Divine Sealing (Genesis) review
"Divine Sealing is hilarious, but itís not meant to be funny at all. In fact, the game contains no humorous qualities whatsoever. However, after youíve driven yourself to the edge of sanity by ploughing through its offerings, youíll find yourself laughing at a number of things. Youíll snigger at how the game tries to fuse two opposing genres together and fails on both levels, youíll giggle at the gameís pathetic attempt to bring hentai to a home console and lastly, youíll smile over the fact that..."
Divine Sealing is hilarious, but itís not meant to be funny at all. In fact, the game contains no humorous qualities whatsoever. However, after youíve driven yourself to the edge of sanity by ploughing through its offerings, youíll find yourself laughing at a number of things. Youíll snigger at how the game tries to fuse two opposing genres together and fails on both levels, youíll giggle at the gameís pathetic attempt to bring hentai to a home console and lastly, youíll smile over the fact that you just wasted twenty minutes of your life playing through one of the worst shooters ever just to see some rather poor anime nudity. For shame!
As you probably guessed by now, Divine Sealing is a strange cross between an anime porn game and a shooter. Now, if I wanted to see some skin, Iíd use the Internet to satisfy my needs. (Iím a nerd. Nerds donít have girlfriends.) I wouldnít slug through a shooter that gives me no sweet power ups, like bombs that blow everything away on the screen or DoDonPachi style lasers that sweep away legions of enemies in seconds.
What you do get is a small blue ship with a pathetic set of guns. You canít power up your weapons or collect new ones at any point in the game. No, you are stuck with these crappy little peashooters throughout five levels of mundane repetitive ďactionĒ. The only way to increase your power at all is to persevere and continue blasting away at the constant onslaught of foes that come down on you.
Now, blasting away a ton of enemies with a really weak gun isnít very fun. You donít have to have a degree to work that out. However, when the enemies attack you in constant irregular formations, making it impossible to blast your way through or to even dodge past, itís almost depressing. However, itís hilarious to find that the bosses are on the opposing side of the coin. Each boss has a rather basic attack pattern they religiously stick to. Working out this pattern takes no effort, so all you have to do is stay in place where you cannot be hit and hold down fire.
After youíve stressed over how cheap the enemies are and laughed at the pathetic bosses, youíll be ďrewardedĒ with a slideshow of an anime girl getting her clothes ripped off by some invisible force. Youíll start to hope that the expression on her face is one of pleasure and not one of pain. Just to satisfy those with high morals, Iím pretty certain that these girls are enjoying it. Well, saying that makes me feel better about myself, anyway. However, you may be slightly cheated at the fact that all of these girls have nothing down below, and all of this time youíve been jerking off to some incredibly realistic mannequin dolls. Oh well, at least your mind was in the right place.
Divine Sealing is a crock. Never before have I seen such a pathetic attempt to get hentai into a completely different genre. Not only does it offer you some pathetically designed shooter action with little thought or innovation, it gives you some of the poorest excuse for hentai that Iíve seen in my life. (Well, so Iíve heard!) Donít even go near Divine Sealing, even if you havenít jerked off in a year. It may be a crossbreed between two rather cool genres, but there are so many other titles that do the job a lot better, like ones that only require one hand.
Community review by goldenvortex (March 20, 2006)
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