To Boldly Go into Star Trek Online

So its been a minute since i’ve updated you all and that is in large part due to being sucked into StarTrek Online.

This game is nothing new to many MMO players but wow has it held up well. I am as you all could guess playing on Xbox which is a few months behind but it is still a wonderful experiance with House United launched back in August.

Also for an older MMO they have a ton of different campaign paths which has not helped my mindless hours put into my many different characters.

What do you all think have you played STO? What faction is your favorite, what about ship what do you like to fly around in. I would love to more.

How do you handle Burn Out when gaming.

Hello Dear Readers,

Please tell me I am not the only gamer who deals with burnout. So how do you all deal with burn out when gaming? I am asking this because I sit here blogging to you all and am listening to youtube, I have games to play but the idea of playing a game right now just makes me feel so tired. I am mentally not remotely in the headspace to play anything. Nothing remotely sounds interesting to me. Here is the thing though.

That is okay. It is okay to take a step back and realize you don’t need to game 24/7 365. I am not going to say I didn’t game today. I 100% did game today. However I also have to listen to myself and know when I need a break. It is funny to me to sit here and say I need a break from gaming which is something that on a day to day so many use gaming to relax but it is true for me. Also if it is true for me it has to be true for someone else as well.

I know I am facing burnout when I am gaming and the game becomes to feel like a chore. Things that I use to love It is not bringing me joy. Also things like quests that use to make me feel complete now make me just go okay on to the next. and I stop enjoying the fact that I am making progress. When I am burnt out I just stop enjoying that feeling of accomplishment. As a gamer it is crazy to not find joy in the simple things. After all, how many games have reboots and or relaunches later on to great sales because we as gamers want to feel that nostalgia.

Let me put some numbers out there for you my dear readers and also to help myself break things down some more.

  1. Of my owned Xbox games I have 267…Wow.
  2. Of the actual games I have presently installed even with a 1tb external hard drive….51
  3. Of those that require an update because I don’t play them regularly….39

So in total I actually only play 12 games regularly enough to not need an update.

Here is the thing though I still get burnt out I still at times can’t be bothered and that is okay. I love just resting catching up on an Anime or just watching youtube to rest and recharge. Eventually that feeling of burnout will get less or at least for me that is true.

What do you all do for burn out. How do you combat it?

Stellaris and the Wonderful stories you can tell

Hey Wonderful Readers,

I know i am probably late to the party but can we all talk about how amazing Stellaris is. Regardless of if you play on PC or on console like myself. This is a true masterpiece of a strategy game.

I love this game. Lets start with how amazing it is that you can make your own empire from the ground up. Pic a profile and go from there. What do you want to be called, what will your people hold dear. Are you a military power or more of a peaceful nation. Do you have a Republic, Military Junta, Kingdom, Empire or something else entirely. You can do that and it is just the start.

Are you a hive mind, or a machine intellegence what is your reason for being. To bring the galaxy together or be a monster and tear it apart. The choice is yours and that is amazing.

All of this is not including the in game events that happen, the mid game events, and of course the end game crisis. Working with or against our galactic brothers and sisters in the senate.

No Stellaris run is ever going to be the same and it is truly a blast. Also getting your friends invovled is also a great thing and adds to the fun you can have because everyone is going to have their own ideas of what to do and how to do it. Most my my friends are all about war. I am more of the diplomatic way building friendships and defensive pacts. There is no one way to play your empire.

Have you all played Stellaris, what do you like or dislike or do you have another you all love?

What makes a RPG just that and not a Visual Novel

Hello Fellow Readers!

So I have been thinking about what makes a game a visual novel. I ask this because I have been thinking couldn’t any RPG be considered a visual novel? According to Wikipedia a visual novel is as follows, “A visual novel (Japanese: ビジュアルノベル, Hepburnbijuaru noberu), often abbreviated as VN, is an interactive fiction video game genre,[1][2] featuring text-based story with narrative style of literature and interactivity aided by static or sprite-based visuals, most often using anime-style art or occasionally live-action stills (and sometimes video footage).[3] As the name suggests, they resemble mixed-media novels.” I will post the wiki article here for you all to to review.

So all that being said I guess that would answer the question of why not all RPG’s can be seen as visual novels however that does not mean we can’t say other games and RPG’s are fun. Such as KOTOR, DRAGON AGE, others are amazing games in their own right. After all we can romance our friends in those games as well just like a good Otome game. If we took out the models and added the sprites any good RPG could be turned into a VN. How cool would that be?

Started to Twitch Stream!

Hello Friends! 🙂

Guess what i started to do. Thats right i started to stream on Twitch! Wow is that an experiance to say the least. Ha. I am just streaming through my Xbox and only have five followers but i love it.

