Aaaand that’s what we’ll be talking about today, the visual novel game that has that super long title!
“don’t take it personally, babe, it just ain’t your story” revolves around the life of a high school teacher named John in a private school, and the game is a “spiritual sequel” of Christine Love’s previous and well-received game, Digital: A Love Story, though you need not play the latter in order to get the story. There are 3 endings in the game, and although you can ‘pursue’ a girl, the game isn’t romance-heavy at all.
From playing this game, I could clearly tell that writing is the creator’s strongest point. That is good since some of the portraits/images in the game aren’t custom made, and to make your game stand out from other typical VNs…. you had to have good writing. Here is the proof:
I kid, I kid. 😛 Although Love doesn’t fail to crack us up with John’s all-too-relatable thoughts, the game also focus on themes of gay drama:
Lol John doesn’t get paid enough for this 😛
Jokes aside, even with the nonsensical interactions John has with his students, DTIPBIJAYS (GOD THAT IS ONE LONG ACRONYM!!!) manages to make you think about issues like young sexuality and privacy vs social media.
And despite most of the resources used being free, I’d like to note I was very impressed with this custom made image done to mimic forums and profiles, especially the “selfies”:
So, my verdict of this game?
Now go download it and play!