Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog of Otomelandia and gaming madness, in today’s blog I’m going to be talking about games I am looking forward to playing. IGN hosted a five-day Gaming Expo online that debuted many fascinating games that were sure to enthrall every kind of gamer. Not only was IGN hosting their own gaming expo, but New Game Expo+ also debuted their own version of a game show presentation, that included well-known Otome creators Idea Factory and Aksys Games.
After having watched both game shows and weighed out my options, I’ve narrowed my list down to the top games I’m looking forward to playing. Some of them will be otome games but others in my list may surprise you, grab a chair, some sodas, and fire up the grill. Let’s get talking about games. TALLY-HO~!
I’m a fan of games that make a killer concept for combining dinosaurs and horror elements, such as Dino Crisis from Capcom. While I’ll probably never see a remake of Dino Crisis in the nearby future, I was more than excited to see the gameplay of Second Extinction. This game combines FPS, dinosaurs, and horror in a thrilling universe to survive the unknown.
I will state that I am not an FPS type of gal, but if a game intrigues me enough, I’ll go for it. This game takes that rare slice of cake from my plate, showcasing incredible visuals, science fiction-like elements, and a zombie apocalypse dinosaur style; this game is on my radar to play in the future.
SHERLOCK HOLMES CHAPTER ONE
I’m an Arthur Conan Doyle fan, and any of his works, which includes Mr. Sherlock Holmes usually make my games lists. However, this game managed to capture my attention when the game developer stated that this game would be set during the time before Sherlock became the well-known detective we know of today. The ambiance of the game itself portrays some dark times as we notice Sherlock standing over the grave of someone, and he seems to have a determined look upon his face.
The game’s introduction, and also that the setting isn’t in the familiar areas of London spikes immediate curiosity in me. Thus, I’m going to be keeping a close eye on the release and I’m very eager to start a new case with the detective.
RESIDENT EVIL 8: VILLAGE
For those of you who are familiar with my love for horror games, I couldn’t already resist placing this game on my radar for upcoming games to be released. Albeit, this game will be released on PS5, but it doesn’t make any less excited that we get to see another installment in the RE series. I grew up with the old pixelated versions from Capcom, and when the game creators for RE announced RE:7 I was super stoked and raving for it.
While I do love the remakes in the games that have come out for RE:2 and RE:3, I really do want to see another game that has Leon and Ada come back together again. The BST between them is strong, and I really hope to see some closure for both of them in the future. For now, though, I’ll follow along with Chris and Ethan and see what happens to these two poor unfortunate souls in … RE:8 Village.
WEREWOLF APOCALYPSE EARTH BLOOD
Since I was a kid, I’ve loved horror flicks with werewolves, and I love it when games incorporate a well-done storyline and animation for this subgenre. Werewolf: The Apocalypse is a game set in the same universe as World Of Darkness, where we follow a lone werewolf who has returned home. However, upon arrival, he learns his home is in danger from foreign intruders who seek something from his homeland.
It is incredible to find out that this game will have three different modes that the MC can change into, one being his human form, a normal wolf form, and finally his werewolf form. I’m super excited to see what will unfold in this game, as I’ve heard that the Goddess Gaia will more than likely be a pivotal role in the game as well. Here’s to praying that we can see more gameplay videos and see more wicked werewolf transformations!
It wouldn’t be Gray’s Otome without otome games being presented, ne~? While I’ve been keeping up with most of the otome game news, it’s been stated since last year that Cafe Enchante would be coming to the US market in 2020. From what my understanding was this game is still fairly new even in Japan, and that really makes me excited since I do want games that are just barely releasing to the JP market. This game is a bit of a departure from the usual dreamy looking ikemen of otome games, and the art is still gorgeous.
I’m looking forward to romancing all these new and strange men that happen to be at this cafe, and my biggest hope is the MC is not a pushover. So far, I’ve got my sights set on the Dullahan, because he reminds me of the headless night for Ichabod Crane in Sleepy Hollow. Plus, I mean, why the hell not? LMAO.
[MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE]
PIOFIORE NO BANSHOU
I’ve had my eye on this game since it was first released in Japan in 2018, I loved the artwork and the feel of the genre is based in the Mafia universe. The game itself oozed Hakuouki vibes and possibly the same blood bath that we get from the bad ends of those games. However, I’m avoiding much of the reviews that’s been put out there for this game as I want to get my own idea of the game itself.
My hopes are that the MC is not some pushover and she has a will to fight (like Cardia from Code: Realize), especially since I’ve seen she’s from a very pure background. I’m into the darker romance scene thanks to romance novels, but I’m hoping the game can truly pull it off considering I’ve been let down a few times in certain mafia-related games. Whether it was poor execution of story progression or the MC being underdeveloped, this is my most anticipated game.
[!!I WANT THIS NOW!!]
FXXX ME ROYALLY!!
Back in 2018, they announced on Mangagamer.com that they would be bringing another R18+ Otome to their catalogs, the game is called “Fxxx Me Royally!!” which is created by the same game makers for Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome. I loved Kalmia88’s comedic take on otome and I was laughing so hard throughout Little Miss Lonesome’s gameplay, both men had their strange quirks but it was the heroine that made the game. While I know the new heroine for Fxxx Me Royally!! is more forward and seems to be a deredere type, I’m looking for the same story-rich gameplay and sexy moments.
I’d say I have a pretty good collection of mixed genres in here, and I’m pretty proud to state that there were some good games to see from these online shows. I only pray that they live up to the game creators’ expectations and the games execute some fine thrill-seeking entertainment. What are some games you’re looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!
As always, thanks for stopping by and see you on the gaming side~!