Genius Inc.

I don’t know if it’s because I’ve played so many otome games already but unfortunately the games I’ve played from this company just didn’t do it for me. The art I guess can be prettier (or colored better) than Voltage’s. However, as always, if the story falls flat, no matter who they hire to make their CGs.. it’s still going to be boring. :-S I’m sad cos they actually try I think… though there were so many typos littered throughout both games and especially in Otoutou Scramble (Younger Brother Scramble). Yeah don’t know what’s up with the name, lol. Scrambling to gain the MC’s love? ahaha *shrugs*

Typos galore. Lol. Also, I don’t know why the Undine’s nose is so strange looking while the rest are alright.

WTF?! lol The Undine said this to the Salamander when he was threatening to burn him to a crisp. e_e”

Fan trying to ditch the party to be with the MC. Cute blushing face¬†tho ūüėÄ

The image up top is from Fan’s route in My Elemental Prince. It actually got fairly good reviews on Google Play when I searched for it. I have seriously no idea how it did because the story is quite shallow. While the pacing is not terrible, there just wasn’t much substance to their story, romantic development and I even feel I didn’t really get to know the characters well. I mean, I can get the most generic traits that they showed in the route but it just wasn’t enough for me to become emotionally invested in them. As you can see, the CG’s are quite nice actually and even the in-game sprites. :-/ The 4 images above¬†are from Fan‘s route. He is a Fire Salamander who is next in line to become the “patriarch to be” or the head of their people. He had such a blah story to be honest… I mean, he is really nice despite his temper but the story just made me “zzzz”.

Faster Updates

If anyone has noticed, I actually don’t tend to update this blog very often. It is a bit harder to keep writing too many entries when the reader(s) reach is very low so I will just update this whenever I feel like it. SO YES! I didn’t abandon this blog. If you would like to check out my Tumblr and/or Twitter, I update these a bit more often than here. Judging from my last post, it’s pretty obvious that I’ve been stuck in Voltage hell for who knows how long. If you check out my games list on Tumblr, you can see how much stories I bought for each character plus all their special sub stories. D:

This month went by in a flash actually. Lots of things happened and it’s not that much longer until Mystic Messenger is released! Super stoked! A couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t take it anymore and decided to just pay for EMS shipping. After waiting like almost forever for the registered airmail package from Japan, I didn’t want to take chances and wait for like 3 weeks for it to arrive. D’: I’ll go insane! lol. Also, I’m really hoping they can release the game for iPhones by the time my package arrives!

If you’re wondering where that image is from, It’s Scorpio from Star Crossed Myth. This is a CG from his Sequel, which was kinda heart wrenching as they couldn’t touch each other. They had to make do with kissing this way with¬†the glass between them. ;3; ¬†When you start his route, he is one of the most aggro characters I’ve ever met in an otome¬†game, lol. But, my tsundere senses were tingling and of course, I was right as he turns out to be one of the biggest tsuns ever. He curses a lot and his reactions to so many things are¬†just HILARIOUS. The more you know him, the more you realize that he actually cares and feels much more deeply than what you expected as it’s a bit hard to get past his aggro-ness sometimes. He is also extremely sensitive and observant, it isn’t a surprise he turned out kinda warped because of his past. Though honestly without this character, it would seriously mess up the¬†group dynamic.¬†He is a type of character where you just take it¬†or leave it¬†lol. Some may find his extreme abrasiveness very annoying. However, I was surprised to know that he is extremely popular actually. Good job bb. <3 Speaking of Sequels,

27201113654_d2ff252d83_oAurgh!!.. that.. face. @_@; It’s mesmerizing and too cute!!

Leon actually has one of the best sequels in the Voltage games. I normally am kinda meh with him, though I still ended up buying all his routes anyway, but I’m glad I did because that Sequel of his is just gold. I also liked the Musings on Love, though not nearly as much as his Sequel for sure. After that route, I was like, “Ah…. Leon really DOES love the MC…*sniffles*”.

