Lover Pretend Eiichirou Asagi Walkthrough


Official Website: Japanese | English

Where to Buy: Nintendo eShop


  • Eiichirou’s route unlocks after clearing the Happy Ends of the other 4 players.
  • There are three endings: Happy End, Normal End, and Bad End.
  • The final CG for Eiichirou can be collected by reading through Eiichirou’s Feelings in Back Stage after clearing his Happy End.
  • After unlocking every CG, a special reward CG unlocks.
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Lover Pretend Riku Nishijima Walkthrough


Official Website: Japanese | English

Where to Buy: Nintendo eShop


  • Kazuma, Yukito, Harumi, and Riku are playable at the start. Eiichirou unlocks after you finish the Happy Ends of the other 4 routes.
  • Besides the one locked route, there is no recommended order, so play however you like.
    • Each route has six endings: (1) Happy End, (1) Good End, and (4) Bad Ends.
  • Individual route branch off starts in Episode 04
  • The final CG for Riku can be collected by reading through Riku’s Feelings in Back Stage after clearing his Happy End.
  • Perfect clearing the Pretend Time mini game earns more Affection than regular Choices.
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Lover Pretend Harumi Makino Walkthrough


Official Website: Japanese | English

Where to Buy: Nintendo eShop


  • Kazuma, Yukito, Harumi, and Riku are playable at the start. Eiichirou unlocks after you finish the Happy Ends of the other 4 routes.
  • Besides the one locked route, there is no recommended order, so play however you like.
    • Each route has six endings: (1) Happy End, (1) Good End, and (4) Bad Ends.
  • Individual route branch off starts in Episode 04
  • The final CG for Harumi can be collected by reading through Harumi’s Feelings in Back Stage after clearing his Happy End.
  • Perfect clearing the Pretend Time mini game earns more Affection than regular Choices.
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Lover Pretend Yukito Sena Walkthrough


Official Website: Japanese | English

Where to Buy: Nintendo eShop


  • Kazuma, Yukito, Harumi, and Riku are playable at the start. Eiichirou unlocks after you finish the Happy Ends of the other 4 routes.
  • Besides the one locked route, there is no recommended order, so play however you like.
    • Each route has six endings: (1) Happy End, (1) Good End, and (4) Bad Ends.
  • Individual route branch off starts in Episode 04
  • The final CG for Yukito can be collected by reading through Yukito’s Feelings in Back Stage after clearing his Happy End.
  • Perfect clearing the Pretend Time mini game earns more Affection than regular Choices.
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Lover Pretend Kazuma Kamikubo Walkthrough


Official Website: Japanese | English

Where to Buy: Nintendo eShop


  • Kazuma, Yukito, Harumi, and Riku are playable at the start. Eiichirou unlocks after you finish the Happy Ends of the other 4 routes.
  • Besides the one locked route, there is no recommended order, so play however you like.
    • Each route has six endings: (1) Happy End, (1) Good End, and (4) Bad Ends.
  • Individual route branch off starts in Episode 04
  • The final CG for Kazuma can be collected by reading through Kazuma’s Feelings in Back Stage after clearing his Happy End.
  • Perfect clearing the Pretend Time mini game earns more Affection than regular Choices.
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Slow Damage Fujieda Walkthrough


Official Website: English | Japanese

Where to Buy: Digital | Physical

Read the review: Slow Damage BL Game Review – Beauty in the Macabre


ROUTE TIPS & NOTES

  • After you finish Rei, Taku, and Madarame‘s routes the option BJD (ball-jointed doll) will become available. This allows you to read Chapter 0, you will access Fujieda’s route through this path.
  • Each route has a Euphoria end and a Madness end, along with a few early Game Over ends.
  • Slow Damage doesn’t follow the usual visual novel gameplay. Gameplay is split between Exploration and Interrogation modes.
    • In Exploration, you can visit various locations and interact with other characters to collect key phrases that will be used during Interrogations.
    • In Interrogation, you can confront a character and get them to reveal their true desires by presenting the key phrases you collect during Exploration.
    • In lieu of traditional visual novel choices, you will react to situations by choosing Positive or Negative. These choices will shift the story towards either Euphoria or Madness.
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Slow Damage Madarame Walkthrough


