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Pupperazzi – Review | So Many Doggos, So Little Film!

Developed by Sundae Month and published by Kitfox Games, Pupperazzi is a short and casual dog photography game. This indie title was released for the PC (Windows and macOS), Xbox One, and Xbox series X|S on 20 January 2022 and more recently, for the Nintendo Switch on 6 April 2023. Amid the freely explorable areas […]

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Adventure Horror Indie Narrative Review

Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open – Demo Preview

Last year in May, the teaser trailer for Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open was revealed. This May, an even more exciting revelation follows. As part of this year’s LudoNarraCon happening on Steam, Malaysian indie studio Cellar Vault Games and publisher Chorus Worldwide Games unveiled the playable demo (and a new trailer!) for the second installment to […]

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Review Visual Novel

Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei – Review | Embers of Passion

Set during the final decade of the Heian period, Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei is a historical fantasy otome visual novel developed by Otomate, Idea Factory, and RED Entertainment. Originally released as Birushana Senki ~Genpei Hika Musou~ in September 2020, the game was localized into English by publisher Idea Factory International in June 2022. Available for the Nintendo Switch, Birushana: […]

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Adventure Horror Narrative Review

Paper Ghost Stories: 7PM – Review | Hungry Ghosts Out To Play

Horror games are usually not my jam, but with a story set during the Ghost Month, Paper Ghost Stories: 7PM certainly caught my attention. Initially titled Short Creepy Tales: 7PM, Paper Ghost Stories: 7PM is a 1-hour narrative-driven horror adventure game by indie developer Cellar Vault Games. Published by Chorus Worldwide Games in September 2020 for the PC (Windows), this […]

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Adventure Puzzle Review

Hazel Sky – Review | Hazy > Hazel

Developed by Coffee Addict Studio and published by Neon Doctrine (formerly Another Indie), Hazel Sky is a story-rich puzzle adventure game where Shane Casey would undergo the Trials in hope of becoming a full-fledged engineer of Gideon. This indie 3D game was released for PC (Windows), Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch in July 2022. It […]

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Anime Book Light Novel Review

I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss Vol. 1 – Light Novel Review

A light novel series written by Sarasa Nagase and illustrated by Mai Murasaki, I’m the Villainess, So I’m Taming the Final Boss is an isekai fantasy romance title about an otome game’s villainess who has to conquer the final boss’ heart in order to survive.  Also known as Akuyaku Reijou Nanode Last Boss wo Kattemimashita, this Japanese series was initially […]

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Indie Review Visual Novel

Enigmarella – Review | A Different Birthday Surprise

Within Enigmarella’s 19th-century nautical steampunk universe, a passionate romance along with a deep-seated mystery entwined around a dreamy fiancé and a thorny suitor blossoms. Released on 28 February 2022 for PC (Windows), Enigmarella is an indie otome Original English Language Visual Novel (OELVN) by Metal Dragon Studio. It tells of a heartfelt tale of love and hate centered […]

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Indie Review Visual Novel

Ballads at Midnight – Review | Dancing on Dark Mists

A NaNoRenO 2022 entry by Synstoria, Ballads at Midnight sings of a dark and romantic tale involving a sarcastic bard who was exiled to an abandoned castle and a bored vampire living in the said castle. Updated with its last ending and more voiced lines among other features, the full version of Ballads at Midnight […]