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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Deliver Us From Evil (DUFE) Game Review

Deliver Us From Evil is a gothic amare visual novel developed by Galen Games, for Otome Jam 2021. Follow Ariel, an angel as she investigates the truth behind dark events taking place on Earth. Along the way she will enlist the aid of three attractive companions to help her with her heavenly mission. Thanks to the amazing team at Galen Games, I had the chance to check out the game and the additional DLC and I am here to share my thoughts on this impressive game!

Game Details

  • Genre: Mystery | Supernatural | Amare
  • Price: Base Game (Name Your Own Price) | Kaldran DLC ($6.99)
  • Demo Length: 3 – 5 hours
  • Where to Play: itch.io | Steam
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Somnium Eleven First Impressions Review

Somnium Eleven is a magitech, isekai visual novel adventure game developed by Nochi Studios, the folks behind the cooking visual novel Sifting Thyme. Follow Aria as she competes for a chance to win the title of Sun of the Empire, along the way learn about a rich magitech world and befriend/romance your fellow competitors. Thanks to the lovely folks at Nochi Studios I had the opportunity to play the game early during the early closed beta and y’all I am blown away by this game!!

Game Details

  • Genre: Cyber-punk | Sci-Fi | Stats-Raising | Romance
  • Length: 15+ hours of gameplay
  • Where to Play: Google Play | App Store
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Cozy Grove Game Review – A Creepy Cute Camping Life Sim

In the vein of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Spiritfarer, comes, Spry Fox’s creepy cute, cozy life sim, Cozy Grove. Help the dearly departed residents of a small island restore their memories and breathe a bit of life back into the Cozy Grove.

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Haven – First Impressions

Haven is an indie RPG adventure developed by French studio, The Game Bakers. The game follows a pair of lovers who gave up everything to escape to a lost planet to avoid being separated. In the game you can play solo or in co-op mode. In two player mode, play with a friend or significant other for an added level of immersion. Fight for your love and freedom in this gorgeous RPG adventure and discover if love really can conquer all.

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First Impressions: Arcade Spirits The New Challengers

Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers is the follow-up to 2019’s Arcade Spirits, a visual novel of love and pixels, in which you seek friendship and romance while working in an arcade. Now the tables are turned, as you seek friendship and romance while PLAYING in an arcade!

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My Dear Frankenstein Game Review

My Dear Frankenstein is a point-and-click adventure visual novel produced by the indie Japanese circle Number7. Moonchime Studios is pleased to bring international audiences their amazing work in English! As a newborn little monster, the protagonist will have to explore the City of Shipberry at night and search for the fragments of his heart that got scattered all around it. Players will get to delve into universal themes like life, friendship and grief through his experiences in this emotional quest. The game’s main features are adventure and exploration: enjoy solving puzzles and mysteries while getting to know its endearing cast!

“Come. While the darkness is still welcoming…”

Game Details

  • Point-and-Click | Adventure | Puzzle
  • Price: $4.99
  • Platforms: PC & Mac | Steam
  • Languages: English
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Celestia Indie Otome Review

Celestia is a regency style sci-fi fantasy indie otome game developed by (my fave) indie dev, Jellyfish Parade for the two-month game jam, Otome Jam 2021. Follow Iluna, a newly awakened Celestial as she descends from her moon to find a partner who will rule the heavens by her side. Among the many glittering stars are three Celestials who catch her eye—a dignified Sun, an enigmatic Black Hole, and a flirtatious Meteor… Choose your partner wisely as your choice will effect not just Iluna, but the fate of the planet she rules… 

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Perfect Gold: The Alchemy of Happiness Yuri Game Review

Perfect Gold: The Alchemy of Happiness is a short slice-of-life yuri visual novel developed by Yangyang Mobile, an indie game studio based in the Philippines. This isn’t my first title by the studio—their horror visual novel The Letter had me afraid to sleep with the lights off for weeks after I finished it—but, their newest release offers a much more lighthearted experience. Follow estranged friends Marion LaRue and Audrey Clary as they explore the magical city of Castlecoast and get a second chance at love and friendship.

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War of Roses Indie Otome Review

War of Roses is a short slice-of-life indie otome/dress up game developed by one of my absolute fave indie developers, Jellyfish Parade. Take on the role of Rose as she attempts to save her family’s flower shop by entering in a local flower competition. But the road ahead won’t be easy, especially when the CEO of a rival corporation has made it her mission to take you down. Not to mention juggling the affections of three very different men… can you save the shop while sorting out your love life? 

War of Roses Game

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