Date Warp/The Rocky Horror Picture Show

A visual novel in which a first date goes terribly wrong, leading to a mystery which must be solved before you vanish forever...
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Date Warp/The Rocky Horror Picture Show

#1 Post by k24601 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:01 am

Am I right in thinking that Date Warp was inspired by The Rocky Horror Picture Show?!
Even the title makes me think of it! (Let's do the time warp again!)

There were quite a few things while playing that makes me think this. :lol:

Bradley and Janet - Brad and Janet. Except in the game Bradley's not really a stereotypical nerd and Janet's kinda smart (but she is still naive in other ways) Also, their looks were and are very different from the movie's Brad and Janet. Haha.

"man that handles himself like a queen" or some such line - even though he isn't really a pervert Nathaniel (? the guy in the kimono not any of the other guys) seemed to be a tiny bit influenced by Frankenfurter.

Linds of course seemed the most influenced by Frankenfurter as he's a mad scientist pervert...the only difference between the both of them is that Linds I think never purposely killed anybody or cut out their brains.

Rafael - Like a thousand times more handsome than Riff Raff. I love
Richard O'Brien's voice but hate how he looks. (ahaha I am so shallow sometimes) Anyway, sorta a domestic but a domestic by choice! Awesome spin, that. As much as I adore Linds, Rafael is right up there too. Since I love them both I think they would make a good couple too.

I'm sure there's other things in there that kinda remind me of the movie but I know there was more than enough differences as well to make it not really be a parody of the movie. I'd be interested in seeing the characters from Date Warp do The Rocky Horror Picture Show. (along with some original characters added - they'd have to be anyway since there was no maid or tap dancer in Date Warp. Hahaha.)

I think all that was missing was a maid, a tap dancer, and a party scene. Well, if there wasn't a time limit of sorts. I understand why the rest was probably left out if they had even been considered. :wink:
And of course turned out that nobody was an alien from another planet. Drat.

I think somebody somewhere mentioned that they wished that there had been at least one possible yuri scene. I agree, the game as it is already is nice but what would've made things even better if there was at least one or two yuri scenes. I know that it would've been difficult to put such scenes in though since the only two other girls in the game are missing or in a coma or whatever. Here's where adding a maid and tapdancer, or even just the maid or just the tapdancer could've come in handy. Not only would it make for more TRHPS references/jokes/parody but then you've could've had some yuri scenes and maybe even full on yuri paths! But I know it must've taken a lot of work with the game as it was and is already so I can understand why some things were left out or maybe weren't even considered. Oh, and anybody else as bothered by me that sleeping with Linds led to the bad ending but the good ending never had a sleeping with Linds scene or mention of getting it on with Linds? Hahaha.

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#2 Post by Harleyq » Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:58 am

Definitely themed after RHPS. Besides the characters, there's the obvious Time Warp connection.

I'm really surprised nobody else has responded to this one. Ricky Horror Picture Show is an AWESOME movie/theatre production.

Yeah, I didn't like that sleeping with Linds came with bad consequences. That was one of the more fun parts of the game lol.

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#3 Post by MadameButterfly » Tue May 01, 2012 5:39 pm

I noticed i too! Hahah, when I first started playing I'm like "So Bradley and Janet's car breaks down and they find a mansion in the middle of nowhere (and Janet thinks they're having a party) where a blond guy answers the door and tells them they're wet...This reminds me of something....Wait....Bradley and Janet as in Brad and Janet!? f YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!"

The whole time I was half expecting Linds or Nathaniel to start singing about how they're a sweet transvestite. XD

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#4 Post by tnek89 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:43 am

IKR? This is so RHPS

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#5 Post by Ikaru » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:32 am

OMG....You are such a genius, I totally see it now. XD watch RHPS while playing Date Warp....
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#6 Post by Elosva » Thu May 16, 2013 2:56 pm

i find it funny how it took 4 years before people really started to reply to this, i mean haveing seen only parts of RHPS my self i couldn't really make the conection, but from what iv seen the posibility for horible jokes about the datewarp characters is endless, and we all know that we all love horrible jokes, dont try to deny it, were all evil people inside (thats why so many of us loved damines path in Magical diaries)... well ok... at least i am

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