33 people found this review helpful
3
Not Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 5.4 hrs on record (1.6 hrs at review time)
Posted: Oct 3, 2020 @ 10:04pm
Updated: Oct 6, 2020 @ 1:38am

Early Access Review
At a Glance
(Adult) Content
(F, FxM) Sexual content.
Censorship?
No. Woot! Woot!
Hours of Gameplay
One hour.
Modding Support?
No.
Patch Available?
Purchase as DLC.

Photo Studio is a lewd sandbox game about posing models in a photo studio.

- Disclaimer -
I have updated this review to reflect my current thoughts on this game, as of October 6th, 2020.

Gameplay
Wander a confined area and and play "dress up" with two ladies (or you can unlock more via DLC). There isn't a goal to Photo Studio; I'd consider this to be a sandbox game. You can dress and pose the NPCs, and take photos or videos using the in-game cameras. You can also adjust the strength and temperature of the preset lighting, or even change the on-screen projection behind your model. By adding Youtube links to the "YoutubeUrls.txt" file in Photo Studio's base directory, you can play any video in the background (or since there's sound playback, listen to some jams as you play the game.)

To read the full length "Gameplay", check this review out on Wombat Trap (dot-com).

Story
There's Anya, Gabriel, Mei, and then there's uh, the photo guy. He's your everyday photo guy, busty tummy and plaid shirt, the whole artist get-up. Gabriel visits whenever photo guy needs to short a couple or porno flick. He's a pretty chad guy, always there when Anya and Mei need him.

Visuals
There is no titlescreen, it's straight to the action. The user-interface is extremely poor, and navigating the game is absolute pain. Much of the game is operated by a panel with a limited number of (comically cartoony) buttons, instead of a traditional menu or interacting with objects directly. You are forced to cycle through options one-by-one, and your movement is restricted by a set of fancy animations (which will often seize and make you unable to leave the control panel.) You can adjust audio and graphical preferences from the (unattractive) pause menu. The player animations don't usually work great; when he moves forward, he drifts forward instead of walking.

- The Goods-
The base game contains no goodies.

To read the full length "Goods", check this review out on Wombat Trap (dot-com).

Verdict
Wait for a sale or a few updates. However, if this is a game that looks interesting to you, definitely pick it up (even if it's a little rough around the edges.) The developer is surprisingly punctual: on release, I ripped her game a new one because it didn't have a functional camera. Come the next day, and there's not only a functional camera, but there's also a brand new (and functional) video camera! Grab the game, and put in your words for updates. Still, I think the game should have stayed behind closed doors before its (awful) release, and the price is well above what it should be given the current state of the game. Between the base game and one adult-DLC, it's thirty-five USD: that's more than what you'd have to pay for most adult, triple "A" games!


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Developer response:
Games For Pleasure  [developer] Posted: May 20 @ 6:04am
Game is in early access. It is just a base for future developing.
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3 Comments
Games For Pleasure  [developer] Oct 5, 2020 @ 9:41pm 
Thanks for comments )
Photo camera and Video camera was added.
About price, you always can get DLC for free here - https://steamcommunity.com/app/1384390/discussions/
jewma36 Oct 5, 2020 @ 6:00pm 
Give the developer a chance. Should a dlc with purchase or a link that proves future content. A little wet between the 👂 s maybe? I'm going to wait before I pay anything.

MarcusC Oct 4, 2020 @ 2:51am 
Response to Dev. I have not purchased this. I could tell from the store page that it was very basic. And the price is VERY high for such a basic app. At its current state, it is barely worth $5 and maybe $1 per DLC. And that is with the hope of future updates. Later if it improved as you say then the price could go up.