Written by Sexy, edited by Otaku Apologist

Town of Sins, a free hentai browser game, developed by Hooligapps. Released November 2020. Play for free at Townofsins.com. No voice acting. Uncensored genitals.

We get into a colorful theme park and all of a sudden a GTA-looking character starts fighting Little Red Riding Hood via a card deck – full of horny girls, pills, airplanes and dildos. Simpler than some and more complex than others, this one falls somewhere in the middle.

The thing that stands out to me is that, somehow, these folks seem to always use different artists for each of their projects. You never know what to expect when one of their games comes out. No exception this time either.

It’s a bit odd that card collecting has many more functions than the main gameplay itself. You can buff cards, fuse cards, and more. Making for all kinds of leveling and upgrading. However, when you go to the battlefield, the game is pretty basic. You play cards one after the other and really there are little options for it. Lack of any notable field strategy element the game likens more to an actual scale. 

If your pile of cards has more numbers than the opposite pile of cards, the scale tips and you win. Not like you can pop a surprise trap card that annihilates their line. Snowballing isn’t really something you are hoping to unleash, once you play your cards right, and Lady Fortune pussy farts a dash of that, sweet sweet drawing luck your way, to make things even sexier. Rather it’s the only thing you do all the time, that is until the computer starts crushing you soon after you start playing because you lack the card or options to counter it. 

When your dick is halfway in the game, music tends to get repetitive just as you unveil the gameplay. That’s not so much a problem. Unless they are packing some really amazing tunes, devs of such games are aware most people mute audio and play their own tunes. More or less, music and sound effects are there just so people like me don’t bash creators for being too lazy to even feature 3 minutes of song and a few squeaks here and there. It is kind of the industry-standard these days. But hey, you can always go grab the Nier Automata soundtrack if, inspired and highly talented video game music, is what you are really after.

Sex appeal in the Town of Sins is definitely variable. Players usually go for thematics. That’s why games that focus on fetishes or certain themes get ahead more than those that pack all kinds of nudity with no coherent purpose.

You, astute player, can always demonstrate – some of the biggest fan-favorite games out there aren’t really the most sensible pieces of art either. But, let’s just say, that my limits are being pushed with this one.

Where else would you find the happy cartoony land of Dora the Explorer featuring, My Little Pony land, syphilis and generic drugs? I tend to think of myself as the most cynical one in the bunch, but sorry, syphilis just doesn’t seem to enter my world of erotic fiction. Do any of you get really excited about rubbing one off when STDs are on your mind?

This whole thing would have been really a fascinating scientific journey if the game had a story, trying to connect all the obscenely disconnected flavors the game features. Alas, there isn’t a story. Just some threatening semi-sexy banter before fights start.

At this point, some of you are waiting for me to stop jerking you around, and tell you about the hentai. Well, most cards are of girls, they feature full illustrations and you can pop those out to see in their full glory, not just in their small card format. The unlockable sex scenes are static images, unfortunately, so it seems the bulk of the effort went into cards. Lack of stories and rushed writing don’t help out either.

To me, it looks like nobody in production asked the question “Who is this game really for? What is the core audience? Are we catering to My Little Pony fans (of which there are many)? Are we catering to “Hey little sister, why do your feet smell? -No they don’t, little brother, there is a dead hooker under the mattress.” Ala Tarantino style. What is really the highlight/selling point of it?

If you kind of wander off into such philosophical thoughts, balancing makes an appearance and pulls you down to earth. The steep stone wall smashing in your path of progress gets revealed pretty quickly. Thought, typically such soft launches of previous games follow the same pattern of releasing fast and worrying about balancing later. I regret to inform you, that, even after obtaining a card that infects my enemies with syphilis, I didn’t really get much of an edge in combat. We should hope for gonorrhea maybe?

It appears they were really eager to push it out very fast, as self-evident even from the way text is displayed in the absurdly sized dialogue box. At this point, it’s a minor quip, but I really don’t understand, why is a talking penis our tour guide? The major demographics of hentai games are straight men. Don’t know about you, but my hentai fantasies tend to feature more interesting characters than purple talking penises.

But hey kids, if you really behave yourself, we can go to the zoo soon!

Animations are a bit sluggish and underwhelming. For a game coming out in 2020, some level of eye candy should be expected at all fronts. Not just the vaginas of card portraits.

Difficulty wise, it depends on how you look at it. Just dragging out cards with bigger number onto the field, and occasionally merging them is pretty simple. However, the amount of grind and failure is quite big. That is, if you want to begin assembling any worthwhile collection of cards so you can fight forward through Rapunzel, Cinderella, to reach “My Little Pony land”. If that is even a place you are interested in going to. But hey, in case you wanted your pet hamster to be able to try it out, you can always have the “auto-play” button take care of it.

There are some loose ends – such as that one fatal error crash I got. By all accounts, they aren’t finished working on it. Whether it’s just cleaning up issues, or they’ll go ahead and expand the game, it remains to be seen. I really wish their interface designers were half as good as their lewd illustrators.

I’ve been in marketing departments before. But, marketing tricks shouldn’t be misused. Getting three cards for 20$ is not odd. However, when you slap an 80% discounted sticker on top of it, players might get a little discouraged that you are saying the real price is 100$. At which point folks remember that these games typically need thousands upon thousands of cards to play with. Especially when your Blond Bimbo card also has 69 levels and needs tons of copies of itself to upgrade. 

“Honey!, sell the Porsche and re-mortgage the mansion – I found a new game!” Is not really a reaction you should be looking for in the beginning stages of your game.

It’s not unheard of, to go strong on the premium options, but then, some competitors have hundreds of hours of stories, voice acting, truckloads of animated sex scenes, and then some more shenanigans going on. 

The great thing about free-to-play games is that you can sample the goods directly with no hassle. Town of Sins is nice enough to let you start playing without even registering first. Hop on and battle with some kinky bitches. Trip out in the wet pipe dream of someone who fell asleep on the computer in the middle of browsing the randomness of rule34 porn.

Overall
1.8
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  • Gameplay
  • Story
  • Audio
  • Music
  • Hentai