- [First Thoughts] Backstage Pass– A first thoughts review of SakeVisual’s stats raiser romance visual novel, Backstage Pass. The game follows Sian Goodin as she balances her career as a professional make-up artist with her studies as she embarks on a journey of self discovery.
- Let’s Show Our Support for Changeling- A Mystery/Romance Visual Novel– Changeling follows high school senior, Nora Lewis, whose normal life is turned upside down when she finds out that she isn’t exactly human. Meet other supernaturals, learn their secrets, and unravel the mystery surrounding Nora and an incident from her past in this intriguing upcoming OELVN!
- Thrifty Gaming: Games That Won’t Blow Your Budget #12– This is the post where I spotlight three visual novels for gamers on a budget. Every game featured is priced $10 or less, so definitely check out this week’s thrifty picks!!
- Fangirl Moment: Star vs the Forces of Evil– It’s gonna get a little weird, gonna get a little wild this Fangirl Friday, because this week I’m covering an animated series that is anything but normal… I’m talkin’ rainbows, I’m talkin’ puppies, for this week’s Fangirl Moment post I wanted to write about the American animated series Star vs. the Forces of Evil.
- Why I’ve Been So Quiet…– Just a short ppost about why I’ve been kind of quiet on social media and why there haven’t been as many game reviews lately.
New This Week:
- EbiHime is currently running a special giveaway campaign through their Twitter account. Until March 31st everyone that retweets this tweet will be eligible to recieve a copy of their visual novel, The Way We All Go!
- Dicesuki Games announced the official release date for their free to play fantasy visual novel Cinderella Phenomenon.
- 3/28/2017 early release for Kickstarter Backers
- 4/4/2017 will be the official release
- The fourth installment of the Lonely Wolf Treat series, Wandering Wolf Trick was released on itch.io.
- Click HERE to download the game for free!
- Michaela Laws released an extra epilogue for their supernatural romance visual novel, Seduce Me, Simon’s Revenge (Matthew’s Epilogue)!
- Download the epilogue for free, HERE!
- Argent Games is looking for support with their Thunderclap campaign for their upcoming BL visual novel Chess of Blades, click HERE to show your support!!
- Aeon Dream Studios the developers behind Mystic Destinies Serendipity of Aeons and it’s upcoming sequel Mystic Destinies: Echoes announced their newest project, a BTS fan visual novel called, To the Edge of the Sky.
- For more info, check out the official announcement from their Tumblr page, HERE!
- E2 Gaming announced that their localization of Primula’s Taisho Alice series has been delayed yet again. The new release date is now April 17th!
- English game developers, Winter Wolves is currently having a sale on select games!
- Check out their site to see which games are included in the sale, HERE!
- An updated demo is available for Date or Die a reality TV based visual novel with a bit of a sinister twist.
- Download the updated demo that covers the prologue of the game, HERE!
- Dogenzaka Lab announced that they will be releasing two new otome game titles in English on Steam this spring: Campus Nightlife and The Charming Empire!
- Both games will be released with full Japanese voice acting for $29.99 each!
- Steamberry Studios will be launching their Kickstarter campaign for their debut game, Changeling on March 20th, so keep an eye out for that!!
- If you haven’t already, check out the games demo, HERE!
- The Kickstarter Campaign for Pixel Pineberry Studio’s upcoming visual novel AI•dol launched this week!!
- There is a sale going on in the NA Nintendo eShop on select XSEED games until March 24th!!
- Save up to 50% off on titles like, Story of Seasons, Rune Factory 4, and much more!!
- An English patch for Re: BIRTHDAY SONG ~Koi wo Utau Shinigami~ is now available for download, HERE!
- Note: Link is just for the patch in order for the patch to work you will need to purchase a copy of the game!
- Träumendes Mädchen, the team behind the upcoming visual novel, Chronotopia is attempting to get one of their previous titles, Ambre, Greenlit for Steam!
- The Kickstarter Campaign for the upcoming romance visual novel His Chuunibyou Can’t Be Cured is still underway!!
- Check out the campaign, HERE.
- The Kickstarter Campaign for the Sekai Project’s mystery visual novel, Fatal Twelve is still going strong!!
- Check out the campaign, HERE.
- The Kickstarter Campaign for the queer post apocalyptic visual novel, Who We Are Now, is still truckin’ along!!
- Check out the campaign, HERE.
- The Kickstarter Campaign for the visual novel/puzzle game, Love Mythos: Sanctuary Island, will be winding down in a few days!!
