Somebody please tell me what the FUCK has gotten into CNN this month?
Talk about beating a dead horse. Yes, for some unknown reason, Rapelay is back in the headlines AGAIN, and this time CNN is using Tokyo correspondent Kyung Lah, a Korean national, Feminazi, and professed Japanese hater, to tell us "When a video game has gone too far". Her sole reason for being stationed in Tokyo is to find new and interesting ways to try and incite international rage and hatred towards Japan. Read up on some of her other articles for more info (I don't want to get bogged down, but I could honestly write a whole other entry on this bitch alone).
Anyway, despite a solid year of coverage on this whole debacle, stupid Americans still seem to have a need to keep bringing it back for one more round. In case you're clueless, this whole thing started when a New York City Council Speaker named Christine Quinn stumbled across a bootleg copy of Rapelay for sale on Amazon.com. From there, it exploded on to the national headlines, bringing aboard such people as British Member of Parliament Keith Vaz and Feminazi groups like Equality Now. First they attacked Illusion, makers of Rapelay (Who apologized and quietly withdrew Rapelay from the market), and when they weren't satisfied with that, they started going after Japan itself.
On the day that America discovered Rapelay, I was horrified to see my story translation/walkthrough guide for the game on the nightly news. I immediately began pulling all of my guides from as many websites as I could, and since then, I haven't written anything else (You could say that Ms. Quinn has forced me into early retirement).
Perhaps, though, I was a bit...hasty there. You see, even though CNN can obviously play Rapelay well enough to get 'DISTURBING IMAGES' onto TV screens worldwide, they obviously have NO FUCKING IDEA what this game is about. Here is the quote from their 3/31 article describing the game, VERBATIM:
"The game begins with a teenage girl on a subway platform. She notices you are looking at her and asks, "Can I help you with something?"
That is when you, the player, can choose your method of assault.
With the click of your mouse, you can grope her and lift her skirt. Then you can follow her aboard the train, assaulting her sister and her mother.
As you continue to play, "friends" join in and in a series of graphic, interactive scenes, you can corner the women, rape them again and again.
The game allows you to even impregnate a girl and urge her to have an abortion. The reason behind your assault, explains the game, is that the teenage girl has accused you of molesting her on the train. The motive is revenge."
.....the ONLY SENTENCE out of that WHOLE THING that is true is "The motive is revenge".
Here is the REAL STORY behind Rapelay. Let me know if anything looks different:
"You are Kimura Masaya, a pervert. You love nothing more than waiting at the
train station, searching out your next target. One day, you see her: Aoi Kiryuu,
Your perfect victim. Or so you thought. The moment you close in, she gets the
best of you, and screams "Pervert!". You are arrested.
But the little bitch underestimated you. You are the son of a very important
politician. Pretty soon, you are out of prison, and now it's time to seek
your revenge. Rapelay puts you in control of a rapist with an almost
supernatural power of perversion. Your mission is to capture and rape
all three members of the Kiryuu family."
^ ALL OF THIS IS DETAILED IN A CUTSCENE BEFORE THE GAME STARTS.
There are no "friends" (Well, sort of...I'll explain below)
You do not "corner" women, fuck the game is barely interactive.
CNN has gone out of their way to make this game sound far worse than it actually is, while at the same time, letting the truth slip out - The motive is revenge. Simply put, the plot of Rapelay is just a simple reversal of the plot used in Thriller. Yes, the game can be horrible, if you are the kind of person who doesn't draw a line between reality and fiction, but let's be honest: Is it the 'stalk and corner rape simulator' CNN and others make it out to be? Moving on.
"The game allows you to even impregnate a girl and urge her to have an abortion." <-- This is taken completely out of context.
YES, you CAN, in the course of your revenge, impregnate the girls, but you don't "urge" them to have an abortion. Rather, the girls themselves get an abortion unless you force them to keep the baby (The game gives you a serious warning about doing that, and with good reason). It's funny how Feminazis will march anywhere in order to support abortion rights for women, but OH MY GAH let a "man" make a suggestion for a woman to get an abortion, and they go completely apeshit.
So it's beginning to seem like I am condoning Rapelay, right? WRONG.
