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0.0 hrs last two weeks / 0.8 hrs on record (0.7 hrs at review time)
Posted: Jan 11, 2020 @ 12:15am
Updated: Jan 30, 2020 @ 12:53am

At a Glance
(Adult) Content
Yes. Nudity and sexual scenes.
Censorship
No. Woot! Woot!
Hours of Gameplay
Probably a few hours.
Modding Support?
No.
Patch Required?
No.

Beneath Steel Clouds is a short, sexual visual novel whose premise is banging the whole female cast,

Game-play
Think of this game as a visual novel or point-n'-click adventure. You start in your Condo, where you can perform a variety of things (from watching porn to stretching). There's a Scrapyard, where you can earn money and build up your Machinery skill. From the Black Market you can purchase key items, and massively boost your stat's. The Red District houses the Private Clinic, which holds drugs and a well-paying job. Then there's the "Prestigious Club", which is basically a bar.
At the top is a list of characters you have encountered, and your relationship with them. There are three characters in the game.

I should probably explain that there are in-fact skills/stat's, which are needed for certain interactions and choices, such as jobs or sexual scenes. The game is very clear when you need these skills to perform a certain action. Also, you have thirty-one days to do as you please. When time's up, the narrator takes over and gives you your ending.

When you do manage to take a girl to bed, you end up with a guessing game. You have to pick the right actions, or risk turning her off. That would be bad, so choose wisely. If you manage to make it to the real saucy scene(s), then it's time to put your "sexperiance" to work. To perform certain actions (and not anger your partner), you will want to try to build up your "sexperiance" via, well sexy-scenes and watching porn. So yeah.

Story
You play as a fed-up farmboy who dreams of space and women. He bribes his way to Eykratycs Corp's captical world, some shining beacon of mankind's technological progress. He finds himself caught in a caste system, where he faces a harsh reality. He must become a man. It is at this point that you (the player) gain control of this now-man.

The first thing I did was watch some old-school porn.

Later I learned that the boy's name is Peter. So in-game, Peter will find himself looking for work, shopping and talking with the local ladies. And banging them, if he plays his cards right.

Visuals
The interface is appealing, and not too cluttered. It is easy to navigate, and the scenery (while not varied) is nice. This game uses 3D models, which remind me of Daz or Poser models. They look nicely rendered, and the sexual scenes are animated. There are a small selection of static (and again, animated scenes) for each girl, depending on how close you are to them. There's also a gallery, but it doesn't work right. I should have unlocked Sanake's goodies, but instead I got Nobe's ending. I imagine this is a bug. I think that the gallery could use work, as to re-view sexual scenes, you have to replay them (with the whole mini-game). You can only view the sexual scenes, so you can't review the romantic scenes (which precede the sexy-stuff) without replaying the game.

Verdict
As of writing this review, this is a free, a free title. You have nothing to lose but some storage (and maybe some dignity). It's a nice, brief visual novel with animated scenes and multiple endings. While it is rough around the edges, it's worth a night or two of your time.

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1 Comments
ALSCHWAYZ Jan 18, 2020 @ 11:31am 
what level do you have to get to with the girls to get laid?