>>8682494>We got more metashit with Doki Doki Literature Club
I completely forgot that DDLC even existed until you mentioned it just now. That "game" was really just a fad, I'll be honest with you. It was a fad because it was meta and had an*Me in it.>they essentially left the game unresolved with the meta gimmick front and center
Yes and that was done to fill the power vacuum that Undertale left behind after its hype died off. That's what upset me about DDLC. Sure, Undertale didn't do the best job of incorporating being meta into the story but it did manage to tie it all together in a way that made a lot of sense.
DDLC just tossed it in for shits and giggles and it felt like 0 fucks were given.>And post-Undertale, the gimmick wasn't as shocking or new.
Even if DDLC was released before Undertale had been, the meta content is implemented so poorly into a format that relies upon a good story that it wouldn't have taken off, to be frank.
It was there to hop aboard a train and then hop off with some quick cash.