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  • Summary: Doki-Doki Universe is a charming interactive game that takes you on a journey to explore humanity and personal discovery.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Dec 12, 2013
    85
    It fills a galaxy with happy, hopeful, broken and bizarre characters, while maintaining an infectious, child-like sense of glee. It asked me to think about what it means to be human in general and also what it means to be me. In that respect, at least, Doki-Doki Universe is profoundly special.
  2. Feb 16, 2014
    78
    Witty writing and a large serving of cute means you might just rediscover your humanity. [March 2014, p.83]
  3. Dec 20, 2013
    75
    Doki Doki Universe is one of those "liminal" experiences between video games and interactive story, held together by brilliant ideas and the willingness to break the classicism of entertainment.
  4. Dec 12, 2013
    70
    Its slant on side quests and completionism did, at first, scratch an itch for me, but Doki soon suffers from its sheer repetition, especially because it lacks any sort of tangible challenge. Doki-Doki Universe began to stumble from exceptional to acceptable as the hours wore on.
  5. Dec 20, 2013
    70
    Doki Doki Universe isn’t going to appeal to everyone, it isn’t a game that pushes the limits of what is possible, but it is a nice family friendly game that you can go back to time and time again.
  6. Jan 2, 2014
    68
    Doki-Doki Universe is unexpectedly confronting. With short psychological tests it gets you thinking about the nature of humanity. As a game it doesn't score as well though. The pace is simply too low and the puzzles aren't very challenging.
  7. Dec 19, 2013
    50
    People are more than a series of likes and dislikes, just as a game must be more than a series of multiple-choice tests and object recognition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 11, 2013
    8
    Im not sure if this can be actually called a game. It is basically personality quizz but one of the best and most original one. There is not much of a gameplay there it is basically exploration game, where you need to check every object and solve very simle puzzles, that are basically all the same. Character tells you, he need some object (for example "something cute") and you have to summon something to his taste. It can be compared to scribblenauts but you dont write the objects. You choose from your expanding library. But there is certain charm to the game (it is very cute and you are always interest about the next evaluation of your personality) that just keeps me going and playing. It is certainly not for everyone. But if you want to just relax, or you are looking for something harmless for your kids, this is a game to consider. Expand
  2. Aug 3, 2014
    8
    Please give this game a chance. I was uninterested at first because of the style. I thought come on, PS4 we can do better graphics then that. But I decided to download it because it was free on pS+. I wasn't going to lose anything but a little space. But it appears I am going to lose alot of time! This game is quirky and wierd and cute. I think I might get hooked! Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2014
    7
    71/100: Doki-Doki Universe is a sort of puzzle game where Robt Q3 has to find out how humanity works. You can travel to different planets and solve people's problems. By solving those problems, Q3 just gets understanding more and more about the humanity. The game play really nice and however there are so many planets which you have to solve problems at, it doesn't really become repetitive! I really like this cartoony game and I think it's one of the most fun indiegames out now on the PlayStation 4! Expand
  4. Dec 23, 2013
    7
    Doki Doki Universe is one of those unique little tittles that doesn't come around very often. As a Robot on the search for its own humanity the game is spit into two activities. One is flying to planets and helping its inhabitants with there problems. This comes in the form of providing them something they are missing. Someone for example might want a large house and it is your job to discover one and hand it over to them. The other part of the game comes in the form of visiting asteroids and taking small little personality quizzes. Answering questions based on images shown on the screen, and personally the results I got felt very much like it was correct for me. The art style is very nice hand drawn effect to it, and over all I would say if you are seeking something a little different for Vita, PS3 or PS4 to give it a look in. Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2014
    5
    Doki-Doki Universe with its little robot is original to play but you have quickly come full circle.

    Graphics 4/10
    Music 6/10
    Gameplay
    5/10

    My overall score is 5
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  6. Dec 14, 2013
    0
    The game is really poorly designed, fair enough the developers are trying to get a game to feel like a hand drawn adventure but to me everything about the game is horrible.

    If you look at South Park Stick of Truth for a game that gets it right in the back-to-basics design.

    Pointless side quests (*30+ hours to get all of them done)

    Save you money and wait for a real game come out this game is only worth half its current value

    AVOID AT ALL COST!
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