Cinderella Escape 2 Escape!!
So there’s this guy who goes by the name “Hajime” who makes bondage themed games. Not actual porn games, mind you. Actual games with bondage themes. This is his third release, a sequel to a puzzle game about escaping a dungeon via block puzzles that had a lot of weirdly tame torture traps (getting hit by a buzzsaw just knocked you back, for example).
This game, however, is an action game. And it’s the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. Because of that bondage theme, Cinderella ha to fight with her hands bound, resulting in insanely powerful kicks that can hit dozens of enemies at once. There’s a mechanic where doing enough damage can destroy an enemy’s clothing, but so can yours, putting you in your underwear. But that means you build meter faster, resulting in a tornado spin kick that sucks up anyone in the vicinity and utterly destroys them.
The story references a bunch of fairy tales, including Pinocchio and Snow White, but said story is nonsense that doesn’t fit with the weirdly Silent Hill-ish plot of the first game where Cinderella owns up to having killed her step mother and step sisters (really). She’s dead, but now some kind of magic zombie animated by golden slippers or something and she has to prove that the prince murdered the king and not her. Somehow, this leads to you meeting Snow White, who is a gothic lolita idol.
Really. She gets a music video.
Also, you can dress up Cinderella with whatever you buy as you play, and cutscenes play with ingame graphics. What does that mean?
It means this.
This game is ridiculous and I might love it.