Well, with all this videogame shit done, let's talk about a weird otaku fetish and a videogame that isn't really! Zettai ryouiki (absolute territory) is the bit of exposed flesh between an overknee sock and a short skirt. As bangin explains, otaku-- the poor bastards-- see this bit of thigh, say "Man, I'll never get up there on no lady!", fetishize it, and take the fetish back into fantasyland with them. Now let's see for ourselves the real-life results of The Zettai Ryouiki Technique in otaku culture!
The visual novel I'm working very slowly through, Fate Stay/Night, is as long-winded and slow-paced as it is poorly named. It's not an altogether bad read, it just needs an editor to gently tell author Kinoko Nasu that maybe we don't need to read in detail about every breakfast that takes place in the hero's household. Maybe the discussions of the endless rules and techniques of magic-- I mean, the average RPG probably has a less complex system-- could made just a tad more concise.
In Fate, part of the hero's daily routine is attending a magic lecture from classmate/housemate/secret crush/battle mage Rin Tohsaka. Rin goes goddamn on and on about the rules and minutiae of magic that our hero totally sucks at and will never use anyway. It kinda gets to be a drag when you realize she restates all of her points two or three times for effect, and just like a real academic lecture, your attention starts to drift. Your eyes wander from the unceasing waterfall of exposition, and just when things look worst, your eyes roll downward, and let's take it to the teleprompter. Please listen to this music.
And the degenerate is back on target! This is a prime example of a developer working with limited resources for maximum effect. Good job to Type-Moon, you crafty sons of bitches, but I'll still never get through your hundred-hour bookgame.