Chapter One: Introduction
Taboos: Cracks is a lewd “Sokoban” puzzle game available on Steam. To experience the complete game with adult content, the Taboos: Cracks – Patch must be installed. This article will strictly discuss the patched version of the game.
It took me less than thirty minutes to complete this game.
Chapter Two: Gameplay (2/5★)
Section One: Overview
The goal of the game is to reveal all matching cards by turning them face-up two at a time.
Section Two: Balance
With only ten cards per level, the difficulty of this game is trivial.
Chapter Three: Sexual Content (3/5★)
Section One: Content
There are twelve unlockable animations with three variations each; one clothed, one nude, and one cum-covered. Most animations just show a naked lady, but a few show BDSM and sexual intercourse.
Section Two: Implementation
Matching card pairs unlocks animations.
As cards are matched, the clothes shown are removed from the background image. I’ve played a lot of adult memory games and I’ve never seen a system like this — big ups for DSGame!
Now if only the background wasn’t literally covered by cards. . .
Section Three: Interactivity
The animations are not interactive.
Section Four: Quality
The artwork is good, but the animations not so much. Movement is either limited or robotic, and I could regularly spot hard edges or minor clipping. I wish there was less suggestive nudity and more sexual content in the game — especially with that totally not D.VA girl!
Chapter Four: Story (1/5★)
Section One: Plot
DSGame writes, “It is said that girls prefer men with good memory so that you can not forget to buy gifts for her at various festivals.”
Is that so? I bet I could pick up mad girls if I showed them the games I’ve played!
Chapter Five: Sound (2/5★)
Section One: Soundtrack
The music sounds awfully canned, but if there’s a track you don’t like you can feel pretty good knowing each level has another beat to maintain variety.
Section Two: Sound Effects
I enjoyed the bubbly playback when manipulating the UI and turning over cards. . . but I think there’s literally only one sound effect in the game (outside of sex-scenes).
Sex-scenes sound nice and lewd with sloppy, slippery special effects.
Section Two: Voice Acting
I got really annoyed with the voice acting in this game — in fact, I muted it soon after I started playing. While playing levels, the girls never shut-up! Ongoing voice acting kind of worked for the DSGame‘s Seek Girl games because they include dialogue to prevent monotony. By the time you unlock sex-scenes in this game, the moaning and panting has already played too many times.
Chapter Six: Visuals (3/5★)
Section One: User-interface
The user-interface is appealing and functional. I don’t “get” the fantasy aesthetic, but I have to give DSGame credit for providing a serviceable interface. There’s a reason why they continue to reuse this template for later games.
Section Two: Graphics
I have the same sentiments towards the cards as I do the user-interface; they’re nice and magical, but I don’t understand why DSGame opted for fantasy textures. The unlockable sexual content appears to take place in a modern setting.
Chapter Seven: Verdict (2.5/5★)
With gameplay so laughably easy, clearly Taboos: Cracks wasn’t made for memory game enthusiasts — which leaves the gallery as the only possible selling point. Unfortunately, the sexual content does not save this game. With rough animation and few sex-scenes to offer, Taboos: Cracks is simply too mediocre to be worth anybody’s time.