Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe, it’s time once again for another Games Like post—the blog series where you guys vote on the otome game and I go out and find five games that are similar to them. Last time I wrote a list of 5 Games Like Taisho x Alice, so definitely check that post out if you have the chance, there are a LOT of great games to discover! For today’s post, I ran a poll over on Twitter and 75 of you guys voted for Cafe Enchante (no surprises there)!
It's been awhile, but please pick a game~
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For those of you unfamiliar with the game, Cafe Enchanté is a fantasy romance otome game developed by Idea Factory under their subsidiary, Otomate and published by Aksys Games. The game was originally released in Japan on October 10, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch. The English language localization was released on November 5, 2020.
Take a peek behind the doors of the mysterious Café Enchanté, a coffeehouse that serves a rather strange clientele. Magically hidden from the everyday hustle and bustle of Tokyo, the shop is a meeting place for an assortment of beings from multiple, mystical worlds. When Kotone inherits the café from her grandfather, she has no idea of the adventures in store, or the potential romance that awaits. Meet the king of demons who can brew a perfect cup, an otome-playing fallen angel, a lonely headless knight, and many more. When government agents monitoring non-human activities show up at your door, your new café is about to become much more colorful!
So while we’re waiting for the next big otome game to be released here in the West, here are five game titles that are sure to help fill the void! As always, I tried to go with games that have a similar vibe to Cafe Enchante so don’t expect games that are play by play clones. Now, with that out of the way, let’s check out five games like Cafe Enchante!
While the game doesn’t have an official English language release, fan translation team Hanataba Translations released an English patch for the PC version of the game back in 2017.
Ayakashi Gohanfollows a young girl, Rin Akane, as she adjusts to life in Momoji Village, a place where ayakashi and humans live peacefully with one another. Over the course of the game, Rin interacts with the various human and ayakashi residents of the town helping to bridge the gap between both races. It’s a lighthearted game about eating good food and romancing hot ayakashi… or so I thought…
Check out the Review: Have You Eaten Today? – Ayakashi Gohan – Otome Game Review
Enchanted in the Moonlight was released as a standalone mobile app for Android and IOS back in 2014 and even after the termination of the app in 2018 has experienced a revival as one of the titles on the new Love 365 portal app. It was later one of the first Voltage Otome Romance titles to make their way to the Nintendo Switch console. Most of the supernatural beings you encounter in the game have their roots in Japanese folklore.
In the game you play as a young woman who finds her life turned upside down when she is attacked by malevolent Ayakashi drawn to her unique blood. A group of handsome Ayakashi come to your aid, but there protection comes at a price: they’ll protect you from evil Ayakashi that lust for your blood, but in exchange you must bear their child. With dangerous Ayakashi after your life who will you choose as your defender?
Check out the Review: Enchanted in the Moonlight Review – Spirited Away by Ayakashi Hotties
Changeling is an urban fantasy visual novel from the indie game developer Steamberry Studios. The game borrows elements of existing folklore and mythos for an expansive fantasy adventure! There’s even a Dullahan character in the game~
The game follows Nora, a high school senior who finds herself drawn into the world of the paranormal after moving back to her childhood hometown of Pine Hollow. A community of Cryptics (supernatural beings) operates in the shadows of Pine Hollow, each with their own secrets… After experiencing a number of strange occurrences, Nora discovers that she is also a Cryptic and the revelation sends her world into a tailspin. But, unlike her friends and fellow member of the Supernatural Club, her supernatural origins might be darker than anyone could have anticipated. With danger around every corner, Nora must rely on one of six guys, to uncover the secrets of her past while also helping them deal with their own supernatural issues.
Check out the Review: Changeling Review – An Imaginative Supernatural Romance VN
Mystic Destinies Serendipity of Aeons is an urban fantasy game developed by (the now disbanded) indie game studio, Aeon Dream Studios.
Tsubasa, a first year college student finds her normal life turned upside down when she is suddenly given magical powers by her sorceress “mother”. From there Tsubasa finds herself thrust into the world of magic. Now, in addition to classes and homework, Tsubasa must learn to control her newfound powers and of course find love along the way. On the surface this sounds like your run of the mill supernatural romance story, what with the five magical hotties tasked with looking after our newly endowed heroine.
Check out the Review: You Light My Fire: Mystic Destinies Serendipity of Aeons- Shou Hatori [Main Story]
When the Night Comes is a supernatural mystery visual novel developed by indie game studio, Lunaris Games. The game was originally released episodically, but the team released an updated complete version of the game earlier this year. The game features several supernatural and fantasy characters from witches to vampires to demons…
You are a renowned Hunter, a creature slayer who has been called to the quiet, strange little town of Lunaris to assist the local Enforcers with an investigation into a series of unsettling and unexplained supernatural murders. Immerse yourself in the world of witches, vampires, demons, and lycans as you slowly unravel the dark mystery that lies deep within the roots of the town.
Check out the Review: When the Night Comes Review – A Devilishly Addictive Supernatural Mystery
So if you’ve already blazed through Cafe Enchante and you’re still hankering for some sweet fantasy romance, I highly recommend checking out any of the games on this list!
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