Sexual Void is a lewd “jerk off instructor” that revolves around an AI named “Vicky”.
(F) Sexual content.
No. Woot! Woot!
Hours of Gameplay?
Two or three hours.
No, not necessary.
I was given a free copy of this game from the developer. Honestly, I’m hyped — I wanted to ask for a copy of Sexual Void, but I don’t like asking for free games. I’ll admit, this game is not my cup of tea. I know there are at least a few games on Steam with a focus on dominating the player with “jerk-off instructions”, but I can’t say I’ve ever remotely considered purchasing one. I just don’t get it, but I understand the appeal. Being dominated is kind of hot.
Customize Vicky, choose a pose and hit “JOI” (or “jerk off instruction”) to test your penile fortitude. You can pick a one, five, ten, or twenty minute instruction session. Then, you take your choice of orgasm (or not-orgasm). Finally, you choose one of three personalities for Vicky to take on. She can either be “dominant”, “neutral”, or “innocent”. Afterwards, it’s game on. You are instructed to fap-fap to the on-screen rhythm. Each fap nets money, which can be used to purchase new customization for Vicky. The goal of the game is to not blow your load until Vicky gives you the “okay” — you can “cool down” by saying that you’re on the edge, and she’ll give you a minute to regain your composure. If you fail your JOI, you can let Vicky know when you come and she’ll berate (or punish) you accordingly.
. . . yes, this is a game you can play one-handed!
Vicky is an Artificial Intelligence designed to fulfill your sexual needs. . . provided you do as she says. Stuck in what she calls the void, Vicky patiently waits for you to give her company. She is joined by a very touchy octopus, who must be very uncomfortable outside of his natural habitat. It’s no wonder he seeks refuge inside Vicky’s moist orifices.
I’m disappointed in the “story.”
To my understanding, Sexual Void is supposed to deliver a personal experience to the player. I’m supposed to engage with Vicky, and pretend she’s a real person as I fappity-fap to her whim. Problem being, she’s a paper-thin caricature. I don’t know about the target audience, but I find fleshed-out characters to be significantly more attractive than stock, busty waifus. You are able to ask Vicky a few questions, but there is no back-and-forth conversation that you can have with her.
For being an “artificial intelligence”, Vicky isn’t too bright.
I think Vicky would benefit from increased player interaction. I think it would be awesome if the way she treats the player was based on prior interactions. For example, if the player were to kiss her ass, she might take on her “dominant” personality. Or perhaps, if the player were to divulge a lack of sexual experience, she might take on the “innocent” or “neutral” attitude during JOI games.
Or hey, a full-on visual-novel-like experience would be great!
There is no titlescreen, it’s straight to main game. From the top toolbar, you can access a wide variety of useful functions. You can adjust audio, display and graphical preferences. There’s also a “panic button” which will take you to a stock screensaver (in case you know, somebody walks in and “Windows key” doesn’t cut it?) The user-interface is clean and professional. I would have liked more audio controls, however.
It’s distracting to hear Vicky talk over the sound of her choking on a tentacle.
One thing I found super jarring was the fact Vicky’s mouth doesn’t move when she is speaking. She just sort of lifelessly stares at you (or does whatever you tell her to do.) The wide variety of poses Vicky can take on are wonderful, but I think they miss the point of the game. There are a few animations in which she actually engages the player, and I think all of the animations should have had Vicky face and engage the player. Considering the whole game is based on Vicky telling you what to do, I think she should act like someone’s on the other side of the screen.
Sexual Void is pretty much a fancy gallery with voiced “jerk off instructions”.
There are thirty-six (animated) poses for the main protagonist, Vicky to assume, twelve of which also featuring a tentacled companion. Each animation is a short loop, lacking any sort of progression — that means no orgasms or money shots. The animation is good, and so are the models (although the tentacles are unnaturally stretched). You can customize Vicky with a wide variety of colors and clothes, although her body cannot be altered. I would have liked to have been able to interact with the animations.
Given the price tag, Sexual Void is an okay-buy if you’re you need a virtual dominatrix on a budget. Given the visual content, this game is a steal! However, I think Sexual Void could have been a lot better (and the price raised accordingly). Despite its above-average visuals, this game feels unrefined, as if the developers didn’t have a good sense of direction (or didn’t budget appropriately.) I couldn’t imagine actually employing mister jerky at the rate Vicky demands — I think Sexual Void is actually a weight loss program!
Wombat Woe — Customization
There should be a save functionality for outfits, especially when Vicky resets every time the game is booted. This would also pave the way for body customization, which is typically handled via numerous presets or sliders.
Wombat Woe — Jackhammer Jackin’
During a “JOI Game”, Vicky instructs you to fap-fap to an on-screen rhythm. This rhythm should be adjustable, suiting different users’ preferences.
Wombat Woe — Viewin’ Vicky
When viewing Vicky, there is no way to zoom or pan the camera. Many of the poses she takes-on result in her being chopped off by the screen.