Location: at home
Date Played: April 4, 2021
Team size: we recommend 2-3
Duration: ~ 60 minutes
Price: £15 (about $21)
We’re gonna get weird today.
We’ve played every game that Komnata Quest opened in New York City, as has our friend and Hivemind reviewer Fro. When they released the play-at-home Sinful Pleasures, she promptly shoved her credit card into Komnata’s website… and then nothing happened:
- No game was delivered
- No communication was sent
- Attempts to contact Komnata were met with a full inbox
With no response from Komnata, Fro eventually cancelled the charges. However, driven by hilarious memories of the real-life version, 7 Sinful Pleasures, as well as a casual disregard for credit card safety, she reordered the game. This second attempt worked. The game showed up in her inbox.
Fro brought this bundle of puzzling pleasure to our home. We poured ourselves some wine, established a safeword, and let the experience unfold.
… And the first thing we encountered was an entire print-and-play game formatted for metric paper that we didn’t %^&*ing have. Once we figured out how to handle that nonsense (more on that later), we got things started.
What we witnessed was a fairly competent, if unremarkable puzzle game blended with a strange mix of sexual imagery. From moment to moment Sinful Pleasures bounced between cheeky teasing and hardcore imagery, never really committing to one or the other… which was off-putting. Were we supposed to laugh with this game or be aroused by it? I have no idea. Both were acceptable options as this game was clearly labeled for adults, but at some point you have to pick one and commit.
In the end, Sinful Pleasures felt like the game equivalent of a person who thinks that if they crack enough sex jokes, their crush will sleep with them.
Who is this for?
- Leisure Suit Larry fans
- Puzzle lovers
- Players with at least some experience
If you meet all of the following criteria:
- You have the sense of humor of a horny middle schooler
- You like puzzles
- Metric paper is loaded in your printer
There was an ARG standing in the way of our friend Richard and an invite to a sex party. We had to help him get in.Continue reading “Komnata Quest – Sinful Pleasures [Review]”