According to mine Realism and Interactivity.
The ability to interact with and influence the behaveour of characters is the prime reason I love these
novels/games. As a gay (lesbian) woman I am always on the look-out for opportunities to steer female characters towards lesbian actions.
Usually when i choose a game I’m looking for just smth to fap to but then I become engaged in the the story or I start liking a character and end up emotionally attached to some aspect of the game until I complete it and forget about it in like a day or so.
This of course only happens in a few adult games but usually i’m just like “oh, boobs!” and that’s it. Sometimes I play some games that have a few rape-play scenes and try to avoid them entirely not bc i don’t like rape-play (which i don’t entirely) but bc I like a character too much or sometimes I choose to unlock scenes from a specific character bc I like their personality a lot.
I like (sometimes) romance in my porn.
You mean to ask what do we enjoy in porn video-games compared to all-public video-games?
Personally, that’s the fact that porn games don’t treat everyone like innocent souls that must be sheltered from the sin of lust.
In my opinion, human society has a real deep problem with sexuality, either we want to erase it completely, forbid it, censor it, hide it, deny it, pretend humans grow on trees, or we are obsessed with it and make it lose the point because we make fucking as mundane as eating food and it doesn’t imply anything special anymore, there is no sexual balance in human society, only unhealthy extremes.
I think it is because of the church who claimed that lust is a sin, indulging our bodies’ needs is a crime, desire for intimacy is evil, sexuality should be for reproduction purpose and nothing else, definitely not for pleasure.
In order to control people’s needs and restrain their freedom, the church has brainwashed human society for centuries and here we are now struggling to figure out the right sexual balance within our needs and relationships.
Should we hate sex? Should we not care and fuck everything we can? Our society is struggling between these two unhealthy extremes, both of them are empty because one denies their own needs for pleasure while the other turns pleasure into a routine which is nothing special.
There is also the problem of monogamy that the church has enforced on people to restrain their freedom and control them too.
Humans have been brainwashed to think that they can love only one person at a time, as if the heart gave a shit about what the mind dictates, once more to control people’s needs and desires and make them believe that sexuality should have no other function than founding a family, denying our feelings and our need for intimacy with people that we love if there are more than one.
So of course, people engage in exclusive relationships because that’s what they have been told to do, cheat on each other because monogamy is an absurd concept to begin with, marry when they have children to consolidate their family even if they are not happy together because they believe that their children will be happier to live with parents who don’t care about each other all together rather than share their time between their parents each on their side and happy to be free, then divorce as soon as they think that their children are autonomous enough to not need an united family anymore.
I despise the church because they have brainwashed people with bunch of absurd concepts, all for the sake of controlling them, which have completely messed up human society and thrown everyone into struggles to figure out a right balance in their life between their own needs and desires and “God’s laws” (written by humans by the way).
Another example is incest.
The church has brainwashed people to think that too much intimacy with your own family is evil whereas they claim that all of humanity started with one man and one woman, Adam & Eve, which implies that all of humanity is one single family from the start since every human share the same first ancestors.
And yet, the church is hypocrite enough to claim that incest is evil and against the natural order of things.
Well, guess what? Humans are the only specie who rejects incest, all natural species who live in the nature and have not been brainwashed don’t care about blood-related when they want to mate. Natural species are more honest than us civilized specie about their needs and desires whereas we specialize in denying what we truly want because we fear judgement of a society brainwashed by a hypocrite church, turning the society itself hypocrite.
I enjoy games which challenge social norms such as incest, monogamy, and sexuality itself, however it is hard to find good games which don’t flood us with meaningless porn without an actual story nor actual relationships building.
I enjoy sex the most when it is a reward!
When I feel that I earned it because I developed a deep relationship with someone to the point to trusting each other enough to not hide anything from each other and desiring intimacy, I enjoy feeling connected not only in bodies but also in hearts and minds.
The problem is that porn are mostly made by people who treat sex as nothing special, who make fucking with someone to be as mundane as eating food.
Indeed, most porn games lack depth of characters and relationships building to satisfy me.
Actually, even the mere concept of “porn” is unbalanced because if something contains even the slightest visual sexuality then it is systematically categorized as “porn” even if the sexual content is only a small part of something bigger, the entire things is categorized by a small part of it because sexual content is such a big deal in human society that the slightest mention of it in anything is enough to influence the opinions of the entire thing and categorize it as “porn”.
For example, the first Mass Effect included a final visual sex scene for each romance and the game was accused to be porn even though it was a “normal” video-game which merely offered ONE sexual intimacy scene to reward a relationship developed during the entire game before the game’s end.
Then Mass Effect 2 was released WITHOUT visual sex scene because of social pressure.
And guess who are the people who always interfere in everything to censor sexuality?
That’s right, that’s people linked to the church!
You know, those people who are frustrated because they deny their own needs and so they can’t stand that other people are more free than them and always interfere to make everyone as frustrated as they are to feel right about themselves.
So yeah, to answer your question, what I enjoy in porn games is that they challenge absurd social norms and offer me what our hypocrite frustrated and frustrating society denies me.
Key point one
Mature Visual Novels have a stronger potential in producing emergent narratives, e.g. branching storylines including alt story scenarios like What If A happened to X as opposed to B happened to X.
Second major point, Visual Novels are experimenting with non linear mechanics, by default that is the appeal.
Erich Zimmerman although does not endorse visual novels as a viable Games system, but he still recognised that Visual Novels are Games because fits in line with his definition, Gaes are a series of mechanics, dynamics conflict driven challenges make the player decide on actions that reach Quantifiable outcomes., the choices of Visual novels kinda impacts the progression system.