Love and adore this game! I don't think a game has ever made me laugh so much that I constantly had tears streaming down my face. Then turned around and made me have tears of emotion the next minute! Writing is GODDAMNED AMAZING! I just wish the "hecks" would be replaced with "hell". I hate that fake American word as it is, but to have it in a game like THIS!? Just seems unrealistic and does not suit the characters.
Donovan is by far my favourite character in the game and I really, REALLY wish he was a full character. I think I fell a little bit in love with him (well, in game love) the first time I saw him standing in the club. Only other character I have ever "fallen in love with" was Alistair in Dragon Age, so that says a lot!
Plus, I really relate to his character as I also finally came to terms with and accepted the fact that I AM GAY in my early 30.s and came out a couple of years ago. No wife or kids though, I was not *that* kind of "closeted". But I was not the "fucking guys in secret" kind either! Going by the amazingly funny and at times beautiful writing in the game, I can just imagine what a romantic and touching story Donovan and Mark could have.
Plus, his design! A gorgeous, sensitive, ultra shy, ultra furry muscle bear?!?! And loving, beautiful father to boot?!?! Sounds like the man of my dreams! One reason I wish the story was longer too, is because I believe that the whole sex in the shower thing whilst hot, does not suit the character we were given up to that point. Donovan should take until near the end of the game and also the final CGs to have sex with Mark in my opinion. Kind of like the hotness that was Alex.
I really appreciate that once Mark "came out", he was still apprehensive and nervous about it. Not as much as in YAGS, which I again, REALLY related to, but it was there. I think it was harder after I "came out" because I felt like family and later others were looking at me and judging me constantly. My first boyfriend whom was years younger than me really helped me with that, and now I don't give a crap who knows. I guess I am what they call a "straight acting" gay, (no act though, I am just me) always had woman after me and even had little twinks scared of me like I was a "poofter basher", lmao. Never had guys hitting on me, no one ever thought/thinks I was/am gay and are still always shocked when I mention it. I wish I had games like this and YAGS when I was in my late teens and 20's. Playing YAGS the last few days made me think a lot about my uni days as I was on exchange in Japan in 2006 and still not able to say those words in my head. It was always very awkward fending off Japanese girls and other international students and coming up with "reasons" to keep them at bay, hahaha.