Doki-Doki Universe is a video game developed by HumaNature Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita. The game is unique in that its gameplay largely revolves around an interactive personality test.
The game starts with a robot named QT3 and a talking red balloon accidentally getting left on an asteroid by a human family traveling through space. Roughly forty years later Alien Jeff locates QT3 and informs him that his model is being discontinued for lacking humanity.
QT3 must travel to different planets and take personality tests to prove that he is, in fact, human. Along the way, he meets a variety of strange and interesting characters, such as a talking snowman, a hula dancer, and a giant robot.
The game is divided into two main parts: the personality tests and the story planets. The personality tests are short and interactive, and they ask the player a variety of questions about their personality. The answers to these questions determine how the player interacts with the world around them.
The story planets are longer and more involved. Each planet has its own unique theme and challenges. The player must solve puzzles, complete quests, and interact with the environment in order to progress.
Doki-Doki Universe received generally mixed to positive reviews from critics. Critics praised the premise of the gameplay, its open-world structure, well written dialogue, original personality tests, smart sense of humor and depth of themes and narrative, but otherwise criticized its general lack of challenge and repetitive gameplay structure, while the art style drew both criticism and praise. Some critics also cited its gameplay similarities to the game Scribblenauts.
Overall, Doki-Doki Universe is a unique and enjoyable game that is well worth playing for fans of interactive fiction and personality tests. It is a bit too easy and repetitive at times, but the clever writing and interesting characters make up for it.