October 8th, 2007

“Ooh, you’re so lecherous!”

“Yes, I am, and it’s all your dick’s fault.”

I’m a sucker for good writing. That means bad writing is normally my number one turn-off. So when I started playing the second title in my h-game pile, The Sagara Family, I couldn’t help but see visions of all the un-sexiness that was certain to come. Unlike A Drug That Makes You Dream, The Sagara Family isn’t trying to be high art, and the quality of writing–or at least of English translation–sure reflects that. The awkward language in this h-game takes an already awkward genre and infuses it with, well, even more awkwardness.

Maybe that’s fitting though, since–like A Drug That Makes You DreamThe Sagara Family is about an inexperienced teenage male who suddenly finds himself surrounded by a plethora of well-endowed women (i.e. potential make-out partners). This particular virgin, however, is living with a host family while he’s away at university. Surprise surprise, the entire family is female. There are numerous hot sisters–and, of course, their hot mother. All of whom, it seems, are secretly in desperate need of a little male attention.

But despite the laughable writing and even the totally porno plot, I actually found I enjoyed this second title a lot more than the first. It moved faster: within the first few minute of play I was rewarded with a peak at one of my housemates naked in the bathroom. Granted, things got silly. I mean, I’m supposed to be an awkward college kid, and suddenly everyone is dying for me to jump them? Still, I really felt like my few decisions (“Listen to her? Laugh at her? Yell at her?”) really made a difference in which buxomly beauty I ended up in bed with most often. I was having fun.

Instead of turning the game of in frustration like before, I actually finished it–without even noticing how long I’d been playing. Plus, I really dug my ending. Sorry for any spoilers, but… Well, it turns out one of the more demure women in the family is really wild in bed. Together, we seduce her red-headed sister (yes, admittedly, that’s a weak spot of mine) and end up in a sexy three-way. The story comes to a close in the schoolyard the next day. While my two playmates are talking with friends, I somehow slip vibrators into their underwear. They in turn explain that our three-way romp has evolved into a three-way relationship. Of course, since I’m magically turning up their vibrators as they speak, they explain this with a smile.

Does any of this make logical sense? Not really. But the reason it’s fun is because it’s sort of like a porn fairytale (“and there were six maidens, all quite lovely and supple, who lived in one house…”)–and that was definitely a porn happy ending. In fact, if my PC weren’t stuck State-side, I would even go back and play again. Other sexy endings? Gotta catch ’em all!

It seems the message is hentai games–heck, probably all sex-related games–might have to be playful to also be sexy. Not so surprising, considering that we’re playing them. Then that makes us wonder whether playing in general isn’t sexy. Of course, we already know how sexy video games are…

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4 Responses to “Adventures in Hentai Games: “The Sagara Family””

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Hmm, it’s true that humor and general fun can help these games a lot. I’d suggest trying Tokimeki Check’in and maybe Heart de Roommate if silliness is what you want.
    If you want more serious/less about sex ones, Kana Little Sister and Crescendo (didn’t try the later) are among the most popular. And in the older but nice titles : Gloria, Nocturnal Illusions, True Love. They might not have great writing and all have the “everyone falls for you” gimmick, but I keep pleasant memories of them.

  2. Patrick Says:

    What is it with Hentai and sadistic bondage/violence/tentacle practices? Its really disgusting – stuff like that dillutes the wholesome purity of hot naked cartoon chicks as God intended.

  3. Bonnie Ruberg Says:

    There was actually a noticeable lack of any BDSM-iness, violence, tentacles etc. in the two h-games I played. Have you had any “bad” experiences yourself, Patrick? Personally, as a BDSMer myself, I’m kind of bummed I didn’t get to play any of that stuff. Then again, I find I’m always much more into getting hurt than watching other people get hurt. It’s that whole masochism thing :).

    As for why there’s so much pain in hentai… I’d have to wager that the non-realistic medium allows for exploration of certain taboos and/or the expression of certain non-normative desires that would just be too socially unacceptable (or not feasible, or not safe/sane/consenting) in live-action porn. Take tentacle porn for example: not my thing personally, but it’s a whole more do-able in general when you’re talking about cartoons…

  4. rqse Says:

    Hentai Italia

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