I Play Porn Games For The Story // 05.06.2011

Hey there, and thank you for probably accidently stumbling onto this page. I thought it’d be funny to write myself a blog, and who knows, maybe this will be a thing I do. I did spend far too long making these stupid banners. It’d be a shame if they went to waste.

Here I’ll be talking about videogames, anime, programming and visual novels. So if you want to read about one guy’s incredibly incoherent ramblings on one or more of those topics you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for amazing insight into a social life of a person you don’t know then tough luck, I keep my personal life bottled away, like a real man.

So videogames, I’ve played quite a few this week, and I have opinions on them:

Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now

So, the announcement of a new Carmageddon game is quite possibly the most exciting announcement for me personally in a good long time. When I was a more innocent young child, Carmageddon II was one of the games I played with my Dad all the time. So I figured installing it again would be rather entertaining. My only fear was it wouldn’t live up to my memory of it.

It totally does.

I love this game so much, like, unapologetically so. I played it all day for about 3 days before finishing it, a feat I never actually accomplished as a child. Speaking of as a child, I never realised how dirty this game is. I do remember my mum never wanting to see me play this game, and hot damn do I realise why now. It’s also so corny it’s unreal, characters like Su Borg and Sylvester Stallion, also every name I read was followed by a groan due to its sheer stupidity. However, I’m apparently a lot more innocent than I thought! A certain character called Jenny Taylia taught me that, because I didn’t even notice the obvious joke until I cursed her name as loud as I can for killing me in a race, and even then it took me a few seconds to go “...wait a minute.” So yeah, loving this game, and I really REALLY hope the new game is good! And especially that the soundtrack is good. Now, because I’m an amazing upstanding citizen of the world, the soundtrack doesn’t play when I’m playing, so instead I came up with this amazing diverse iTunes playlist for all of my Carmageddon music needs.

I couldn’t find a way to segway into this but I also made this image.

I won’t say the only reason this blog exists is to have some place to put this image, but I also won’t deny it either.

SSX Tricky and SSX 3

So I went over to my partner in crime’s place recently to play a bunch of awesome fighting games and PS2 games. After talking about Carmageddon I decided to bring over the AMAZING car combat game WWE Crush Hour. But besides that; and besides me beating him at every fighting game he owns, we played a bunch of SSX Tricky and SSX 3.

Not really much to talk about here though. I’ve been cautiously looking forward to the new SSX game; I don’t know if it will be better that all the rest.

Saints Row 2 I guess

Played a little Saints Row 2 also, it’s a very stupid game.

I only brought it up because of the new trailer and the whole SPINNING DDT THROUGH A GLASS TABLE.

BA GAWD!

I was never interested in Saints Row but still that’s pretty sick, yo.

Also every trailer should feature Kanye West, just saying.

Devil on G-String

I played Devil on G-String rather recently, a rather cleverly done title when you think about it. Combining Der Erlkönig, an incredibly pivotal part of the story, with Air on the G String, a pretty dope classical song. But then at the same time yo, G Strings, because porn game.

The game was made by Akabeisoft2, the studio responsible for Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo. I had high hopes because of this, as Himawari no Shoujo in my opinion was an amazing visual novel. It had a great world, great character arcs and best of all plot twists after plot twists after oh no there’s no help for the characters now OH WAIT PLOT TWIST OH GOD. So I was hoping this one would be just as good.

Good thing is it was even better. I don’t want to talk too much about the story beats, because I think it’s really good and if you also want to play porn games for the story then I highly recommend trying to track it down. In the visual novel you play as Kyousuke, the adopted son of a yakusa boss, who is his right hand man in all the wheeling and dealing of the yakusa business. Because this is a visual novel Kyousuke also go to high school and have a lot more female friends than male friends at his beck and call, a group in which conveniently includes Kyousuke’s sister-in-law Kanon, because it’s a visual novel and yo, Japan. Kyousuke receives an e-mail from a sender only known as ‘Maou’, with quotes from Der Erlkönig. As it turns out, this Maou character has a history with Usami, another member of your posse so to speak, and the story revolves around Maou’s plots to torture Usami and Kyousuke’s group of friends.

The story was great, with a cast of interesting characters and, as expected, a bunch of interesting plot twists. Unfortunately the plot twists in this game, as opposed to Himawari no Shoujo, makes some of the earlier stuff in the game a little too coincidental for my liking. The main character Kyousuke suffers from headaches through-out the story, and has no memory of what happens after said headaches. These headaches seem to happen at the worst of times because then Maou suddenly appears and messes everything up. Now if you can connect the dots then you can quite clearly see how the story will end up playing out. Unfortunately, when divulging into the side stories with each of the different heroines, these headaches somehow manage to suddenly stop! And by chance, Maou suddenly has a change of heart and calls off his huge master plan! A small gripe, but a gripe nonetheless, other than that the story is really well thought out and I recommend it for people who like a good story.

Another interesting point is that the majority of the music is redone classical pieces, which fits well with the whole theme of the story, as Kyousuke is a rampant classical music fan. I personally found this to be a great little nod, and on more than one occasion I’d just let the game sit for a bit to admire the remixes. This one was among my favourites:

A really great touch that convinced me to also get the soundtrack for the game, which doesn’t happen all that often.

Vague overview

So I also make bad games. If you don’t know, which is very likely, I have a website that I haven’t updated in almost a year, called Psy City. I’ve got a bunch of flash movies and flash games there that I’ve made over the last 7 or so years. So feel free to check them out and tell me how bad they are.

I am working on a new project, but I haven’t revealed what it is yet. To be fair I don’t think my games deserve any kind of grand announcement but I felt I should not talk about it until I have even a vague idea of when it’s coming out. I’ve been working on the game since September of last year, and I’m really hoping I can get it finished within the next month or so, though that’s provided my awesome composer friend can also finish the soundtrack before then.

I usually post small updates about the game on my twitter account, with the hash tag #supersecretprojectshh, which a few friends of mine stole from me. When I do get around to announcing the game this will be the place I’ll share amusing anecdotes about the world of bad programming, but now is not that time.

And that’s really it! This is the first proper blog I’ve written so feel free to mock me about how terribly written it is. I might make this a weekly thing, provided I can come up with enough things to talk about. But until then, goodbye.

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Posted by Psycosis

Hey there, and thank you for probably accidently stumbling onto this page. I thought it’d be funny to write myself a blog, and who knows, maybe this will be a thing I do. I did spend far too long making these stupid banners. It’d be a shame if they went to waste.

Here I’ll be talking about videogames, anime, programming and visual novels. So if you want to read about one guy’s incredibly incoherent ramblings on one or more of those topics you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for amazing insight into a social life of a person you don’t know then tough luck, I keep my personal life bottled away, like a real man.

So videogames, I’ve played quite a few this week, and I have opinions on them:

Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now

So, the announcement of a new Carmageddon game is quite possibly the most exciting announcement for me personally in a good long time. When I was a more innocent young child, Carmageddon II was one of the games I played with my Dad all the time. So I figured installing it again would be rather entertaining. My only fear was it wouldn’t live up to my memory of it.

It totally does.

I love this game so much, like, unapologetically so. I played it all day for about 3 days before finishing it, a feat I never actually accomplished as a child. Speaking of as a child, I never realised how dirty this game is. I do remember my mum never wanting to see me play this game, and hot damn do I realise why now. It’s also so corny it’s unreal, characters like Su Borg and Sylvester Stallion, also every name I read was followed by a groan due to its sheer stupidity. However, I’m apparently a lot more innocent than I thought! A certain character called Jenny Taylia taught me that, because I didn’t even notice the obvious joke until I cursed her name as loud as I can for killing me in a race, and even then it took me a few seconds to go “...wait a minute.” So yeah, loving this game, and I really REALLY hope the new game is good! And especially that the soundtrack is good. Now, because I’m an amazing upstanding citizen of the world, the soundtrack doesn’t play when I’m playing, so instead I came up with this amazing diverse iTunes playlist for all of my Carmageddon music needs.

I couldn’t find a way to segway into this but I also made this image.

I won’t say the only reason this blog exists is to have some place to put this image, but I also won’t deny it either.

