As the title states, I’m back to Otome gaming! I don’t know how much the community has changed or who even reads my blog anymore, but my recent trip to Osaka relit the fire for consoles and gaming. Please treat me kindly and say hello if you’re still a follower of my blog, and tell me what are the recent vita games you’ve enjoyed!
More on my goodies below:
As I mentioned in my previous post, I see more new games being made that are of better quality than the old Vampire / Alice franchise, so I decided to pick up some titles that I had always been interested in even after quitting gaming.
Osaka’s DenDenTown is the town for all your otaku needs, where I used to frequent when I was staying in Japan and I wouldn’t give it a miss on a holiday. It isn’t as big as Akihabara, but it is enough for you to find what you need/want with its mega Animate store and streets littered with cheap electronics and second hand games. Old dudes hitting on maid cafe staff at night was extremely normal and no one bat an eyelid to the coquettish exchanges that occurred in the 3 degree Celsius weather.
I’d have to say though, the number of otome game goods as compared to 3 years ago has decreased significantly. In the three areas I stopped by to look, the amount of otome game related goods was surprising. The rejet store in Umeda loft used to have a large corner and a television set advertising it’s latest releases, but Rejet now occupies a sad tiny corner in the back of Animega. There were lots of Yuri on Ice and idol goods so I suppose that’s where all the otome fans are now. I hope more good games are released this year and next.
Going back to the games, I picked up a second hand Vita (Metallic Red) that was barely 2 weeks old before it was sold off! Looks completely new – a real steal.
Moving on to the games I’ve picked up:
Collar x Malice was completely out of stock everywhere I went… I can’t believe it’s popularity! This makes me really want to get my hands on a copy.
For now, Im starting off with Period:Cube. It’s been such a long time that I’ve played on a Vita that I’m once again really impressed with the graphics. (Or perhaps it has to do with the incredible art in P:C, but more on that once I’m done with the game.)
Otome: Period Cube, Haitaka, Hyakka Hyakurou, Tierblade.
Non-otome: Project Diva F and X, and this game where a boy avenges his sister by choosing someone to kill everyday. Sounds sinister and interesting.
Currently sourcing for Bad Apple Wars and Collar x Malice. Have Danganronpa and Persona dancing all night added to my cart 😂.
I’m also thinking of starting a mini marketplace for international otome gamers to buy and sell games online. The payment method will be via PayPal and contributors will all have access to a WordPress blog. If such a market already exists, or you are interested in the idea, please leave me a comment!
Also don’t forget to tell me what games you’ve enjoyed recently and say hello! 😁