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"To Trust an Incubus" Yaoi Visual Novel Review




Rating: 7 out of 10


Alright, folks, buckle up! We're in for a wild ride through an interdimensional love-fest with "To Trust an Incubus" from Y Press Games. This uncensored, adults-only dating sim boldly marries Yaoi/Bara with unapologetically servings of hunky incubi in a sci-fi setting. While it stumbles here and there, overall, it's a daring and enjoyable game worth its salt. Also it's from Y Press Games which you know is one of the leading studios producing Yaoi focused games.


To Trust an Incubus Storyline


The premise of "To Trust an Incubus" is not your everyday Yaoi plot. An average temp worker, Kenta, stumbles into a job at a lab, housing four hunky incubi in quarantine. An interdimensional portal, mysterious previous visitors, and potential threats to Earth — there's a huge lore dosage of story chuck full in this game. Sure, it's a little convoluted at times, but what good sci-fi plot isn't?



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The game boasts four different routes and tons of unique endings based on a stats system. Playing it I had no idea which ending was going to be my favorite or if I had to do any certain performance stats to unlock a different ending. Admittedly, it's a bit ambitious, and sometimes the stats system can feel a tad perplexing. But once you get the hang of it (for me it was right away), you're in for a thrill, going through the different narratives, making choices that will either grant you that sweet happily-ever-after or land you in some twisted, screwed up endings.


The Characters


Each incubus in the game carries a unique backstory, influencing their interactions with the others in the quarantine. The result? Relationships that range from 'enemies to lovers' to 'hurt/comfort' pairings. Kudos to the writers for crafting characters that add depth to the game instead of following Yaoi tropes.


One particular praise-worthy aspect of this game is the mini-games. That and there's more to the love stories than just physical attraction, and that's where the game truly shines.



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The Artwork


The artwork is downright drool-worthy, to say the least. The artists have done a remarkable job of creating sexy, muscular men who cater to Bara/Yaoi fans. Even if you lean more towards one genre, you'd find it hard to resist the other. It's also pretty accurate to queer media instead of catering to a more "moe" style.


Voice Acting and Soundtrack

While voice acting does add another layer of immersion to the game, the quality could've been better. The soundtrack, though, deserves a mention. Original tracks accompanying the spicy scenes? It definitely enhances the overall gaming experience.


What Didn't Work?


Despite its strengths, "To Trust an Incubus" falls short in a few areas. The dialogues at times can feel a little stilted and could have done with some more polishing. The stats system is not as intuitive as one would like for their first time playing the game but if you're used to playing visual novels you'll get the hang of it.


Final Thoughts


Overall, "To Trust an Incubus" takes you into an actual story that is sure to leave you wanting more. Most Yaoi skips over the plot and dives into the sex scenes and throbbing dicks, but "To Trust an Incubus" takes all of that and tosses it into an actual plot. While it does have its pitfalls, it more than makes up for them with its interesting plot, well-developed characters, and stunning artwork. If you're a fan of the genres and up for some spicy, adult-only content, this game is worth giving a shot.



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It's been fun revisiting this game, and if you'd like to experience it for yourself, Boys Love Universe has some gameplays of all the BL Visual Novels coming up on YouTube, including this one. What's more, we're developing an exciting BL universe, "I Married a Monster on a Hill" that primarily focuses on BL content from games, books, and comics.


So, "To Trust an Incubus" snags a solid 7 out of 10 in my book. Now, onto the next Yaoi adventure!

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