A business simulation of a sex harem for comic book characters? This game cannot not be reviewed here. However -- refrain from any lewd remarks here -- I couldn't last more than fifteen minutes with it. Blame an early childhood rife with the Dark Knight, my (sorta) aversion to games without a jump button, or plain old apathy, but I just couldn't get into it. From what I gathered there was some Macguffin that required Professor Xavier to pimp out his mutants, or something. The game threw Horniness, Stamina, and Kinkiness meters at me and I got a chuckle from that, but my kid sister walked into the room and asked what I was playing. I didn't experience any Puritanical shame or anything like that, but I didn't really want to crack open that proverbial can of worms at that specific moment -- and especially in that context. I exited the game, told her "nothing", and we played some Mario Kart 64. She's devastating with those damn green shells.
It's shitty journalism to cop out like this, but Electron Dance made a damn fine write-up here. The game isn't exactly pr0n so don't feel too bad about checking it out (but I'd make sure little siblings aren't around at the very least).
Why did I write a 'review' for a game I didn't actually play, you ask? Well, Marvel/Disney Incorporated decided that they were the only ones allowed to objectify/pimp out their characters. Their lawyers, who I'll refrain from demonizing (they do that quite well themselves) said:
"The following downloadable role playing game titled “Marvel Brothel,” contains numerous names, images, characters and trademarks infringing on Marvel’s intellectual property rights. This unauthorized role playing game that infringes Marvel copyrights can be found at:
We are requesting this game is removed as soon as possible, we appreciate that this is being taken seriously and you are doing what you can while the site staff is reorganizing. I understand it is a small community, so I prefer to make the request directly to the administrator who can remove the offending game surgically, rather than through an ISP who might take down the entire site."
This was pulled from the developer's blog, where he graciously handled the situation.
Ardent Chrono Trigger fans who poured hours of work into a (non-porn) fan game faced a similar problem last year. It's bullshit. This is the internet, it's not like this is the sole proprieter of Marvel-related pornography out there. The game's harmless, and if you read the blog post I linked above the (female) writer had quite the interesting time with it. So, here's where I come in. An internet friend of mine was kind enough to host this via Dropbox, which I have linked to. If the game interests you, by all means check it out. If the link doesn't work there's always Google.
Kieron Gillen, I'm sorry, but you work for a bunch of assholes.