The Little Details
Running Time: approx. 100 min. total footage
Production Date: 9 / 10 / 2005
Cast: Sophia Santi and “you”
The Short Story
Initial Expectations: I’ve had mixed luck with this series. I’m more than curious about Sophia, but although I want to be excited about this release I’m not sure how excited I can get.
Initial Reaction: It has a couple minor problems, but Sophia definitely left me wanting to see more of her!
Who Should Watch It : Anybody wanting a standard but well done virtual sex release
Who Should Avoid It: Anybody wanting a real cock or anal with their virtual sex
The Technical Stuff
Audio /Video Quality: The technical aspects are very well done. The audio is clear and well balanced, and I didn’t notice a single blemish through the entire movie. The video is just as good, and wonderfully presented in anamorphic widescreen. It’s well lit while being nicely clear and free of any camera motion problems.
Menus: The menus have kept with the usual format for this series. The main menu features Sophia 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 there’s some talk of giving them actually influence the tides.
The FeatureVirtual Sex with Sophia Santi brings Digital Playground’s latest contract girl into the virtual world. A former Penthouse Pet with nearly perfect natural breasts complete with large nipples, a great ass, long, flowing brunette hair, and a good sized tattoo on the right side of her stomach, and a large tattoo on her left side that grows into a huge tattoo on her back, Sophia is an alluring beauty with a touch of a wild side. Here, you get to control the action with her while fantasizing about being right there with her.
Digital Playground keeps the exact same format as all their other Virtual Sex With... releases, starting with Sophia standing in front of a black background looking more than hot in a sexy black and red bra and panty set and 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 Sophia’s magnificent body as she runs her hands around it talking dirty. Her tease lasts about four and a half minutes, and is easily the hottest I can remember seeing in this series. Sophia does a fantastic job with the trash talking, and combined with her amazing body it definitely makes this sequence a winner.
Sophia’s story section features Sophia dancing and stripping in front of a wall of flames and lasts about two minutes. She talks about the first time she had sex, the difference in sex between a man and a woman, and her perfect evening. Sophia talks about how she likes to see a guy get off with her as well as some of her wilder sex stories and some of her fetishes. This is another very nice segment. It isn’t anything too different from the story section in some of the others installments of this series, but Sophia makes it work much better by having the stories come off very naturally rather than making it feel like she’s reading it off a prepared piece of paper. She puts some nice emotion into it, and she looks like she’s having a lot of fun with her dancing and stripping in the background. This is a nicely done segment.
Sexually, Sophia gives you plenty of options, all of which can be viewed from your choice of two true angles. For foreplay, she’ll let “you” play with her pussy using either your fingers or a dildo, and will also let you grope her tits or ass or eat her pussy. She’ll work “you” over with her tits or mouth, and will let you fuck her in missionary, doggie, or either cowgirl. For each segment you choose, there’s also an orgasm sequence so that either you or Sophia can let go. Sadly, the orgasm sequence is shared between the two moods.
Sophia does a very nice job through almost all of it, and even varies her vocals and energy level a bit between the “innocent” and “nice” moods. She’s energetic and vocal, and although she did overdo things a little at times, she always drew me back in. The biggest problem with Sophia’s performance is more of a design problem than something wrong with her. There’s an orgasm sequence for every choice, which means that Sophia gets an orgasm segment from “you” rubbing her tits and ass. Orgasms like that seem like a more than fake idea, and the orgasm sequences come off just as fake. In future releases, I really hope that Digital Playground cuts out those orgasm sequences, as I think their loss can only strengthen the overall product. With the exception of some of the orgasm sequences, Sophia does a fantastic job.
The only other real problem I can see many people having with the sex is that Sophia doesn’t take on a guy in any of it. Instead takes on a strap-on for all the cock action. This kills a bit of the fantasy, and also makes the pop shot situation change a bit. There’s never the worry about whether or not the pops are faked, as it’s obvious that they all are. That said, they’re all faked very well, and Sophia does a great job handling them as she takes fake loads on her face, ass, and tits, as well as down below. Having an all-girl virtual sex release definitely interferes with a bit of the “magic”.
The final aspect that comes into play on every virtual sex release is the virtual mechanisms. As usual, Digital Playground uses their large icons to let you choose the action. These always annoyed me a little, but their move to releasing movies in anamorphic widescreen has helped them to start working very well for me. The extra area on the sides between the widescreen and full screen aspect rations really works well to put all of the choices, and it nicely leaves the center clear to focus on Sophia. The widescreen aspect ratio plays very well into the interactive controls.
Unlike the virtual sex releases from some other companies, the action always loops for each segment, which normally lasts about two minutes for the sex acts and about thirty to forty seconds for the pop shots. They tend to loop fully rather than returning to the middle, but the action also moves around enough so that it doesn’t feel like a major mood swing when it returns to the start. Sadly, there’s a bit of a problem with this as well in that every segment loops to its beginning, including the orgasm sequences. So rather than having either “you” or Sophia have an orgasm and keeping on going, the forty second or so orgasm loop keeps repeating again and again. I can’t help but think that things would be much hotter and much more user friendly if the pop shot sequences went to the start of whichever mood you were in before they started. The looping of the segments is well done, but a couple minor tweaks could help it to be much stronger.
Virtual Sex with Sophia Santi is a very hot virtual sex release with a few minor problems. The biggest problem I can see many people having is that there’s no real cocks here, which ruined a bit of the magic. There were also a few other minor faults for me in that the pop shot sequences new stopped looping unless you told them to and some of the segments seemed a bit laughable. On the plus side, Sophia looks great and turns out an energetic and vocal performance that should more than earn her a devoted fan base. She drew me in right away, and if she would have backed up her dirty talk in the stories and strip tease by taking a real cock up the ass, I’d be tempted to head out to Montana to sing her praises from high mountain tops. As is, she reminds me a lot of Digital Playground’s former contract girl Tera Patrick, only I think that Sophia made a much better first impression with me. Virtual Sex with Sophia Santi might not be perfect, but it is the most I’ve enjoyed this series in quite a while.
The Extra StuffNone.
The Down -n- Dirty Sex Stuff
Themes: All girl, interactive, tease, toys, oral, and titty fucking
Raincoat Factor: Very high
Condom Usage: None needed
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 don’t mind this one using toys rather than a real cock, this one should be well worth your time and money. The sex is hot, and although there’s nothing new here, the interactive mechanism and looping are nicely done. Unfortunately, as usual with this series, there’s no effort put into extras. This is a very hot virtual sex release.
Note to Digital Playground: When Sophia feels like taking on a real cock on camera, please release Virtual Sex with Sophia Santi 2!!!!
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