During a visit to the British Museum, the protagonist is transported to another dimension and must find their way back home but that doesn’t mean they can’t try the local activities while they’re visiting.
Surprisingly inclusive, given that this is an erotic game, it caters for a wide variety of fetishes and fantasies. It’s very encouraging to see consent explored in such a straightforward manner. The player is asked whether they would like to start a sexual escapade and if they would like to back out before all encounters. In addition, there is a stop option which is present in all scenarios of a sexual nature throughout the game, clearly labelled. There are also multiple ways to end a sexual encounter, from speeding up to stopping outright.
Additionally, throughout the game you can communicate preferences for specific fetishes, which are taken into account and remembered so that you do not encounter them frequently, if at all and NPCs are coded to respect others preferences.
Comparatively, Corruption of Champions II, another game on steam, has a far more streamlined yet less inclusive style of play, with less overall choice and preference represented in encounters. For me, Lilith’s Throne takes the win here. Plus, it’s free. The only downside is that although the character customization is relatively in depth, it doesn’t go one step further and permit a character to be referred to as non-binary or by any other preferred pronouns but that may be simply be an oversight.
A UI for You and Me
The game is definitely a modern upgrade on retro text games. Following the prologue, once the main story starts, there is a mini map that also serves as a movement menu which allows the player to control where the character is. It helps to visualize the space that the character is in and what they have access to. The map is simplistic but comprehensive and has icons for all main items available in the room; this is accompanied by an easy to read description. There is also a fast travel system unlocked from the start, giving you access to a variety of different settings.
The user interface also provides you with an inventory of items you currently have in your possession as well as items you currently have equipped. All items are drawn, and the artwork is professional and cohesive. Multiple artists have worked on the game, but in the opening menu, you can select which artist’s work should be predominant. Sadly, there is no option to preview these artworks so it’s something of a guessing game.
Finally, all of the actions, reactions and available options present for each room or chamber your character finds themselves in are present as commands at the bottom of the screen. This cuts out the guesswork found in many text-based games where you can spend hours trying to figure out which commands will allow your character to interact with the world around them.
Something to Write About
While decent, the writing does leave something to be desired, especially when it comes to the dialogue between characters and the descriptions of some of the erotic encounters which can come across as someone tossing a thesaurus at the script.
A lot of thought was put into the inclusivity of sexual preferences which hinge heavily on consent; a refreshing and greatly appreciated change of pace for this style of game. Not a fan of furries? This might not be for you.
- Good character customization options
- Well thought out consent system
- Writing leaves something to be desired
- Lack of menu art preview to showcase art styles
Download Lilith's Throne
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP