"After School Special"
Scenario: as a student who does nothing but play video games and watch anime all day, what after-school club activity are you most likely to join? Clearly, the Literature Club is... not even close to your first choice. However, through some pleading and the promise of cupcakes, you reluctantly attend a meeting. Eventually, this faceless male protagonist you control in Doki Doki Literature Club Plus! agrees to join the club for one main reason: to be surrounded by, in his own words, "...incredibly cute girls!!" Considering this is a visual novel, it's not really a surprising set-up, especially in games that give players the opportunity to be paired up with another character.
Guess what Doki Doki is designed to do?
This initial meeting introduces the principal four characters you'll be chatting with for the duration of the game. In order of appearance, you have the childhood friend Sayori with her cheery persona, loves to eat, was the person to goad you into checking out the club, and also the vice president. Then there's Yuri, tallest of the group, shy, and really loves being engrossed in a good book. After her comes Natsuki, who constantly speaks her mind, hot-tempered, and loves manga. Finally, you have Monika, the president of the club, popular, and appears to be the most levelheaded of the group. Each one is programmed to have a very distinct personality, so players have the likelihood of gravitating towards at least one of them.
Community review by dementedhut (August 16, 2022)
With Double Dragon Gaiden, it only took me nine months into 2023 to submit a review for a game released in 2023!
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