Do you all stream? Anyone have any tips? I am still learning my way around this whole streaming business hah. I should probably stream some Otome games but what do you all think I should play,

Presently streaming wise I am streaming a lot of Warframe, Dead by Daylight, and Elder Scrolls online. Warframe is a really fun game to play with friends along with Dead by Daylight but two totally different play styles.

So to add to my damn social accounts I now have SnapChat, Tiktok, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.. Wow a lot to juggle but I’ll manage. All the links can be find on the site and also on my profile. I am still very much a noob in a lot of things but trying to learn something new every day and that to me in so exciting to say the least.

To follow me on Twitch head to http://www.twitch.tv/otomebro I look forward to seeing you all there and so we can have a great time.

Played Longstory, lets make a long story short pardon the pun

Hey Friends! How are you all doing? I’ve played Longstory. This viaual novel I played it awhile ago and enjoyed it but not much for replayablity at least for me.

Longstory has you playing as a middleschooler and also allows you to play as male, female or even non-binary. You have some ability to change up the look and the art style is fun and lighthearted.

You can date any one of your classmates including the school mascot a turkeyhawk, which is honestly pretty comical. You have every type of school person to choose from. The jock, the shy girl, the outcast, and also a internet friend.

Each one has their own backstory and also dating scenes. The core story though stays the same throughout like any visual novel.

The DLC is also a nice addition and adds a fun detail but doesn’t really end end in a way you would expect. Almost feel rushed.

What did you all think of it, have you all played it?

Moving to a small town called Olive Town

Hey friends,

I hope all is well i’ve decided to move to Olive town by playing the new Story of Seasons Pioneers of Olive Town which is super cute and awesome farm sim game.

Presently i am trying to figure our who i want to marry. I am feeling Emilio, we’ll see though. Olive town is surprisingly large and i am working on making sure everything is okay plus the town request and the tourist are cool making it feel more alive and a breathing world.

I’ll keep you all posted how the Olive Town goes 🙂

Spending my recovery with a Count

Hey Friends,

So the Count of Saint Germain has been keeping me company while I recover from a small surgery. We’ve been walking around the London of Code Realize: Gaurdian of Rebirth and he has been showing me all the differences of a steam city of the 19th Century. Now it will be interesting to see how the game plays out this myth of a man. Will I know why he regularly prays will i end up being the one of the reasons why he smiles? He is not an easy read.

The count up to this point of Code Realize seems to just be along for the fun of it. He is not a master thief like Lupin, or Vampire hunter like Van Hellsing, or tinker with machines like Impey or master chemist like Victor. He in the plan of a heist would be the money haha.

Saint Germain is allowing us all to stay at his country estate simply because it tickles his fancy. The only reason he knows of Lupin and Impey at the start of the game is because he ran into them and insisted to take part in their plan not because he was actually recruited. I find this interesting from a story standpoint because it is a lingering question of why?

I will be interested in seeing how the MC and the Count relationship evovles as the stories continue. He has been great company while i recover. Now we are off to rob a train talk later. 🙂

Holy Crap my FWB was Ignis from Cafe Enchante lol

Hey friends,

I hope all is well with you all! So I am finishing up my routes of Cafe Enchante and realized that Ignis is so much like a FWB I used to have. Now don’t get me wrong they are different to a degree but they check a lot of the same boxes.

Ignis:

Male

White as wonderbread

Can play sports

loves to cook

loves dogs

Werewolf type characteristic

Always hungry

Good Fighter

FWB:

Male

White as wonderbread

Plays sports

Was awesome in the kitchen

Loved dogs and owned a dog.

Loved Wolves.

Knew how to fight

Always hungry

Maybe I am reading to much into it but it made me chuckle and I’ll admit happy memories came up. However it was strange to see. Has this happened to anyone else?

UPDATED OTOME BACKLOG

Hey Friends

So I was looking at sprucing up Otomebro and was reviewing past post and WOW the backlog page is a good reminder of where I was, am, and still need to get to. So lets get started shall we.

This was my backlog as of February:

  1. Finish Cafe Enchante
  2. Finish Collar X Mallice
  3. Code Realize: Guardian of Rebirth
  4. Code Realize: Future Blessings
  5. Piofiore: Fated Memories

As of April this is where we are:

  1. I finished nearly all of Cafe Enchante
  2. Still need to finished Collar X Mallice
  3. Still need to finish Code Realize: Guardians of Rebirth
  4. Still need to start Code Realize: Future Blessings
  5. Still need to finish Piofiore: Fated Memories.
  6. Finished the first route in NekoJinshi
  7. Finished Adastra
  8. Finished first route in Extra Curricular Activities

Clearly I have work to do but also I have made some movement so that is great.

What does everyone have going on right now in their backlog?