Have you ever heard of this genre of games? H-games. I wonder what H stands for? Hero? Heroine? Heck? Hell?
I can’t believe that I haven’t really heard of this term before. In fact, I just found out about the specifics today, when I read this feature article at Got Game. It details the genre:
…a genre of video game that doesn’t often find much coverage in the media, despite its significant role in the industry: The H-game. Also known as eroge (short for “erotic games”), the genre recently caught some heat and now we’re feeling a little more guilty about ourselves.
Ahh, let me correct myself. I know about hentai, I just didn’t know the term H-game. In any case, this genre has gotten some attention lately, due to the violent nature of the games. I am not really against violent games – I play them. But the concepts in some of these H-games are quite beyond my normal scope. Take for example RapeLay, which Amazon banned:
The object of the game is to stalk and rape young women. In the event that one of the women becomes pregnant from the encounter, the player must then force her to have an abortion so that he may escape the natural consequences of his actions.
There are other titles in this genre which run along the same lines. I don’t want to sound judgmental but I don’t think that these kinds of games would help the already beleaguered industry. What do you think?