The Little Details
Running Time: approx. 157 min. total footage
Production Date: 8 / 7, 8 / 2006
Director: Tyrone Shuz
Cast: Shyla Stylez and Erik Everhard
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: Although I don't really care for overly inflated bottle blondes, there's something about Shyla that frequently works for me and I can see her making a great interactive release. Digital Sin has also done a very nice job with their My Plaything series, which adds a little more hope on this one for me.
Initial Reaction: Although it has a few minor things which could be improved, it's a very nicely done virtual sex release.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting virtual Shyla
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting to see Shyla in the outfits she poses on for the boxcover
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are nicely done. The audio is clean, and even, and I didn't notice any background noises to interfere with the action. The video is presented in the full frame format, and is also nicely done. There's a very slight hint of pixelation, but not enough to interfere with the action. The camera work is also steady even throughout the action.
Disc Problems: During the “Naughty Hand to Mouth”, when the segment comes to an end rather than looping it goes to the start of the “Nice Tongue” in the Foreplay section.
False Advertising: The back cover states you can ”Direct her to strip”, but there's nothing close to a striptease in the DVD. The closest it comes is the tease section where you can tell Shyla what to tease you with, but there's no stripping involved. I'm deducting a half point from the overall score because of this.
Menus: The main menu lays out a few clips of the movie with the choices along the top of the screen to maintain the feel that goes through the reset of the movie. Although the movie is presented in the full frame format, it also approximates a non-anamorphic presentation. The action is presented in a letterboxed format with the black bars at the top and bottom of the screen, but rather than leaving the bars empty, the sex choices are put in them with the major categories on the top and the subdivisions and cum options below the action. It appears like it could have easily been anamorphic widescreen, and although it looks nice, the almost anamorphic feel leaves it feeling like it could have been a little better.
The FeatureWith her big tits, trash talking mouth, pretty face, and an ass that wasn't afraid to get filled, it's no surprise that Shyla Stylez quickly rose among the starlets in pornoland. Heck, even a long contract with a softer feature company for a few years didn't lessen her appeal to many fans who have been eagerly enjoying her return to nastiness since she returned. Here she lets you control the action and use her as your plaything...
There's plenty of choices of what you want Shyla to do. She's tease you with her tits, ass, or pussy at an outside shower wearing a white tank top and briefs. If you want her to masturbate, Shyla will move to a staircase and put on a baseball jersey with white knee high socks and sneakers to give you a show with her fingers, a dildo that will go in either of her holes, or two dildos at once. She'll lose all her clothes but her socks and sneakers and take to a couch or bed to let you warm up her pussy with your tongue, fingers, or a jackrabbit vibe or her ass with a glass dildo as she gets on all fours. If that isn't enough of a warmup, she'll even give you a little stroking when nice and sucking when naughty. When it comes to sex, Shyla keeps on her socks and sneakers and will let you fuck her in missionary, doggie or either cowgirl. If you want her to be nice she'll let you fuck her pussy, and if you want her to be naughty she'll give up the ass. If those aren't enough choices, Shyla will be either naughty or nice for everything but the tease, and you have the option between two different camera angles. One angle is always a POV angle, while the other will be either a side-view or a close-up.
For her part, Shyla does a pretty darn good job. She looks darn hot, and with the exception of a couple angles that make her look hideously deformed due to her boobjob, the camera captures her body and great ass very well. The tease portion is easily the weakest in the movie, and is the only portion that doesn't let you choose between a naughty and nice Shyla. It's also held back by a silent Shyla with the only audio being the water, and comes out being downright boring. Throughout the rest of the release Shyla is much better. She puts out some of the great vocals one has come to expect from her, and varies them very nicely between the two moods along with her energy. Shyla turns out a very nice performance that's only held back by the tease.
The cumshots always get plenty of notice in virtual sex releases, and Digital Sin did a very nice job with them. Although there were a few that left me with a shadow of a doubt as to their authenticity (such as the pop in Shyla's mouth with the blowjob), only one of them looked like it was obviously faked (the naughty reverse cowgirl pop that looks like it might have ended up on the ceiling). In fact, if not for the past record of fake cumshots in virtual sex releases I probably wouldn't have even doubted the couple questionable ones here.
The other thing that deserves a lot of notice is the virtual mechanism. This isn't just some scene with a chapter menu slapped onto the screen as you watch a long poorly edited scene like the Playing With series, this is a real interactive virtual sex experience. If you don't make a decision on what Shyla will do, it's going to take a heck of a long time for the DVD to decide to move to something else on its own. The segments all loop pretty well, and although they don't loop back to the very start of the segment there are a few that could have looped better. The cumshot loops stand out especially nice as they return to whatever sex act preceded it to keep the action flowing nicely rather than getting stuck in a thirty second or minute long cumshot loop. The mechanism also “remembers” what mood you had Shyla in as you move between foreplay, masturbation, and sex so that if you want to watch Shyla be as nasty as she can throughout the virtual experience you can with a minimum of adjustments. These two things really stand out to me as the things that help the My Plaything series rise about its Virtual Sex With... competition. Like the competition, the selections are also nicely laid out so you can see what you're doing (which is very nice with the naughty or nice options) and the mechanism is very easy to use. The virtual mechanism is very nicely handled and makes this an easy release to play with.
My Plaything: Shyla Stylez is a very nicely done virtual sex release. Shyla plays to the camera quite well with very nice vocals and energy, and almost all of the cumshots appear to be real. The virtual mechanism is nicely handled, and the camera work captures the action quite nicely throughout the movie. There's a few loops that could have been handled better, but that's nothing new for a virtual sex release. If you want to get close to Shyla Stylez without having to worry about getting maced, it's going to be hard to find a better way to do it than My Plaything: Shyla Stylez.
The Extra StuffThe photo gallery lasts about six and three quarter minutes with about five seconds per very good looking snapshot. The 5 on the Fly option lets you build your own sex scene by selecting sex acts and then letting them play in anamorphic widescreen. There's also company information, DVD credits, and a bonus scene.
|Bonus Scene – Shyla Stylez and Lee Stone|
The bonus scene comes from Young as They Cum 6 where Lee sneaks busty dirty blonde Shyla in for a little late night studying. They help each other out of their clothes before Shyla sucks and strokes Lee's cock sitting on the bed in front of him. Lee tongues and fingers her twat in return before fucking it missionary style. Shyla rolls over for him to fuck her doggie style before climbing up to ride him in the cowgirls. They go back for a little more missionary before finishing things up with Lee giving her a very nice pop on her face.
This is a pretty hot scene. Shyla is cute and puts out some very nice vocals. She also puts out plenty of energy that really makes the scene fun to watch. Best of all, this is the earlier Shyla who looks like more of a person and less a plastic doll. There's a bit of a cheese factor to this scene due to the setup, but it's still a hot Shyla scene.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, interactive, virtual sex, tease, masturbation, toys, anal, DP (toy), handjob, and oral
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, most of the My Plaything series can be found online for between about $20 and $30 with a fair number of stores offering them for around $25. This is a pretty average price for well done virtual sex releases, so if you're a fan of Shyla and want to take your fantasies to the next level, this one's probably going to be worth the money. The virtual mechanism's well done, the technical aspects show some nice care, and there's even a bit of effort put into the extras. This is a nicely done virtual sex release.
Note to Digital Sin: Very nice job! A little more effort in the extras department would be nice, but you still seem to lead the virtual sex field.
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