, mainly to get her thoughts as she learned more about the different characters. When she neared the end of the game, having gotten past the glitchy section, I mentioned that she'll reach a point where it won't seem like she can do anything, but that she'll be told by the game in a non-so-subtle way on how to progress. I also mentioned that if she wanted to have the series last a bit longer to not rush to do what she's told and rather just "sit and listen" for a while.

I'd seen so many playthroughs of the game where the player almost immediately deletes Monika, which is a shame as they are missing out on some key notes. However, GirlGotGame noticed something I didn't as she listened to Monika. She points out how whenever Monika speaks of the other characters it's like she's feeling guilt, but not trying to show it. Made me realize at the end of the game whenever Monika repeats that "they weren't real" she isn't actually talking to the player, but reminding herself that she did what she had to do and there's no going back.

To me, a psychological story is something that makes you question what isn't readily presented before you and having a second pair of eyes to spot what you miss leads to new discoveries. For a psychological horror and with Monikas situation in particular, it's the thought of "what if that was me?" A psychological horror can put you in the shoes of the stories focus without having to be in first person, which I think this game does very well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB3ltcx-Rx8&t=20s
Thatoneguy May 10, 2019 @ 10:51pm 
Originally posted by Stigma:
It's just a 4th wall breaking psychological horror game posing as something else. It's not that special. Sure it was cool and all, but this forum is batshit bonkers! I suspect 90% of the people on here have never even played a psych horror game before..
No offense to anyone, I'm just astonished :steammocking:

...because we like a VN turned into a horror game or because we're all waiting for robots to become sentient so that our waifus can be with us in the real world?

either way, least we're insane together..
Tregrenos May 10, 2019 @ 10:59pm 
Originally posted by Thatoneguy:
Originally posted by Stigma:
It's just a 4th wall breaking psychological horror game posing as something else. It's not that special. Sure it was cool and all, but this forum is batshit bonkers! I suspect 90% of the people on here have never even played a psych horror game before..
No offense to anyone, I'm just astonished :steammocking:

...because we like a VN turned into a horror game or because we're all waiting for robots to become sentient so that our waifus can be with us in the real world?

either way, least we're insane together..
The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results, like everyone who first plays a Monster Hunter game (#Fortitude4Life!). By that definition we aren't insane until we realize the robot revolution isn't coming, yet still hope for it.

It's totally gonna happen though! :steamhappy:
Кoba May 11, 2019 @ 8:33am 
Although I agree with Stigma here (the game is quite dull in mechanics and just a tale about suicide and AI gone wrong. Not really a traditional horror game, is it?). It is also clear that this is all a big bunch of bait.

I mean, he posted his review on the discussion board, insulting the fanbase and the game itself. Clearly he wanted to create a discussion about the game and the state of the... enthusiastic fandom. And although that's a strange way to start conversation, I am fine with that. But using the "I am older than you" card and making up a... strange.. excuse for it when called out on his ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. That should be a large red flag for anyone wanting to discuss with this fine gentleman.

I think I'm just stating the obvious here, so I'll just leave this here and leave.

Have a fine day, gentlemen and gentleladies of the DDLC discussions.
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