One of the odd things about “My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute” is Kirino doesn’t seem at all bothered by the fact that there are incest sex scenes in the games she’s sharing with her brother. Although as someone who’s played eroge games, this doesn’t really surprise me. It’s so hard to take the sex scenes in those games seriously, even when they contain disturbing content or suggest really awkward things are going on. I care about the relationships that build between the characters, but I care little to none about the actual sex. It’s always so…bad.
So bad, that is hard to regard the sex scenes as serious plot points or events. It’s as they’re in a different world, not connected to the plot. They’re amusing, but not in an ‘Oh baby, I’m getting turned on.’ sort of way. They’re amusing in being so horribly bad. I’m talking about cheesy dialogue, purple prose out the wazoo, unrealistic amounts of bodily fluids all around, and more then likely, a guy with try to go down on a girl only to have her complain that it’s dirty down there. I will also never forget the translation I gave where on of the verbs for the girl giving oral sex was that she was raping him. There are things that can be sexy in a H-game, but straight out sex scenes aren’t it. It really depends on the game how often sex is in it, but more story oriented seem not to have that much.
In the end, I don’t think much of, or completely disregard the sex scenes until someone brings them up. I prefer watching relationships develop (or erode) between characters. One of my favorite H-game ‘paths’ is the Akiha path. It’s a really touching story of two siblings coming together, as well as pure creepy. Yes, they have sex with each, but it’s so bad and awkwardly forced in that it doesn’t feel they really have that sort of relationship.
And yes, there are H-games that consist of nothing but sex, and no actual plot. In my opinion those games are more lulzy then actually good games.
Now take the middle school girl Kirino who’s probably somewhere between being curious about and being terrified about her own sexuality. Especially given Kirino’s personality, she probably enjoys thinking in the forefront of her mind that the sex scenes are dumb and ridiculous, while in the back of the mind, fulfilling her curiosity about the topic. Sex would still be embarrassing for her, so outside of that, she’d probably go the route of “Sex scene? What sex scene?” which is the route she does take when her brother asks about her scenes. She downright stated she just enjoys the older brother/younger sister dynamic, which actually makes sense as she’s never had a sibling look up to her.
Of course, it’s a little early, and I could be completely wrong. And maybe I think too much about this. Going back to Tsukihime now.