First of all i would like to say:
I DO NOT SUPPORT ANYTHING IN RAPELAY OR ITS CONTENT
Now that's out of the way, i would like to start.
A few days ago a friend of mine called me up. He said he had found something of interest and i should check it out. So off i trotted to his and he had something set up on his computer, and it was RapeLay
That there is the title screen. Now i had heard of this game before, there was the incident were Amazon were selling it online before someone called them on it. If you don't know, RapeLay is a rape simulation game. I have read the Something Awful review so i had a fair idea on what to expect.
I was wrong.
So the game has a plot, but to say it matters or is relevant is like saying the controls in Mass Effect work, it's a lie. So we start the game and basically you are some guy looking for revenge about being locked up for trying to molest a woman on a subway train. He gets out thanks to his father who is a lawyer and he repays this good faith by setting up a revenge plot which involves raping the woman who put him in jail and her family.
Yes I'm serious.
The cover. Seems fun yeah?
The game starts with you stalking the mother in the subway, you walk near her hoping to catch a glimpse of her panties etc. The first thing i noticed is the game is buggy as hell, like really bad, plus you icon seems to be that old reliable of hentai games, the single hand. Now at this point we are sitting there wondering what the point of all this is, and seeing as we had the crappy translated version we could only barely make out what was being said, Also, if it is of any use, the woman in question also had giant breasts, another staple of hentai games. Im getting off point, but at this point your character then prays for a gust of wind to blow so he can see her panties. This happens, and this will continue to happen as long as you keep doing it...
So a God of Rape yes?
You get on the train with the woman and then your goal is to molest her using shitty mouse controls to feel her up and build up her arousal meter. Again, this game just confuses me, why would she be getting aroused by being felt up by a stranger?, im thinking about this too much. So more or less, she escapes and you chase her down and have your way with her. During the..em...having your way with her you can switch the camera around were you want it.
The camera is shit, it jerks all over the place and zooms into the character models making it impossible to see whats going on. Than you can change positions using the mouse to get whatever position you want, again having to struggle with the shitty mouse controls. When this is over, there is more awful dialog (abet badly translated) and it ends. The rest of the game is made up of the same thing.
Or so i thought.
Basically the second "stage" is the second oldest daughter, that followed more or less the same formula, with the same bad controls. At this point i was bored, a little shocked that this game could be released, but it was nothing i had seen before from other hentai games, this just had better graphics. So i considered asking me friend to turn this off, because instead of shocking me, the game just bored me. Just at i was at the point of leaving, the third girl appeared
So now my curiosity had changed to a horrified look. I knew the girl was in the game, but i didn't think that the game would go this way, no way. But it did. It went all the way with it. Me and my friend sat there as this went on, both of us with shocked looks on our face as this went on, then mercifully, i clicked the red X and closed it down.
That was 3 days ago, and i couldn't shake this thought about this game, and its not about the game itself. The game is dogshit, it looks like crap(ish) and plays just as bad. Also it takes ages to load. But its the mentallity of my friend that did.
You go onto a site, and you see this game called RapeLay, you will be horrified, i was. But when i saw how many people had downloaded it it clicked for me. There is a large presentage who downloaded this out of curiosity, there are the people who do it because they like rape/pedophilia but what about all the other that have it?
I asked my friend this and he said he knew it was wrong, but he wanted to see what it was like and i thought this was weird, I spoke to a few of my gamer friends, and though they said they have an interest, even a small one, in playing it.
Look, a puppy to break up the depression!
I don't get this, is it because its a game about rape?, you can't get caught and people don't get hurt. So is it a hidden desire to do it?, i don't think so. I didn't want to play it when i first saw it. But what got me is i wanted to see how a game like this is developed and how it works. But in this 4chan era of the internet, were being "sick" is the new thing, i just find this game sort of stuck in a paradox.
You ask parents if they would let there kids play this, they would say no, and possible call the police. But these are the same parents that let there kids play GTA etc. Again i'm not saying rape is fine, far from it. But people say this game has no right to exist, but neither does GTA by that logic. Again i think it's wrong because its got the rape of an 11 year old in it, but if you ignore that (which is a stretch i know), its just another game that features something horrible in life.
Rape has never been really tackled video games, it has been done with movies and TV, but not in games. They never should be, games are escapism and should be like that, we don't need reminding the horrors of real rape, Some might argue it can be done, but if this game is all we get from it, then ithey really should nto bother. Simple as.
Thats my rant/mini review. I'd love to hear your thoughts on anything i have spoken about.