Otome Game Review: Beast Darling

Kazuha is an animal magnet, so when her parents go to work overseas and leave her in Japan (as every manga anime plot would have it) she goes to live in a dorm based school. Unfortunately they have a no pet policy so the constant cats and pigeons and the like coming there piss off the landlord. Just then her pet cat Futaba who happens to be a Nekomata, tells her about a dorm where she will fit right in. Turns out the school has a dormitory full of humans who have a “beast” curse where they are on the brink of turning into an animal they are cursed by. Futaba has a magical seal on her neck that when the animal boys touch it, it can suppress the wild animal within~ 😂

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Otome Game Review: Gensou Manege -Dream Carousel-

Our heroine Emma supposedly drowned in a lake in Paris at the age of 10 and lost all her memories after being rescued. Her father had already been dead due to a prior accident, and her mother then died from an illness so she was adopted by the Vansan family. They moved away from Paris to live with just Arnaud and his mother Alice, and the father, Daniel an army general, was left working in Paris. So basically Arnaud is like her childhood friend she was raised with for the last 7 years. Turns out that Emma is actually witch as well, but she lost her magical powers after the accident. One day she stumbles upon a traveling amusement park called Reve and when she goes there she meets the owner named Hugo who knows that she’s a witch. He tells her that everyone in there including himself is trapped inside and can’t get out without a powerful magic spell, and so he asks Emma to save them. And so Emma becomes an employee of the park, trying to awaken her magic to free everyone in there.

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Otome Game Review: Bustafellows

Continuing the trend of “games that take place in America” this time instead of fake LA, Extend brings us my ultimate favorite of FAKE NYC! 😂 Our story involves a newspaper column writer Teuta, who is trying to make it big as a news reporter. She chases down an infamous defense lawyer named Limbo Fitzgerald to try to to get an interview with him but instead he drops dead in front of her eyes after being stabbed by a hitman. Teuta then uses her magical powers of being able to jump back to the past into a random person’s body and warns Limbo of his fate thereby saving his life. After she returns to her present body she meets up with him and his partner Shu at the local hipster cafe and they have trouble believing her not ruling out that she may be tricking them or be in cahoots with the criminals. They strike a deal that until they figure out whodunnit, she has to hang out with them, and in return, Limbo promises to be her housing lawyer to help her break her lease and move out. 😂 Please note there ARE SPOILERS below the jump so if you plan to play just scroll down to my final thoughts!

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Otome Game Review: Side Kicks!

Oh yea I sure love it when the opening movie features naked 2D mans in the rain! 😂

Our heroine Inori has been randomly falling asleep at random times all her life and when she falls asleep she has foreseeing dreams. They are bits & pieces of what happens in the future so she takes notes and tries to act upon them if she can. In the town of Sakrada, California, there’s a drug war going on with a drug called Lip Code. One day at a diner, Inori has a dream where she sees a truck slam through the window of the cafe by a drugged driver. She warns everyone to move away and after they do, moments later the truck comes smashing through. It turns out the group whose lives she saved are a detective team called “Sidekicks” at the Sakrada Police Department and they recruit her to join them to help solve cases. The one big case they are trying to solve is to catch a serial murderer named “Rain Killer” who is involved with murdering those involved with the Lip Code drug.
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