Bring the Holy Water… [Sinsation BL Game Demo Review]

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Sinsations is an 18+ visual novel set in modern Las Vegas. You play as Lust, a newly recruited Deadly Sin. Lust has been given a task from Lucifer to prove his worth: seduce the other six Deadly Sins, within two months. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to succeed, and fail, Lucifer’s test. All decisions made in the game carry weight, so you’ll have to put in some thought for each one!

warning

THIS IS A BOY’S LOVE/YAOI GAME IF YOU AREN’T COMFORTABLE WITH THIS NICHE PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER. 

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

THANK YOU

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MAIN CHARACTER

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GRAY’S OPINION

✧༺♥༻∞ Becoming a deadly sin never looked so cute, ahahaha! Kosuke has is his work cut out for him with trying to seduce people. Albeit, he’s refreshing at trying to keep a steady head on his shoulders since he’s tasked with seducing the sins of Sin City. Adorkable, but has a lot of inner monologue and descriptive narratives in his head, Kosuke is definitely an intriguing take on ‘Lust.’ ∞༺♥༻✧

 

THE SINS

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GRAY’S OPINION

✧༺♥༻∞ Oh boy, this guy is a jock but you cannot hate him, he’s way too kind and I want to say… a little too trusting. However, he eats like a damn food fighter and works out consistently to keep himself in shape, like holy hell… While he seems to look like someone you wouldn’t get along with, he’s a pretty neat fellow. I wouldn’t mind going to a buffet with him as long as he leaves anough for me to eat too.’ ∞༺♥༻✧

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GRAY’S OPINION

✧༺♥༻∞ Unfortunately Wrath isn’t available on the demo, but a first glance for this character… He looks like the Napoleon of Crime in Sin City. Bottoms up! ∞༺♥༻✧

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GRAY’S OPINION

✧༺♥༻∞ Ah… Another character I have yet to meet, but will eventually when the game comes out. He seems like a challenge to get on top of, or underneath… Considering his profile and that he is envious of others… ∞༺♥༻✧

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GRAY’S OPINION

✧༺♥༻∞ Oh boy… I have no idea why I like how this man looks but I do, and Cody is definitely playing greed in a fine manner. Meeting him did turn me for a damn loop as he is extravagant, but he is also curious..? Probably not curious, but he loves flaunting his wealth and showing off the good life.’ ∞༺♥༻✧

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GRAY’S OPINION

✧༺♥༻∞ Haven’t met you yet but you remind me of Elton John, but that pride to be seen and showy. Oof~ Reminds me of Leos with Aries ASC, and he certainly gives off the vibe that he’s just doing all of this flamboyant escapades for show. Can’t wait to meet you sir (wink wonk).’ ∞༺♥༻✧

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GRAY’S OPINION

✧༺♥༻∞ HE IS THE MF CUTEST CHARACTER IN THE WHOLE DAMN GAME. He loves sweets, he likes naps, and his computer setup is amazing as hell. He is by far the real deadly sin out of everyone in the group because he’s way too innocent, and extremely easy to tease.  ∞༺♥༻✧

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS (FOR NOW…)

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GRAY’S OPINION

✧༺♥༻∞ Err… He sounds like one of those guys you see trying to sell you a used car at an exorbitant amount, and you can’t trust him. While he may be Lucifer’s right-hand man in the underworld, he certainly is an acquired taste of a personality…’ ∞༺♥༻✧

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GRAY’S OPINION

✧༺♥༻∞ PLEASE TELL ME YOU GET AN ACTUAL ROUTE FOR US TO SEDUCE YOU?! Cuz I took one look at him and was like… please… let me sin with you sir… JFC LMAO, he was a man of few words and he caught my eye immediately, watch him not even ever have a route. (SOBS).’ ∞༺♥༻✧

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GAMEPLAY

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THE HELLPHONE

This is hella cool, we have a ‘hellphone’ and it looks… HELLA AMAZING LMAO. This device helps you track down the sins, save and load files, other things. I was more astonished with how much detail they put into it, it’s a nifty device and totally helpful in the game. 

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PICK YOUR OWN ADVENTURE (POINT AND CLICK INTERFACE)

Standard point and click interface with basic stat rising characteristics, it was easy to read and navigate with.

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STAT RAISING

This is something interesting, and I hardly ever see this in games anymore but you actually can see when you make a good impression, a neutral one, or a bad impression on a character. In the corner of the character’s name you can see an arrow that points up or down, or it turns purple if you make a neautral comment (I think purple means neutral LMAO).

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GRAY’S FIRST IMPRESSIONS

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When we first start the game, we get an introduction about our main hero and his untimely demise. However, there was a lot of concrete imagery and descriptive wording that I felt the pace of the narrative got sluggish with how much info they packed into the beginning. IMO concrete imagery, descriptive narratives can work, but I prefer it in an actual novel. Considering when it’s a visual novel, we have all the visual elements to help us walk with the character through their journey.

I feel if the beginning was condensed a little more, it’ll have more of an impact and not overload the reader’s senses. It felt pretty slow trying to get to the point of how we become a sin and even get selected, while the voice acting can make up for some areas. Very long and drawn out introductions can easily bore a reader, whether in book or visal novel form. Regardless of the storyteller making the commentary comical or somewhat engaging.

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After having been selected by Lucifer himself, we are reincarnated butt naked in the middle of Las Vegas, NV. I’m not kidding, we legit appeat butt naked on the strip of Sin City and went rushing into a convenience store to get clothes. However, I could not stop laughing with how Kosuke screamed, ‘JESUS!!!!’ when he was yanked from Hell’s domain and back to the human world. Judas was screaming “HOW DARE YOU MENTION THAT NAME IN LUCIFER’S REALM!!!” as we got sucked into the vortex.

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Meeting the sins were unique as hell, and all of them left a very good impression on me. At least the three sins that I could interact with left a very good taste in my mouth, and also in Kosuke’s thoughts. HAH! I am completely in awe with the detail of the game and how good the voice actors’ are, after getting past the prologue phase–the game really picks up, and you get into the story quickly.

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SWEETS AHOY!!!!!

I wanted to lick my screen because they had donuts, macarons, cream puffs, and dipping sauces for the donuts. Like… okay, food in any game that has a visual that looks good enough to eat wins bonus points for me. 

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Greed was already tempting me with his high stake games and also… I wanted to knock over his ego. Apparently I managed to score being in his good graces, and instead of me having to play a high stakes game with him for a date. He took up my offer and took me out to a really luxurious restuarant that I felt my wallet was crying for even sitting in the dining area. HAHAHA XD.

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Gluttony, was not what I expected and I enjoyed his company and the fact he can eat a lot of food. While I can gain 25lbs with just taking a nibble of a brownie bite, I wish I had his stamina and endurance to be consistently active through out the day. I’m also a pushover for people who dote on their pets, and Gluttony has an adorable husky named Ganny.

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GRAY’S CORNER

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I’m deeply impressed by this game and the passion the developers put in to make this visual novel come to life. The characters leave a lasting impact on you, and get you interested in wanting to know all of them more (well the ones that we can play at the moment LOL). Overall, Sinsations definitely is a game to back on Kickstarter and keep an eye on for the year, because who doesn’t want to sin a little?

If you are interested in playing the demo and following this awesome indie crew please click the links provided above and give them a holla~!

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As always, thanks for stopping by in my corner of the blogosphere, and see you on the gaming side~!

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One comment

  1. I like that there are games to suite all lifestyles. This particular type doesn’t suite me so really appreciated the heads up at the beginning. Would have figured it out in a paragraph or two but you saved me the time – thank you.

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