SSX Tricky and SSX 3

So I went over to my partner in crime’s place recently to play a bunch of awesome fighting games and PS2 games. After talking about Carmageddon I decided to bring over the AMAZING car combat game WWE Crush Hour. But besides that; and besides me beating him at every fighting game he owns, we played a bunch of SSX Tricky and SSX 3.

Not really much to talk about here though. I’ve been cautiously looking forward to the new SSX game; I don’t know if it will be better that all the rest.

Saints Row 2 I guess

Played a little Saints Row 2 also, it’s a very stupid game.

I only brought it up because of the new trailer and the whole SPINNING DDT THROUGH A GLASS TABLE.

BA GAWD!

I was never interested in Saints Row but still that’s pretty sick, yo.

Also every trailer should feature Kanye West, just saying.

Devil on G-String

I played Devil on G-String rather recently, a rather cleverly done title when you think about it. Combining Der Erlkönig, an incredibly pivotal part of the story, with Air on the G String, a pretty dope classical song. But then at the same time yo, G Strings, because porn game.

The game was made by Akabeisoft2, the studio responsible for Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo. I had high hopes because of this, as Himawari no Shoujo in my opinion was an amazing visual novel. It had a great world, great character arcs and best of all plot twists after plot twists after oh no there’s no help for the characters now OH WAIT PLOT TWIST OH GOD. So I was hoping this one would be just as good.

Good thing is it was even better. I don’t want to talk too much about the story beats, because I think it’s really good and if you also want to play porn games for the story then I highly recommend trying to track it down. In the visual novel you play as Kyousuke, the adopted son of a yakusa boss, who is his right hand man in all the wheeling and dealing of the yakusa business. Because this is a visual novel Kyousuke also go to high school and have a lot more female friends than male friends at his beck and call, a group in which conveniently includes Kyousuke’s sister-in-law Kanon, because it’s a visual novel and yo, Japan. Kyousuke receives an e-mail from a sender only known as ‘Maou’, with quotes from Der Erlkönig. As it turns out, this Maou character has a history with Usami, another member of your posse so to speak, and the story revolves around Maou’s plots to torture Usami and Kyousuke’s group of friends.

The story was great, with a cast of interesting characters and, as expected, a bunch of interesting plot twists. Unfortunately the plot twists in this game, as opposed to Himawari no Shoujo, makes some of the earlier stuff in the game a little too coincidental for my liking. The main character Kyousuke suffers from headaches through-out the story, and has no memory of what happens after said headaches. These headaches seem to happen at the worst of times because then Maou suddenly appears and messes everything up. Now if you can connect the dots then you can quite clearly see how the story will end up playing out. Unfortunately, when divulging into the side stories with each of the different heroines, these headaches somehow manage to suddenly stop! And by chance, Maou suddenly has a change of heart and calls off his huge master plan! A small gripe, but a gripe nonetheless, other than that the story is really well thought out and I recommend it for people who like a good story.

Another interesting point is that the majority of the music is redone classical pieces, which fits well with the whole theme of the story, as Kyousuke is a rampant classical music fan. I personally found this to be a great little nod, and on more than one occasion I’d just let the game sit for a bit to admire the remixes. This one was among my favourites:

A really great touch that convinced me to also get the soundtrack for the game, which doesn’t happen all that often.

Vague overview

So I also make bad games. If you don’t know, which is very likely, I have a website that I haven’t updated in almost a year, called Psy City. I’ve got a bunch of flash movies and flash games there that I’ve made over the last 7 or so years. So feel free to check them out and tell me how bad they are.

I am working on a new project, but I haven’t revealed what it is yet. To be fair I don’t think my games deserve any kind of grand announcement but I felt I should not talk about it until I have even a vague idea of when it’s coming out. I’ve been working on the game since September of last year, and I’m really hoping I can get it finished within the next month or so, though that’s provided my awesome composer friend can also finish the soundtrack before then.

I usually post small updates about the game on my twitter account, with the hash tag #supersecretprojectshh, which a few friends of mine stole from me. When I do get around to announcing the game this will be the place I’ll share amusing anecdotes about the world of bad programming, but now is not that time.

