This is an opinion column. The thoughts and viewpoints expressed are those of the author, Phil Scilippa. Before I begin, please read the trigger warning below.
Although the tweet may seem like a joke, it isn't. If you're uncomfortable reading about fictitious scenarios rooted in the situations below, which involve a of influential electronic producers and DJs, I encourage you to stop right here. Now we can proceed.
The unsettling trigger warning above is, of course, in reference to the Twitter 's name, "Sonny Moore Dating Simulator. The Sonny Moore Dating Simulator comes courtesy of indie developer hobbyist? Skrillexdere Dev, a tongue-in-cheek combination of the world's most popular dubstep producer and the term "yandere. The Sonny Moore Dating Simulator depicts these three wildly popular music producers as high school students dressed in classic schoolgirl uniforms and attending "Dubstep High School," the game's main setting. You play as "Player H.
Character," the first-person protagonist or antagonist, depending on your choices throughout the gamethe new kid at Dubstep High who is head over heels for Sonny Moore. Moore is depicted as a sweet and caring individual who might just be interested in you as well.
Whether or not he is will be decided based on your choices.
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It's a choose-your-own-adventure style story, and out of the 21 endings I've found so far, it ends in disaster every time. All that's missing from each ending is the iconic "YOU DIED" screen at each ending, though those are substituted by a different ending card for each scenario. And just as in Dark Soulsyou will die often in this game, or you'll lead to the death of the characters around you.
Whatever path you choose, someone's going to die, and all of these deaths come in a disturbing manner. We'll get to that later. First, let's set the stage. Stock images make up the backgrounds of each of the novel's locations, with skillfully drawn depictions of Skrillex, Excision, and Getter popping up to speak with you.
Other famed dubstep producers also make appearances to fill out the population of the school and its surrounding locations. As for your fellow students, each time "Josh" Monxx is brought up in roll call, the class informs the teacher that Monxx is absent, an obvious dig at the run of shows that the DJ backed out of in When asked where Monxx might be, a student explains that he "just posted a picture of him at Red's [sic] Lobster on Instagramme [sic]. The witty joke is just one jab at a dubstep controversy. Another comes about through a much more serious controversy, as a very slimy Troy Beetles or the disgraced Datsik is introduced.
He comes in the form of the simulator's bully character, constantly disrupting class and even picking fights with Getter. It's up to you to either intervene when Datsik accosts Getter in the hallways and on the school grounds, or do nothing. Each option will lead to an undesirable outcome, eventually.
In fact, I played through the game over 20 times, making different choices within it, to see what each of the endings offer. I won't spoil too much, but each ending is morbid in nature. For instance, should you choose to intervene when Datsik is ready to throw a bucket of acid onto Getter after a couple confrontations, you die from acid burns. Excision shared footage of his performance at his Reunion event, revealing the timeline for the album's release.
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At some point in the game, Getter will offer you marijuana in the school's bathroom. If you accept, you later learn that the t was laced with PCP, leading your character to strip naked and jump out of the fourth story window to your death.
If you choose not to eat when Skrillex offered to buy your lunch, you die of an eating disorder. If you choose to go buy cigarettes in the middle of the night, a thieving Eptic shoots you in the head before you make it home. If you take the wrong turn in a dark cave you found after entering a wardrobe, you fall into a pit and die.
There are many more endings to the story, including ones I didn't even manage to find. However, I'm convinced that there isn't a "happy" ending. Even if you make it through to the musical collaborations with Skrillex, Excision, or Getter, you can get them killed in a multitude of ways. And the collaborations are interesting, to say the least. You won't actually hear the song you made with any of the artists before the game's big festival, but you will engage in outrageous sexual acts with each of them, and a threesome with Ghostmane if you choose to "collaborate" with Getter.
Thankfully none of the sex acts are shown, but they are expressed through dialogue in an explicitly lascivious manner, so you'll certainly get the picture. And "kinky" is probably not even the word. I don't think linguists have made a word for this stuff yet. Other absurdities include: stick figure suicides, lion attacks, "bassball" games, a nod to the SCP Foundation lore, and nuclear annihilation. That's just scratching the surface of the absolute mayhem contained in this visual novel.
Even through all the absurdity, the player can learn about basic music production techniques, dubstep history, classic tracks and the producers who made them— many of whom appear as in-game NPCs non-player characters. Despite some cringe-inducing story elements and "edgelord" humor, the game does offer some factual information on the dubstep genre. In fact, through meta interactions wherein the developer speaks to the player in-game, it's evident that they know how downright wrong some of the jokes are and they even make self-deprecating jokes about it.
In a way, the Sonny Moore Dating Simulator even made me begin running through my own self-deprecating humor in my head. I sat there after 21 play-throughs of this ridiculous game, thinking, "Wow, how much time did you just waste on this edgelord's try-hard humor? Five hours?
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But it pulled me in. I couldn't stop myself from laughing at all of the awful jokes and scenarios. I couldn't stop answering all the same questions in the correct manner, just to get to a point where I could choose a different answer and try to get a different ending I later learned of the "skip" and "load" functions, which saved me some time. I found a lot of value in the fact that Skrillexdere Dev put over a year into the making of this game, and apparently a good amount of money.
The time spent on little details and inside jokes was impressive to me, as was the actual knowledge and discourse on the genre. While the humor was extremely lowbrow, I couldn't stop laughing.
I played the extremely nsfw "sonny moore dating simulator" game
More easily offended people may not feel the same way, so I will definitely reiterate: play the Sonny Moore Dating Simulator at your own risk. It's not for the faint of heart, and it's not made to be good, clean fun. The game is made to shock and appall, and to make you question your own morality and convictions.
It's made for those who enjoy potty humor and downright offensive jokes. Play against Zeke Beats or Eprom in this fun little video game. The new title will let players create music in-game, play arcade games, and uncover the mystery surrounding the lonely club.
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