Star Crossed Myth Department of Wishes Review

Star Crossed Myth – Department of Wishes is a fantasy romance otome game published by Voltage Inc. It was originally released as a standalone mobile app, and has since been ported to their mobile story app Love 365, the Nintendo Switch, and finally Steam. In Star-Crossed Myth, the heroine encounters beautiful gods of the heavens, each of them marked by sin. In this collection of romantic tales, she heals them of their sins and falls in love.

Game Details

  • Fantasy | Romance | Adventure
  • Price: $29.99
  • ESRB: M (Mature)
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Star Crossed Myth Department of Punishments Review

Star Crossed Myth – Department of Punishments is a fantasy romance otome game published by Voltage Inc. It was originally released as a standalone mobile app, and has since been ported to their mobile story app Love 365, the Nintendo Switch, and finally Steam. In Star-Crossed Myth, the heroine encounters beautiful gods of the heavens, each of them marked by sin. In this collection of romantic tales, she heals them of their sins and falls in love.

Game Details

  • Fantasy | Romance | Adventure
  • Price: $29.99
  • ESRB: M (Mature)
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Touchstarved (Early Access) Demo Review

TOUCHSTARVED is a gothic horror romance visual novel and debut game from Red Spring Studio: a small indie team made up of veteran game developers from Riot Games, Nix Hydra, Bungie, and more. The game will be crowdfunded via Kickstarter on March 21, 2023 for release on PC and Mac.

Game Details

  • Fantasy | Romance | Horror
  • Demo: 1st chapter of the full game + 7 unlockable CGs
  • Rating: Mature (Dark themes)
  • Where to Play: PC (Window and Mac)

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Grandmaster of the Demonic Cultivation The Comic Vol. 1 Review

Grandmaster of the Demonic Cultivation The Comic is the manhua adaptation of Mo Xiang Tong Xiu’s popular historical fantasy danmei novel series. Often referred to as MDZS by the fandom, the series is a HIT in China (and abroad), spawning a popular animated series as well as a live-action series, The Untamed (which is not as widely loved). The story follows the story of two powerful men who find each other through life and death—and has zombies… I wasn’t expecting the zombies.

Feared and hated for his sinister abilities, Wei Wuxian–the grandmaster of demonic cultivation–was driven to his death when the most powerful clans united to destroy him.

Thirteen years later, Wei Wuxian is reborn. Summoned by a young man who sacrificed his soul in a forbidden ritual, Wei Wuxian is now bound to seek vengeance on the stranger’s behalf or risk the destruction of his own soul. But when an evil entity emerges, a familiar face from Wei Wuxian’s past suddenly appears amidst the chaos–a powerful cultivator who will help shine a light on the dark truths that surround them.

Manga Details

  • Genre: Historical | Manhua | Fantasy
  • Author: Mo Xiang Tong Xiu | Art by: Lou Di Cheng Qiu
  • Publisher: Seven Seas
  • Price: $19.99 USD
  • Length: 1 Volume (Ongoing)
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Belle Automata: Chronicle I – Indie Otome Review

Belle Automata is a sci-fi fantasy romance visual novel developed by Jellyfish Parade. Inspired by lore from the likes of Cupid and Psyche, The Wizard of Oz, Pinocchio and other beloved tales, Belle Automata is the journey of an android reinventing herself. Join Aureve and the others as they forge their own paths dealing with love, self-acceptance, and grief for a life left behind.

Game Details

  • Genre: Sci-fi | Romance | Fantasy
  • Rating: Teen
  • Price: $19.99 USD
  • Developer: Jellyfish Parade (Owl)
  • Where to Get the Game: PC (Windows and Mac) | Steam
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The Crimson Flower that Divides Lunar Coupling First Impressions Review

The Crimson Flower that Divides: Lunar Coupling (Koezaru wa Akai Hana) was originally released in Japan as an 18+ otome, and later released as a slightly watered down version for the PS Vita a few years after that. The Crimson Flower that Divides: Lunar Coupling is a Switch port of those versions—and as is the trend with more mature otome localizations comes with the sexy scenes significantly toned down. Western otome fans want their smut too. But, that aside I figured I’d give the trial a try and see if Crimson Flower is worth picking up.

Game Details

  • Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Drama
  • Rating: ESRB M (17+)
  • Developer & Publisher: Operetta Due & Dramatic Create & Hunex
  • Where to Get the Game: Nintendo eShop | Steam
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Megumi & Tsugumi Vol. 1 Manga Review

Megumi and Tsugumi is an omegaverse boys love manga by Mitsuru Si and published in English by Sublime Manga. A tough-guy omega who believes he can control his heats through sheer willpower meets his match when he faces off with an alpha unlike any he’s ever encountered before!

Tsugumi is a delinquent who hates all alphas for how they treat omegas like him, so when some alphas from an elite school attack another omega, Tsugumi beats ’em to a pulp! Megumi, the son of the elite school’s chairman, takes it upon himself to avenge his pummeled friends, but when the time comes, all he finds is a fired-up Tsugumi reeking of pheromones and insisting he can control his heat through sheer willpower! Faced with a different kind of battle, Megumi goes from attacker to savior, whisking Tsugumi to safety and leaving the cranky omega reconsidering everything he’s ever thought about alphas.

Manga Details

  • Genre: Omegaverse | Boys Love | Comedy
  • Author: Mitsuru Si
  • Publisher: Sublime Manga
  • Price: $12.99 USD
  • Length: 4 volumes (Ongoing)
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SEASON: A Letter to the Future Game Review

SEASON: A Letter to the Future is a beautiful narrative adventure game developed by Scavenger Studio. Leave home for the first time to collect memories before a mysterious cataclysm washes everything away. Ride, record, meet people, and unravel the strange world around you. Immerse yourself in the world of Season, a third-person meditative exploration game.

Game Details

  • Adventure | Exploration | Narrative
  • Developer & Publisher: Scavengers Studio
  • Price: $24.99
  • Where to Play: Playstation | Steam | Epic Games
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A Space for the Unbound Game Review

A Space for the Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game developed by Mojiken Studio and published by Toge Productions. Enjoy beautiful pixel art as you explore a 90’s rural Indonesian town, uncover its secrets, use supernatural powers to dive into people’s hearts, and pet cats. Follow Atma and Raya on a journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years while facing the end of the world.

Game Details

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Aeterna: Rubra Plena Demo Review – First Impressions

Aeterna: Rubra Plena is a magicpunk indie otome game developed by newbie indie studio, Quantum Velvet. The game is set in the world of Thealia, in a magicpunk universe with Persian undertones. You play a beautiful young noblewoman dealing with her current and past experiences while finding love. For their first project, Aeterna: Rubra Plena is visually stunning!

Game Details

  • Romance | Fantasy | Drama
  • Price: TBA
  • Where to Play: itch.io
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