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All this is a huge boon for visual novels and dating simulation games, which would have lingered in obscurity outside of Japan, otherwise.
A bevy of 2D hotties are waiting for us to make the right move.
And it’s gaming and other homosocial worlds where men will feel particularly threatened if women try to join in and try to change the balance.
That fear response shows up most acutely when games treat “adult” themes such as relationships and sex.
This sets the stage for the entrance of the blond Catherine, a chirpy, fun-loving sexpot whom Vincent meets and takes home. ” On the plus side, Catherine’s not into commitment; she wants Vincent to be free to live his life. Every morning, he wakes up next to her again, though he can never remember actually hooking up.
He wakes up the next day naked next to her, remembering almost nothing of the previous night. Soon enough, Catherine is stalking him, sending him sexy pictures, and saying she’ll kill him if he ever cheats on her. So far, so Vincent is less a beta male than an omega male: passive, indecisive, and an inveterate liar. (At one point, he gets out of a date by saying “I have really bad diarrhea.”) When he finally tells Catherine he already has a girlfriend, she takes it well, but when he tries to break up with her, she beats him up.
You play Vincent Brooks, who is having serious cold feet about settling down with his career-minded girlfriend of five years, the brunette Katherine.
Katherine is finally tiring of Vincent’s indecisiveness, and she wants him to clean up his act and settle down.
However, this was never the case in other parts of the world.
reviewer Jeremy Parish praised the game’s maturity, writing, “Catherine is a game for anyone who’s ever feared commitment, dreaded aging, felt their heart stray, dealt with a pregnancy scare, spent long booze-soaked hours commiserating with pals at the local dive bar, or simply questioned the direction their life is going as they close in on middle age.” But the game doesn’t confront these issues so much as half-ironically drown in them.
Vincent, and the game itself, are soaked in insecurity, indecision, stupidity, and above all, fear: fear of commitment, fear of children, fear of sex, and above all, fear of women.
NEC was behind its competitors in terms of hardware (with only 16 colors and no sound support) and needed a way to regain control of the market. The first commercial erotic computer game, Night Life, was released by Koei in 1982.
Early eroge usually had simple stories, some even involving anal, which often led to widespread condemnation from the Japanese media.