Removed Xbox 360 Visual Novel Back On Indie Games

By Spencer . October 12, 2009 . 1:00pm

image A little title called Soredemo, Watashi wa Aishiteiru (Even So, I Love You) stirred up discussion when it was pulled off Xbox Indie Games due to inappropriate content. The visual novel is back online now, after an edit.


Soredemo, Watashi wa Aishiteiru raised a red flag for three reasons, as explained by Nakfiv, the developer.


A girl’s hand was being restrained.
She was bring pushed down.
Her underwear could be seen.


These three points were deemed to be related to sexual violence, which was why Soredemo Watashi wa Aishiteiru was pulled down in the first place. Nakfiv didn’t detail the changes, but after a peer re-review the game was allowed back online in all regions. It’s still only in Japanese and priced at 240 Microsoft Points ($3).

  • anttichama

    Ridiculous. I often pin down my girlfriend like in the image being referred to (aaand vice-versa)
    It’s more playful than anything else. The image was more cute than anything. She was blushing and with a little bit of a surprised expression, not an upset one.
    While on the subject, I think people get offended by sexual themes in games a bit too easily.

    • But brutally chainsawing people’s heads off is A-OK.

      It’s a horrible double-standard and I’m quite sick of it.

      • malek86

        I hear you. But we can’t really do much about it.

        And it’s not like brutal violence is all that accepted yet – remember the whole Manhunt 2 scandal.

        • Hmm, true, but I think that was more outside of the US. Not that it makes it any less relevant (quite the contrary, really), it’s just something I forgot about.

          Still, that’s an extreme instance. If you see even a panty shot in a game, it’s plastered everywhere and marked as perverted.

          But you can play God of War, Gears of War, and Resident Evil 4/5 and not be labeled a sadist at all. *shrug* I’m ranting, but trust me, I’m agreeing with you.

      • daizyujin

        100% with you there. Not that I have a problem with either but seriously, why is violence ok but sex is a no no?

        • Whereas in Europe and Japan, it’s the other way ’round.

  • malek86

    240MP for a visual novel? How long is it, anyway?

    • Aoshi00

      I saw this going back up a few weeks ago, was going to send siliconera a hint but didn’t think was important.

      It’s funny I regret not buying it before they pulled it down, now that it’s back up I have the same question, is it worth 240 MS pts.. the demo was a fun read I guess. If you compare to the avatar accessories that fetch for an arm and a leg or even a premium theme cost 250 (I got the Mushihime one btw, usually I don’t spend money on stuffs like that), I guess 240 is not that bad.

  • daizyujin

    So it is violent if I push my girlfriend down on the bed, tie her hands up just like she asks and look at her panties?

    The world is weird.


  • Aoshi00

    This is really lame… usually it’s the console ports for dating sims/visual novels that are watered downed compared to the juicy PC originals. This is like nothing. Not getting this if it has been censored, even if it doesn’t have much to begin w/ anyway.

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