|a game by||Wamekukyouzin|
|Editor Rating:||3.5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Eroge Games, Text Adventure|
Probably the main attraction in most adult games is the visuals, after all, it's the sexiest part. It allows you to visually experiment with anThis gamey fantasy you may have, and they give you a ton of possibilities at reach. In games like Honey Select, it's all about the visuals, it delivers incredible visuals and allows you to play basically any fantasy you can think of. However every once in a while a developer boldly goes and makes an adult game with no visuals at all, and that's the case of Eratohok.
Strategy above all
Probably one of the best ways to describe this game would be playing a Sid Meier's Civilization game without any visuals. Imagine the board game Risk, but add relationships, dating, family-raising, and sex simulations. It's part strategy, part turn-based game, and part dating sim, all without any visuals beyond words and values on a black screen. Now, you may be wondering how does this work? Well, it's a fair question.
The oldest school
Saying that this game looks and plays like retro and old school gaming wouldn't be enough. This goes back to a time before the visuals were the main type of games. It's more similar to text-based adventures than it is from any other game, at least in the visuals. The graphics actually reflect those of old DOS games.
What’s the setting like
Since there are no visuals, your imagination will have to work extra hours in here, but the game is actually based in the setting of the Touhou Project games. Both the Touhou Project titles and Eratohok take place in a fictional world called Gensokyo, a magical world sealed off from the rest of the earth through a magic barrier. Gensokyo is actually a fictional representation of feudal Japan, and it is populated by all kinds of creatures. Some of these are actually legendary creatures and characters from folktales.
While you really only control a single player person, the game allows you to directly control all of the subordinates of your avatar. And if you are playing as the ruler of the land you also have to control the law enforcement and the military troops. Keep in mind that there are a lot of things to take care of while controlling so much without any visuals whatsoever.
It can be pretty boring and actually quite complicated, but there is certainly a strong point in favor and that’s just how original it is. It’s like nothing you’ve played before, but that can be both a good and a bad thing at the same time. Overall I couldn’t recommend this game for the simple fact that it’s too boring to play. In Sid Meier’s Civilization and in Risk you get a visual representation of your empire and everything you control, but that’s not here at all. It’s also repetitive and hard to get into, and being overly complicated doesn’t play well for EratohoK.
Eratohok is a tough one to recommend, is not something most people would be interested in at first or second sight. The lack of visuals is clearly one of the things that drive most players away, especially when you mention that this game actually has adult elements and intercourse in there.
- Very Original
- Bold Move
- Overly complicated
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP