Otome game review: Hustle Cat

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Love cats? Love Cafes? Love fantasy? Love cute characters? Then Hustle Cat is the game for you! Set in a quiet part of the city, Hustle Cat tells the story of Avery Grey, a scruffy 19-year-old youngster and owner of a persian cat named Mochi, who’s looking for a job while taking care of their Aunt’s apartment. After giving up the internet search, Avery seeks for a change of pace so they go out for a walk. In the middle of the stroll, they come upon a cafe called “A Cat’s Paw” which is currently hiring new employees. After passing a very strange interview, Avery celebrates their new situation. However, they soon realize that the odd Cafe they’re now working for is afflicted with a curse that turns their coworkers into cats! Can Avery break the curse? And who’s the one behind it?

Note: This review contains spoilers so read at your own risk. If you want to avoid them, though, just jump to “conclusive thoughts”. I’ll also refer to Avery as a she, since I chose to use that pronoun.

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RPG review: Fire Emblem Fates (Revelation)

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We’ve finally come to the last part of this loooong game: the third path. While you can side with either Hoshido or Nohr in the other games, Revelation gives you a third option where you side with neither kingdom. Will this be the best choice in order to achieve peace? Maybe for Corrin, but not so much for me, and this review will tell you why.

Note: This review contains spoilers so read at your own risk (it contains spoilers of Fire Emblem: Awakening and Fates Xenologue: Invisible History too). If you want to avoid them, though, just jump to “conclusive thoughts”. Also, since I played as a female, I’ll be referring to Corrin as a she.

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RPG review: Fire Emblem Fates (Conquest)

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Hello, there! Here comes my second review of this fantabulous game. But now, we’ll be travelling through the path of Nohr! Or, as others call it, the path of the darkness. Since I’ve already talked about my disappointment of certain aspects of the localization, this time, I’ll solely refer to the game itself.

Note: This review contains spoilers so read at your own risk (it contains spoilers of Fire Emblem: Awakening too). If you want to avoid them, though, just jump to “conclusive thoughts”. Also, since I played as a female, I’ll be referring to Corrin as a she.

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RPG review: Fire Emblem Fates (Birthright)

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Whew, this game has been getting so many polemical comments throughout the last couple of months, eh? Before I could finish off Code:Realize (just missing Lupin’s route), I wanted to share my opinion on this tactical role-playing adventure. I’ve been waiting to play this game since last year and it was only around a month before release that controversy came about.

First of all, a certain support between the male avatar and a character named Soleil (from Conquest), which made several people cringe, was changed to avoid trouble. Secondly, the amie element, where you could pet the characters, was removed, only leaving the dialogues that came afterwards. And last, but not least, dual audio was not included, unlike it’s predecessor Fire Emblem: Awakening.

So, what’s the plot behind this story? The avatar (Kamui in japanese, Corrin in USA), a prince/princess living in the kingdom of Nohr, has finally become of age and is now allowed to go on missions against Hoshido, the neighbor kingdom they are in bad terms with. During one of these missions, the avatar founds himself/herself wandering near Hoshido’s entrance. He/She is recognized as part of the Hoshido royal family and brought to meet her blood relatives at the capital city, along with the mysterious songstress Azura. Nohr soldiers then invade the city and the avatar is forced to choose who to side with. Will he/she choose the family he/she grew up with in Nohr, or the newly found one in Hoshido?

Note: This review contains spoilers so read at your own risk (it contains spoilers of Fire Emblem: Awakening too). If you want to avoid them, though, just jump to “conclusive thoughts”. Also, since I played as a female, I’ll be referring to Corrin as a she.

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