Being a DIK
|a game by||Dr. PinkCake|
|Editor Rating:||8.5/10, based on 2 reviews|
|User Rating:||7.6/10 - 63 votes|
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|See also:||Eroge Download, Visual Novel, Games Like Dreams of Desire|
As TV shows got more and more popular, and streaming services appeared, it seems like everything was becoming episodic. Even movies like the Marvel MCU feel like episodes from a bigger season. And of course, video games couldn't stay behind on this, and this includes video games for adult audiences. Being a DIK is a Visual Novel game that comes in episodes, and while it may not be a Telltale game, this visual novel is packing a lot. Also, it's available on steam, so you can safely and easily play it yourself. But before you go and buy the game, let's talk about it for a moment.
About the game
As mentioned before, Being a DIK is an episodic adult game in the genre of visual novels. You play a university student who just got in and it's basically just going through all the Hollywood university experience. And even though it's not realistic it features elements like tests, attending to classes and more.
It's still a pretty movie-like university experience where there are tons of parties, drinking, and sex. But there are interesting characters and interactions, and it's actually nicely written. You even end up being part of a fraternity called Delta Iota Kappas, that's where the name DIK comes from. That and the double sense humor referring to, well, explaining the joke kinda takes the fun out of it.
A more American take
You probably realized that most adult games like these are Japanese, or more "anime" themed. And that's where Being a DIK is different. The relationships are with more mature women than in most Japanese eroge where they are usually almost underage, if not underage.
The narrative and unlike games like Honey Select, you don't get to customize the women. And there's more story to the game itself. so they are different games made for different audiences after all. Even though there are big visual differences between the two of them, it's hard to compare them.
Being a DIK is a great game, not only is the story interesting and the minigames entertaining. But there's actually nice art and gameplay involved. The humor is actually funny and it's an overall enjoyable experience.
The sex encounters are great, pretty sexy and entertaining. And it even feels rewarding when you pass a test. Solo developer DrPinkCake did a great job developing this entire game all by itself. This romantic drama is a great game where your actions affect the story and development.
Graphics and visuals: The game features CG images with excellent quality models and some small animated sequences. There are plenty of these scenes and they all look great. The art is cool and the women are sexy, what else could you ask from this type of game?
Gameplay: It sucks to play a game where your choices don't matter at all, and that's not the case here. Your choices affect greatly your character's personality and the overcome of most events in the story. Get to know all the different characters and unlock different scenes.
Sound: The sound is alright, it's not excellent but when you think that this game was made by just one person it makes it better. Of course, it's not up to the same level as Tobyfox's soundtrack for Undertale, but it's still alright.
Download Being a DIK
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Ah college, it's a time where innocence is laid to rest as you go out into the big bad world and find out who you really are. Or at the very least, you find out who you are after losing your virginity. That's right, we said it, college isn't about learning, it's about sex and we aren't the only ones that feel that way. The game series Being a DIK revolves around this concept and your role is to keep your grades up, but equally, it's about keeping something else up too, if you catch our drift.
This game plays like other sexually driven visual novels such as House Party, Dreams of Desire, Lust Theory, College Kings and Acting Lessons. This game is all about opening yourself up to new experiences, much like college, and who knows, maybe something else will open in the process. Perhaps a pair of legs? Find out in our review of Being a DIK.
Who You Callin' a DIK
Let's begin with the central premise of this game. It's a college simulator and a dating simulator presented as a visual novel. The narrative will revolve around you aiming to pass all of your classes, keeping your fraternity buddies happy and, of course, getting the girl, (or girls). It's a great premise and it's well delivered with great writing, interesting branching plot points, tonnes of player choice and relatable characters who you can't help but fall in love with. Plus, you don't have to suck any dicks to get into the frat, it's not like that anymore.
Then as for visuals, we were blown away by the level of detail they put into each location, each scene and each character model. There is plenty of choice in terms of romantic interests, each with a distinct look that will suit plenty. Plus, we love the lighting, the textures and the animations, all of which have been handled expertly to make this feel like a fun and engaging romantic comedy of sorts.
The only downside, as there is with most visual novels, is that the gameplay is very limited and not all that interactive. You'll find that you are simply selecting areas you want to go to, people you want to see and dialogue choices you want to explore. But in actuality, you are simply making your way through slideshows and text boxes. If this is what you like then you'll have no issue with this but we just wanted to give you the full picture.
Overall, we have to say that Being a DIK is a quintessential, coming of age college experience. You get all the key components of an American college lifestyle, with plenty of poon to chase, plenty of shenanigans to get up to with your frat brothers and, of course, the obligatory tests and classes and give you an excuse to even attend college.
Book learning is great but you can't learn how to get laid in no textbook. So get out there and live the college life now!
- Incredible visuals
- Well written and engaging episodic stories
- Diverse branching paths
- Lacks the interactive aspects that other games can offer