Well I haven't had an erection in almost 3 years now, so it certainly isn't about the sex appeal for me.... I am a huge fan of all this crap but NEVER would I EVER claim it is meaningful, or anything beyond fanservice for that matter.... I do adore these games for very shallow reasons and that I will gladly admit. It is bright, bubbly and makes me happy in a nostalgic way that reminds of being a kid again I guess... Its hard to express really, but its all about the visual aesthetic of it all for me.... Maybe... Okay surely, I'm just weird.... but come on, there has to be some other folk out there that just happen to like the stuff because it oozes some of the most beautiful, albeit cliche and over done, anime-esque graphic to grace console gaming..... Even as big of a fan as I am though (and I am a freakin' ridiculous fan of these admittingly poor titles), once again, to claim they've got any type of appeal beyond that is sort of absurd I suppose.... I feel like fans create a worse stigma for this stuff than the actually games, products or bonus material itself....
You know, I can actually respect that.
People like what they like. It's harmless fantasy. I can't help but feel that some people are a little too
eager to stigmatize others over stuff like this. It's just drawings, guys.
That said, it's not so much the sex or fanservice in these games that bothers me so much as the mindlessness of it all. The development seems so forced and cliche. And if the rest of the game doesn't measure up then why are you playing a game at all instead of reading manga or watching anime or something? I find bad gameplay pretty intolerable.
I would actually welcome more well-written sex scenes in games, but that's pretty damn rare.