2 Year Anniversary: 2016 games in review

2016 was a shit year.

So instead of remembering the cringe fest let’s go through my year of Drama CD’s, Otoge, and Visual Novels of 2016.

Then the amazingness in store for English otoge players in 2017! ^^

My Mascot


Since I’ve had lots of people ask about my bog’s name: Leaf from the Pokemon games has been my mascot for everything. Even my loli days of gaming. Not to brag totally ambut I’ve had many people say I look like her. Random peeps yo 😉

Drama CDs

Thanatos Night Volume 1: Izaya 


This was surprisingly good and easy to understand. If you like fallen angels and badass music, pick it up. Japanese isn’t too difficult.


Ah yes, the steaming piles of shit we get. I’m going to get hate but we all have opinions and we should respect the fact that opinions don’t=fact. You know who I’m talking about.

“Mega-Douche-Fedora-Reddit-User”: Diabolik Lovers~Haunted Dark Bridal~


Went in with an open-mind and only 2 routes saved me from hell. The game was a fail on BDSM. That requires consent. If you disagree Kanato will go DemonSpawn and stab you. At least the fandom translated the game on wiki lol so if you have a copy you can drown in Rejet.

The “Complete Guide to Fucking Up”: Norn9


FML. You can live with the horrible translations but idk why the otoge community adores this game. There’s no damned plot when it’s advertised to have one and only a few good routes. Like I said opinions vary. But it was like watching paint dry.

The Worst Face-catchers: Ozmafia!

Yea fuck you too, Robin Hood. 

Mangagamer gave this the love any fan would dream of. Translations are TOP NOTCH and it’s clear they put in 110% into making sure it was perfection. But angelic translations can’t clean up kusoge. I know a lot of people liked this but I ain’t about that NTR life yo. And dat rapey whore house. And Todo-yandere-dog. And-ok I’ll shut up now.

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The Decent

“Time Travel for your Jiji”: Nise no Chigiri


Available in English for Mobile under the title Eternal Vows. I liked the heroine and 3 of the guys but unless you’re hot for jiji’s and copy-pasta routes don’t make this a priority. 

“So bomb at cross-dressing my manz didn’t know I was a gurl”: Soukai Buccaneers!


You can get this for like $30 on ebay. I met the game company at a convention. They did a lot of things right but this didn’t blow me away. I recommend giving it a go. Good heroine and Frederick was bae. And this was the first game I completed in Japanese! 

Carpal Tunnel Simulator: Uta Pri Music 3


Fun but forgettable. Cheap too. The little “routes” were cute and are rewards for completing songs and stuff. Cheap enough to warrant a purchase if interested.

Most Promising Game of The Year: Anicon


I only played the demo since I found out that the routes were only being released if the previous ones sold well. I plan to purchase what’s available when I’m not broke because the demo has sooooo much potential! Play the demo for free if you’re interested!

The Good

“Holy Crap A Mobile Game Was Actually Good?!”: Shall We Date? War of Prayers


Way to tear out my  ❤ Most mobage are the epitome of kusoge. Some MC’s have no eyes, some are blank shells to project onto, the guys are copy-pasta shit and generally the game is shit. Pick up War of Prayers now. Liam and Evan are bae. And this is about becoming a magical girl. That’s great. Just don’t purchase the blonde dudes because their routes were shit…such shit.

“I became King BUT THE IKEMAN”: Princess Arthur


Why are people saying this is a woman-hating-game?! NO. The game discusses gender roles during a period where women were seen as inferior but it does NOT say one gender is better or whatever crap people say it’s doing. A good game that has a little something for everyone. In English for Mobile.

Sexiest Love-bites: Kyoukai no Shirayuki:


And kabedons. Like I said my level in Japanese isn’t high enough for this but I did get through 3 routes and got almost all of it correct. So yea. It’s really good. Great heroine, interesting scenario, and Shikimi ❤

Heroine is Queen: Sweet Fuse


Whoever didn’t play this is MISSING OUT. Saki is a badass who doesn’t let her ikeman berate her. She makes them bow before her and takes down a fucking psychopath who put them into a Saw-scenario and she gets her man.  Art doesn’t matter when shit is this good. GET IT.