Look at this blushing Aigonorus! He is way too cute! ahaha

I just played Aigonorus’¬†route yesterday and he is sooo precious! Such a cutie! I can’t wait to play more of his routes when it gets released. I really like his character a lot actually. He is usually sleeping a lot. Remind you of anyone? Yep, Shuu Sakamaki from Diabolik Lovers! I seriously did not take any interest in this guy JUST because he reminds me of Shuu! SERIOUSLY! DX ahaha.. I tried out Ichthys’ route but it just fell flat for me. They seriously did not do this character justice! Speaking of characters not being done any justice. OF COURSE the Aquarius zodiac, Huedhaut, gets kinda shafted. e_e He is apparently supposed to be extremely smart, but I just don’t feel it… It’s like he is just deemed to be intelligent¬†without much of an explanation as to how or no background stories about it or anything at all. I mean, I know they mention scenarios from time to time explaining about how he is just sooo smart, lol but I’m just not convinced and it really bugs me somehow.¬† 7/3 Welp, let me correct myself. My assessment was only¬†based on the Main Story + Epilogue. Yesterday, ¬†I decided to just buy the other routes and it got a whole lot better from there. He still unfortunately is not a favorite of mine though. He is extremely popular on Tumblr, however. XD I don’t know about anywhere else. I do know Leon and Scorpio are the most popular ones right now on Star Crossed Myth. I played Zyglavis yesterday as well – he only had 2 routes available at the moment. And let me say that I actually didn’t think I would like him much! He turned out to be similar to Ichiya, but a huge-ass stick in the mud and a more naggy kind of Ichiya, LOL! I have kind of like a love-hate relationship with Zyglavis but he ended up winning my heart in the end. ūüėÄ

Anyway, I’ll end it here for today. Will come back and talk more about other series. May continue this, may talk about another one, who knows. XD

Guide : Otome Mobile Games

So you are interested in knowing more about Mobages but you don’t quite know where to start. I wrote a long reply to someone I talk to fairly frequently on Reddit so I will copy paste it here and edit or add more¬†lines. This is just a general guide about Mobile games. It’s not detailed enough to really talk about all the mobages I’ve played.

Hmm.. First things first, I don’t know if I would recommend Mobile Otome Games (mobage) as they’re a whole different style of writing and themes than Steam/Vita games had to offer which most people have¬†been more used to right now. I would say the Shall we Date series has some collaboration with Idea Factory and is probably closest to the games we are used to. However, so far, most of their games I’ve played are… really serious? Draggy? And is a lot more story/plot heavy. Prices mentioned below are in Canadian Dollars and may be a lot less when converted to USD.

Voltage games are more into slice of life type stories, they’re shorter and may be boring to someone looking for fantasy themes. However, you definitely won’t skip on much content. It’s normally new in 95% of the routes. Except if you buy the guy’s POV routes which is only necessary if you’re a completionist and want the bonus CG, video or wtv lol. Also, because it is a pay per route, it can get quite expensive. WAY more expensive than buying a game outright. Voltage games can run you up to probably $15~$25 CAD per season of 1 character. And sometimes, a character could have up to 2~3 seasons. :-/

The “Shall we Date” PAID series I guess is a bit more forgiving. 1 Character could be around $6-$8 CAD depending if it has a main story + sequel together and they generally do not have a lot of “seasons” like Voltage games do. Generally there are about 3-5 characters to choose from. So I guess it is fairly close to how much most games cost on Steam or on Vita. OH also, more importantly to those that love VAs – there is no voice acting for mobile games. One of the games I played just now (Scarlet Fate) doesn’t even have a BGM =_=. Didn’t know about it until I paid for a route and checked their FAQ page and confirmed it really is like that. So far all the other games I’ve played at least has a BGM.

From my experience, Shall we Date generally has a lot more chapters than Voltage games. If you still want to check out the Shall we Date series, make sure the icon has a white border around it and not the red when downloading from the APP store/Google Play. I accidentally downloaded Destiny Ninja 2 with a red border and I ended up paying an insane amount of money which I don’t want to disclose how much cos it was ridiculous. I slipped up and purchased a lot of “game currency” and I didn’t realize to first check how much each route required to be able to read without stopping. Lesson SERIOUSLY learned the hard way. LOL

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