I demand better from horror visual novels than the same exhausting sexist tropes developers are still using in 2024

    Spirit Hunter: Death Mark 2

    This article contains mild spoilers for Spirit Hunter: Death Mark 2 and descriptions of sexual violence.

    The slight bulge of a schoolboy’s groin can be clearly seen where his trousers have been torn away as Death Mark 2 lingers on an image of him being eaten alive, head first. Elsewhere, a teenager presses his exposed underwear against his teacher’s back, seductively wrapping his hands around her waist without asking for or receiving her consent. Later on, a monster with 10 gigantic testicles where its face should be, the “head” crowned with an animated penis surrounded by blackened thorns, lurches in the centre of the screen, demanding my hand in marriage.