Doki Doki Literature Club! is the 184th episode of the comedy web series Honest Game Trailers. It was written by Andrew Bird, Max Song, & Spencer Gilbert. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies the visual novel game Doki Doki Literature Club! It was published on January 23, 2018. Doki Doki Literature Club! was originally published on Smosh Games, but is currently available on Fandom Games. It has been viewed over 2 million times.
"A magical combination of anime girls, esoteric lore bulls***, and costing zero dollars." ~ Honest Game Trailers - Doki Doki Literature Club!
From the darkest depths of the Steam Marketplace, comes happy game about friendship, romance and good times! Wait! None of those things are awesome or violent! Why is this so popular? [Ominous image of anime schoolgirl hanging by a noose] Oh, okay... Now I get it...
Doki Doki Literature Club!
Experience another flavor-of-the-month indie hit, as a seemingly run-of-the-mill visual novel takes the internet by storm. With a magical combination of anime girls, esoteric lore bulls***, and costing zero dollars, to become the next generation in the viral tradition of Five Nights and Freddy's and Undertale of games with fan-bases so rabid and obsessed, they make you actively not want to play the video game. What if when I finish it, I become one of.... them?! Ugh! [Disgust level 9000]
Step into the shoes of the self-insert protagonist. And join a harem of stereotypical anime high school tropes! Like the ditsy childhood friend! The quiet busty nerd! The tiny angry one! And the responsible club president! All of whom are immediately fighting over you despite your obvious disinterest in their club! Then pick your favorite through an oblique dating mini game that's not even about literature! While the game yells "foreshadowing!" at you at bullhorn volume. As DDLC desperately tries to get you to like it's characters enough to pull off its twist --- Gruesomely murdering them! [Anime schoolgirl stabs herself repeatedly in the chest].
Discovered Doki Doki's dramatic 180 from pleasant slice-of-life to disturbing morality play. Where characters turn more and more demented and your sale by disturbing visuals and glitches. Designed to bring you to the brink of insanity and Edgelord-hood. As the game pulls out some of the oldest jokes in the adventure gamebook to mess you up, breaks the fourth wall entirely and calls you out by name, and even has you messing around in the file directory! In a unique ARG meta game that harkens back to Eternal Darkness and Metal Gear, in what is easily the best part of what is otherwise barely even a video game! Oh yeah, f*ck my sensibilities right up fam!
Uncover the many Easter eggs woven into the fabric of Doki Doki Literature Club! With expanded character lore, codes hidden in the files, and hints about an entirely different game that'll have you searching every nook and cranny of the internet for a clue! And subsequently creating a massive buzz for this unknown developer. As you begin to realize this entire game is an insane viral marketing stunt for whatever these people make next. And you gotta hand it to 'em It seems like it worked! You monsters...!
So pick out those words and get ready to get lit in a bite-size gangland, that's at least worth giving a shot. Because even if you end up thinking it's completely ass,nothing beats the low, low price of zero dollars!
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Waifu 4 Diefu
I don't know poetry, but no one has gains like Buffsuki! Truly the superior waifu!
- Other visual novels to get the Honest Game Trailers treatment include Danganronpa, Ace Attorney and Dream Daddy.
Honest Game Trailers - Doki Doki Literature Club! has a 97.8% approval rating from YouTube viewers.
Executive Producers: Matt Raub and Spencer Gilbert
Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
- Honest Trailers - Doki Doki Literature Club [SPOILERS] - Reset Era thread