Tag: Visual Novel

5 Free Indie Otome Games You Should Be Playing

I don’t know about you dear readers, but hobbies can be pretty expensive! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I spent on manga just last month alone, but even that pales in comparison to the amount of games I buy each month. Most indie games are pretty cheap, anywhere from two bucks to $25, and some of the more mainstream releases can sometime take you back $40 or more and that can add up! Not everyone has the disposable income to buy every new game that comes out, and no that doesn’t mean I condone piracy, because NO

But, rather than pirating a game, there are some free indie game options that are just as good if not more so than the bigger budget games on the market—and who doesn’t like saving a bit of cash and getting a quality game? So, whether you’re an avid gamer or someone who plays only a handful of games a year, here are some free games that’ll be a welcome addition to your gaming library. 

While these games are free, throwing the devs a few bucks in tips is always appreciated~

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5 Wholesome Indie VNs to Brighten Your Day

I love video games, but even I get burned out on all the gameplay mechanics and strategy. Sometimes I just want to turn off my brain and play a game that makes me feel good—games where I can just sit back, relax, and enjoy some chill vibes. Sometimes we get so caught up on the destination that we don’t take the time to stop and enjoy the journey, so that got me thinking about some of the more wholesome visual novels out there. So I compiled a list of five games that are sure to brighten your day~

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Root Film Nintendo Switch Game Review

Root Film is a murder mystery visual novel developed by Kadokawa games, the folks behind Root Letter  and localized by PQube. As the second game in the Kadokawa Mystery Games series following, Root Letter, this game takes us back to Shimane prefecture with a  new set of characters who find themselves embroiled in new thrilling murder mystery adventure. Rintaro “Max” Yagumo is hired to work as one of the director for the revival of the TV series, “Shimane Mystery Drama Project”—a project that was cancelled under suspicious circumstances 10 years prior. 

Despite the series’ mysterious past, Max sees this as an opportunity to elevate him to the big leagues of the film industry. But, his excitement is quickly curbed when his team’s location scouting trip is interrupted by a horrible murder. Follow Max and a cast of unique and memorable characters as they are drawn deeper into the thrilling mystery after the next! 

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Loving You Fully Indie Game Review – Self Love is BEST Love

Every so often I come across a game that just speaks to me on so many levels that I just can’t help but rave about it! The other day I came across, Loving You Fully on Twitter and I was immediately taken in by this charming visual novel that focuses not on romantic love, but on self love. On top of that heroine is a plus sized Black woman and I don’t need to tell you all this is the stuff dreams are made of! As a thick Black woman I have been waiting FOREVER for a game with a heroine like Bianca!!

Game Details 

  • Slice-of-Life | Short | Story Rich
  • Free to Play
  • Play the Game: Windows and Mac

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WILL: A Wonderful World Game Review + Giveaway

I picked up a copy of this game during the last big Steam sale and like most games I buy, I promptly forgot all about it. But, fittingly it was an odd twist of fate that prompted me to “rescue” WILL: A Wonderful World from the dusty recesses of my backlog and I am so glad that I did! From the moment I started the game all the way to the very end, this game is one HELL of a wild ride. High school students in love, kung fu fighting police detectives, assassins, and even a scrappy alley cat make up the game’s eclectic cast of characters and you play as an amnesiac god who controls all of their fates with the flick of a pen.

♦ Game Details ♦

The game is rated Mature, so expect the following:  Sexual Situations, Violence, Drug References, Violence, Death, Mentions of Suicide, and references to Sexual Assault


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