Intro: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim follows thirteen characters trying to unravel the truth behind a kaiju apocalypse bearing down upon their world. If you’re interested in playing Sentinels, I’d recommend either skipping straight to my spoiler-free final thoughts down below or coming back to this after you’ve played it. Sentinels is best enjoyed without knowing too much.
With the pandemic going on and my rocky financial situation, I cancelled all but two orders this year: Animal Crossing New Leaf and Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town. I mainly played titles from my backlog and the birthday gifts I received from my brother (thank you very much!). Luckily I have plenty of otome games to get through next year from said backlog. I also tried my hand at translating one when I had time to do so, which I’ll talk about below in addition to the most recent controversy surrounding Aksys’ localized otome games.
2019 was a good year for games, although I have yet to play the majority of them. Especially regarding otoge. The good news is that I have a ton of titles to play this year though! My biggest hurdle was the costs of studying abroad I had to scrounge together for 2020. It was a close call. My health deteriorated so badly my doctor told me to stop working because it would cause another flare up. After getting my next paycheck, I had to explain the situation to my boss. She was so incredibly understanding but I nearly broke down and cried in front of her. That job was all I had. So I sold most of my possessions, applied to every scholarship available and started doing freelance work. And I made it. If I clear the next application process, I’ll be on my way to studying abroad! That’s not to say I didn’t buy anything because I most definitely did. I had to be selective though. My family was also unbelievably sweet, getting me a copy of Death Stranding and my brother even got me Pokemon Sword for Christmas. In the process of culling what I had, I focused on my backlog. Most of what I played were games I received as gifts or were from said backlog. The rest were purchases made while I was working and didn’t have to worry about my finances until this crap happened.
Intro: The lucky people who reside in the Heights enjoy lives of ignorant bliss, while the unworthy struggle to live in the Depths. Yet the Height’s laws are unyielding. Especially so when it comes to marriage. If given the choice, Cyrus Tistella would never marry…but marriage soon becomes the least of her concerns when her parents are murdered and she is found guilty of the crime. Thrown into the Depths, Cryus vows to clear her name and expose her parents’ killer. If she can survive long enough to do so.
For our first new announcement of the evening, we're happy to introduce an expansion to one of our popular otome titles – Steam Prison! This standalone expansion features a route starring Cyrus’s devoted coworker Fin in addition to bonus side stories with the rest of the cast! pic.twitter.com/3I6e33HwOV
Intro: When noblewoman Emily Whiteley successfully helps find Queen Victoria’s cat, she is given a ring (signifying her title as a true 探偵) and enrolled into the prestigious Harrington Academy. Thus begins her adventures of studying to become a detective with the renowned Holmes Jr. and Watson Jr! But trouble lurks in every shadowy alley in London, for every secret needs its hiding place. As Emily and her butler, Pendleton, search for clues regarding the death of her parents, she’s about to uncover more than she ever expected to.