Doki Doki Literature Club! | Mini Review

What is it?

Doki Doki Literature Club is a psychological horror-themed visual novel by Team Salvato. As the self-insert protagonist, your ditzy childhood friend Sayori persuades you to join the Literature Club, made up of a small clique of cute girls. Initially, you can flirt with them by writing poetry to tailor to their interests, but things start to become increasingly disturbing and dark as the story progresses…

Platform(s)

PC

Pros
Cons
An unexpectedly immersive and genuinely horrifying experience with a cutesy exterior. Plus, it’s free!.
Pokes fun at visual novel and anime tropes while still being an entertaining read..
Fantastic artwork and cute cast of characters. Writing poems for the ladies will send you down some interesting paths. .
Peppy and memorable soundtrack. Includes some really chilling tracks, too..
Filled with Easter Eggs and disturbing secrets.
Some dialogue choices have no real effect on later events.

Verdict:

Doki Doki Literature Club is one of the most memorable visual novels to date, and is worthy of all the praise it gets. As adorable and funny as can be, the psychological horror aspects of the game are brilliantly handles and implemented, and they’re bound to stun and shock readers. Its writing, music and visuals are all utterly enthralling, too. Plus, admission to the Literature Club won’t cost you a penny (but maybe a part of your sanity), making it a must-read title.

Verdict:

5 Stars

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