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.

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?

Playing in some Extracurricular Activities for the first time in my life

Hello Friends! 🙂 For the first time ever in my life I am doing some Extra Curricular Activates with some hot men. This is also due to playing the dating sim of the same name Extra Curricular Activities. This LGBT furry gay game is super cute and set in college.

You are playing as a college human tennis player among some furry teammates. The art style is great my only issue with the art design is with the design of the MC you play. I feel like he looks like a middle aged man not a college athlete. Maybe its just me though.

Presently I am playing the route of Spencer your adorable best friend from before college and it is a great story with some fantastic dialog and great art. Put on top of that Spencer has some secrets of his own while he is going through college you find out along the way. He is the bestest boy who also happens to be a husky haha. He may be Spencer in the story but to me he is White Thunder 🙂

I am excited to see the rest of the story of Spencer play out along with the rest of the routes the game has including the teams Tennis coach. The team who did this clearly has a lot of love and care into the game and highly recommend everyone give it a go.

Just finished Adastra and OMG just WOW! :)

Hello friends! Happy Thursday. Let me just say wow. I finished Adastra and loved the ending. Yes I know the second is in progress and I will be playing that with time but WOW the feels. Still even with ending it had the story wrapped up nicely and I am excited to see what the future holds for the series.

For all my furry lovers and for all my friends in the LGBTQ Community I highly recommend this visual novel to be added to your collection and I am excited to see what the team at Echo Project has in the works.

Also I will also say the art style is also great and I have to tip my hat to Haps the lead artist for Adastra. It was an art style that felt new and fresh and the expressions of the characters absolutely matched the mood of the scene wonderfully well I felt as if I was in the world. When a character smirked on screen I couldn’t help but smirk as well.

Let me also say the writing was great Amicus and the growing relationship with the main character was a wonderful change of pace from the norm of just flat out randomly falling in love at first sight. You grow to love Amicus, and Amicus to you. I never wanted to feel a fluffy emperor then I did with him. When the end of the game comes I never wanted to stop feeling then I did in those last few moments.

Again though I am stoked to see the team continue this story but I also loved the MC. You are not some random helpless baby and you make that perfectly clear early on but no spoilers don’t worry.

Over all a truly masterpiece of a game all furry and LGBT people should give a whirl.

Does anyone have a favorite guy or girl

Hey everyone Otome here at 5:43am my time and as I wait for my McDonald’s breakfast because I couldn’t sleep anymore. I got thinking. Does anyone, guy or girl have a favorite character from an Otome game; actually lets broaden that. Does anyone have any favorite character from a dating sim period. For me I am still on team Ignis from Cafe Enchante.

I’ll be the first to say it is not that others can’t get it. To me its is like falling in love with a character from your favorite novel that clicked for you. You always remember your first. Oh god I just realized my personal and gaming life hit a bit to close to home with me liking Ignis. Ha how life and art mix will always surprise me. Anywho moving on…

What drew you to that character in that visual novel or that otome game or that book. Was it the time period, the fact they could cook, were sweet, or maybe it was they were the bad boy, or the dark brooding vampire who you wanted to show that you could be their light when their life has been cast into a world of shadow.

Otome games I am noticing are helping me expand on what I missed in my youth, they allow me to explore loving the bad boy or the crazy gear head while safe in my condo from a pandemic lol. It makes me wonder when others play these games who do they go for. Are they exactly like they are in life or do they go for the complete opposite because it is a game.

Starting my Italian Journey with Piofiore: Fated Memories.

Hello wonderful friends! Have you wanted a trip to Italy but a global pandemic is stopping you; or maybe you want to see Italy of the 1920’s but you don’t have a blue box that is bigger on the inside, Maybe you want to be swept off your feet by dashing mobsters, Maybe you want to learn to speak Italian. Fear not, you can scratch your itch with Piofiore: Fated Memories.

So far I am still in the start of the game but these men have never wanted me to go to the dark side so bad. I am sure with the “M” rating this will heat up as I continue down the different paths it will be amazing.

Have you all played this yet?

Otome Games are Ruining my expectations in Men

I feel like this is a regular occurrence in romance novels and I totally have fallen for it as well. However I never thought I would have it in a game. Regardless of what Otome Game I am playing I am finding that god damn I am falling for these guys as much as the female character I am playing.

Yeah I get they all will fit a typical stereo type but damn they do it so well. Be it the cool leader, the bad boy with the heart of gold, the goodie goodie who is about honor, or last the smart clumsy one. None of this is a bad thing it makes replaying part of the fun but they shouldn’t make them so damn charming.

Take Ignis from Cafe Enchante. I would be on him in a nano second if I could. Sure the other men are great and hit their mark with others but Ignis to me is just the bomb dot com. From his love of animals to his firey temper to his love of cooking and sense of Justice all of it made me love his character so much. Also including his back story when you do his route.

Alright show me a man like that in today’s world. I’ll wait but I doubt someone can show me someone. Curse you Otome games haha.