Signs of the Times
I had a sinking feeling in my gut the moment I saw
that title screen for Immoral Study Lesson 3. The cover girl
this time looks so young, it disturbed me. Nevertheless, I
ventured forward, telling myself that I had enjoyed the two
previous installations of Immoral Study and silently praying
that I wouldn't be sorely disappointed with the third one.
What started out as a pleasant surprisein the figure
of a rather well endowed hot mama named Sayokoquickly
turned into shock, and eventually disgust. There is very little
human-to-human sex, but a lot of sadomasochism that includes
whips, table edges, and candles in their list of paraphernalia.
Sayoko turns out to be a specialist in the S&M department
and the exceedingly acquiescent Manami seems to be her favorite
whipping post. Our naughty professor Hitosuji, whom I've adored
in Immoral Study 1
and 2, develops into
a hateful beast who gamely participates in the entire charade.
He doesn't even have to be devious this time, as everything
is laid out before himscripted by the nymphomaniac Sayoko.
Needless to say, he's just being spoon-fed in this game.
That Lesson 3 suddenly has incestuous themes is the least
of my worries. What unsettles me more is that what began as
a rather fun, harmless and kinky game suddenly evolves into
a title that I'd rather put into my shit list. Perhaps this
shows that other h-fans nowadays have developed a taste for
seeing innocent young girls beaten and broken?
The developers animated the parts that I'd rather not see,
or the parts that aren't even that remotely important to a
hentai gamer, like for instance showing only Manami's upper
body moving up and down. Where's the fun in that? The dialogues
are peppered with complicated kanji, which is mainly the reason
why it took me quite some time to finish the game. Thank gawd
for effective Japanese voice actors! That's the only positive
thing I could say about Immoral Study 3.
END NOTE: Immoral Study 3 has not yet reached the English
market. Pray that it never will.