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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: April 08, 2019 (01:25 PM)
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This is a great review that makes the most of the lurid subject matter, describes the mechanics with careful attention to the most salient points, points out objections one might have to the explicit themes and leaves me feeling comfortable probably never buying the game in question. Great stuff!


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: April 08, 2019 (02:04 PM)
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Thanks, dude. There's stuff I'd rather not even have talked about, but I knew I needed to. Things you have to cover, but not in a way that seems like you're being dismissive, and also not at length. Also, I tried to set a record for punny innuendo. But mostly I'm proud of the review because it exists: I hadn't written anything since 2018.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: April 08, 2019 (02:57 PM)
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I must say that simply reading this review and finding that a game like this exists satisfies my "learn something new every day" creed. Mainly because, while I know there are lots of porn games out there, the concept of one of them being a rape platformer where forced sex is a gameplay mechanic is the sort of "that sounds really, really weird" thing that makes me wonder if I'm actually reading a real review or if I'm asleep and having a really vivid dream that I'm able to interact with to the degree that I can type out messages while in it.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: April 08, 2019 (06:55 PM)
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Oh it's real! It's damn real. I think if we were dreaming, we'd dream up a better game.


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Author: hastypixels
Posted: April 09, 2019 (11:42 AM)
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Japan's rape fetish is one of the more inexplicable aspects of their culture. What little I understand of it suggests that it originates from the feudal era and all of the terrible violence involved. It is in a word "incompatible" with our own culture, and I don't hesitate to call it wrong instead of being a "cultural difference".

Not an easy subject matter to broach, and unwise to ignore. So uh, thanks? No seriously, it's good to be reading your work.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: April 09, 2019 (05:36 PM)
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I'm glad you... liked it? I hear what you're saying, but I think this game is less about rape than it is about the male fantasy of being dominated.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: April 09, 2019 (10:17 PM)
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Just so you know, hasty, I looked around and the developer seems to not be based in Canada and not Japan. From the stuff Masters describes in his excellent review, I'm inclined to agree with his assessment that the game is designed to address the fantasy some men have of being dominated by a powerful woman. Not really my thing, but I've been on the internet long enough to know it gets some guys excited and they're probably the target audience. If the game were instead about preying mantis adventurers on their way to a fatal orgy, would anyone even bat an eye? Probably, but they would bat the eye less passionately, I suspect.


"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto on secret doors to another world

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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: April 10, 2019 (09:46 AM)
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Trying to muscle in on my pun game, but can't find room for PlatPorner or Hack & Splash. You're good, my Canadian friend, but you're no crowned Price of Pun yet.

Interesting first review for a new comeback tour. Zipped through it -- good stuffs.


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Author: hastypixels
Posted: April 10, 2019 (04:34 PM)
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@Jason, Masters - Fair point. I'll leave that it where it lays.


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