The Little Details
Running Time: approx. 99 min. total footage (includes both angles)
Production Date: 4 / 18 / 2004
Director: None credited
Cast: Kira Kener and “you”
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: This series has been nicely improving lately. I'm looking forward to this one.
Initial Reaction: It has some nice options, but also feels quite dated.
Who Should Watch It : Anybody who wants virtual Kira
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a virtual sex release that feels like it's on the technical edge
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are a bit weaker than I normally expect from Digital Playground. The audio is pretty good, but there are a few minor background noises along with a slight balance problem or two. The video is surprisingly presented in the full frame format and starts off with the footage looking extremely jerky in the striptease segment. Thankfully it gets better for the rest, but there's still a touch of pixelation. The action is nicely lit and barely has a hint of grain. The full frame format makes one realize just how nice Digital Playground's moving to anamorphic widescreen has been as it leaves the action feeling a little cramped here with the choices taking up so much room on each edge of the screen.
Music: The standard music is included for the striptease segment, and is nicely balanced with the rest of the audio.
Menus: The menus have kept with the usual format for this series. The main menu features Kira standing and waiting while you make your choice on the menu below to start with. The sex selection menu then works itself around the edges of the screen with icons so large that even Rosie O'Donnell is allowed to call them fat. If you don't like the icons, you can shut them off and use your remote to make your choicse.
The FeatureAfter being under contract with Vivid for a few years, big tittied Asian hottie Kira has come to the Playground to be part of their award winning virtual sex series. With a pretty face, a killer body, and a contract that no doubt left many fans wanting to see much more from Kira, she's a great choice for the Virtual Sex With... series.
Virtual Sex With Kira Kener starts out just like all of Digital Playground's other virtual sex scenes with Kira standing in front of a black background looking hot in a midnight blue and black bra and panties giving you the choice between having her strip, tell stories, or go right to the foreplay or sex. For the strip tease, the camera pans around Kira for about three and three quarter minutes as she strips down and talks dirty. There is an editing cut or two here, but they're very nicely done and never interferes with the action. The bigger problem is a kind of jerky feeling that gives the strip tease segment almost a “flip book” look. This is an okay segment that would have been much better with a smooth video look.
Kira will also tell stories about herself for about two and a half minutes. She talks about losing her virginity, a sexy night out, and things that turn her on as she dances in front of a wall of fire. This is a nice little segment. Kira sounds like she's having a ton of fun telling the stories, and it comes across very naturally rather than having her sounding like she she's reading things off a cue card or something like that. It also doesn't hurt that she looks darn nice dancing around. This segment adds nicely to Kira's sexy personality.
Kira lets you have plenty of choices for things to do to her, as well as giving you two real time angles to choose between (one being a POV shot and the other being a close-up or side shot) and the choice between Kira being innocent and nasty. For foreplay you can work Kira over with your fingers, tongue, or a vibrator. When it comes to sex, Kira will let you fuck her in missionary, doggie, or either cowgirl. She'll also let you fuck her ass doggie style and work you over with her tits or mouth. Finally, there's an orgasm sequence for Kira for each foreplay section and an orgasm sequence for “you” for all the other segments which are sadly shared between moods.
For her part, Kira does a great job. She plays to the camera nicely without mugging it, and puts out some nice vocals throughout the entire release. She normally keeps things soft and slower during the innocent mood while getting a little more vocal and energetic for the nasty mood. Kira does a very nice job towards making this as believable as possible for a virtual sex experience.
For the technical end of things, I have some mixed feelings. The segments normally lasted about two minutes and looped to the start of each segment. This often gave a slightly jerky feeling to the scene due to the changes in energy from Kira. This was also a problem for the pop shots, as once you selected the pop shot for the position you were in it never moved to anything else until you told it to. This might not be bad with pop shot segments that were a minute or so longer, but all of “your” pop shots never even lasted thirty seconds. When you chose a position to go to after the pop shot, the mechanism always defaulted to the “innocent” mood, so you're not necessarily able to have the full experience you might want with “nasty Kira” since you're going to have to make two selections instead of one after every pop shot. I'm not sure if the mechanism can't return to where you were for position and mood because the orgasm segments are shared between the moods, but if this is the problem I sure hope that Digital Playground has separate orgasm sequences for each position and mood. Technically, the virtual mechanism is easy to use but a bit too limited at times.
As for the pop shots, they're almost all faked. Of the seven male orgasm sequences, there's a facial for the blowjob which Kira takes very well, wet pops for the missionary, doggie, anal, and titty fucking, and Kira jerking air out of the guy's cock for the cowgirls while acting like somebody found the marble in the oatmeal and she got to turn on the fire hose. The wet pops aren't faked too badly, but they do go a little overboard on the volume. The cumshots range from pretty good to looking completely botched.
Virtual Sex with Kira Kener is an above average virtual sex release. Kira looks darn good, and plays things just right throughout the release. She's vocal and lets the different moods have a bit of variety while looking to get into the sex the entire time. The sex gives you all the choices one normally expects plus a couple, and although the controls are basic, they make it easy for anybody who picks up the release to play with it. On the down side, the looping of the segments could be better and the pop shots were definitely weak. Virtual Sex with Kira Kener is a pretty good virtual sex release that feels just a touch dated at times due to the technology.
The Extra StuffNone.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: Straight, virtual sex, tease, toys, anal, and titty fucking
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None
The Bottom Line:Currently, many of Digital Playground’s virtual sex DVDs can be found online for between about $20 and $32 with stores everywhere in between. If you're checking this for it being virtual sex more than it being Kira, rent this one first. She does a nice job here, but as a virtual sex DVD is comes up a little short and feels a bit dated. The technical aspects are pretty good, but there's no extras to help things out. This is a decent virtual sex DVD that shows some very noticeable areas for improvement.
Note to Digital Playground: Although this one fell a little short for me, it is nice to see you bringing out some of your older virtual sex releases. I just hope you look at them and see what you can improve on your current releases rather than doing the same thing three years later.
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