Sometimes steam will give you a coupon for a random game that isn’t very popular. And so this is how my evening went:
Hans, are we the baddies?
There’s a lot wrong here, right off the bat. Just as an exercise in seperating out a few things from the everything wrong here, let me try to name some, in no particular order:
- The logo is an iron cross
- An iron cross in front of a circle, actually, reminescent of the Bundeswehr cross
- Published by Tranquility games
- Popular user-defined tags include “Cute”, “Story Rich”, and… “LGBTQ+”, somehow
- A small satiric anti-war game with a cute Fuhrer as a lead character.
- Will you be able to melt her heart?
- the goddamn SS armband with a heart instead of a swastika
I’m gonna really push through this and flip through some of these promotional materials, and this main character is so clearly supposed to be anime Hitler, you have no idea. I mean, in addition to being the Fuhrer with a capital F, I’m seeing another promo screenshot here and her interests apparently include painting and “taking over the world”. If I had to guess, they end there too, but I am absolutely not buying this piece of garbage to find out.
“have you no shame” is a good alternate title for this game
Let’s skip right past the “CUTE ANIME GIRLS Dev. Franchise” and take a quick peek at the ol’ review section since overall, Steam users rated this Very Positive.
Blake recommends this game. He has played it for 15 hours. 17 people found this review helpful.
Now I see this huge review — by someone whose steam avatar is somehow an anime girl with a steam border that is also an anime girl — that actually seems to be an attempt to give a serious review, but oh my god it’s so wrong
you definitely don’t need to read all that (although every line is a rollercoaster) but I just have to point out a few lines here
Not only does this game teach vital anti-war messages, it places them in a satirical manner. This mixed with the enticing match three style game is a recipe for a real masterpiece - it wouldn’t be out of place in a museum.
he wants to put it in a museum. you’re visiting a museum in 2030 and right next to the warhols is the match 3 hentai war crimes section
In an age of people becoming increasingly “politically correct”, you would expect a game covering a sensitive topic such as this to be largely frowned upon
yes you absolutely would expect that I wonder why
There’s a rare review mixed in here where someone actually gave the game a thumbs-down:
I might be tempted to argue here that there might be other reasons not to recommend this game other than personal taste, but I’m going to bow to the expert here, since after all he’s played the game for 254 hours.
Steam will let you sort reviews by “most helpful”, so let’s go there and grab the #1 most helpful as one last review:
Well, if unlike the vast majority of the 503 people who have reviewed this game, this game somehow isn’t for you, there is that whole CUTE ANIME GIRLS Dev. franchise.
I’m… I’m sad now.
Good news though. If you don’t have a coupon but still want to save a couple dollars, you can-
you can g-
…you can get the dictator pack.
so, in case you thought there was anything to the “oh, it’s an anti-war message” thing they slapped on at the end there: that is not why this game exists. you can tell, if you look very closely.
And, if you really want to “match 3”, as it were, you can add “CCCP CALLS!” to your ol’ shopping cart.
yes, all the screenshots are of the same thing
There appears to just be the one anime facist this time around, with the single pose and facial expression, but that’s because the art focus for this game was on the iron cross orbs you match.
I think I can stomach exactly one more thing about this game, so let’s check out the Steam community discussion board:
finally, this opinion has been promoted to the sphere of legitimacy, thanks to cute anime girls franchise on steam discount sale coupon
for as long as the internet’s been around, there have been deranged people who sketched anime hitler on deviantart or whatever, but the fact that this is now a profitable business model to directly pander to these people… hurts a little bit more, I think
oh, and there’s free DLC that replaces all the character art in the game with nude versions, because fuck me of course there is