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  • Agarest Senki effectively uses this as a selling point. 5-generation-long romance story? The whole game is a Nintendo Hard with Timed Mission and 100% Completion? Screw that, US publishers know that players are playing for fan service, and RPG elements are just extra.
  • Obscure Philips CD-i game The Apprentice is mostly known online these days for a number of secret passwords that let the player see the protagonist use his magic to strip some girls; as a parody of Mortal Kombat, these scenes are referred to as "Nudalities".
  • ARMS is mostly known due to the popularity of its female characters, especially the voluptuous Twintelle.
  • Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout is one of the most well known and best-selling games in the long-running Atelier series. Why? An extremely attractive female lead and her equally attractive compatriots. Despite the game bringing several major improvements to gameplay and graphics, it's hard to talk about the game without someone mentioning Ryza's thighs or Lila's chest. Ironically, the game is actually Tamer and Chaster than previous Atelier titles in almost every other regard, lacking a Beach or Hot Springs Episode and other Ecchi scenes.
  • The Battle Cats is a fast paced Tower Defense game that requires quick thinking and is quite difficult for a mobile game. What many players take in notice though is the many, many female Uber Rares present.
  • Bayonetta is an extremely fluid, highly-refined Beat 'em Up with some of the deepest combat mechanics ever put in a Stylish Action game, and a distinctly over-the-top, gloriously Camp style that, between it and its sequel, has earned an array of accolades, awards, and even a few coveted perfect scores. But the eponymous Bayonetta's Spy Catsuit is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Or the fact that her boss-slaying cutscenes leave her temporarily wearing nothing but Godiva Hair. That and her extremely sensual and teasing personality just pushed the 'fanservice' factor even bigger.
  • Since BioWare has, for the longest time, been the only major Western RPG producer who consistently included Romance Sidequests in their games, you'd be forgiven for thinking that that was all their games were about if you never played them. Curiously, you'd get that impression regardless of whether you listened to the detractors or to the die-hard fans.
  • Kanna from Blaster Master Zero 2 is disproportionately more popular than anyone else in the game, or even the game itself. The second's worth of screentime she made in the reveal trailer from the Nintendo Direct was enough for anyone who's into plant girls with Gag Boobs to spontaneously generate fanart of questionable intent, regardless of whatever she's like or wherever she's from.
  • BloodRayne was a series of action-adventure games made primarily in the early 00s, most famous for the Stripperific main character who at one point posed for Playboy.
  • Bombergirl has gained a cult following outside of Japan namely through it cast of cute and/or sexy girls shifting from the cartoony robot characters from the classic Bomberman games more than the game itself (which isn't helped by the fact it was never released outside of Japan), and one of its defining features involving seeing the girls clothes being blown up when the player or team is defeated. The game has spawned a number of fanart of the titular Bombergirls, some of which come in the spicy variety, especially when it comes to Sepia Belmont, Olive, Pine, and Grim Aloe.
  • Caladrius is well-known for the Clothing Damage the characters' portraits suffer whenever they take damage. Even the male characters get in on this, albeit to a lesser degree than the female ones.
  • Conan Exiles was a Survival Sandbox set in the Conan the Barbarian mythos that pitted the player against all kinds of hazards and had them fight for their survival and create their own legend. All of this didn't matter, as what really made news headlines was the fact characters all started naked in Early Access and the option to adjust the size of male genitalia.
  • Crusader Kings II is a Paradox Interactive grand strategy game. However, any time an expansion allows player characters to have sex with their sisters in a new way, that is all that anyone will talk about.
  • Dante's Inferno is either about a more action-y take on one of the best known depictions of hell, and quite possibly being the first mass marketed media about the subject for a while, or it's about Lucifer's enormous schlong.
  • Darkstalkers is about a busty, drool-inducing, barely-clothed succubus who is sexier than sex, wanders the earth looking for a good time, and appears in most of Capcom's crossover titles, right? And sometimes people remember the Fur Bikini -clad Cat Girl, whose motivation is becoming a star, and some kind of Chinese undead girl who has blue cleavage and attacks with... um... dunno. Morrigan's the sole Darkstalker in four games: Capcom vs. SNK and its sequel, Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom; with Felicia tagging along in the other Capcom vs. SNK and Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Demitri, who was the series' protagonist before he was displaced by Morrigan, has only shown up in two fighters: SVC Chaos and Capcom Fighting Evolution. However, this only concerns fighting game appearances and Demitri has appeared in non-fighters like Namco × Capcom and Cross Edge alongside Morrigan herself. He also fits this trope in a roundabout way: Demitri himself is known more for his Midnight Bliss attack that transforms male characters into attractive female versions of themselves and females into a more fetishy version of themselves (usually). In fact, most people that play the game these days are Just Here For Morrigan (or Felicia).
  • Even though the Dead or Alive series is one of the most refined 3D fighting game franchises in the market on its own merits, the vast majority of the public only remember the female fighters' curvy model-esque bodies and Jiggle Physics, for better or for worse. Of course, Tecmo isn't trying to mask it or anything. They ran straight to the endzone with that knowledge (and zero regret) when promoting Dead or Alive 3. Even 5, which tried to tone down (and failed miserably) the "doll-like" features of their female fighters and make them more natural looking, offered all sorts of sexy incentives for preorders like fuzzy bunny bikini costumes and squishy mouse pads, and even going back to the roots later on in the game's lifecycle. Also the Xtreme series, as a volleyball/jet ski game, is basically the video game development equivalent of an Excuse Plot. Watch and observe. Did you notice much sports action in that trailer?
