Let's gush over our love of these weird and often obscure games where the main character does nothing but sleep thoughout the entirety of the game.
That was pretty cool tho. Like the one time I haven't called "it was all a dream" a stupid cop out. Disregard that, I suck cock, SMB2 was the other time. How could I forget.Silent Hill doesn't strictly fall into this category (though in the worst ending, it's Harry's dying dream) it does intentionally go for that Lynchian dreamlike feeling.
Honestly I feel like the "off" voice acting in them contributes to the dreamy feeling.That was pretty cool tho. Like the one time I haven't called "it was all a dream" a stupid cop out. Disregard that, I suck cock, SMB2 was the other time. How could I forget.
I do agree that most of the rape, and drug theories are annoying bullshit, but I do think in the case of Yume Nikki the rape theory does make a lot sense given how much of the symbolism seems to point in that direction.Loved these kinds of games. Most of the 2edgy4me theories though were obnoxious. The games were eerie and unsettling enough to be enjoyable without having to flop a ton of "THIS SYMBOLIZES RAPE AND DRUGS!!" on top. I get people want to make sense out of nonsense, but everyone always goes for the edgy shit.
Yumenikki especially spawned a lot of try hard ripoffs that imo only 2kki and parts of .flow were able to rise above. The charm of Yumenikki was that it wasn't trying to bash you over the head with its nonsensicalness or shove an idea down your throat. It just was.
I for one find the rape and molestation theories ether thunk provoking or highly amusing depending on the evidence (Whoa dude that vase on that shelf their looks phalic-like. Must be a repressed memory of her sexual assault when she was 15 years old.). The only theory I find the most annoying is the trans theory that has snuck its way in with both Yume Nikki and Yume 2kki. Not only is it not that compeling (she can turn into a boy and use the mens restroom, dude), but it has ruined the Madotsuki/Urotsuki tab on fanart sites. I really do think it only came up because of the rise of social justice on places on tumblr because of fucking course that shit has to ruin absolutely everything.I do agree that most of the rape, and drug theories are annoying bullshit, but I do think in the case of Yume Nikki the rape theory does make a lot sense given how much of the symbolism seems to point in that direction.
However, the theory I found to the most interesting is that Madotsuki lives in a post-apocalyptic world which explains why everything the world is so barren, why the TV only plays test screens when not using the Famicom, (and apparently rarely this thing called the KALIMBA TV Channel if the wiki is anything to go by) and why Madotsuki refuses to leave her room.
I mean if you really think about it, it makes sense. Girl that doesn't speak a word locks herself in her room and refuses to come out and plays only one game when they aren't sleeping 18 hours of the day having fever dreams about being chased by bird-women that didn't invite her to their picnic.No, but I'm not surprised it exists.