I am glad to see that the Aedes has finally posted something in a whileヘ(^_^ヘ)(ノ^_^)ノ. His newly published pure love article, Twin N’ Stuff, is exactly what I need to put a break in between my two corruption articles for too much good things can be a bad thing（￣ー￣）ニヤリ.
Putting aside whether you agree with me or not (that corruption is a good thing), I would like to thank those who have commented on the Introduction to Corruption (Part 1). Many of your comments have inspired and helped me to decide on what to write for this article, the second part of the introduction.
WARNING: Since the topic of this post is on corruption, naturally there will be HARDCORE NSFW pictures, usage of vulgar words and opinions that some people are not comfortable with. If you think you that will be unable to stomach what to come, I suggest you stop reading this article.
YOU HAVE BEEN STRONGLY WARNED!
The main ideas for this article actually came from a comment made by Tyr(@Tyrosn) on my previous Introduction to Corruption. Although we do not have the same point of views in regard of Corruption Games, I am really grateful at him for posting his thoughts because different opinions are always good a source of inspirations.
“I never understood the fascination of “pure” corruption. For me it is a very predictable concept with little respect to the characters original personality. From the beginning you know that the characters will try to resist but eventually they will fall down to the evil path.” — Tyr(@Tyrosn)
Fascination toward Corruption
Corruption Games are Very Predictable
It is true that corruption games are usually very predictable because we know that the heroines will most likely succumb to sexual pleasure and fall into the dark side. However when you play a charage, don’t you also know or at least expect that the heroines will face hardship together with the main protagonist and later fall in love with him? What will be your reaction if the should-be pure love charage you are playing suddenly end with a NTR? You probably will not be happy at all. My point is that being predictable is not a necessary a bad thing because a predictable game guarantees an outcome/ending that you want.
What is it then you enjoy from playing a Corruption Game?
Let us go back to our charage analogy. When a player plays a charage, he is of course playing for the characters, that is why the game is categorized as a charage in the first place. The same line of reasoning can be applied for playing a corruption game as well, people who play a corruption game simply enjoy the idea of corrupting the opposite sex.
In other word, there is no way a person can enjoy a corruption game if he does not like the concept of corruption in the first place. This is why on my previous article I wrote that: people who like it will like it, people who don’t will never get it.
Difference between Corruption Games
Corruption Games are not as linear and shallow as many of you guys may think. Simply because there are two individuals who like Corruption Games, does not necessary mean that they will like the same games. Even if both of them like a particular game, they may like that game for very different reason. There are more to Corruption Games than just converting heroines into sex slaves.
So what is it that make a certain player prefers a particular Corruption Game more than the other?
1) Physical Method of Corruption
Different Physical Methods of Corruption usually entertain players through visual and audio means. Some people may like to see heroines full of bruises after being whipped while some other people may like the heroines moan like crazy after being fed with aphrodisiac. Some people may like to see heroines with blank eyes because they are under the influence of hypnotism, while some may like heroines in blank eyes because they are dead inside due excessive sexual trainings.
2) Psychological Method of Corruption
Psychological Methods of Corruption on other hand, provide the thrills through situations. In one case where a corruptor wanted to corrupt another man’s wife, he might try to drown the wive in guilt by pleasuring her in front of her husband. There are also stories in which the heroines got consumed by hatred because she was abandoned by her comrades and decided to give in and work for the dark side instead. Some people may prefer one situation more than other.
3) Speed of Corruption
This one is pretty straightforward. Some players like the heroines to fall fast, while others like the heroines to get corrupted little by little.
4) Using the Corrupted Heroine
Once heroines are corrupted, all the fun shift from corrupting the heroines to exploring in what ways the corrupted heroines can be used. Unfortunately, there are not many varieties in using the corrupted heroines.
Respect towards the Characters Original Personality
When one heard the term “Corruption Game” or “Corrupted Heroines”, the first thing that most people have in mind is probably something like this:
However, people need to know that there are also Corruption Games that do not break the heroines to this extent. For example, in VenusBlood ~Frontier~ there are eight events for each Goddess, four before they are corrupted and four after they are corrupted. Through these events, you can see how the character of these Goddess change over time. Each Goddess has her unique initial personality and unique corrupted personality.
Concerning ‘character development’ in Corruption Games, there are two common versions:
- Corruption Games which force Heroines to submit, strip them of all human rights and treat them as sex dolls or sex slave. In this version, the heroines most often lost their original personalities
- Corruption Games which force Heroines to submit, grant them the power of darkness and take them in as allies. In this second version, the heroines usually still have some of their original personalities plus their new personalities.
For those who understand Dungeons&Dragons terms, the first version is an example of Chaotic Evil while the second version is an example of Lawful Evil.
Although I still have enough materials to go on for another 1000 words, I think this is a good point to stop for today and save those materials for the next time. For this reason, I can safely say that there will probably be a third part of this Introduction in some time not so soon（￣～￣;）.
Before I completely end this article however, I want to remind everyone to keep an open-mind and forgiving heart. Please refrain from leaving any hate messages or comments. Thank you.