"It's built as an adult adventure game, and I don't see how an adult would have the patience to sit through it. It's like, it's basically porn without all the nudity and sex in it. Just that level of acting and interaction. It's absolutely horrible."
The box cover claims that it "Plays like a Game... feels like a MOVIE!" Dead wrong on both counts (unless the games you play have as much interactivity as a DVD menu, and the movies you watch are badly Photoshopped slideshows).
The so-called "18-rated" scene isn't really that explicit.
Breaking the Fourth Wall: While pressuring her into having kids, Jane's father acknowledges the previous scene where John's mother did the same thing.
There's only one time you can make a choice that doesn't end the game instantly, and that's when you choose who makes the first move. Both narrators chew you out over all of the choices, as if you were writing the script.
When John can choose to chase Jane or not is an exception, too. It might look like a different ending (the Gay Option), but you receive the sign to "Give me one more chance", meaning it's another game over.
Camp Gay: If you end up with the gay option, Thresher suddenly becomes this.
Censor Box: Censor Giant Nose, even. There's a code that removes them.
Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: During the scene where Jane is being chased by Thresher, she's wearing nothing but a bra and a skirt. When the chase goes outside, though, she's suddenly fully clothed. Then, later in the same scene, her shirt comes off again.
Content Warnings: The box says that only players 17 and up can play, even though a (required!) choice needs you to be 18.
Ladykiller in Love: A gender-inverted example. In the "good" ending, John butts in when Jane and Thresher are haggling over how much he should pay for her to sleep with him (and the discussion has been going on for hours before John's interjection, mind you) and declares his love for her. Jane's personality apparently performs a 180 on the spot, she responds in kind to John and the two leave holding hands. While her dialogue with Thresher heavily implies that she has slept with guys for money before, the good ending claims that she is a virgin, creating a Plot Hole-fueled zig-zagging of this trope.
Love at First Sight: Deciding you want to marry a woman you've never talked to that you just bumped into in a car park is not generally a recipe for fun.
Mind Screw: Seriously, you can scream aloud "What the fuck?!" Is... is that man in a chicken mask scolding the player? And why is he hanging upside down? Pandas driving race cars over a guy's bed in negative colors? (Granted that was all in John's dream, but still...) This couldn't be weirder if David Lynch wrote it.
"Imagine that, me a NUN? HA! I don't think so!...I'm not that kind of girl!"
Never Trust a Title: John wears a tie. In his "review", the Angry Video Game Nerd (AVGN) lampshades this, much to his consternation.
(John plays air guitar with his plunger) AVGN: "Well, the game's called "Plumbers Don't Wear Ties", so I guess it makes sense. He's a plumber, and I don't see him wearing a tie. (Cut to next image showing John wearing a tie) AVGN: "What the fuck?! You can't even trust the damn title!"
The Nineties: The hideous fashions and dreadful attempts at early Photoshopping let this game be dated very, very accurately to the early '90s. Plus, the horribly pixelated pictures and compressed sound will easily remind people of the time when "CD quality" picture and sound was actually a pejorative term.