I’m relatively new to visual novels; my first experience with one was Doki Doki Literature Club and that was absolutely incredible. But in every way that Doki Doki was excellent (the deep, hidden messages and code that brought a completely different and darker story to the surface for those who wanted to dig) Dream Daddy is excellent in other ways.
Dream Daddy is a visual novel that is primarily a dating simulator, and an LGBT one at that. Dream Daddy lets you create yourself as the dad of Amanda, your child, (adopted or biological from your male or female partner – all your choice) and you can date up to 7 dads in the game in order to find your…well, dream daddy! Continue reading
Here’s your two (and only) warnings: Doki Doki Literature Club is best experienced if you know as little about it as possible – go in blind so to speak. Try to avoid any and all spoilers. Which leads me into your second warning: SPOILERS AHEAD! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I also feel like I have to mention that this review (as well as the game) deals with difficult themes including (but not limited to) depression and suicide. So if you’re not in the frame of mind to cope with that right now, click away.
Doki Doki Literature Club was my first foray into the world of Visual Novels, and fucking hell did I pick a great one!
This visual novel is the perfect metaphor for ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ – and that doesn’t just go for the story and its twists and turns and visuals, but for the actual characters too and even the game itself! It’s all very Meta!