Hadaka Shitsuji – Yaoi Visual Novel Review

Like any visual novel Hadaka Shitsuji is a game aimed at a very specific demograph and it will not be a game for everyone. If you come into this game looking for a sweet and fluffy game where you are spoiled and pampered by handsome butlers till your hearts content, this is not the game for you. If however, have a sadistic side you would like to explore in a work of fiction and are willing to go down a rabbit hole of sadism, masochistic lust and explore some pretty dark fetishes then maybe just maybe this is the game for you.

In this visual novel you play as Maeda Tomoaki, a down on his luck 3rd year university student who has just lost his job because he ‘helped’ his childhood friend who was being sexually harassed by a customer. Now he has no way to pay the bills and has been sleeping around with girls to get a free feed, but his luck changes when he finds himself a cushy job working at a mansion as the new master of the house for a month while the owner is away. It is an opportunity that almost seems too perfect and soon it becomes clear there is something very wrong about this mansion and the people within it. Will the protag fall victim to this world of debauchery, madness and sin? Well let’s put it this way reader if you play nice with your ‘toys’ you won’t get any of the true or good endings. Believe me I tried on my first few playthroughs, I got sick of hearing from the head butler ‘You were far too kind…’. It is when you start to be cruel and use the butlers as you please that Tomoaki’s true character and nature begins to come out, in more ways than one.

At first he comes across as a somewhat normal man of his age, with what seems to be a few anger issues. As you delve deeper into each route with the butlers or the story of the mansion you discover that he does indeed have quite a sadistic side he has never been able to explore till his hearts content and now that he has been given the opportunity to do so, well it would be a shame to let it go to waste. I will be going through the characters and their routes in the order I myself played them.

Now I have a high level of curiosity and tolerance when it comes to reading about sex and fetishes and it can take a lot to make me feel uncomfortable. My thoughts of rape in yaoi have been made clear in past reviews and I will admit this was one part of this game that I did not enjoy as well as the inclusion of watersports which did make me very uncomfortable and I am just soo glad the game never went into scat territory otherwise I would have definitely stopped playing this game. Once I hit the watersports scene I must confess I was beginning to think yep this game is my limit…. I’m sure I’m not going to regret saying that right?

The butlers themselves were unfortunately very forgettable personality wise, which was a bit of a disappointment to me. There was no real character growth with any of them except that they each played into different fetishes and by the end of any good ending they just became your willing hole to be fucked.

You would think that with everything I have written about this game that I did not enjoy it, but the truth is playing through this game has been a very interesting journey for me and a must confess a journey I am still working my way through as there are still a few endings I have to get as well as CGs. This game has become a welcome escape for me these couple of months, I would even say a healthy outlet for the many frustrations of this year. Just know that if you do go in to play this one it will be a very dirty ride.

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