Here are MY issues with the game:
After completing the main story (In which the girls are kept as sex slaves in Kimura's penthouse), an 'after story' mode opens up, called '2P'. The 'main objective' is to sexually abuse your captives in creative ways, in the hopes of 'training' them to like it. Once you force your victims to perform certain acts numerous times, a lit box will appear next to their name. The next time you perform the act on that victim, she won't cry or complain. The game calls that 'breaking' the girls. Once a girl is completely 'broken', she is no longer a rape victim, but rather a willing participant in Kimrua's games.
^ Stockholm Syndrome gone awry? lol, no. Pure fiction. I know of NO WOMAN who would EVER, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES SHE WAS RAPED, EVER "grow to like it".
Once all three girls are "broken", more gameplay options appear. You can now choose to molest one, two, or all three of them at once, and force them to perform incestuous acts upon one another. When you've tired of that, you can single out one "lucky" girl to be the recipient of a gang rape. Kimura calls in his Yakuza buddies, and they run a train on your willing victim.
Disgusted yet? Hey, I never said the game was for everyone.
I think overall the one thing that fucking pushes my buttons more than anything else in those CNN reports is their insistence that children are going to find Rapelay, install it, and get a 1st-class sexual education. WHO THE FUCK ARE THEY KIDDING!?
#1 - The game isn't that easy to find for children. I don't think I have to worry about my son downloading it anytime soon.
#2 - Unless a child knows how to install and run Applocale, they won't be installing ANYTHING
#3 - EVEN IF THEY MANAGED TO INSTALL IT it takes numerous patches and work-arounds to even run the game. I had to write a guide on how to install the fucking thing properly, because people kept asking me.
#4 - The most important one - Even if they manage to get past #1-#3, there's still a problem: THE GODDAMN THING IS IN JAPANESE!!!. Unless they also know how to find the (Partial) translation patch, download it, install it, and get it to work without the game crashing a fucking blue million times, they won't know HOW to rape anyone.
In addition to all of that, the game is heavily censored, and without finding, downloading, and installing 'skins' (Texture models that replace the in-game mosaics with nude bodies), which are very hard to find, you won't see anything except a large blurry spot.
Look, I understand, I really REALLY do. Rape = WRONG, and I, as a fully-functioning adult (Most of the time) know this. I played Rapelay for the purpose of writing a walkthrough guide, for a LOT of hours, and not once did the thought "Damn, I need to go find an Aoi of my own to rape" ever cross my mind. Know why? Because I know this is just a game, and none of it is real. None of it could happen in real life. No, none of it. NO DAMN IT I SAID NONE. In reality land, rape victims escape, are murdered, or they turn their attacker's genitals into hamburger helper. NOWHERE ON EARTH is a person going to be able to start up their own 'happy rape victim' harem.
See, I held something back: At the end of the main story, Kimura gives the girls back their cell phones and allows them to leave. He commands them to come whenever he calls them, 'or else'. No guns held to their heads, no knives held to their throats, just an empty threat. Correct me if I am mistaken, but I think in the real world, rape victims need to be confined or restrained 24/7/365.
There are some redeeming qualities about Rapelay. No, seriously. Two, to be exact:
#1 - If Kimura tries to sex Aoi in the cowgirl position before she's "broken", she pulls out a REALLY BIG KNIFE and stabs him in the balls. Happens at random, and if you don't know it's coming, it will scare you out of your mind. Game over.
#2 - If Kimura knocks one of the girls up and forces her to stay pregnant, eventually she will lure him to the train station and shove him in front of the evening express. Again, game over.
See, even in the realm of fiction, the rapist doesn't get to win.
Having been a fan of eroge for...well, a long time, I can understand the amount of culture shock an outsider might experience when their first peek into that world is something like Rapelay. Is that a reason to to start shouting "FUCK THE JAPANESE!" or "SICKOS!"? No, it's not. I expect rational human beings to follow the same guidelines that I do when I encounter something 'foreign' or 'new': RESEARCH THE HELL OUT OF IT, and ONLY THEN form an opinion.
If the international news refuses to stop trying to intrude upon the privacy of the eroge fandom, then I hope the get what's coming to them. Believe me, they won't like it either. Here's what I have to say to CNN and their posse of morons.
I believe that about does it.