Archive for September, 2016


English otome game reviews incoming!

September 5th, 2016

It’s been quite a while since I posted, and I’ve made some changes in my otome gaming fandom. I stopped ordering otome game magazines from Japan, so I’m not as aware of the new JP games coming out. I don’t mind this, because I’m also pulling back on ordering the games themselves. I’m trying to save money to pay off some debt, and though this is my only real hobby, it’s pretty expensive. I’m still hoping to get the games I want eventually, but I’d rather save up money for a trip to Japan and get them there without spending so much on shipping and customs (I just heard how much more we’re charged on customs in Canada compared to other countries, and guys, it makes me really sad) – especially since I like the extras.

Anyways, even if I don’t get new imported games, there’s still lots for me to talk about. Besides all the JP games I have that I haven’t played yet or thoroughly, there are more and more games coming out in English! And of course, all the mobile otome games. So I’m planning on focusing more on those for the next while.

To start off, here are some English otome games that I’m working on reviews for and where I’m playing them:

1931: Scheherezade at the Library of Pergamum (PC, Steam)
Hustle Cat (PC, Steam)
Backstage Pass (PC, Steam)
Cinders (PC, Steam)
Hatoful Boyfriend (PC, Steam)
Lucky Rabbit Reflex (PC, Steam)

And I’d like to review Amnesia and Code:Realize too, since I don’t think I reviewed the JP versions.

Also, Kickstarter has emerged as a pretty important way for developers to get the funding for otome games, so I’ll probably do some coverage of that as well – just today I backed a few really promising games:

Legend of Rune: A BL / Gay Visual Novel RPG
A Foretold Affair
Queen’s Crown
Cinderella Phenomenon – the studio making this game also has a free browser-based otome game that I’m currently enjoying a lot, Locked Heart.

Are there any games you think I’d enjoy that aren’t on my list yet? Please let me know!

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