I seriously think you guys are being over-hopeful about this. Everything we've seen so far really points toward a game that's just all about titillation and sexual gratification. Hey, I like my echi and sexual fantasies as much as the next guy, but my money is on that: that's pretty much what this is going to be. There's just no market there. Think about it. There's really no market for sexual fantasies with great writing and deep feeling. The moment a product revolves around titillation, just about everything else goes out the window. You may not like it, I may not like it, but it tends to be the case. Yes, there are some indie H games that are the exception, but if you're looking at widespread appeal, and ATLUS is a relatively mass-market game company, you're going to have little success combining titillation with depth. I know you are going to crucify me for saying this, that's just what I'm seeing.
I'm not going to crucify you, Prime Mover, just respectfully disagree. On what basis do you think that there is no market for a game that combines 'titillation and depth'? Products can be appreciated on multiple levels.
It's certainly true that there isn't much depth to most H games, but I think that has more to do with the fact that the creators realize they don't need
it to sell and they don't necessarily have the desire (or the skills) to add real depth. There is no basis for saying that adding depth would make the games not
sell. Actually, H games don't get more mainstream than Key's stuff and yet their games have (reasonably) intelligent writing too.
Have some faith in the team that is making this game. They obviously have the skill to include depth, and there is absolutely nothing
in the promotional material that makes me think this game will be a typical ecchi fantasy. Those don't tend to involve weird nightmare dream worlds and turning into sheep.