Crapshoot: Fascination, one of the most confusing erotic thrillers ever

Crapshoot: Fascination, one of the most confusing erotic thrillers ever

August 1, 2020 Off By tracy

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about bringing random obscure games back into the light. This week, put on your special adventuring bra for a game that tries to put the T&A into point and click, before realising that ‘click’ doesn’t have an ‘a’ in it.

“Somewhere between Paris and Miami… when ecstasy and angst mingle in a frenzied embrace…” whispers the intro, and already I’m feeling lost—especially knowing that our heroine, Doralice, is a pilot. Is that something she mentions along with the turbulence? It’d be awful if you were on the toilet when you hit that bit of the transatlantic flight, and probably very messy for the cabin crew later.

Welcome to Fascination, one of the most confusing erotic thrillers ever.

Fascination comes to us from a company called Coktel Vision, and Coktel Vision was… a weird company. It made one of the earliest attempts at a sexy adventure, Emmanuelle, along with strange stuff like Inca, the comedy Gobliiins series, and a hilariously awful interactive movie called Urban Runner, which was originally titled “Lost In Town” until someone pointed out that the company would do better selling games than just shooting itself in the foot. Back in the 90s it also released a huge adventure game called Lost in Time, which at least sounded cooler. Fascination is a bit of a prequel to that one, though only in the sense that both star a young woman called Doralice.