And that’s really it! This is the first proper blog I’ve written so feel free to mock me about how terribly written it is. I might make this a weekly thing, provided I can come up with enough things to talk about. But until then, goodbye.

Edited by rmanthorp

As said partner in crime, yo your blog is sick! Seriously excite for SSX after that new trailer been play 3 and Tricky non-stop since you left and actually find it tough which one I like more (I think I like Tricky's moves and courses a LOT more and SSX3 controls so lets hope the new on is THAT). 
 
Also Saints Row 3 has one thing that will make or break it and that is if the spinning DDT is in the game or not! 
 
Porn has a complex story that I am too weak minded to discuss so here is a video (not of porn): 

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Posted by AjayRaz

great read! i, also would like to see spinning DDTs in Saints Row 3 with JR commentating everything you do in the game 

Posted by DonChipotle

Funny, I am also playing G String right now. And I also play them for the story. Some of them are damn good, like Princess Waltz

Posted by Claude

@AjayRaz said:

great read! i, also would like to see spinning DDTs in Saints Row 3 with JR commentating everything you do in the game

I saw the blog title and thought of you Ajay. And I'll be damned if you had not already posted.

Posted by AjayRaz
@Claude said:

@AjayRaz said:

great read! i, also would like to see spinning DDTs in Saints Row 3 with JR commentating everything you do in the game

I saw the blog title and thought of you Ajay. And I'll be damned if you had not already posted.

i live for this, Claude. 
Posted by Claude

@AjayRaz said:

@Claude said:

@AjayRaz said:

great read! i, also would like to see spinning DDTs in Saints Row 3 with JR commentating everything you do in the game

I saw the blog title and thought of you Ajay. And I'll be damned if you had not already posted.

i live for this, Claude.

No lie, Playboy has good articles too.

Posted by Afroman269

I play Rapelay for the story.....wait.

Posted by Matfei90

Haha, isn't the thread title a paraphrased quote from Kaos? Didn't read it, but I'm amused regardless.

Posted by MeesterO

Good read, and now I'm even more excited for the next SR game, even after I could barely play SR 2 due to my faulty disc...
 
Also this blog has made me sign up on the site, looking forward to more~

Posted by Barrock

So I kinda wanna play Devil on a G String now. Am I a bad person?

Posted by WoodenPlatypus

Interesting read :) 
I was dissapointe read that you dislike Saints Row though, that game is so ridiculous I find it hard to not love it. 
 
Nice banners.
Posted by Rudeboy217

And all this time I thought people played ero games for the tits and ass.

Posted by Barrock

Is there a decent place to find these games? Nothing on Pirate Bay.

Posted by Claude

@rudeboy217 said:

And all this time I thought people played ero games for the tits and ass.

It's as if you have to put up with the tits and ass to get to the meat of the game and that seems to be the story. Never played, so what do I know.

Posted by Psycosis

@Barrock: The english patch is unofficial, so you'll have to get a copy of the japanese version and get the patch here.

There's even a nudity free patch if that's the hurdle, though I don't know if it censors the images or just gets rid of the scenes outright.

@Matfei90: Knowing KaosAngel, more than likely! I didn't read him saying it but I totally believe you.

@VelvetLore04: Princess Waltz has been sitting installed on my computer for months now and I've never got around to it. :( Hopefully I can find the time soon.

@Rufi91: Yeah I was more of a fan of the 'open mountain' stuff in SSX 3, I think it worked really well. Let's just hope DJ Atomika is back for the new SSX with more sick ass N.E.R.D. remixes!

Posted by Barrock

Only way to get the actual game is buying a Japanese copy then?

Posted by Rudeboy217
Posted by Psycosis

@Claude said:

@rudeboy217 said:

And all this time I thought people played ero games for the tits and ass.

It's as if you have to put up with the tits and ass to get to the meat of the game and that seems to be the story. Never played, so what do I know.

Sometimes that does seem to be the case. But I mean, it's not like every visual novel has a good story, I don't think anyone has played Suck My Dick Or Die for its plot.

Posted by Snipper138

I just finished Devil on G-String myself.  It was quite good. If I had to gripe it would be that the side arcs were not as good as the main one.
 