Official Website: English | Japanese

Where to Buy: Digital | Physical

Read the review: Slow Damage BL Game Review – Beauty in the Macabre


ROUTE TIPS & NOTES

  • Taku and Rei‘s routes are available from the start of the game.
    • Madarame‘s route should be cleared AFTER finishing the first two routes.
    • Fujieda‘s route unlocks after you clear Madarame’s route.
  • Each route has a Euphoria end and a Madness end, along with a few early Game Over ends.
  • Slow Damage doesn’t follow the usual visual novel gameplay. Gameplay is split between Exploration and Interrogation modes.
    • In Exploration, you can visit various locations and interact with other characters to collect key phrases that will be used during Interrogations.
    • In Interrogation, you can confront a character and get them to reveal their true desires by presenting the key phrases you collect during Exploration.
    • In lieu of traditional visual novel choices, you will react to situations by choosing Positive or Negative. These choices will shift the story towards either Euphoria or Madness.
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Slow Damage Taku Murase Walkthrough


Official Website: English | Japanese

Where to Buy: Digital | Physical

Read the review: Slow Damage BL Game Review – Beauty in the Macabre


ROUTE TIPS & NOTES

  • Taku and Rei‘s routes are available from the start of the game.
    • Madarame‘s route should be cleared AFTER finishing the first two routes.
    • Fujieda‘s route unlocks after you clear Madarame’s route.
  • Each route has a Euphoria end and a Madness end, along with a few early Game Over ends.
  • Slow Damage doesn’t follow the usual visual novel gameplay. Gameplay is split between Exploration and Interrogation modes.
    • In Exploration, you can visit various locations and interact with other characters to collect key phrases that will be used during Interrogations.
    • In Interrogation, you can confront a character and get them to reveal their true desires by presenting the key phrases you collect during Exploration.
    • In lieu of traditional visual novel choices, you will react to situations by choosing Positive or Negative. These choices will shift the story towards either Euphoria or Madness.
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Slow Damage Rei Izumi Walkthrough


Official Website: English | Japanese

Where to Buy: Digital | Physical

Read the review: Slow Damage BL Game Review – Beauty in the Macabre


ROUTE TIPS & NOTES

  • Taku and Rei‘s routes are available from the start of the game.
    • Madarame‘s route should be cleared AFTER finishing the first two routes.
    • Fujieda‘s route unlocks after you clear Madarame’s route.
  • Each route has a Euphoria end and a Madness end, along with a few early Game Over ends.
  • Slow Damage doesn’t follow the usual visual novel gameplay. Gameplay is split between Exploration and Interrogation modes.
    • In Exploration, you can visit various locations and interact with other characters to collect key phrases that will be used during Interrogations.
    • In Interrogation, you can confront a character and get them to reveal their true desires by presenting the key phrases you collect during Exploration.
    • In lieu of traditional visual novel choices, you will react to situations by choosing Positive or Negative. These choices will shift the story towards either Euphoria or Madness.
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5 Reasons You Should Play Lover Pretend

The release of Lover Pretend is right around the corner and if you’re looking for a cute, lighthearted otome game, you are definitely going to want to give this a go! Aspiring scriptwriter, Chiyuki dreams of breaking into the industry and one day finding her father. When she lands a job as an assistant on the set of a major film she takes one step closer to realizing her personal and career aspirations. As she searches for information about her father a twist of fate has her crossing paths with four men who may have the answers she need. And through a twist of fate she finds herself entangled in a pretend relationship with one of them?! This is a pretend love role, not true love. Can Chiyuki create a script about fake lovers, while not knowing anything about falling in love herself?

Lover Pretend is set to release on December 1, 2022. But, if you’re still on the fence about picking up the latest Aksys Games otome localization, I have five reasons I think you should totally play Lover Pretend!

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