Lover Pretend Twitch Stream Highlights

Hey Blerdy Tribe! Aksys Games just dropped their localization of the slice-of-life otome, Lover Pretend! To celebrate I hosted a release day livestream over on Twitch on December 1st where I played through the prologue live. I had a lot of fun, but I know some folks might not want to sit through the entire 3 hour stream, so I made a shorter video of the stream highlights!

This is my first VOD edit, sorry for a few weird cuts, I’m still getting the hang of things. But, I hope you enjoy! If you want to see the full stream the VOD is up on my Twitch channel: Lover Pretend Release Day Stream. Also if you haven’t already, please give my YouTube channel a follow, it’d really mean a lot!

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JAST BLUE to bring Varenyett’s BL Visual Novel, ‘Sorcerer’s Choice: Angel or Demon’ to the West

Boys Love fans rejoice! Fresh on the heels of their release of Nitro+chiral’s Slow Damage, BL publisher JAST BLUE announced that they’re bringing Varenyett’s fantasy boys love game Sorcerer’s Choice: Angel or Demon (Japanese title: Mahoutsukai to Tenshi to Akuma) to the West! This is JAST BLUE’s first non-Nitro+chiral localization and I know I’m not alone in being excited to see the publisher branching out!

There isn’t an official release date just yet, but I’ll be keeping an eye out for more details from JAST BLUE!

Game Details

  • Developer: Varenyett
  • Publisher: JAST Blue (EN)
  • Platform: Windows (PC)
  • Genre: BL | Fantasy | 18+
  • Official Sites: Japanese | English
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 2018 (JP) | TBA (EN)
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Lover Pretend (Nintendo Switch) Otome Review

Do you like rom-coms? Chill vibes? Well, then you’ll want to check out Aksys Games’s latest Otomate otome localization, Lover Pretend. Get pulled into the entertainment industry with aspiring screenwriter, Chiyuki as she navigates her budding career, life and love! Sometimes a love born from a little white lie can blossom into something real!

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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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