I will admit that I actually don’t play a lot of H-Games, also known as hentai games. Most of them are fairly bland, are on the complete opposite side of the spectrum, or are far too revolting for me to even enjoy. There are some hentai games that play more like interactive movies with little to no actual gameplay and that’s frustrating because if I wanted to watch a hentai film I could go on the internet or go out and buy a DVD.
But every once in a while a H-Game comes out that is not only hot but also a lot of fun. That game is “Parasite in City”, and no it’s not a typo—because of a bad translation that’s the actual name of the game. But don’t let that semi-sloppy title fool you—the game is actually fairly well polished considering the genre.
Created by the team over at Pixel Factory, this game knows exactly what it is and makes no apologies about it. When you turn on the game you get the standard “this game is for adults only” disclaimer and blah, blah, blah and then BOOM you are at the start screen and what do you know it’s a sexy blonde white woman kneeling with a gun in her hand, breathing heavily like she’s already in the throes of passion, with every heavy breath her chest heaves up and down. Needless to say that it already made a good impression on me.
You end up playing this young woman (some theorize her name is Eve though as far as I know there is no confirmation about this at all) and you wake up one night to realize the city has been overrun by zombies. Grabbing a gun off a potential rapey zombie she falls into the sewer and has to now fight her way out of the infected city.
Get ready for rape
I should mention this game features a lot of rape. And I should also say that rape in a video game is purely sexual fantasy that in no way condones real rape to a real woman or man. These zombies are not after brain, though some of them want to get some brain if you know what I mean. The zombies both male and female seem to have a real attraction to human flesh and they will have their way with the blonde if they get a chance.
You have to fight them off in their rape attempts and if you fail to do so you lose health and eventually die. But don’t worry—“dying” in this game isn’t all that bad because when you do you’re treated to a nice animation of our heroine being raped by whatever just defeated her. These animations are then saved into the gallery where you can view them later; so in a way to game encourages you to lose a bit.
The game works like any classic side scroller you might play on your computer. With it’s pixel HD “16 bit” graphic style, it feels like a well-made dirty game from the 90s. You move and you can kick, jump or fire your gun. But ammo is limited so you have to be a little careful with how much you use it. This isn’t a strategy game though so don’t expect to use too much brain power conserving ammo. Your kicks are effective but take a long time to do anything except on easy mode, something I liked because she’s a skinny blonde who shouldn’t be able to deliver extreme pain with her kicks.
Another gameplay mechanic other than your health is your “hornyness” guage. That’s right, all this raping from fat zombies, face huggers and giant cicadas that can impregnate you (yes, and it’s awesome) actually gets our heroine turned on. In fact if she gets too horny she will drop everything that she is doing even if her life is in danger and start masturbating until she cums. How do you prevent this? By either not getting taken advantage of or by masturbating when you have a free moment to calm your nether regions. That will require some strategy and you will find yourself getting equally frustrated and turned on when she’s trying to run from parasites and she will stop mid-stride to rub one out.
My biggest complaint with the game is that it’s really short. As an indie hentai game there are only 3 levels which does offer impressive variety in terms of enemies and environment but it means you can ultimately beat the game in a single evening if you’re up to it. In a sense, I should be endeared to that as it makes it closer to the games of old with no save points and limited continues, but I do wish there was more. I guess it’s a compliment to Pixel Factory in a sense—they made a game I wanted to keep playing.
There is a good deal of replay value with this game. After completion you can have infinite health and/or infinite bullets which can allow your mind to run a bit wild with some perverted scenarios. There is also a bonus feature called “OMAKE” which allows players to select a combo of monsters to come into a dungeon and have their way with the blonde one by one. This is actually more entertaining than it might sound and it’s just twisted enough for those who are into that sort of kink.
There is a sequel coming out to this game which I am really looking forward to. I bought a copy because I wanted to support the indie developers who put so much effort into this game and I encourage those who like this genre to do the same.
Despite the gimmick of a H-Game this is actually in itself a very enjoyable side scroller. I don’t think it would stand out much if not for the sexuality added to it, but the controls are simple, the levels have some cool designs, the sound design is solid, and the world created is an interesting one which I hope to visit again in future installments.
Gameplay: 35/45. There is little strategy involved with the game but it still requires some semblance of wits and timing to complete certain tasks. The game as a side scroller doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel but does implement some novel ideas for an indie game. It also helps that they are coupled with an intriguing albeit perverted concept.
Control: 20/25. Very simple and intuitive controls, though there are a few moments where the simple controls meet a complex task here and there where your timing and accuracy on the controls have to be almost annoyingly precise. The gun controls, while effective, can also be a bit clunky at times when dealing with aerial or jumping enemies.
Graphics: 9/15. For what it’s trying to be the graphics are smooth and fairly well polished. The characters are well drawn and the animations, while low budget, are definitely clean and haven’t just been tacked on with the hopes of horny players ignoring them. Environments look nice though some of the cut scenes are a bit wooden, but never sloppy.
Sound: 7/10. The guns, kicks and monsters all have serviceable sound effects and of course the minxy blonde has great sound effects as just hearing her breathe is pretty darn sensual. The big thing missing in the sound arena is a musical score—it’s pretty much quiet the whole time. The soundtrack of the game are her feet clunking along, her heavy panting and the groan of zombies. It doesn’t get old but a musical track even a subtle one could have added a lot.
Story: 2/5. There really isn’t a story, though it seems like the sequel will flesh things out a bit more. It’s pretty straight forward: survive the overrun city and make it out. There isn’t much more to be said and it’s definitely something I hope they improve on. That being said it’s fun to fill in the blanks yourself in a game like this (I have a seedy imagination).
Masculinity Score: As a man it was nice to play a H-Game where the woman is horny but still in peril. She definitely not made into a feminist fantasy. The game makes a point of letting you know her hot bod is one of the reasons she survives and is not ripped apart by zombies. Lastly, the game is unapologetically perverted and made to please the male gaze, kinks and dark fantasies. If you like that kind of stuff this is game you can’t pass up.
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