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This is a thread to opine about the actual projects that are out there. The games, novels, and other various forms of Adult Entertainment. Even the process of making them! Complain, Congratulate, and, if you got in you, Constructively Critique.

The Adult Entertainment space has never been bigger, and more democratized than it is today. And I know we all have A LOT of opinions about it all. I want to read yours.

For me tags don't really bother me all that much. There are a ton of tags that I don't like that I'm sure at least some people love. Gay Men, Urine, Scat, Vore, Sexual Gore, and yes devil in three letters, NTR. I'm just not the audience for those tags, and that's fine. I would avoid a game that is mainly about any of those tags, but if it just shows up once, is optional, or if it's a fail-state I can live with it it. I'm fine with devs casting a wide net and trying to get/keep some niche interest appreciation.

More than specific tags, the writing will cause me to close out and delete more than anything. I'm not expecting high art and incredible prose from these things, it'd probably be beyond what my smooth brain could appreciate anyway. But I do HAVE to have 'normal' English and grammar. I can handle some misspelled words, hell a few fucked up sentences from some ESL devs isn't even a problem. It's when bar for bar I'm having to reinterpret the sentence that is, allegedly, in my native language. I also need the dialogue to be grounded within the reality of the game. Sometimes from scene to scene it's like the MC has amnesia or is a new person. It's a bit frustrating when the character knows how to deal with a situation in a competent mature way, and then turns into a soft laddie whose only redeeming quality is 'being polite' or well-mannered. Since the MC is generally how we interact, see, and otherwise experience the world I think it would be better for many devs to place more importance on the writing and framing the MC's experiences. Renders are important, obviously the actual Pornographic part of the Pornography Game needs to be done well, I just personally feel that the scale is too tipped in that direction for many of these projects that are supposed to be a merging of Erotic Writing, Gameplay, and Visual Pornography.

There's a lot of projects out there, and there are even more opinions. So, get up on your soapbox and preach to us.
 
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Allow me to start by saying there are three pillars that each AVN must follow.

1. Developer Knowledge
2. Cohesive Writing
3. Hot Girls (or Guys)

If any of these are missing, then the game will not succeed in the adult VN landscape. Tags can pander to whoever, but without any of the meat and potatoes to back them up, it's just a flop. So many games fail to have cohesive writing, and I wish that more games had a proper game developer who would bring in someone to write their stories and characters most of the time. I know that it's not possible for many people to do that, but a man can dream, can't he?
 
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There are:
- 581 games marked "Harem"
- 283 marked "loli"
- 244 marked "Harem" and "Virgin"
- 111 marked "loli" and "Virgin"

41% of harem games, and 39% of loli games are tagged as virgin. That doesn't really make much sense to me tbh.
 
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There are:
- 581 games marked "Harem"
- 283 marked "loli"
- 244 marked "Harem" and "Virgin"
- 111 marked "loli" and "Virgin"

41% of harem games, and 39% of loli games are tagged as virgin. That doesn't really make much sense to me tbh.
I think that, espeically the loli & Virgin tag make perfect sense... Usually in those type of games, you are the one to take said virginity.. :)
 
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I think that, espeically the loli & Virgin tag make perfect sense... Usually in those type of games, you are the one to take said virginity.. :)
That's the issue lol. Only 39% of loli games are tagged with the virgin tag. Meaning, 61% of loli games don't include virgin.

The virgin tag is possibly the easiest tag to incorporate. Realistically, all you'd have to do is add a random line of dialogue and you're done. You' don't realistically even have to edit a sex scene in most cases, making it so many devs could patch in the tag right now if they wanted to.

Harem games equally confuse me. With how anti-ntr we are as a fan base, it just makes sense for the virgin tag to be the majority, but it isn't. There are a ton of characters from a reasonable age group whose sexual and romantic histories are never mentioned or important.

I may be biased because I do prefer virgin characters. However, even when I ignore that, I just find it confusing as a whole.
 
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I absolute hate censored japanese games.
I hate it more than any other stupid problem, tag, gimmick etc.
The game may have abhorrent content, NTR, be abandoned, whatever.
But nothing is worse than japanese censorship, specially because IT MAKES NO FUCKING SENSE IT IS PORN LOCKED BEHIND AGE RESTRICTION ALREADY FOR FUCK SAKE.

Nothing else irritates me so much as censorship in videogames. Other games included too like FF7 Remake and Tifa's breasts being forcibly reduced by an ethics department.

A huge example is Nymphomaniac Priestess, one of the most degenerate games out there but ruined completely because of mosaics
 
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I think they will not uncensor it because the law makes no sense but no politician wants to go down in history as "the pervert who campaigned to uncensor porn"
 
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