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Doki Doki Literature Club.

The Steam banner for Doki Doki Literature Club.

The Literature Club is full of cute girls! Will you write the way into their heart? This game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed.

I really like to read, so visual novels as a game genre are right up my alley. Doki Doki Literature Club isn’t the first visual novel I’ve played (and won’t be the last), but it’s the first one I picked up on Steam. This is in part because it’s free, partly because I’ve been exposed to a bunch of content through the DDLC subreddit, and then the astronomical number of overwhelmingly positive reviews on Steam sealed the deal.

So unsurprisingly I really enjoyed it. Both “sides” of the story were entertaining, I enjoyed the way everything unfolded and I played through it several times to unlock every ending. The “gameplay” of picking words to align to the interests of each of the girls isn’t super engaging, but as a thematic vehicle to drive the story forward in a way that isn’t just “click next”, it’s fine.