For someone who plays Hearts of Iron IV and Stellaris all the time, I have way too many games on Steam. Please, someone help me. ^^!
Nah, the reason for this post is: I love Paradox Entertainment for the way their games are. Even if a LOT of money is spent on all the DLC. But you can really get addicted to it. I certainly am.
By the way, I really like the AliceSoft games. And yes, I know. They are considered Eroge games because of certain content. But that’s not why I really play them. With a few exceptions, they are some of the best anime based strategy/dungeon crawler/visual novel games for me personally. Even if the protagonists are typical harem/isekai player characters.
But the stories are fantastic. The world building usually two thumbs up. And the game mechanics depending on which game you play are great. I mean, I still play mainstream console or PC games too. But from a certain part in my twisted mind, I think to myself: it would be nicer if games like this could become more widespread and escape their niche existence.
Much like manga/anime did here in Germany in the 90s. Back then it was (especially for the older generation) extreme cringe. Nowadays it is one of the most developing markets ever. With numerous fans, supporters and also cosplayers.
I mean, even for me there are certain limits. For example, I don’t like games that merely cater to a certain fetish, just to have a reason to offer that game. And honestly? That’s true for me with games in general. How pathetic are some games nowadays just to satisfy a certain urge. But okay. It’s not for me. Is for others.
I like my genre mix and hope for the future that there will always be games that are more “adult” and at the same time diverse and entertaining. As long as they don’t overdo it. Just my thoughts about video games and games in general ;-)