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June 23rd, 2013, 13:01
Originally Posted by Mr Smiley View Post
Yes. Driving is also incredibly boring. Particularly while actually doing it. At least to me. Doesn't prevent driving games from being very popular, though.
Sex games aren't very popular - and there's probably a reason no one has bothered to make a really good one.

That's kinda my point.

I'm not ruling out that sex simulations/RPGs can be popular with some people - I just don't think the market is very big.

Actually, I think driving games have a lot in common with a hypothetical erotic game. Test Drive Unlimited lets you drive exclusive cars that most of us could only dream of driving in real life. Pure escapism and pure car pornography. Similarly, a good erotic game would let you engage in sexual activities you could only dream of in real life. Pure escapism also.
I don't think driving games are about living a dream - but about adrenaline and excitement. It's an effective simulation that can stimulate the senses in a way that's very similar to real driving - especially if you use a wheel and what not.

I don't think the same is the case for sex simulation at all - because there's no way to stimulate the senses that's convincing enough - and the frustration level can potentially be quite high.

However, if you really think such a game could be super interesting and stimulating - then I hope you'll get one.

It might be an interesting experiment - but ultimately, I think it would fail to entertain most people to the degree you seem to expect.

That said, I would prefer a deep RPG, complete with with lots of character creation options, quests, choice and consequence etc, all in a detailed sexually themed exotic setting, rather than some sex simulator akin to a simple driving game.
Hmm, not sure what that would be like - but my imagination tells me it would be extremely boring compared to a traditional RPG setting. Maybe you have a better imagination than I, though.




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