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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Love Shore (Early Access) Demo Review – First Impressions

Set in the cyberpunk city of Love Shore, Sam and Farah attempt to navigate the monstrous underworld in hopes of uncovering the means of saving their friends. Love Shore is a visual novel cyberpunk noir featuring an entirely LGBT+ cast. With 8 unique romanceable characters and routes, multiple endings and packed with action and thrills.

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Paradigm Paradox (Nintendo Switch) Otome Review

Take down monsters and find love in Otomate’s sci-fi otome game, Paradigm Paradox, the latest localization from Aksys Games! Join Yuuki, a high school student who after developing powers is recruited to join a group of magical girls to protect her home from monsters.

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Romantic Killer Vol. 1 Manga Review

Romantic Killer is a comedy romance shojo series from Wataru Momose and published by VIZ Media. Romantic Killer was first released as a full-color vertical webcomic series, and even won the Shonen Jump 2nd Vertical Scroll Manga Award. And like most independent webcomics, it retains a bit of a tongue and cheek vibe to it that I think is missing from most manga series. It’s snarky in it’s commentary and ridiculous in it’s setup, but that makes this one of the more refreshing new reads.

Manga Details

High schooler Anzu Hoshino has a great life. Every day she plays video games, pigs out on snacks, and pets her beloved cat. But this blissful existence is turned into a confusing mess when a magical creature transports her to an altered reality bereft of her favorite things. Now she’s stuck with hot guys instead! How can she possibly survive in such an awful world?!

Anzu must play along in this altered reality before she can return to her normal life, so she begrudgingly makes friends with Tsukasa Kazuki. He unfortunately happens to be one of the hottest and most popular guys at school, and what’s worse, she realizes that he might not even be that bad of a person!

Official Synopsis
  • Genre: Romance | Comedy | Drama
  • Author: Wataru Momose
  • Publisher: Viz Media
  • Price: $16.99 USD
  • Length: 4 volumes (Ongoing)
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Piofiore Episodio 1926 (Nintendo Switch) Otome Review

We’re headed back to Burlone in Piofiore Episodio 1926 the follow-up to Otomate’s popular action packed, Mafia romance otome, Piofiore Fated Memories! Join Lili and the rest of the Prohibition Avengers as they face old enemies and new foes in this intense sequel. Danger is just around every corner and it will take everything these characters have to finally, FINALLY get their happily ever after! With it’s gorgeous visuals, dark storytelling, and compelling characters, otome gamers don’t want to miss out on Piofiore Episodio 1926!

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Amnesia Later x Crowd (Nintendo Switch) Otome Review

Revisit the world of Amnesia Memories with Idea Factory International’s localization of Amnesia Later x Crowd—a fandisc compilation that features new scenarios, fun mini games, and even more opportunities to spend time with your favorites from the first game. Previously released as two separate games Later x Crowd is packed with hours of content to enjoy! Thanks to the lovely folks at IFI, I was able to get a sneak peek at the game and I am here to share my thoughts! So lets dive into my review of the Nintendo Switch release of Amnesia Later x Crowd.

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Piofiore: Fated Memories Review

Piofiore: Fated Memories is wild y’all and I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on all the hype! I mean, who doesn’t want a group of hot Mafia boys fighting over them? So, with its sequel, Piofiore: Episodio 1926 coming out later on this month, I finally sat down and finished Fated Memories! With its intense, action packed story and complex characters, this is definitely an otome game that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Follow Liliana, as her peaceful life in the church is thrown into chaos, when she is pulled into the conflict between three of Burlone’s most powerful crime families. Delve into the seedy underbelly of the city and get to know the dangerous men that run Burlone, and along the way uncover secrets that could change the fates of everyone.

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The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter Vol. 1 Manga Review

The Other World’s Books Depend on the Bean Counter is an isekai boys love manga series from Kazuki Irodori based on the original story by Yatsuki Wakatsu & character design by Kikka Ohashi and published by Yen Press. Follow Kondou, a workaholic accountant from modern Japan who accidentally gets isekai’d to a another world alongside a young woman destined to save the world… While she’s off protecting the world he’s off trying to whip the kingdom finances into shape!

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, a holy maiden was summoned. Not just any holy maiden—one hailing from modern Japan. But this story is not her story. This is the tale of the humble accountant, Kondou, who accompanied her and his trials and woes as he accounts in a new world… But no tale is complete without a love interest. And who better to play that role than the handsome knight captain Aresh? Will he begin a personal quest to save said bean counter—who toils around the clock—or is Kondou doomed to be married to his work evermore…?!

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Manga Details

  • Genre: Boys Love | Isekai
  • Author: Kazuki Irodori | Original Story: Yatsuki Wakatsu | Character Design: Kikka Ohashi
  • Publisher: Yen Press
  • Price: $13.00 USD
  • Length: 2 volumes (Ongoing)
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Ballads at Midnight Indie Otome Game Review

Ballads at Midnight is a dark fantasy romance visual novel developed by indie studio, Synstoria. Follow, Abigail, a sarcastic bard after she is exiled to the castle of a blood-thirsty vampire. Completely at his mercy you must decide whether Abigail will escape her handsome, yet dangerous warden or fall for his charms…

Originally developed for the annual game jam, NaNoRenO 2022, this new updated release comes with a host of brand new features and improvements. Thanks to the Synstoria team I was able to check out the game ahead of it’s re-release, so here are my thoughts on the game!

Game Details

  • Dark Fantasy | Romance
  • Price: Free to Play
  • Rating: T (Teen)
  • Where to Play: itch.io | Steam
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Dreambound (Early Access) BL Demo Review

Fresh off the release of their fantasy BL visual novel, The Divine Speaker, indie developer Two and a Half Studios is back to bless boys love gamers with another new story! Today, the team dropped the demo for their upcoming game, Dreambound. Follow introverted artist Noah, who has long since given up on life. Soon a series of mysterious murders forces him to confront the demons in his past in order to finally move on with his life. Thanks to the awesome folks at Two and a Half Studios Blerdy Otome was able to get an early look at the demo before the official release! So, here are my thoughts on the demo so far!

Game Details

  • Drama | Boys Love | Mystery
  • Price: $24.99 (Full Game)
  • Rating: 15+
  • Where to Play: itch.io | Steam
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