Why You Should Back The Mister Versatile Kickstarter!

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You like superheroes right? Of course you do who does not like superheroes in this day and age. There is nothing more enjoyable for many of us than watching a good superhero flick or reading a comic for a fun in depth story. Sometimes however it’s not the story that catches our attention for those superhero comics and movies, it’s not the plot that brings us in. Come on you can admit it, were are all equally dirty minded here, I’m not going to judge on something I too enjoy.

Rippling muscles in skin tight costumes, biceps, pecks, abs and a nice ass is always a plus on any superhero and if you are lucky and thirsty enough the costume is just as tight on the front as well, if you catch my drift. There has always been a homoerotic undertone to superheroes that has inspired original comics like The Young Protectors (which is still my favourite long running web comics) to the gorgeous artwork of artists like Joe Phillips. One place I have not seen these themes with superheroes though is a game or visual novel with an openly gay superhero protaganist and that is what you have in store with Mister Versatile.

The latest project from Y Press Games, the lovely company behind Morning Dew Farms and To Trust an Incubus, two games I have thoroughly enjoyed is currently working on Mister Versatile a yaoi visual novel based in a world of superheroes! In the game you play as the superhero Mister Versatile, whose appearance in my opinion is a cross between Robert Downey Jr in Iron Man and Don Daimont from Bold and the Beautiful, which is a yummy combination.

He is a lone wolf superhero who refuses to work with others even though other superheroes really want to work with him. These other superheroes include a silver fox by the name of Captain Crush and a rookie fanboy twink who goes by the superhero name Chihuahua.

The demo also gives a brief preview of the story of the game, which includes a cute twink having trouble with a very sexy symbiote, your arch enemy having just broken out of prison and hints at the hero having a dark past that could explain why he insists on working alone. The finished game promises animated sequences (here’s hoping it’s for some of the naughty scenes), four different routes, partial voice acting, 12 endings, an original soundtrack and Steam achievements as well as a few stretch goals.

One minor complaint I do have about the demo, the opening sequence to the game the text flies across the screen so fast that it made it very hard to read and I am noticing this is an issue some let’s players of the game have had as well.

As of the day of this post going live there are 50 days left to back this amazing project over on Kickstarter and if this sounds like the kind of yaoi game you would love to play, I can not recommend enough backing this project, but don’t take just my word for it check out the game demo yourself on either Steam or Ich.io.

My Burning Heart – Yaoi Game Review

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Out of all the yaoi visual novels I have played so far, this one is definitely the most light-hearted, but when the other titles I have been playing include Hadaka Shitsuji, Sweet Pool and the most recently added to my collection of yaoi visual novels Togainu no Chi True Blood, well that is an easy statement to say.

 All of the games mentioned can be purchased through Steam, though with Sweet Pool and Togainu no Chi you have to go through the publisher’s websites to also purchase DLC to get the games uncensored, but I will tell you more about that when I review those games once I have finished them. Today I am here to write about a yaoi hidden gem on the Steam store that I don’t see too many people within the community talking about. Maybe it is because it is a western yaoi game, maybe it’s because its a newer title, I really don’t know but if you are a fan of yaoi visual novels this is one game worth your time.

Released on Steam on July 23rd , 2019 from developer Ertal Games, who I have written about previously with my review of their free to play yaoi game Blood and Lust which I highly recommend if you are looking for a quick yaoi fix. My Burning Heart is there latest game and tells the story of a young man named Adnan who has had a tough life on the streets of a city under the rule of a Sultan who is captured and becomes a slave and then an unwilling Harem boy when picked up in the market by the Great Vizier as a gift for the Sultan. At the beginning of the game Adnan makes it very clear to the player that he does not want to live the life of some pampered sex toy and depending on the choices you make throughout the game his attitude may or may not change towards this.

There are three characters you mostly interact with within the game. Halim a boy who was raised and trained to be what he is in the palace a perfect little harem boy that will do whatever he must to please his master. His majesty the Sultan Abd Al-Rashid, who has an insatiable for sex and all the good things in life he feels he deserves, but can be very sweet and caring as long as he is obeyed completely. Then there is The Great Vizier, Harun who is a manipulative and conniving man with a hell of a cruel streak.

There are good and bad endings for both Halim and Rashid, there is also a bonus good ending involving Harun . Each route being both enjoyable and slightly frustrating in its own way. The frustration however does not come from the stories within the game as each character is given very emotional and moving stories including Harun which was a pleasant surprise. The frustrating came with making the right choices to get any ending in the game. For my first two playthrough of the games the story just ended about halfway through because I did not have enough of a relationship with either Halim and Rashid. Even if you are aiming for the bad ending (I love angst if the list of yaoi games I am playing is any indication to my tastes) and you have to play nice in the first half of the game to get the bad ends as well, but this was just a minor nitpick and once I figured out the choices I needed to make the game became much more enjoyable. I will also openly admit I had to look up a walkthrough to get the Harun ending, but I am glad I did as it was easily the most interesting and amusing route in the entire game and by the end of it was my favourite route.

When I first downloaded the game it did not have voice acting, but while I was playing an update came out for the game to add voice acting. All the characters are delightfully cast, Halim sounds pleasantly adorable and will crawl into your heart even faster. Rashid’s sultry voice makes some of his cheesier lines a little less cringy (there is still a little cringe for how cheesy he can be sometimes). Harun’s voice was my favourite though his calm cruelty comes across perfectly in the performance and there were plenty of moments in the final stretch of his route when that voice just gave me the best tingles.

One warning I will give for this game is if you are not a fan of media yaoi or otherwise that depicts dubious consent (though it is treated as such in the game and is not at all romanticized) then this game is not for you because no matter what route you choose you will come across this content within the game and one of the bad endings does involve rape so again if this is something you do not feel comfortable with then this will not be the game for you.

Overall though I myself have found this game very enjoyable and it is a fun edition to anyone’s yaoi collection, with a little bit of angst a little bit of comedy and a cast of characters that all grow on you as the story plays out it was a fun game.