Category Archives: Commercial Games

{Otome Review} Heaven’s Grave~Blackcross & Taylor {18+}

Heaven’s Grave follows Arha (name changeable), a shrine maiden in a small village. The sun sets for multiple days, then comes back and stays at dawn, and just keeps moving randomly. Then water begins to dry up, etc. Soon three Nakami (Gods) appear in her shrine, all in human form, and need her help leading them to the First Temple in order to save the world from the impending apocalypse.

I do want to make this clear: I was contacted by the developers and sent a free download of the game in exchange for an honest review. Getting the game for free did not deter any negative reactions or make me write a 100% positive review, as you will see below.

General Information:

  • Where to get: itch.io page/Steam
  • Cost: $16
  • Love Interests: Three (male)
  • Endings: 7
  • First play through time: About two hours
  • Time to get all endings: About 6 and a half hours (with a cat)

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{Otome Review} My World, My Way~Atlus

Elise is a princess who wants to find a handsome man to marry. An adventurer (the purple-haired guy on the cover) comes to one of her balls and she is immediately smitten. Too bad he’s a jerk and refuses to acknowledge her existence because she’s royalty and not an adventurer. Elise sets off on an adventure to prove her adventuring worth, all the while, the entire adventure (towns, bosses, dungeons, etc.) are being commissioned by her father.

The big selling point of the game is Elise’s “pout” mechanism. She has the ability to pout so much that things pop in and out of existence. She can change the scenery, paralyze enemies, make monsters stronger/weaker, increase item chance, etc. all with the powers of “pouting.” I have to say, the gimmick was pretty fun.

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{Otome Review} Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure~NIS America {DS}

Cornet, a girl who can talk to puppets, has to save Prince Ferdinand who she has fallen in love with at first sight. The game is a musical RPG.

The game play is much like other RPGs where you walk around form area to area and there is a map screen that lets you select where you go. The game is way easier than other RPG’s I have played though. A full play-through took me less than 24 hours (somewhere around 18, and that was doing some of the side quests you don’t have to do), so don’t expect to be playing this game a long time. The game had adorable graphics, and being able to use puppets in battle was a neat idea. The biggest game play problem is that there were several times where I had no idea where to go. Once I had to find someone, and it turns out they were in a place I had been hours ago. They weren’t there for any logical reason, they just were.

But the biggest problem is I can’t stress enough how TERRIBLE the DS version is compared to the PS1 edition. I’m going to make a list of some differences just to show how bad this disparity is.
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{Otome Review} My Secret Pets!~Dogenzaka Lab {18+}

My Secret Pets follows the MC who just got dumped by her boyfriend. Once she comes home, she realizes that her pets have been turned into humans (except one).

General Information:

  • Where to get: Steam page
  • Cost: $16
  • Love Interests: Five (male)
  • Endings: Ten
  • First play through time: Roughly an hour
  • Time to get all endings: 6 hours (I can’t decide if this game was significantly shorter than most other Dogenzaka games, or if I was just so invested that I was reading it quicker)

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{Otome Review} Imagine Makeup Artist~Ubisoft {DS}

You play as a makeup training, going to school to become a makeup artist and get a pro-license, though a better title for the game would be, “Imagine Makeup Artist: Scrub Dishes Since You’ll Never Make it Big.”

I don’t just make that title to be comical, I’m quite serious. In this game you have different makeup challenges where you have to do someone’s makeup, but since you don’t know anything, you have to go around town and ask people their opinion. Then, you do their makeup and get paid. But, doing makeup takes ends the day, so you can only do it once per day. The money you make from this can’t afford almost any of the clothes. You unlock various jobs around town, and the easiest one is being a dish washer. It’s just a rubbing game where you have to rub the stuff off of dishes, but if you play it on hard mode and are good at moving your hand really fast, you can make a bunch of money. Still, not enough though, so you have to do it a bunch. I am a dish washer, not a makeup artist.
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{Otome Review} Love in the Glen~Sapphire Dragon Productions

Love in the Glen follows Zoe Richardson as she (potentially) divorces a man who did nothing wrong, goes and gets an office job, dates bland people, and does an annoying mini-game.

General Information:

  • Where to get: Steam page
  • Cost: $6
  • Love Interests: Three (male), One (female)
  • Endings: Seven
  • First play through time: Around 40 minutes (unless you don’t get a divorce, then that ending is super quick)
  • Time to get all endings: Two hours (but I was holding a cat)

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{Otome Review} Dangerous Relationship~Dogenzaka Lab {18+}

Dangerous Relationship follows the MC, who is a makeup artist, as she gets into relationships with celebrities full-well knowing it could cause a scandal and ruin their careers.

General Information:

  • Where to get: Steam page
  • Cost: $16
  • Love Interests: Five (male)
  • Endings: Ten
  • First play through time: Roughly two hours
  • Time to get all endings: 11 hours

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