Sunday, 15 August 2010

J's Chimes:The Evolution Of Eroge


Eroge has evolved throughout the years and has become another popular genre of games that tend to awe people alike. And with the introduction of 3D graphics, eroge has evolve even further until as we know it today and an example of such a high end eroge is the famous Real Kanojo create by the Illusion Soft company. However, classic eroge games are just as nice as it does has its own uniqueness and art form in the past...


Retro eroges are much more pixelated as to compared with eroges today because of its resolution and processing power of older computers. However such art has captured many audiences around because of their nice storyline or artwork that keeps them from coming back for more and thus the eroge boom as you've seen till today in Japan.


I remembered the time when eroges are saved on diskettes and sold in the market long ago and the game graphics are of 8 - 16 bit, resulting in serious pixel artwork such as this. If you still have your classic Nintendo game console, it'll be something like this... Amazingly at that time it was considered very good for an eroge to be like this...


Eroges are normally ADV/AVG (Adventure games) at that time with lots of visual novels and selecting different options and routes to end the storyline. However, the genres broaden up to many different types including RPG, SLG, simulation, etc. Some examples of RPG games are Tears To Tiara, SLG games include Tsuma Shibori and the common simulation games for example Sexy Beach to Artificial Girl.


The technology in eroges advances dramatically with better computers and graphics. And has eventually evolved to what we would see till this date. Eroge has fast becoming a big industry in the gaming sector because of its popularity. However, such games are sold for Japan use only but has eventually reach many countries worldwide because of their popularity... And soon it brought about critics about this types of games being sold in the market. The very case of Rapelay is one example of a game that is brought under scrutiny because of its immoral content that said to harm people's conscious with themes that are considered taboo and ostracize by other countries...


The eroge industry continues to boom as we currently would see today. With more 3D games and high resolution ADV games coming up, its no wonder fans keep coming back for more of such stuff... Seriously, I too believe eroges are becoming better... I especially like Alicesoft, Eushully and Softhouse Chara games because of their high replayability as they concentrated more on SLG, RPG style kinda games. Some popular ones include Rance, Battle Goddess and Ou Zoku. But when it comes to 3D games, Illusion Soft takes the biggest vote among the others. What lies ahead with the eroge industry is still rather vague but with the advancement of motion sensors, to cameras and touch screen monitors and sensor mats like the Xbox360, a new era of eroge playability will soon be available for fans out there to experience the power of such games in future...

2 comments:

Dakuro said...

Excellent review, thanks for sharing, I love eroges @_@

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