What better way to start this post than by saying thank you. Whether you’re new here or you’ve been here since the beginning I want to thank you dear readers for all of your love, support, and kind words. Blerdy Otome is what it is because of YOU and I can’t begin to tell you all how much it means to me that people don’t just read my content, but that they connect with what I write. So, whether you’re here for the reviews, the game recommendations, the interviews, or just looking to make a friend–I hope that I have made Blerdy Otome a space where you can find just what you need! So with 2021 literally a few hours away, I wanted to look back on the year and share what I’ve been up to in 2020.Continue reading “2020 in Review – Looking Back on the Year at Blerdy Otome”
Hey Blerdy Tribe, so I finally managed to finish an otome game in the same year it was released—miracles do happen! This is a huge accomplishment for me since I have a bad habit of buying games on launch day and NOT playing them until months if not years later. To put things in perspective, Code Realize came out in 2014 and I’ve still not finished it. So finishing Café Enchanté just a month after its release is a personal best for me.
Aksys Games unleashed Piofiore Fated Memories and Café Enchanté on us, just a few months apart from each other and not gonna lie when I’m confronted with the choice between Hot Mafia boys and hot supernatural beings… I’m going to pick the hotties that bite each and every time… besides didn’t Poni-Pachet have the whole mafia boys thing covered boys back in 2013. So, I put a pin in Piofiore and dove headfirst into the world of angels, demons, and secret agents… oh my!
As it is with all otome releases, in Café Enchanté you take on the role of Kotone Awari an absolutely normal young Japanese woman who is at a bit if a crossroads in her life. She’s working a thankless and emotionally draining office job and to top things off her beloved grandfather, Souan recently passed. Still grieving her loss, Kotone learns that gramps left her his café in his will. Despite having no clue how to run a coffee shop, Kotone quits here crappy job and heads to Tokyo to fulfill her grandpappy’s wish of taking over the family business. She soon discovers that the shop is hiding more secrets than she could ever imagined. Café Enchanté caters to a very exclusive clientele—non-human beings from parallel worlds! And so begins her coffee fueled journey of magic, adventure, and romance~
- Fantasy | Supernatural | Romance
- Available on Nintendo Switch
- 30+ hours of gameplay
- Price: $49.99 (Standard Edition)
- Release Date: November 5, 2020 (North American)
- Developer: Design Factory, Otomate
- Publisher: Aksys Games
- Similar Games: Ayakashi Gohan | Mystic Destinies Serendipity of Aeons | Changeling
Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe!! The holidays are a time when most of us make the annual trek to see our families filling our days with joy and good cheer. But, the ongoing pandemic has made it difficult for us to connect with family and friends, so many of us are choosing to stay at home and that can really take a toll on your mental health. So it’s important to keep your spirits up and do things that make you feel good during the holiday season.
What better way to do that than by relaxing with some nice feel good games. So, whether you’re with family and need a break from the holiday hustle and bustle or you’re staying home till everything blows over, here are 5 uplifting games to get you through the holidays!
Say what you will about Nitro+Chiral and their games, but beneath all the angst, leather, and dubious consent are some pretty introspective stories. Sure, their games tend to be on the darker and edgier side of things, taking readers to some less than savory places, but when it really gets down to it there is always an underlying message that serves as the lifeblood of their stories. In Sweet Pool the story explores the inevitability of fate and the difference between being pulled along by forces beyond your control or embracing your lot in life. While Dramatical Murder takes a few notes from Freud in its exploration of the human psyche…among other things… So, going into Togainu no Chi I was prepared for a dark, yet thought provoking story… and let’s see if it lived up to expectations.
- Genre: Psychological | Mature | Boys Love
- Available for PC (Windows & Mac) | Steam
- Gameplay Length: 10-20 hours
- Fully Voiced – Japanese
- Cost: $19.99 (censored Steam edition) | $24.99 (uncut edition)
- Similar Games: Sweet Pool | Dramatical Murder| No Thank You!!! | Room No. 9
So, remember back in August when I did a call for questions? Yeah, me neither.
I kid. 2020, was the year that I celebrated my 5th Blogging Anniversary and since it’s such a huge milestone, I decided to do a Q&A post, since a lot has changed since I started this site and there are quite a few new faces… I figured this would be a chill way to get to know me and have a bit of fun. But, one thing lead to another and months went by and here we are in December. So before the year ends, here is the promised Q&A post~
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions, some of these were tough… but I had a lot of fun answering these and I hope they live up to expectations!! So, without further ado, here are my answers!!