Exclusively Yours is the latest Otome Romance title to make its way to the Love 365 app. In the game you play as a young woman who is mistaken for her twin sister—a glamorous Executive Assistant at an elite advertising agency. Now she has to fake it till she makes it in the cutthroat business world… an exciting romance awaits!
I kind of fell off the Voltage bandwagon, a little while ago, but this newest release gave me nostalgic flashbacks to one of their older titles, Office Secrets. So I figure what’s the harm in playing through the prologue… and I dunno, I kinda like it. Exclusively Yours: An Office Affair was originally released in 2011 in Japan, so it seems Voltage is giving some of their older titles a fresh coat of paint in the Love 365 app and I’m here for it! So, I sat down and played the prologue for Exclusively Yours and as always, I have some thoughts…
Taisho x Alice Episode 3 is the third installment in the fantasy otome series developed by Primula. For the series that just keeps pushing boundaries, episode 3 hits us deeper into the twisted fairytale adventures of Yurika and her gender flipped fairytale princes! This time around we get to romance cool beauty, Snow White and the mysterious Wizard, and if the other games are anything to go off, this latest installment is gonna be a wild ride!
Men of Yoshiwara-Kikuya is a port of the popular Japanese otome game, Gyakuten Yoshiwara, developed by D3 Publisher and Dogenzaka Labs. In the game you play as a young woman who purchases time with a group of hot male courtesans. There are definitely quite a few WTF moments in this game given the premise, but the gorgeous artwork more than makes up for that in some places.
The game was initially released on mobile devices and was later ported to the PS Vita in 2015, adding voice acting and a brand new port exclusive love interests, Itou Keiji. However, when the game localized in English and ported to Steam, they chose to use the non-voiced mobile release instead and swapped Keiji for a new PC exclusive character, Hayabusa. Later on in 2018 the game made its way to the Nintendo Switch.
I played a few routes in this game years ago, but never quite finished it, so in an effort to clean out my backlog a bit I’ve revisited the red light district of Yoshiwara and… this game is off the rails and I kinda like it?!
Sifting Thyme is a cooking themed mobile otome game developed by indie studio, Nochi Studios. In the game you play as the newest transfer student at a prestigious culinary academy. Immerse yourself in a world of food as you start out your culinary journey—learn about the food industry, while getting to know your talented classmates. The game was originally released episodically, with new chapters being released monthly. Earlier this month the final chapter was released, and I figured now was the perfect time to review the whole game!
Cute boys and good food… what’s not to love? If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know I’ve kind of shied away from mobile games in recent years—mobile games can take up a LOT of space on my phone. But, Sifting Thyme is such a sweet and chill game, it was totally worth the download.
Dot Kareshi is a fantasy otome game series developed by Rejet that parodies the RPG genre. There are three games in the series: The Legendary Maiden, Tenkuu no Kiss, and Yami no Hanayome. You play as a young woman who is transported into her favorite RPG. While there you must help the other characters complete their quests in order to return home. Each game takes place within the fictional RPG, Ultimate Quest and features love interests based on common RPG classes. The series can get a bit fanservice-y at times, but it always manages to stay juuust shy of a mature rating.
While the series hasn’t had an official English language localization, in 2015 Golden Spirit released unofficial patches for all three games in the series.
Blerdy Otome is an otome games and visual novel review site that runs on Black Girl Magic and Dreams. While I mostly focus on romance themed games, I’ve been known to cover a wide range of nerdy and otaku themed topics.
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