First of all, If you have participated in my game raffle give-away, the winner has been announced (picked through randomizer), so be sure to check out the twitter post through this link. I also wanna thank everyone who participated. I had fun, and I’d love to do this every year. ^^
Life has been nuts lately, so I apologize for the inactivity.
Backlogs and Blog Updates
With very few to zero localized otome game releases this year, I’m currently taking a break from playing otoges to finish my RPG backlogs. My gaming buddies (from discord) and I are currently having a FF marathon. We’ve been meaning to do this for quite a while now. We’re actually just re-playing some of our all-time fav. Final Fantasy games so we can discuss, theorize about it after like diehard nerds we are.
I’m also finishing a few Visual Novels in my game backlogs, though I’m afraid I won’t be reviewing them unless they totally made an impression on me, like the recent one I just finished, WILL: A Wonderful World. You can find my review for this game here.
Current VN Backlogs:
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Not really too focused on this since I’ve already played the DS versions)
- Steins Gate Elite
- Our World is Ended (May 28)
Of course, “taking a break” doesn’t necessarily mean I’m quitting otoge forever (no way I’m doing that), I still have a few games I needed to finish which are currently ‘paused’ at this time.
- PS VITA: Black Wolves Saga: Bloody Nightmare and Last Hope (Still on Rath’s route)
- PC: Steam Prison
I’m thinking of opening this blog for guest posting. I have a couple of gamer friends who are actually more articulate and wayyy more knowledgeable than me when it comes to Visual Novels (lol) and I’ve been talking to them recently for a colab project, so here’s hoping it’ll pan out well. OR rather, we all get off our lazy asses and make this happen wwww (ﾉ´ヮ`)ﾉ*: ･ﾟ
With companies refusing to localize console otome games in the West nowadays. I am beginning to lose faith in the future of our niche. Are mobile games and the evil that is, micro-transactions our last resort? I really hope not.
I’m also saddened, not to mention disappointed that the western otome community has been far long ignored all throughout these years. How it has been a constant struggle having to proxy ship almost every game and merchandise we can find available online, don’t even get me started with the shipping fees that’ll cost you an arm and leg. ha!
I’m not even too sure now if we’re getting the newly ported otome games in the switch. Haha, it’s frustrating, I know… but oh well… ┐(‘～` )┌
Speaking of ports, Otome companies in Japan has been constantly on the move of porting their older games to the Switch console recently. This might be a good opportunity for localization companies to finally (by a shred of miracle) consider bringing these games to us, though at this point I honestly have very low hopes. Anyways, I have updated the list of JP Otome games available to purchase right now as well as what’s coming soon in this post. If you’re curious, be sure to check it out.
There were a couple comments and questions I got through my contact page which I would like to address here in this post. First of, I always get excited when I receive emails from you all and even go all out on my replies. lmao …and while I’m still going to individually reply to everyone’s email, I’d figure I should answer the most repeated questions here:
- Can I link your walkthroughs in my personal blog/tumblr/social media?
YES! By all means, go ahead!^^
- Do you get paid to write your reviews?
NO. I do sometimes, get free game codes though!
- Why don’t you have a patreon / ko-fi like other bloggers?
I don’t need money or any kind of financial aid right now, plus I don’t think all my fangirl ramblings are worth shelling dimes for! 😂 lmao. This blog was originally created as a means of relieving stress on my part. Tehee! If you want to support this site, a simple appreciative ‘thank you’ is enough to get me motivated to write more reviews. (´ ▽ `)
- Will you be reviewing PC otome / visual novel games too?
Now that there aren’t any otome console games gracing the west, I was actually thinking, this might be the time to finally go through my PC backlogs though to be honest, the PC is probably my least fav. platform i’d want to play my visual novels with. So, yes. I just might start with Steam Prison soon.
Hey! Thanks for reading and for sticking around! Happy gaming! ♡