If you even follow anime slightly and can only name the big hitters, you’ll probably know the concept of Death Note. Basically, a boy discovers a book that if he writes someone’s name in, causes them to die. Well, what if someone were to take that concept and loosely base an adult-themed game around the magic of an enchanted book. You’ll be happy to hear that someone already has, its called SexNote rather predictably and it’s a game that lets you live your sexual fantasies through the power of a hardback book.
Point and Flick
The gameplay featured in this title is mainly narrative-driven. The player will have a mini-map to navigate, various environments to explore through point and click mechanics and a number of characters to interact with. This will take up the main bulk of your time as you will need to develop relationships with these people, talk to them regularly, make hard decisions and when the time is right, make your move.
There are also some rather unconventional additions to this game that is seldom seen in other titles within the genre. The most obvious being the spell system that allows you to seal the deal with a number of characters. Then there is also a monetary aspect to the game, a refined dating system to the game and a day/night cycle. Though that last one is a little bit generous.
The art style is a real low point for this game. While it’s not exactly awful as an art direction, when compared to other titles, even the animated or cel-shaded counterparts, this one looks unfinished or rough around the edges. The character models look out of place against the more refined backgrounds, the proportions are off, and not just on the boobs, the textures are inconsistent and overall, the game looks like nothing more than a mid-2000’s flash game at best.
The overall design and user interface for this title also seems to be a little uninspired. Yes, the game is quite accessible for players to pick up and play and the controls are about as rudimentary as they come. I guess the real criticism is that the design feels like a carbon copy of its predecessors with similar point and click mechanics and minimap navigation. It feels lazy but on the plus side, it all functions fine.
More Like Sick Note
This game sets off out the gates with a premise that has worked for one of the most popular animes in recent memory with a slight tweak to fit the genre. So it was fair to say that this one had the potential to be a wacky but still very well made title.
- However, thanks to a lack of cohesion with the art direction, the lazy UI and the lack of innovation, this one becomes just another mediocre point and click adult game for the pile.
- For avid fans, you may get a kick out of the monetary mechanics, the decent storyline or the interesting spell system but otherwise, we would say that this one isn’t worth your time, so invest it elsewhere.
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP