Oddball wrote:Seems like you did a good job explaining Spec Ops to me.You know that's actually been a recurring problem with me, trying to explain that an item that gives one impression is in reality completely different and worth checking out. Sort of a negative world example of Katawa Shoujo is the third person shooter Spec Ops: The Line which is advertised like one of those boring modern war shooters (or spunkgargleweewee if you're a Yahtzee follower) but is actually the closest thing to survival horror boxed console releases has seen since Condemned: Criminal Origins. Like Katawa Shoujo it creates a very strong emotional high, only in the case of Spec Ops said high comes from intense guilt and increasing horror and distrust which can grow strong enough to make you feel physically ill, only you don't trust your player character enough to turn the game off.
And yeah, I thought it was a generic war game myself. I haven't heard too much about it otherwise. I'm a big fan of horror games, so I'll have to remember to check it out.
From what I've heard, Spec ops only plays and looks like a generic war game to make fun of generic war games. I could care less, but Yahtzee approved of it, and he's PAID to be an asshole when reviewing games. The fact he was rendered nearly speechless about SO:TL, especially since he hates the modern war genre, is something of massive brownie points towards it.
Anyway, I need to go get it. I should have gotten it on the black friday sales. Oh well.
But, back on topic: I don't know if I've weighed in my review on this, but the H-scenes were well done, though because they exist, it instantly brands Katawa Shoujo as cripple porn to most people.
I honestly don't see the problem with most people not liking Katawa Shoujo because of this reason. If they aren't mature enough to acknowledge the fact that sex exists, then they probably aren't the type of people I would want to share an opinion with.