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pokeninja90

I'm a blerd who just so happens to love anime, manga, and games (especially Pokemon and Otome Games).

Do You Have Any Game Recommendations?: A Short Guide on How to Ask for a Game Recommendation

I have been running this site for a little over five years and there is one question that has plagued my blogging experience: Do you have any game recommendations?

It’s not that I don’t want to give game recommendations. Hell, I give them all the time, to friends, family, complete strangers on the internet… I have lists dedicated to game recommendations! I can’t tell you how happy I get when someone doesn’t just play a game I recommend, but they fall in love with it. It’s one my single greatest joys as a reviewer.

‘Do you have any game recommendations?’ is an innocent enough question–on the surface. Y’all this is one hell of a loaded question. Imagine for a minute that this question appeared in your twitter DMs; no background info about the asker, no point of reference on games they’ve played… nothing. Just…

DO YOU HAVE ANY GAME RECOMMENDATIONS?

Do you give a general recommendation? What if you suggest something from a genre they don’t even like? What if the game you suggest has triggers for them? What if they’ve already played it? What if they can’t play the game because they don’t have access to the platform it’s on?

Even if you know the person asking the question, you still run the risk of making a “bad” recommendation and that’s a lot of pressure sometimes OR maybe that’s just me. So, instead of sending “Do you have any game recommendations?” or some variation, here’s how you SHOULD ask for recommendations.

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Melanin Friendly Games – Andromeda Six

Hey there Blerdy Tribe, it’s Melanin Monday here on Blerdy Otome and that means I’m spotlighting another Melanin Friendly Game! For those of you just joining the party—every Monday I spotlight games that feature Black and brown characters for anyone looking for titles with just a bit more representation. As a blerd and a gamer, I am always on the lookout for representation in my games. This is largely a personal project for me—there are almost no “diverse game” tags on major game sites—so, it can be pretty difficult find games with characters of color… unless you already know where to look.

In last week’s post I spotlighted Later Daters, the dating sim where you play as sexy seniors on the prowl for love~. This week I’m looking at the hilarious adventure game, Andromeda Six from Wanderlust Games.

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Fangirl Trash Can Podcast Episode 2

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe! I announced back in August that I’d branched out a bit from just writing reviews and jumped into a podcast with  ani-bloggers/YouToubers Lita Kino and Shay Taree called the Fangirl Trash Can Podcast!! We dropped our first episode Umbrellas, Gods + Otome #1 on YouTube a few months ago, but I’m excited to announce that we’re on Anchor now! Yay! AND, we just dropped our second episode: 

Catch Up, Husbandos + Interrupting #2 Fangirl Trash Can Podcast

In the second episode fan girl trash can podcast me, shay and naja have a good old catch up after 4 months of no new episode haha. We failed there. We discuss some husbandos which gets hot pretty fast! Hope you have a good trashy time with us! Merry Xmas to All!! Will see you in January 2021!! Shay Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnFUQdSoxVBmwwGq4C7PIIg Twitter – https://twitter.com/shay_taree Naja Blog – blerdyotome.com Twitter – https://twitter.com/BeckNaja Me Blog – https://litakinoanimecorner.wordpress… Twitter  – https://twitter.com/Kinoreviews
  1. Catch Up, Husbandos + Interrupting #2
  2. Umbrellas, Gods + Otome #1

As always, I had a blast chatting with Shay and Lita and while this is the last episode for 2020, we’ll definitely be back next year with even more fangirl hijinks~


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Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #72

Hey there Heroes, Travelers, and Wandering NPCs, it’s once again that special time of the week—Thrifty Thursday!

In a world where it’s all about the almighty dollar, sometimes it’s a little tough to make our pennies stretch enough to accommodate our hobbies. But, there are plenty of ways to balance your budget while still enjoying the things you love, you just have to be a little thrifty about it. So, I created Thrifty Gaming in order to spotlight some lesser known indie titles that are both entertaining an affordable.

If you’re a new follower or someone who has been following since my Nice Job Breaking It Hero days and have been gone for awhile, here’s a refresher… Thrifty Gaming, is a weekly post series where I spotlight three games/visual novels that are under $10.00. These can be mobile games, PC games, and a few times I have found some nice indie console titles too. The list used to focus on just otome games and romance visual novels, but after requests from a few readers I have since expanded to other gaming genres. I don’t include sales or limited time offers, each title has to be consistently priced at $10.00 or less without any promotions to be included in this line up.

Sailor Moon Money

Note, these are not reviews, rather recommendations so your mileage may vary with some of these titles. This week’s post will include a brief synopsis and links to each game so you can add them to your gaming library! You don’t have to break the bank to enjoy your hobbies, so save a little bread and check this week’s thrifty gaming picks!

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Manga Can’t Sing to Me, So I Watched the ‘Given’ Anime

So while I had a week off from work for the holidays, I decided to break my unofficial anime hiatus by watching, Given—this was of course after I read through the available print manga volumes. But, since manga can’t sing to me I had to watch the anime if I was going to have any reference points for all of the songs.

For those of you that have been living under a rock for the past year, Given is a music themed anime series based on the bimonthly boys love manga series by Natsuki Kizu. The series follows the highs and lows of a four man amateur rock band, and the romantic relationships that form between them. The band is made up of hotheaded prodigy guitarist Uenoyama, fuckboi playboy drummer Akihiko, soft boi bassist Haruki, and the newest addition Mafuyu, a gifted singer still dealing with the weight of a recent tragedy.

Given Anime Blerdy Otome Review

There was a lot of buzz surrounding the series when it was released in 2019 and it has not died down since, especially after it was announced that we’re getting a film sometime in 2021. So with the promise of more Given content on the horizon, this felt like as good a time as any to jump on the ol’ bandwagon and see what all the fuss was about… so let’s see if Given stands up to all the hype.

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