Robot dressed in a suit of a Geisha, riding a winged pig arrives on a planet of excrement where you need to arrange a shower of, sorry, vomit one of its inhabitants. This ordinary situation for Doki Doki-Universe , where we met a lot of unusual characters and will perform their most bizarre and unusual requests: dolphin show cactus in the desert, make chicken sacrifice trigger an earthquake through dance. The game tries to push you beyond the usual understanding of the world, creating absurd phenomena at every turn.
Main character name TQ3 – and he, as we have seen, the robot. The hosts threw him to the small asteroid in the midst of space, promising him to return. Passed more than a dozen years until TQ3 noticed flying past the stranger and the poor thing did not explain that no one was fly, since that is obsolete, and to go back to the people, he must learn to understand their feelings. Jeff (the name of the alien) has promised to help with this and delivered to the planet where he lives doctor named therapist. It will analyze the behavior of TQ3, occasionally calling on the phone and reporting on progress.
We will visit many planets, each of which describes one of the human qualities – anger, envy, lies – just like in “The Little principle” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, just a slightly different angle. Acquainted with each of the inhabitants of these worlds, we can understand their concerns and try to provide all possible assistance, solving simple puzzles.
To understand how the gameplay looks Doki-Doki Universe, imagine Scribblenauts – a game where you can type the name of almost any object or substance and it will appear on the screen – in which … everything is already done for you. The player is required only to find out who you need to collect the relevant items scattered around, and give certain characters. Thus, the Egyptian priest loves all yellow and shiny, but can not stand green, and then will decide to try to dig up something similar in the bag on the description, such as a gold coin, or a tuft of grass poke it – depends on whether you want to make him happy or angry.
Alas, from planet to planet gameplay becomes more diverse: the characters change requests, the number of items increases, but the essence remains the same – to find, chat, we give. Although it would seem, with such incredible requests from each of the creatures depth of gameplay could match them.
In addition to solving other people’s problems, the game has many asteroids, each of which you will have to wait an unusual creature that specifies completely illogical at first glance questions accompanied by pictures. Which ship would you choose – yellow submarine or a flying saucer? What one says to the other monster? Who would win in a fight – a tow truck or a robot? And based on the responses received, the creature will try to describe your character. Surprisingly, his conclusion is almost always coincides with the state of things (we tested on different people)! So, making one choice or another, we equip the hero robot emotions sculpt him from its prototype. And this part of the game – the magic. But a close eye on overall simplicity does not work. Despite the interesting idea and quite a wide scope for research, Doki-Doki Universe really lacks depth.