Deep Space Waifu is a simple game, and it's every bit as pointless and guilty pleasure as it sounds. I got it as a Christmas gift from marurun on Racketboy, proving beyond any doubt that he knows me very well. So this one's dedicated to you, maru. This game attempts to answer the question that I'm pretty sure no one ever asked - "What if Huniepop were a shmup and even more visually explicit?" If I never even asked that question, I'm fairly confident no one did, but this is the answer nonetheless, and what a uniquely crafted-specifically-for-me answer it is.
The game is definitely NSFW, and it's about as NSFW as you can get on Steam, I reckon. The whole idea is that you're a bear riding a space motorcycle, and you go on dates with these random space chicks (and, in one case, an interdimension cat chick). It plays like a vertically scrolling spaceship shooter except that it's REALLY easy; the game is described by the creators as a casual shooter, so this a game you play to relax and be a perv weeb, not to find a challenge. You can also unlock a "One Hand Mode;" I'll leave that there without explanation and let you work out the obvious connotation.
In addition to being extremely easy, the game is extremely short. I went from "Oh, haven't played this yet" to having all 69 achievements (I refuse to believe that number wasn't intentional) in just a little over two hours. If you have absolutely zero shame and are up for a little objectification of anime chicks, though, it's not a bad way to kill a couple hours. Sound design is nothing to write home about, and the visuals are about as "indie VN" quality as it gets, but again, this game isn't aiming to be a AAA experience; it's just here to kill time, relax, and be perverted. In those endeavors, it excels.
Deep Space Waifu is as shallow as a game can be, and that's the point. Just sit back, relax, and objectify anime chicks. That's its whole thing. It's cheap - $2 even when not on sale if memory serves - and in my opinion, it's worth that. It's definitely going to offend the more socially conscious and SJWs out there, but given that it's all hand drawn anime chicks in space, it's detached from reality far enough that I think it's fair game. No one is ever going to say "Dude, Deep Space Waifu is an amazing game!" but it's definitely an entertaining game, and at this price point, that's really all it needs to be.
My Rating - 3 Neps
I'm a teacher.
And I like to play video games. I like to collect video games. I like to talk about video games, and I like to write about video games. During the day, I teach high school history; during the night, I spend my spare time gaming. Then I write about it.