Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #6

Hello all you wonderful Heroes and Travelers, it’s Thrifty Thursday and that means another Thrifty Gamer, the weekly post series where I spotlight three otome games/visual novels for gamers on a budget. Whatever your financial situation, I’m here to bring you affordable games that won’t break the bank!! All of the games on this list are $10 or less (does not include limited time offers and sale items), so no more weepy wallets!


This week’s post will include links to the games and a brief synopsis, but let me stress that these are not reviews, but recommendations… so your mileage may vary! Now that that’s out of the way lets get on to this week’s list!!

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Magical otoge ciel

Magical Otoge Ciel

  • Publisher: Batensan
  • Genre: Fairytale Inspired | Fantasy | Romance
  • Cost: Name Your Own Price
  • Where to Play: Windows, Mac, Linux | Steam

Ciel, the protagonist, is a princess who has never been allowed to leave her kingdom. Along with her loyal knight and bodyguard, she decides to follow her dreams of seeing the world.

Official Synopsis

Magical Otoge Ciel is a GxB fantasy romance Original English Language Visual Novel (OELVN). The game features three main male potential love interests with multiple endings. Two of the love interests (Floren and Anton) are available from the start, but the third (Yvin) is only available after completing the first two routes.

Locked Heart

Locked Heart

Once upon a time, the d’Lockes, a prestigious family, became the receivers of a terrible curse. No one has heard of them since then. Seven years later, their mansion remains standing in the dark forest with no signs of life inside. Nobody even dares to go near it. Until one day, a girl named Aura stumbles across the house, and is greeted by a family of… talking plush toys?! Join Aura as she struggles to find out the truth behind the curse and break it.

Official Synopsis

Locked Heart is a GxB fantasy romance Original English Language Visual Novel (OELVN). The game features three main male potential love interests with a total of six endings. Each of the romanceable characters come with two distinct ending (1 Normal Ending and 1 Best Ending).

Fire Emblem Heroes

Fire Emblem Heroes

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Genre: Strategy | RPG | Adventure
  • Cost: Free
  • Where to Play: Android | IOS

Open the gateways between worlds, Heroes at your side.

Nintendo’s hit strategy-RPG Fire Emblem series is now reimagined for smart devices.

Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes’ skills, and take them to new heights. This is your adventure—a Fire Emblem that’s like nothing you’ve seen before!

Official Synopsis

Fire Emblem Heroes is a mobile strategy RPG spin off of the popular Fire Emblem series. Players can craft their own teams using characters from the main series of games and some exclusive to the mobile app, to battle against enemies. Connect with friends for a more immersive gameplay experience! While the game is free to download and play, players can also make in-app purchases to acquire extra orbs (in-game currency).

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4 thoughts on “Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #6

  1. LOL I downloaded Fire Emblems earlier this week. Still haven’t gotten around to start playing it though *sigh* I want to cry with how crazy this week has been. Only positives has been playing hakuoki and liar. lolol.

    1. And talking to me on Line LOLOLOL

      Nah, seriously I feel you this week has been crazy as hell! Gurl I keep meaning to download that game, especially with all the buzz on twitter too… but my backlog is like “I dare you” everytime I open up google play LOL

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