Also I am currently the top editor for it. Which is kinda sad because I barely did anything.

Posted by ervonymous

Kana: Little Sister hit me pretty hard, I just wish the 'secret' ending didn't exist.

Three years and counting, I'm not eager to learn the plot of Otome Function.

Posted by Kyreo

simply because you linked me to that Mulan video, I now official declare you to be awesome.

Posted by Rudeboy217

@ervonymous: Isn't that game about having sex with your dying sister? Yeah, fuck that shit.

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

I DO BIBLE BLACK MONEY MATCHES.

Posted by Aronman789

I forgot who it was, but someone made a thread a while ago about the Black Bible game having a good story, and that convinced me to play it, and it actually did. 
 
Feels kinda weird playing a porn game for the story, but some of them are actually really damn good. If only they didn't have me fucking everyone every 5 minutes, gets annoying.

Posted by Lykos

I played Devil on G-String as well. It had a really awesome story, though I agree that the subplots were a bit misleading about stuff. True ending made me cry like a little girl, it was truly awesome. 
 
I've been meaning to try Sharin no Kuni for a while now, since Devil impressed me so much. 
 
If you haven't, you should try playing Ever 17. There's no sex in it at all, but it does offer a story full of mindfuck awesomeness and still holds as my favorite visual novel of all time.

Posted by Psycosis

@Lykos: Yeah I've played Ever17 and yes, I thought it was amazing too, also one of my favourites. In a similar way I've been meaning to check out Remember11 due to Ever17's quality, another one of those "I'll get to it at some point" ones, along with Kana: Little Sister actually.

Posted by ervonymous

@rudeboy217: More about falling in love with a terminally ill step sister but I can see where you're coming from.

Posted by Barrock

So I downloaded the game in 5 parts. I unzipped the first part. Got an exe that wants to do something with the Temp file but it gives me some sort of error? I can't tell because it's in gibberish.

Posted by Ventilaator

Funny how your description of a "Porn game" features completely nothing that even hints at things having any sort of porniness to them. Makes me wonder why they feel the need to put nudity in those games at all, if they actually have interesting stories. All you gain with that is the reputation of being for losers.

Posted by Psycosis

@Ventilaator: I spent a long time convincing friends that Visual Novels weren't just 'porn games', and that they had interesting stories. At a point I just gave up. So when I had the stupid idea of making a weekly blog, I felt this was the best title I could give it.

A little aside note, one of the girls featured in the the banners is from an All Ages Visual Novel, and actually one of my favourites called Symphonic Rain. Will probably dedicate one of the blogs to that later down the road.

@Barrock: A few things could be going bad here, one the game has to be run with your computer's System Locale set to Japanese, some games can get around this with AppLocale though. Since you said gibberish and not Japanese this is probably part of it. The other reason could be you might've only unzipped one part only, and the files are corrupt. All files have to be unzipped at the same time as parts of each file are in each zip. WinRAR does this automatically, don't know if that's the issue but it could be that.

Posted by Barrock

Downloaded Daemon Tools. Says unable to mount image. Unable to access file.

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

@Barrock said:

Downloaded Daemon Tools. Says unable to mount image. Unable to access file.

Try Virtual Clone Drive.

Posted by Barrock

I reunzipped and it worked. I think it installed, although when I ran the English patch it said it wasn't. I just hope this isn't the cut version.

Posted by Mcfart

Good read, and there's someone else that kinda does what I do.
 
My dilemma: i love VN's, cause of a couple that were amazing. They were Ever 17 and Fate/Stay Night. Ever17 has no porn so that's good but unfortuntly, FateStay does (but seems like it's just there for those creepy porno fans, there's really little of it). The issue is that the other 99.9% of VN's are all pornos about Billy who is "friends" with every female in the school/world, and manges to fuck them all (and his sister) before the conclusion. WHY JAPAN WHY?!?!? I want VN's with story but all you developers do is hentai! Creepy fucks.

Posted by Barrock

Music is awesome. Not sure if this is the uncut or cut version. Do I make choices later?

