What tropes/themes in games do you hate the most?

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There are some tropes and themes that make me ignore a game when I see an update or new release. Some I consider a sign of bad writing and design, some are so overused that i'm tired of them. To name a few:

- unrealistic body proportions - teen boys with horse dicks or girls with monstrous tits are a huge turn-off for me. I find it hard to get into Dating My Daughter because of that. Another exaple is Karryn's Prison, I think the main protagonist looks grotesque, it's more off putting rather than arousing. Unfortunately, it seems to be a very common and popular theme. I mean it's ok in fantasy themed games, but it just doesn't work for me.

- you are a sole male/biggest chad noone can contest etc. - for me it's just masking protagonist (or developer's?) insecurities by removing any potential challenges. I remember a scene in Abandoned: A Tale Of Forgotten Lives where one girl refused to fuck other witout your approval, as it could offend your masculinity. For me it works opposite, it really shows how insecure and fragile the main protagonist is written to be.

- all males are sex predators - usually paired with female protagonist. Examples are Anna Exciting Affection, Lily of the Valley or Project Myriam. For me they are enjoyable to a certain point after which become just tiring.

- relationships with no development - "so yeah, here you have a scene with a girl. Oh, and she's actually your sister, enjoy!" Genres like incest or NTR really need that buildup for it to work, otherwise it feels like a generic sex scene between two random characters.

- defeat sex scenes - they turn gameplay into a chore. Sex scenes are supposed to be a reward, and games should be played to win. Awful system that makes you to intentionaly lose and repeat over and over again, very common in japanese PRG games.

What your opinions on that? Are there any other tropes and themes that make you lose any interest in a game?
No kink shaming! Let's talk about our own personal preferences.
 
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Definitely games where you fuck everyone without no real choice besides holding ctrl for skip.
 
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Good ones (y)
I would add sleep sex or molesting to that list. Not only is it unrealistic, but showing immaturity, insecurity and the tendency to be an asshole character
 
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idk if this counts as a trope/theme but "end of the game" when you choose the "wrong" option-type of games. There are some where they bring you back to the choice, some just end it there and you have to go through autosave (tough luck if its not a renpy game / no autosave game).
 
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Futa, NTR or anything that slow burn - ESPECIALLY when it's really NO burn. Also, the pulling out and cumming on the body/face shit. Women don't actually like that, and it doesn't prevent pregnancy.
 
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idk if this counts as a trope/theme but "end of the game" when you choose the "wrong" option-type of games. There are some where they bring you back to the choice, some just end it there and you have to go through autosave (tough luck if its not a renpy game / no autosave game).
Oh, I know even worse one. A game where you have to pick a choice A on day B to see a scene C, usually way further in the game. You didn't collect enough "corruption points" in an event on day 4? Well, tough luck buddy, no scene on day 65 for you. Should have played with walkthough open on your second screen!
 
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Oh, I know even worse one. A game where you have to pick a choice A on day B to see a scene C, usually way further in the game. You didn't collect enough "corruption points" in an event on day 4? Well, tough luck buddy, no scene on day 65 for you. Should have played with walkthough open on your second screen!
Oh and don't remind me of games where walkthroughs are very much required and there are no wt mods.. I remember having them up and switching between windows when I first started playing these type of games. I don't know how I had the patience...
 
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Futa, NTR or anything that slow burn - ESPECIALLY when it's really NO burn. Also, the pulling out and cumming on the body/face shit. Women don't actually like that, and it doesn't prevent pregnancy.
NTR is definitely a big no.
 
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Bodies out of proportion a definetely a no-no for me... For the rest Kinks I do not like I just do not play (I do not complain about them like some do...)
 
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Sweet/rude sister dicohotomy in incest games. And incest in general tbh, it's not that I don't like it but it's become so oversaturated and most of the time so formuleic it's getting boring.
 
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Absurdly giant proportions for people: Skinny relatively short guy with a massive 14+ inch cock, a woman with tits so big she should be hunched over everywhere she goes, etc. I'm all for making things "exaggerated" compared to what the realistic sizes are, but several devs take it way too far imo
 
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Massive unrealistic dicks- MC has a foot long cock... a lot of the time for me this spoils an otherwise good game.

Similarly giant unrealistic boobs- Same as above a lot of the time it spoils otherwise good games.

I know these are adult games and basically porn but unrealistic stories that have no tension or titillation or teasing that builds intrigue. I enjoy a game much better when the relationships have to worked at to blossom into something. Of course this can be balanced well in some titles with something as simple as the MC going out on the pull and hooking up for a one night stand or something, but definitely for the MC's main interests or other primary characters I do prefer a bit of a slow burn. (not a grind mind you.)
Example of the dynamic I've encountered in all too many titles. Sister comes home from shopping. Brother: "Oh hey sis where have you been? Sister: "OH hey bro, I've just been out shopping." Brother: "Cool, wanna have sex? "Sister: "Sure!" (no thanks)

Also when every female in the game dresses like a two dollar hooker throughout the entire thing no matter the context of a scene. (Awful and a real turn off.)
 
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Foot long cock isn't all that unrealistic. Now when it's almost as long as he is tall...
Also agree on needing "points" to get things, and missing one little thing because you don't want to see a handjob/blowjob scene (YAWN!) locks you out of everything for the rest of the game with that character - or everything that isn't NTR, period.
 
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1. Absurdly long "story" segments that drag on forever and have no actual purpose.
2. When literally no woman in the game has ever had sex with anyone ever besides the MC. Like "oh you're seducing your 37 year old aunt with two teenage daughters? Surprise! She tells you the daughters are yours and despite being married for 15 years to the same man before he died in a horrible helicopter factory accident, she never had sex with him and you're the only man she ever fucked!" Like it's fine when it's a young girl and the MC and GF are 19 and 20 or whatever, but when there's a big age gap it just seems dumb.
3. Writing comedy is really, really hard. Most people suck at it. Brevity is critical. If you write a joke, write the joke. But don't make me click through 5 minutes of you being "clever" where an anthropomorphic dildo talks to a vibrator and they lament on their career opportunities.
 
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I don't really like those games with giant tits womans and to big a dick I mean is just like there is nothing to them exccept for their gigantic proportions
 
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Dream sequences so you can fuck your LI well before the dev wants you to. Devs, please remember that pixels showing dream sequences are just as real as pixels showing sex.

Fashion shows for the sake of them, making the game artificially longer simply by copy and paste.

Not a big fan of sleep sex or shower peeking (not to say I don't do it...)

Also hate giant tits and giant dicks.
 
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I don't really like those games with giant tits womans and to big a dick I mean is just like there is nothing to them exccept for their gigantic proportions
The giant unnatural tits stuff is absolutely disgusting imo (my bad i know no kink shaming but holy hell)
 
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Many of these tropes in here are people's kinks, just pointing that out.

I hate the games that require points to see a scene, but grey out the options so you can't choose them. The point systems never warn you what exactly you're sacrificing when you choose options, so it is extremely frustrating to see those grayed out options just taunting you (Project Myriam for example). Sorry, but I'm not going to replay the game 10 times just so I can choose 100 different options. Either get rid of the points, don't make the choices have drastically different outcomes, warn you about potential missed choices (even though that would just confuse things more), or add a route choice at the beginning of the game from vanilla to extreme, so we know what direction we want to go.
 
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Many of these tropes in here are people's kinks, just pointing that out.

I hate the games that require points to see a scene, but grey out the options so you can't choose them. The point systems never warn you what exactly you're sacrificing when you choose options, so it is extremely frustrating to see those grayed out options just taunting you (Project Myriam for example). Sorry, but I'm not going to replay the game 10 times just so I can choose 100 different options. Either get rid of the points, don't make the choices have drastically different outcomes, warn you about potential missed choices (even though that would just confuse things more), or add a route choice at the beginning of the game from vanilla to extreme, so we know what direction we want to go.
I've started to use 0x52 to bypass greyed out options or see what they'll lead to if it's in the code. I know its pretty much cheating / not playing the game the way the developer intended, but it is a massive turnoff, especially when the greyed option is something you actually want to click, but somehow because of the options you chose before, you can't click it. Sometimes it doesn't even make sense logic wise.
 
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