That being said, I had one huge problem with the game. Namely, the
A very nice, hard working girl, although I didn't liked her for her being specially tailored to Japanese tastes [short, petite, polite, silent, with no breasts to speak of - I'm sorry, but for my tastes these are traits of idealized child, not mature woman, but I digress.] So what our manly hero does with her? Forces her to drink japanese vodka and almost rapes her. Ewww. I breathed with relief when he actually stopped and began to like the hero a bit more... until I found that he didn't get the lesson the first time... And went and raped her drunk body the second time they have met
A very nice, touching scene with her quickly degenerates into her raping the main hero - and not with her beastly strength - she had to use mind-altering drugs. Umm, anyone begins to see the pattern? And, uh, the main hero forgives her for mass-murdering people, and while I can understand that why he didn't have her thrown into jail after the rape? It can be as traumatizing for men as it is for women, you know. And even larger deskbanger was that scene with her kidnapping the emperor - she just did third crime that warranted death penalty and nobody saw a problem with that. Even the oh-so-loyal-I'll-cut-me-own-throat bodyguard girl - when they see the protagonist bound and gagged they assume Karura simply wants to have a nice trip. PLEASEEEEEEEE!
At least they had strong women that had strength to rape men, not strong-women-turned-bedwarmers-as-soon-as-they-touched-the-bed, unlike a certain [cough] knight heroine of the certain VSN story [cough].
That seriously grossed me out and killed that character for me - she violates/rapes the main hero not once, but four times, and using some mind-altering magic [uh, how original] despite her magic not working on him before. She is just a weak descendant of imperfect copy, and yet, her magic works flawlessly when it comes to rapes. Ugh. I can get why the hero wasn't sure the first two times, but after third time he should have forced the answers out of Urtorii or kick them out out his castle. Or have thrown them into jail.
You know, I liked her the most out of all girls, and yet, while her cluelessness was amusing [but disturbing] it was her scene, where she apparently was dumbed down to the point of that rabbit empress girl when her mind broke. Okay, I can buy that she doesn't know how to make children [but in medieval times every woman knew that, especially if the said woman's solemn duty was to produce a child for her master] but the fact that she bought that 'the love, real love must be forced!' crap after establishing her as a someone who would have committed seppuku than to offend her master was... Ugh. Seventh rape so far.
Distressed, broken woman plus a game that likes rapes. Care to guess the result?
At least without drugs or woman raping men on this one.
I have on more scene to unlock, and by god, I hope that isn't the
Don't get me wrong - i get the game knowing perfectly well what king of game it is. I have nothing against rough sex, or even a rape once or twice, as long as it fits the story. I like rpgs, visual novels and I liked the game.
But the problem is, the point where I draw the line would be using mind-altering drugs and mass raping [and, uch, children]. You know, while most of these scenes fit the game they were so exaggerated that the only hurt the characters and killed half my enjoyment and forced me to dislike some of the better characters. It didn't helped that most of the girls looked like children - with the exception of Karura and Touka. Even Urtorij in the scene where she was crying with the main hero was drawn surprisingly short [compared to hero] and child-like - which surprised me, because she was presented as an adult through most of the game. You know, I can buy that Ilia it 19 years old with growth disorder, but this game didn't even pretended to make the girls adults. Did it really had to be a game with forced sex and characters that look suspiciously similar to children? As I said in Eruru section - maybe Japanese like girls that look like children, but in western culture it is mostly repulsing.
Why the had to ruin it so much? Couldn't they get someone who could have written some believable sex scenes? I guess I'll never understand Japan.