Chapter One: Introduction
Sexual Void is a jerk off instruction (or JOI) game available on Steam.
I received a free copy of this game for review purposes — thanks Bad Vices Games!
Chapter Two: Gameplay (3/5★)
Section One: Overview
As Vicky’s new plaything, you have but one job; to “SROKE THAT COCK TO THE RHYTHM” and “CUM ONLY WHEN [she says] SO”. After choosing a time, an orgasm (or lack of), and a personality for your new mistress, it’s time to follow her instructions by stroking as indicated on-screen.
Sexual Void is strictly a tool to enhance your sexual experience; there is little “gameplay” to see. I would describe the experience to be not unlike watching a mildly interactive video.
Section Two: Controls
The game is not keyboard controlled, and that’s a big problem.
I don’t know about you, but when I’m on verging on nutting the last thing I want to exercise is fine motor control; grasping a mouse and guiding its cursor into “I’M ON THE EDGE” requires mental clarity seldom available in the moment. I mean fuck, what if your hands are covered in lube? Are players supposed to slide their mouse into a condom before playing?
Why do I need two hands to jerk off? Are you suggesting your peter fits in one hand?
Section Three: Character Customization
Vicky has a variety of hair styles and unlockable outfits. Apparel is purchased using by participation; more specifically, every fap she commands accumulates an unnamed currency.
Vicky’s features may be enlarged, including her “ASS”, “BOOBS” and “THIGHS” — but I found that making any significant adjustments to her body results in weird deformation. On that topic, her “OUTFITS” are prone to clipping (which only gets worse when you touch her “BODY” sliders).
When the game “forgot” my Vicky because it doesn’t auto save your creation, I gave up and toughed it out with boring, vanilla JOI — RIP my gothy, fishnet-covered e-girl.
Chapter Three: Sexual Content (3/5★)
Section One: Content
Vicky can assume one of thirty-nine poses; the first set of twelve are more akin “emotes” or “taunts”; the second set have Vicky making love to a dildo; the third set include an oversized octopus for tentacle fun; and the last three poses provide Vicky with her own dick to stroke.
Using the “PLAYLIST” menu, you’re able to disable poses from being played while using “SHUFFLE” for random playback. This is a great feature because I didn’t want to see the first twelve poses. . . and anything involving animals or futas probably isn’t going to be up everyone’s ally. If you purchase this game, be sure to disable anything you don’t want to see ahead of time.
Section Two: Implementation
Sexual animations are play on repeat unless “SHUFFLE” is on.
Section Three: Interactivity
The sexual content is not interactive. They’re just looping animations — and they aren’t even correlated with Vicky’s commands. When she instructs you to fap harder, she doesn’t pleasure herself harder. When she instructs you to stop, her animations will continue completely unchanged.
You’d think she’d at least switch to something “casual” to pass the time, like meditation or jump rope (both of which actual animations in the game).
Section Four: Content
Vicky’s animations are serviceable, but I didn’t find them to be very arousing. The quality just isn’t there, and without any sort of climax, progression or variations there’s nothing to get invested into.
Honestly, I would rather watch browse PornHub and watch someone like (Samus, anyone?) than watch Vicky’s brief animations. It’s not like I would be sacrificing any interactivity.
Chapter Four: Story (2/5★)
Section One: Plot
Bad Vices Games writes,
Hi, I’m Vicky, I’ve been in here for as long as I can remember. I can hear a soothing sound, maybe it’s the outside… I feel like i’m trapped, but i’m not entirely sure. I really need someone here to keep me company…
Since there’s not much to do I would like to propose you something I have in mind. There’s no one else in this void, we can make dirty things without anyone noticing. I would like to give you the best jerk off instructions you ever had in your life (I’m really good in this things!).
Section One: Characters
Vicky is stuck in an empty vastness; with nothing to do, the prospect of control, any control is what she needs to maintain her sanity. With you, she doesn’t just have someone to talk to — she has someone to control, even though she has no ability to actually touch you.
Maybe I’m reading to much into the game.
Chapter Five: Sound (2/5★)
Section One: Soundtrack
Its your choice between the ambience of nothingness or a single, synth wave track (if you’re able to figure out how to change the background). Neither background noise is poorly made, but I don’t understand what makes either track suitable for a jerk off instruction game.
Section Two: Sound Effects
Sex is repetitive with the same few sounds played on repeat. Otherwise, navigation has a nice sound effects.
Chapter Six: Visuals (4/5★)
Section One: User-interface
The user-interface is nicely arranged with professional graphics. Some users may have to search around the screen for select functionality (such as adjusting audio and display preferences in the top right), but I enjoyed having the interface distributed throughout the screen. I like how when applicable, images are used to show what each button does.
Section Two: Graphics
Who would of thought a plain white background would be boring? I’ve always thought when women pose in front of a draped sheet it’s pretty lame — but Vicky might as well be standing in front of a dry wall. Vicky herself an alright girl, but depending on the angle she can be a little uncanny.
Her outfits leave a lot to be desired with bulky, deformed, often plastic-y offerings. I preferred keeping my Vicky mostly nude not because I like tiddies, but because her clothes look like shit.
Chapter Seven: Verdict (3/5★)
I’m not a “jerk off instruction” (or JOI) kind of guy, but I went into this game with an open mind. Sexual Void was a novel experience the first few tries, but I grew bored with Vicky. Her animations and dialogue don’t owe to very engaging “gameplay” or replay value. But if you’re looking for a JOI experience that’s a few grand cheaper than a real woman, Vicky may be just what you need to satisfy JOI curiosity and “FULFILL YOUR INSTINCTS”.