  • Didnapper is a RPG Maker game with a lot of Bound and Gagged girls and Fanservice but it's better known for its Private Cell mechanic and abundance of possible Game Over scenes.
  • Dragon Quest:
    • Dragon Quest III can be summed up in four words: Female Warrior, Chainmail Bikini. Most of the other female classes are also excessively popular, particularly the Sage, Cleric, and Jester. DQIII did (and still does) have a lot going for it such as the then-big reveal that the game's a prequel to its two preceding entries (you're the eponymous Erdrick/Loto whom the trilogy is named after), and Ramia, the bird your party flies around the map on, even shows up in the eighth game as the Godbird Empyrea, but if there's one thing emblazoned in the fandom's minds, it's the women... and the game encourages this!
    • Dragon Quest IV was the first game to have multiple party members with distinctive personalities, rather than use a predetermined party or a team of Player Mooks. Of all the characters, Stripperiffic Ms. Fanservice Maya's artwork is leaps and bounds more voluminous than any other character in the series.
    • The Stripperiffic Jessica of Dragon Quest VIII, appearing as the only one who can change outfits on maps and puff-puff the enemies into various states of confusion with her sex appeal abilities.
  • Vanillaware's title Dragon's Crown became an example of this pretty much immediately after its characters were revealed. Fans are less concerned about the contents of the title (which, granted, is little to worry about since Vanillaware's releases are consistently decent) and more concerned about how much Fanservice the Sorceress and Amazon provide.

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  • The other thing that sets Etrian Odyssey apart from other dungeon crawlers besides its difficulty and mapping mechanics are the cute female character portraits, which cater to many kinds of fanservice.
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  • Senran Kagura is best known for its large cast of particularly bouncy schoolgirls and utterly shameless fanservice with a penchant for leaving said girls in lingerie. Those who've actually played the game report competently-executed and enjoyable brawlers, with an actual plot that is not only well fleshed-out, but almost devoid of fanservice, portraying the Shinobi as people with their own goals, values and sacrifices.
  • Shantae is a series of Metroidvania games with fun gameplay, a sense of humour that ranges from the oddball to the sardonic to the just-plain meta, and a rocking soundtrack. All that tends to be what makes fans stay though. How most people discover the series is by way of seeing others talking about or sharing fanart of the franchise's titular Belly Dancer protagonist and its supporting cast of equally adorable and sexy women clad in lovely Stripperiffic attire.
  • Skullgirls has a rather cool art style, a good story for a fighter, some interesting characters with personalities that shows they actually have more depth to them then just their looks, some even having a tragic past but still been an up beat inspiration and good role model, and is an overall fun and solid tournament fighter. But most people who haven't played the game for more then 10 minutes or at all often get stuck on its admittedly not so hidden fan service. Keep in mind said fan service is played for laughs and is only focused on for a few moments to deliver a punchline or two once in a while and then the game moves on and usually stays focused on the story for the most part — and later veers most of the fanservice into Fan Disservice.
  • This is the reason why Shadowverse was nicknamed Waifuverse at one point, by newcomers of the Card Game who immediately noticed the anime-inspired Fanservice of the characters and cards.
  • Why should you play Snatcher? You get to flirt with all the women! And there's nudity! And something about Communist robots taking over the world with Replicant Snatching, probably. Might as well play Policenauts for the same reason. You can flirt with every girl in the game; you can even grope them!
  • There are some people who have never even played Star Fox Adventures, yet almost everyone knows about Krystal, who mostly goes around in just a bra and a loincloth.
  • Summon Night is most well-known in the west for its Gay Options and its other fanservices, mostly in the Swordcraft Story series though. It doesn't help that the box of one of the games displays a screen of Pratty saying she kisses girls all the time.
  • Any and all discussion of TERA will be dominated by and centered around the rights of the female playable characters to wear Chainmail Bikinis, and whether or not people who play as Elins are pedophiles because they wear the same stuff that all the other females are wearing.
  • Time Gal: The most remembered thing about the game is the fact that it has a girl running around in a bikini for the whole game.
  • Tomb Raider: Lara Croft has huge guns - oh, and pistols, too. A lot of people play the game through on all difficulty levels and get all the trophies-just to unlock the bikini costumes, and to angle the camera to get the best view of Lara's ass and boobs. Subverted with the 2013 reboot and sequel due to her assets being toned down in the game's overall more realistic art style.
  • Touhou is about a world of super-powered magical action girls (many of which are Cute Monster Girls who are Really 700 Years Old) who have interesting (but never romantic) relationships with each other, which can gives way to tons of fanart (cute, gorgeous or very risque) and awesome music. "Shoot em ups"? What's a "shoot 'em up"? note 
  • Trauma Center: "Moving Heart" is one of Trauma Team's most infamous levels; it's a Diagnostics level, and you sometimes need to get your patients to lift up their shirts in order to listen with your stethoscope. In that particular level, your patient is an attractive woman with great cleavage that's even acknowledged in-universe.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an RPG with an incredibly complex combat system, massive open world, hundreds of sidequests that flesh out the details of the setting, and main plotline centered around an effort to save a dying world from a terrorist organization that's trying to recover an ancient superweapon. Ask someone with only passing knowledge of the game about it, and they'll probably reference the main female lead's Stripperiffic default costume or the fact that some of the optional blades have sexualized designs.
  • Ask someone what they know about Xenosaga. Most people will probably answer "It's the game where KOS-MOS is from" and next to nothing beyond that.

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