Funniest Otoge of the Year: Yo-Jin-Bo The Bodyguards 


Anime, Pokemon, Wrestling Puns? That and more! It’s cheap on jbox but if you want to get the physical good luck lol cuz if you didn’t know, it came out BEFORE Hakuoki to the states and no one knew….which sucks ass because it’s really good. Also, the company fucking went bankrupt because people thought it was ok to steal games they didn’t pay for.

“This Isn’t Your Toy Story Anymore”: Nameless ~The One Thing You Must Recall~


Do It For Him

A Korean Otoge available on Steam by the mofo’s who made Mystic Messenger but MUUUUUUCCCCHHHHH BETTER. A great start to 2016 and sure to make your year (whenever that is) a good one 🙂

“Do SOMETHING Chizuru!” Award: Hakuoki Memories of the Shinsengumi


Guess my fav rofl

For many, their first otoge. Not for me so I can without bias say it’s not the shit everyone claims it is but it’s not bad at all. Every otoge fan needs to play this once. Just prepare for the cashcow….and Chizuru. She can’t fight because of the fact that she’s born in a very sexist era but she tries. At terrible moments….Get the PS3 version for all the stuff if you can.

“The Universe Hates Me and My Boyfriend”: Amnesia Memories


To say I got off on a wrong start is an understatement. Thank GAWD it gets much better. Just keep in mind this isn’t your fluffy otoge and it goes dark places. Available on PSN and Steam in English.

( ˘ ³˘)♥ The Best Of 2016 ( ˘ ³˘)♥

This category will only include ONE otoge or visual novel. The visual novel must include romance to count because most of us came here for that. 

The Most Romantic and Absolute Masterpiece: The House of Fata Morgana


aldkfjalkdfjalkdfjakfaskfj it’s so beautiful

I am NOT shitting you when I say this impressed me so much it’s now one of my favorites. Which includes Code Realize. I can’t justify this enough but I can promise that if you enjoy otoge, like romance (THE ENTIRE GAME IS A LOVE STORY *sobs*) great writing, beautiful art, gorgeous OST, and something that will get you in the FEELS just PLEASE get this.

I literally cannot recommend this any more. This game is a romance and it will tear you apart. Read it. Buy it. Sob and squeal and then wait for the sequel. Just DO IT. 

This earns the stars of 2016 and you’re honestly depriving yourself of a fantastic story. Spoiler Free Review is here.

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English Otoge for 2017 (so far):

  • Nightshade will be on Steam along with Mangagamer’s Fashioning Little Lonesome and a butler bl game.
  • The Steam versions will not be R18.
  • Everything else will be on the Vita.  THANK GAWD

A Thank You To My Readers

I wanted to thank you all for continuing to read my posts and following me. It’s amazing to think that just recently I gained 100 stalkers followers and you comment and like my stuff. This blog will be 3 years old in 2017-how did this happen? I cannot express how much it means to me to be able to talk about this passion for otoge with others who are also extremely passionate about otoge. 

To newcomers, thank you for even looking at my posts. If you’re new to otoge I hope you’ll join in because this community is one of the most delightful ones I’ve ever joined. And there’s plenty of ikeman 😉

To those who’ve been with me from the beginning, you know who you are, you lovely beauties. I can’t tell you how terrified I was to go from stalker to blogger and you all helped me grow. You answered all my noob questions and you read my stuff and kept me going.

I am so grateful.

I hope to see you in 2017 (and beyond) and I hope that you follow your dreams and live life.

How was your year in 2016?  What game are you looking forward to most?

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47 thoughts on “2 Year Anniversary: 2016 games in review

      • pokeninja90 says:

        Girlie you are trying to age me up, I’ve only been on wordpress a year and four months lol and even that seems like a lifetime!

        I have no idea how we keep this thing going while living real lives, but we did it!

        Oh yeah, I wound up posting a game list too, but it’s nowhere near as fantastic as this one! Your humor is always on point!

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      • Leafさんの夢が。。。 says:

        This is why I don’t major in mathematics rofl.
        I think this will be three years, right? So confused lol will change my title if I need to but I’m certain this is my second year here. Yea.
        Awww no not at all we all have our own styles so there’s really nooooo comparison. I just actually read yours after I posted mine lol and gurl as always you are on point. And YAS you started CR!!!

