Yeah, very little sex outside of the PC element, and I'm fine with that, honestly, because they don't realy shy away from relationships.gyrobot said:Speaking of Japan, despite the eroge industry with few exceptions (like Vahalla Knights 3 and Yakuza 3-5) there is very little if any actual sex in their console/handheld games. At best the play is treated to swimsuit/bathing tease. Never you see them going at it unless it was from Atlus. Hell Drakengard 3's approach to sex is going to interesting since it has been said repeatedly than Zero and some of the Utautai are not virgins and I wouldn't been too surprised if they actually give us a softcore scene or at least some burden of proof.Rebel_Raven said:Hopefully that japanese company (I forget the name atm. rawr) that Escapist posted news on opening up a base in California will help change things in videogame romance in the western world. Then again, stores have to have the balls to stock these games, I guess.
Honestly, I wouldn't mind a strong relationship mechanic in a game, and a relationship that brings about emotion, and what not.
Of course, wanting variety, and being a quiet perv, I wouldn't mind variation. What we have with bioware, something "fade to black," and something itneractive.
Then there's the whole issue the industry has with LGBT relationships. :/ Relationships in games don't do me a whole lot of good if I can't invest in them. then it becomes an excercise in what I can get out of it.
Buuut that's not saying it's impossible to invest in a straight woman's relationship from the woman's point of view. I took a shine to Zaeed (sadly not dateable) and Garrus in Mass Effect.
Still, I want LGBT relationships.
Then again, there aren't exactly a lot of games in the modern console era where women have relationships, and even less where they have a choice in the matter. Again, I hope the Japanese Game company that set up base in California can change that.
I really think that if the sexual failings are going to stop it's Japan that'll make it happen first.
But this thread reminded me that Senran Kagura Burst existed, and that I was interested in it. I looked it up on google shopping, and no major store chain was carrying it. Not even Gamestop. Yeah, I know it's not the most wholesome game in the world, but it honestly makes me worry that no store would carry an Otome game. Yes, I realize Senran Kagura, and Otome games in general are worlds apart. The point I'm getting at is that lack of ease in people getting them, and likely a lack of media attention may hamper the potential horizeon broadening experiences. Maybe I'm just being pessimistic, though. Maybe Senran Kagura Burst isn't yet in the western world to begin with? I heard it was getting translated for western release.