Kings of Paradise (Nintendo Switch) – First Impressions

Kings of Paradise is a mature romance title from Voltage Inc. Originally released through their mobile story app, Love 365 in 2018 it was later ported to the Nintendo Switch in 2021. When her husband’s cheating puts an end to her marriage of four years the MC finds herself penniless, homeless, and unemployed. But, a twist of fate puts her in the company of a group of socialites who offer her an opportunity to turn her life around. Surrounded by the glitz and glamor of their world, she might find the strength to pick herself up and learn to love again.

Game Details

  • Mature | Slice-of-Life | Romance
  • Price: $24.99
  • Where to Play: Nintendo Switch
  • Similar Games: Kissed by the Baddest Bidder | In Your Arms Tonight | Seduced in Sleepless City

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Switch Indie Games You Should Be Playing

My Switch has become my go to gaming platform, it’s affordable, portable, and it’s the new hub for otome games now that the Vita is officially dead (though it’ll live on in my heart forever). But, what makes the Switch the stand out console for me is the variety of games in it’s ever growing library, which in the last few years has included a lot more indie games. From platformers to RPGs to visual novels, more and more indie titles are finding a home on the console.

There are a lot of games to sort through, which can be a bit daunting, so I wanted to spotlight a handful of indie games I think are worth picking up if you’re looking for something new to play on the Switch!

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Cupid Parasite Otome Review

Cupid Parasite is a fantasy romantic comedy otome game developed by Idea Factory and a welcome change from some of the more doom and gloom heavy otome localizations we’ve gotten in the past. Follow Lynette Mirror a young bridal advisor at Los York’s number one marriage agency as she attempts to help five of the city’s most infamous bachelors find love. Unbeknownst to everyone, Lynette is secretly the Goddess of Love herself, Cupid and with a bit of divine help she might just be able to get these hopeless men to experience the bliss of true love… and maybe even experience a taste of love herself

Game Details

  • Genre: Romance Comedy
  • System: Nintendo Switch
  • Rating: ESRB T
  • Developer & Publisher: Idea Factory & Idea Factory International
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Olympia Soiree Otome Review – Kiss the Rainbow

Olympia Soiree is the otome game that no one thought would ever get localized and yet, it’s the latest Otomate title to make its way to the West. Olympia Soiree definitely touches on heavier themes than you’d expect to see in an otome game, but this more mature spin is a welcome change. Follow Olympia, last of her kind as she seeks out her husband to preserve her bloodline. On her journey across Tenguu Island in search of your perfect partner, and along the way learn more about the island and it’s people. 

Otome Soiree Game Details

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Bustafellows Otome Review – Romance with a Bit of Danger

Blerdy Tribe, the much anticipated crime noir otome game, BUSTAFELLOWS is here and it is one of the best otome games of 2021! Yes, I am saying that before the Aksys releases later on this year, but BUSTAFELLOWS is the otome game I have been waiting for—developed by Japanese publisher, Nippon Cultural Broadcasting eXtend Inc.(the folks behind Side Kicks!) and localized by PQube, BUSTAFELLOWS is an addictive crime drama that mixes together mystery, intrigue, and steamy romance with not one, but five dangerous men. Dive into the seedy city streets of New Sieg as Teuta, a rookie reporter as she crosses paths with Limbo and his associates, the Fixers a group of not so squeaky clean men who work outside of the law to exact their own sense of justice.  

The publisher asked that we not share any story points after chapter one, so this will be a largely spoiler free review—everything I mention is revealed in the Chapter 1—besides, why deny you the chance to uncover the mystery for yourself?!

Game Details 

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Melanin Friendly Games – Hades

Hey  Blerdy Tribe!! It’s Monday once again and I want to kick off the week with some melanin friendly games! If this is your first time here at Blerdy Otome, welcome!

Every Monday I spotlight video games that focus on stories surrounding more diverse casts of characters—for folks like me looking for a bit more representation in their games. Video games are for everyone, so shouldn’t their stories and characters be just as diverse as the people that play them? So I created this series to celebrate games that strive to tell much more diverse stories centering on Black and Brown individuals. But, I welcome all diversity and the series has expanded to include games featuring LGBTQIA rep and characters from other underrepresented groups.

So, if you’re interested in seeing previous Melanin Friendly Games posts, click HEREThis week, I’m spotlighting the rogue-like game, Hades, from Supergiant Games.

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Melanin Friendly Games: Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons

Hey  Blerdy Tribe!! It’s Monday once again and I want to kick off the week with some melanin friendly games! If this is your first time here at Blerdy Otome, welcome!

Every Monday I spotlight video games that focus on stories surrounding more diverse casts of characters—for folks like me looking for a bit more representation in their games. Video games are for everyone, so shouldn’t their stories and characters be just as diverse as the people that play them? So I created this series to celebrate games that strive to tell much more diverse stories centering on Black and Brown individuals. But, I welcome all diversity and the series has expanded to include games featuring LGBTQIA rep and characters from other underrepresented groups.

So, if you’re interested in seeing previous melanin friendly games posts, click HEREThis week, I’m spotlighting the tactical RPG, Mercenaries Blaze: Dawn of the Twin Dragons, from RIDEON Games.

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HuneX Drops Demo for Steam Prison Nintendo Switch Port

Hey Blerdy Tribe! HuneX, is releasing the demo for the Nintendo Switch port of Steam Prison today (January 28th)! But, that’s not all in this exclusive demo, players can now play through Eltcreed’s route from start to finish! So if you’ve been on the fence about giving Steam Prison a try, now is your chance to do it!!

The full version of the game will be made available on February 25, 2021 and it boasts some great new extras that weren’t included in the initial MangaGamer PC release!

Demo Features

  • Players can enjoy Eltcreed ENTIRE route all the way through to the Best Ending, “My Queen”
  • Available in Japanese, English, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese for display language.
  • Digital pre-order opens simultaneously.

※The save data from the demo cannot be carried over to the actual copy of the game.

Get the Demo from the Nintendo eShop!!

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When The Past Was Around is a Beautifully Bittersweet Point-and-Click Adventure

Emotive and poignantly beautiful, Mojiken Studio’s point and click adventure, When The Past Was Around is a game that stays with you long after you’ve reached it’s conclusion. Beneath it’s gorgeous visuals and soothing soundtrack hides a bittersweet, tale of love, loss, and learning to move on. Follow Eda through a surreal world disjointed rooms solving puzzles, as you piece together her fragmented memories and uncover the truth behind her relationship with her enigmatic lover, The Owl. 

When The Past Was Around is not one of the flashier indie titles to make it’s way to the Nintendo Switch, and yet it is it’s unassuming air that makes it stand out from the rest of the console’s indie lineup. It’s a straightforward puzzle adventure game that doesn’t rely on gimmicks to convey its story. Instead the game is completely devoid of dialogue, letting the gorgeous hand-drawn visuals and soothing instrumental tracks tell the story of Eda and her enigmatic lover. 

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Otome Game Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi: Jinchuu Houkoku no Shi announced for Switch and Steam

D3 Publisher and developer VRIDGE have announced that otome visual novel Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi: Jinchuu Houkoku no Shi  will be released in English, for Switch and Steam. It will launch sometime in 2021 with Japanese audio and English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese text support.

The Western release will be solely digital–available through the Nintendo eShop and Steam catalogue, while the Japan release, will be available both physically and digitally.

Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi first launched for PlayStation 2 in December 2004 in Japan, followed by DS in November 2008. The updated, Bakumatsu Renka Shinsengumi: Jinchuu Houkoku no Shi features high-resolution support, system improvements, and more.

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