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      • pokeninja90 says:

        Yeah I just checked the stats page, I started August 2015 lol

        Statistics, I’m your girl, but basic math… I need a TI-84 lol plus after you aced all those finals you deserve a brain break 😄

        That is true, but I love your style! It always has me lololol-ing

        Yes! I am officially playing CR… FINALLY!

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      • Leafさんの夢が。。。 says:

        FFFF so then this is our 1st anniv? Idk anymore rofl. I’m just going to roll with it 😛
        Hahaha get me a calculator!!
        Awww Poke!! I honestly mean the same because I really enjoy your posts. And you’re insane being able to pull off so much and still blog soooo much. You’re an inspiration.
        YASSSSxD I can’t wait for your review!!

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      • pokeninja90 says:

        Yeah Leaf, it’s been a year lol!

        Awww *hugs* don’t forget… #OtogeGrannies

        The secret is a lot of procrastinating and a huge backlog lol 😛 Leaf, your kind words always give me a boost, just knowing that someone out there is reads my stuff really makes my day, and fangirling about 2D Bishies is always a plus!

        I have no idea when that review is coming out… I am always so behind XD

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  1. TwoHappyCats says:

    I was actually gonna get OzMafia in the steam sale, but after reading what you wrote I’m so glad I didn’t! I’m almost finished Sweet Fuse, and I love the heroine!! I’m so excited for Nightshade…does that mean Steam is taking out all the sexy scenes 😥

    Congratulations on 2 years of blogging!!

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  2. FantaMinette says:

    I won’t lie, this year was a shit hole for medias of all kind. There was barely any good anime, dramas and barely any good games. At least you were there to give us hope, Leaf. You’re my number 1 for all things otoge! Keep it up!

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  3. remyfool says:

    Haaaah I can’t wait for 2016 to be over.

    Loved your list! It made me smile as you talked about each game in descriptive and amusing details. And don’t let people who disagree with you get to you. Your opinions are great and a recommendation from you carries a lot of weight in my opinion!

    Here’s to a wonderful 2017!

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  4. Sena says:

    Congrats on your blog! I’m glad to see you seem to have come into your own in terms of what you want to do with it!

    Fata Morgana~ I preordered the Vita version for the extra story (which is voiced!) and since I played it once in English it should be easy to navigate in Japanese. I’ve been meaning to finish replaying it because some things change when you replay the first 3 (or was it 4?) doors.

    Looks like you got a little bit of everything this year. I’m basically planning on using next year to catch up on my backlog because they didn’t announce too many new games and within that batch I only liked maybe…two? So next year should be kind of interesting in that sense.

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      • Sena says:

        It’s being released in March 2017 so if you reeeeally wanted it, you can probably still preorder it but unfortunately they don’t have it in English. If you want I can tell you what happens in the “present day” arc (which is the new stuff) later? Just let me know.

        Thanks! I’ll probably need it. Backlogs are hard because they don’t have the appeal of shiny new things even if they could be games that are widely accepted as good by the community so hopefully I can kick my butt into gear.

        Happy New Years to you as well, Leaf!

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      • Sena says:

        Yeah, it wouldn’t be a problem! Obviously not as good as playing it yourself but it’s a nice backup plan if you can’t play it ^^

        Thanks! I’ll try to live up to your faith in me 🙂

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  5. Eu says:

    Congrats on your blog and happy new year!

    Your list made me remember that I never finished Soukai Buccaneers. I liked the art, the seiyuu, the premise, but everything is just meh even the heroine. Especially her. UGH
    BUT it is the new year so let’s focus on more good news coming our way~ :3

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  6. Karina Valshe says:

    Hello! I found your blog recently and it’s the first time I’ll comment. Apologies for the horrible English I have.
    Congratulations on your two year blog! May 2017 reserve beautiful things for you.
    Honestly … 2016 was a year horror for everything, apparently. You saved me from having lousy experiences with a few games mentioned … Just what I read about them made me feel bad. I found the world of otoges last year and I’m still starting, so your opinion has become valuable to me on this adventure.

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    • Leafさんの夢が。。。 says:

      Hello Karina and welcome! ^^
      Your English is very good so please don’t worry about it.
      Sorry you also had a bad 2016. I hope this year is much better for everyone. Thanks so much for reading my blog and if you want to start with otome games I’d suggest:
      If you have a vita-Code Realize
      Mobile-War of Prayers
      I hope this helps somewhat and feel free to request anything or ask whatever you like! ^^


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