Oh my gosh, Charade Maniacs Otome for Nintendo Switch is like a whirlwind of excitement, romance, and total mystery! 🌟💖
First of all, the art by Teita, who also worked on Norn 9 (another fave of mine!), is absolutely fab! You get to see characters from different angles – front, side, back, and their faces are even animated. Though I have to say, their hands looked kinda weird, and the bodies were a bit too stiff for my liking. Still, I’d rate the art like 4 out of 5 stars – way better than some newer games like Jack Jeanne.
Now, the romance? Oh, honey, it’s hot and heavy! There are moments like being pushed into the bed, being drunk or drugged, sleeping, unable to speak, being grabbed, and more that just add to the sizzle! 😊 But, let me tell you, the main character can be sooo dense. It’s like, “Come on, girl!” 🙄 But, even though I found her a bit unlikable, I still adored the game.
I also LOVE how the choices have real consequences! You can slip in and out of character routes until around chapter 8, and that challenge makes the game super thrilling for me.
The theme song “Hide and Hide” by DJ Tekina//Something is an absolute bop! 🎶 It’s on Japan’s Apple Music but not in the US – boo! Why not share the love?
Both Charade Maniacs and Norn 9 are full of intriguing mystery and suspense. They keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat, and I LIVE for that!
Despite some minor flaws, Charade Maniacs is a standout game in the Otome genre. It’s unique, challenging, and definitely worth a play. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some more secrets to uncover! 🎮💫