CW: Incest, pedophilia.

I seem to have been having terrible luck with titles from Jast USA. Thus far, the Jast USA titles I have played are Starless: Nymphomaniac’s Paradise, Saya no Uta, Lightning Warrior Raidy III, Do You Like Horny Bunnies!?, and Amayakase – Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend. Of these five, the only one I thought was good was Saya no Uta, although I am planning on giving Raidy another go at some point which is why I do not plan on re-posting my old GameFAQs review of it any time soon.

I’ve recently come to the realization that if my end goal is views and popularity, then I could stick to reviewing eroge. My eroge reviews almost always seem to be disproportionately popular compared to my other work. One could dismiss that as people just being horny perverts, but If that were the case then having the word “feminist” would ensure my views stay in the negative. I sometimes think about how I had a fan a Starless tell me they liked my review of it despite the overwhelmingly negative tone it carried, and that the reason why was because I put effort into a genuine critique based on the visual novel’s overall quality, and showed respect for the medium as a whole despite not caring much for it. It just goes to show that for every gibbering fuckboy on Reddit who thinks criticism is censorship, you have at least one person who does not care for “it’s a hentai game” being used as an excuse for an eroge being trash.

Amayakase | Freeloader
The most engaging part of this visual novel was the first twenty minutes before there were any sex scenes. A pretty bad sign when your visual novel is a nukige.

Amayakase – Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend is the first game I’ve got as a review code from Jast USA. I didn’t know much about the game in question aside from thinking that the girl on the cover seemed cute, and that it was a shorter visual that I could probably finish quicker than something major. Unfortunately I can’t say I enjoyed this game, and I definitely could have picked a better title as a first.

The story is about an overworked, depressed salaryman named Sousuke, who is put in charge of looking after his niece Anya after her mother went on a trip overseas. After about 20 minutes of setting up the story, the two start fucking each other. No really, that’s the plot.

I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t help but find it awkward just how blase this game is about the incestuous and possibly pedophilic relationship between Sousuke and Anya. It is stated more than once that Anya is still attending high school, and not once is the obvious elephant in the room even acknowledged. This is made even more jarring considering that Anya ends up pregnant by the end of the visual novel and it ends before Anya’s mother finds out. I guess they decided that the part where Sousuke gets put in prison and Anya undergoes years of trauma from being groomed by her step father and her child also being her cousin may be a bit of a turnoff.

Amayakase | Fake Breasts
Those tits are fake… why does this virgin high school student have implants???

I’ve mentioned in past reviews that I feel that some games, especially eroge, abide by a concept I call “willing suspension of morality.” Similarly to that of willing suspension of disbelief, willing suspension of morality applies to a work of fiction that is enjoyable, but also problematic (which is how us feminists say “that’s pretty fucked up if you think about it.”) Also similarly to suspension of disbelief, willing suspension of morality only comes into play when you want it to, and it generally requires good writing to manage that. Amayakase… does not have that.

Both Anya and Sousuke are about as shallow and uninteresting as can be. Both come across as if they have no clue what they are doing and are blind to reality. Sousuke comes across as knowing nothing about consent, boundaries, or about women, while Anya has no other personality other than wanting to please Sousuke and basically being an incel fantasy wife. Nothing about this visual novel comes across as organic or genuine in the least, and the two characters have no chemistry together, which would be enough to make their sex scenes awkward even if they weren’t related.

Amayakase | Like a doll
Not a good look when your cute romantic dialogue reminds you of a horror anime.

The writing did little to arouse either. Not only do you have the pages worth of onomatopoeia in place of description, but you also have incriminating lines like “Just then, her vagina tightened up once again, and the sudden pressure and friction struck my mind with pleasure.” Apparently no one at monoceros+ was told that vaginal tightness is due to discomfort and a lack of arousal during sex. I’ll let Psychology Today explain this one.

If the vagina feels “too tight” during lovemaking, the woman is either:

  1. Not interested in sex
  2. She has not had enough warm-up time to allow her vaginal musculature to relax enough for comfortable insertion.

A man who attempts intercourse before the woman is fully aroused–before her vagina has relaxed and become well lubricated–is either sexually unsophisticated or a boor.

This alone already speaks volumes about how much this game fails to arouse, but it also makes the dynamic of the relationship even creepier. It tells you that the underage girl who is having sex with her uncle does not even enjoy said sexual relations. Of course that’s not to say it would be acceptable if she DID find it enjoyable, but it will at least lend itself more to willing suspension of morality. I would also just like to clarify that just because someone CAN suspend their morality does not mean that they should, but that’s a whole other discussion that I don’t feel like getting into right now since there is nothing I can say there that won’t piss a lot of people off, and I’d like to save that for my political pieces.

Amayakase is a game that just gets worse the more that I think about it, and that’s probably because it was never intended for people to think about. It was something for a small niche of people to fap to, but it isn’t good for that either. The only people who will be aroused by this are those who will be aroused by anything that involves something getting stuck in a woman’s pussy, and why would you bother with that when you could just browse Pornhub for a couple of hours?

I am hopeful that future offerings from monoceros+ plus are a bit less, shall we say… spoiled.

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3 thoughts on “Standard Review: Amayakase – Spoiling My Silver-Haired Girlfriend (PC) (NSFW)

  1. This one looks like a waste. It might be interesting to have something like this where the protagonist is absolutely in the wrong and ends up having to deal with the consequences. On the other hand, if you’re just going for “turn your brain off”-style beatoff material, you need a better character design than that. I think Saya no Uta is definitely a good example of the first type of VN. I’d say Starless is a good example of the second type, but it’s way too extreme even for me.

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