Posted by Psycosis

@Barrock: The choices are rather far and few between. If I remember right the first choice you'll make is whether or not to go see Kanon at the ice rink a little bit into the story.

Also it's rather hard to get bad ended in this game as long as you don't act like a complete dick. But what's even better is that it'll warn you before accidentally diverging onto a side story. When given the prompt to go into a side story and you say yes, it'll say "Wait a minute, if I do this there's no going back, am I completely sure?" and ask again. A pretty nice little touch, especially since some VNs it's hard to tell which route you're on.

@Mcfart: Yeah I was in the same boat. First three VNs I read were True Remembrance, Narcissu and Planetarian. A rather mixed bag (True Remembrance is still my favourite, Planetarian was alright and I don't get the love for Narcissu) but all porn free. Yet to be honest I just accept it, a lot of the anime I watch too is the generic high school harem situation as well, it's just a thing Japan does I guess.

Edited by Barrock

Ahhh okay. I saved before the first choice. Now I'm getting yelled at.

This is weird because there's literally nothing explicit going on. I mean the one character is talking about having sexy but it doesn't seem like a porn game. Does that just suddenly occur?

Posted by Sparklykiss
@Kyreo said:

simply because you linked me to that Mulan video, I now official declare you to be awesome.

Exciting, wasn't it? 
 
And I'm glad you decided to go on and do this! Peer pressure is fun! PWP is still such a ridiculous type of story, though. 
 
I also vote that you play this next.
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Posted by scarace360

i Love what you call pron games.

Posted by Psycosis

@Sparklykiss: Katawa Shoujo is the sole reason I read Visual Novels! Trust me, when that bad boy is released I'm going to write about it a lot.

Posted by Sparklykiss
@Psycosis: That is the most excellent of news! :D
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Posted by Underachiever007

I came in here expecting an AjayRaz blog. 
 
Great read, though! Also, I second this motion: 
 @Sparklykiss said:

I vote that you play this next.
Posted by Barrock

@scarace360 said:

i Love what you call pron games.

Is it not a porn game?

Posted by scarace360
@Barrock said:

@scarace360 said:

i Love what you call pron games.

Is it not a porn game?

It is but there not called that.
Posted by Barrock

So I'm confused. What happens when you get to the actual fucking? Is there dialogue? Just a lot of grunting and panting that you click through?

Posted by Psycosis

@Barrock: Depends on the visual novel but yeah, pretty much. Some silly dialogue, grunting and panting accompanied with static images of naked anime characters you click through until the deed is done. Some even give you the option if you want to cum inside or outside, you know, classy stuff like that.

They aren't the draw, at least they're not for me. Obvious the amount of porn depends on the game, in Devil on G-String, there are 3 per side story, and 2 in the main story. If you just read for the story and ignore the side stories on the first run, you won't get any until near the end of the story.

Posted by DonChipotle

@Psycosis said:

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@VelvetLore04: Princess Waltz has been sitting installed on my computer for months now and I've never got around to it. :( Hopefully I can find the time soon.

Princess Waltz is really good, especially if you like a little bit of interactivity in your visual novels.

Posted by reddin

After the announcement about Carmageddon I felt the need to install the old games but was afraid they wouldn't hold up and I would shatter another of my childhood memories. Looks like I might do it sometime next week anyway :)

The only one of these porn games you speak of I have played is Tsukihime, when the fan translation came out. It was an interesting little story, and the porn seemed completely incidental. If I ever decide to install it again (I never got all the endings) I will probably use the install option to remove the sex scenes, because they detract rather than add anything for me. A fade to black accomplishes the exact same thing for the story.

I actually remember downloading some regular visual novels but I don't think I ever went through them.

It seems really hard to distinguish the pure porn VNs from the interesting ones, because as soon as you mentioned the high school and the large female cast I almost lost interest. Maybe I'll try it sometime, it's been years since Tsukihime.

Anyway, interesting read, and I look forward to more of your blogs. I almost feel bad for changing your 69 followers to 70 ;)

Posted by Snipper138

I am greatly looking forward to Katawa Shoujo as well. It was my gateway drug.
 
And thanks for reminding me of Saya No Uta with that one banner there.

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