- Check out the campaign, HERE.
- The Kickstarter Campaign for Lizard Hazard Games’s upcoming LGBTQ visual novel/resource management game, Your Royal Gayness will end in less than 10 days!!
- Check out the campaign, HERE.
- The Kickstarter Campaign for Argent Games’s upcoming BL visual novel Chess of Blades will be winding down in just 10 days!!
- We now have official release dates for Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds!! NA: May 16th & EU: May 19th!
- XSEED released their newest farming/life-simulator game, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns!
- The game can be purchased from Amazon, HERE!
- The Kickstarter Campaign for the Sekai Project’s upcoming visual novel trilogy, A Clockwork Ley-Line, is still going strong!!
- Check out the campaign, HERE.
- The annual visual novel jam, NaNoRenO, will start on March 1st and run until April 3rd, 2017!!
- Learn more about the Jam and sign up, HERE!
- Until March 28th, gamers can get select Idea Factory International games for a discounted price on Amazon.com, HERE!
- Check out the official Twitter announcement, HERE!
- Idea Factory Intl announced that there are plans to release the second half of Hakuouki Shinkai Hana no Shou in English! The first part of the game is being localized under the title Hakuoki Kyoto Winds, in the Spring!
- Read the note from Iffy on their Facebook page, HERE!
- The English localization of Otomate’s Period: Cube ~ Shackles of Amadeus ~ finally has an official release date of April 25th, 2017!
- Amazon is officially accepting pre-orders, HERE!
- D3Publisher’s Hyakka Hyakurou: Sengoku Ninpoujou is getting an English release on steam under the name Nightshade!
- The game will be fully voiced and will $34.99!
- However, upon it’s release Nightshade will be available for 20% off the retail price!!
- For more information about the game, check out the Official Site!
Poll Results for “What kinds of posts should I write more of?”
This poll ran way longer than I originally anticipated, but I’m glad that I was able to get a good number of votes this time around. There were a total of 89 votes, and I want to give a big thank you to everyone that took the time to participate!! So the results:
- Seems you guys like the Otome/Visual Novel reviews and want me to continue writing those, there were 41 votes for that.
- Next up were the Lists and BL/Yaoi Reviews, with 11 and 10 votes respectively. I was surprised to see that there weren’t many folks interested in the BL/Yaoi stuff…
- The other poll options failed to break into the double digits, but I’m kind of sad to see that there was only 1 vote for Manga Reviews since I’ve been planning a Manga review segment, but I guess I’ll hold off on that for a little longer…
- As always the Other suggestions never fail to make me chuckle a bit, this time around there were 3 of them:
- mystic messenger!!!!!!
- EVERYTHING WORKS, BABY!
- MYSTIC MESSENGER
- Unfortunately, I have no plans to return to Mystic Messenger Hell… I really enjoy getting a full 8+ hours of sleep every night… so yeah… HOWEVER, ShojoThoughts is currently documenting her MM journey over on her blog, which you can read, HERE! Trust me, they are all worth the read!
I’m giving the ol’ blog a bit of a facelift; updating tags, menus, etc… So, for the next couple of weeks expect some minor wonkiness. Nice Job Breaking It, Hero will be up and running during the fixes, but, don’t be alarmed if stuff moves around a bit!
Most Recent Updates
Since I reached 300 Followers a little while ago, I figured it was about time I fixed things up a bit. There will also be a special announcement once everything is finished up, so be on the look out for that in the near future!
March Megane Madness
I probably should have announced this sooner, but what can I say, I’ve been busy… *ahem* It’s no secret that I’m weak to megane men, there’s just something hot about a man in glasses that really gets my blood pumping! Ray Bans, dark frames, wire frames, bifocals, trifocals, fashion lenses, *fans self* I love them all! So I wanted to share that love with you guys in a month long megane celebration.
Throughout the month of March I will be paying tribute to all the megane hotties out there with semi-daily megane themed posts and reviews!! Ya’ll have heard of March Madness, well here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero it will be Megane Madness Month!!
Well, I finally broke down and signed up for some Affiliate Program so that I could possibly make a bit of cash doing this blogging thing. The way affiliate programs work is that I earn a small commission on any products you all buy using my affiliate links. Right now I’m enrolled in Affiliate Programs for Amazon.com and MangaGamer, so expect affiliate links to show up every so often in my posts in the near future. I will let you all know in advance if a post contains any affiliate links and I will update my sidebar with links to specific games and products.
The third OWLS Blog Tour is underway, March’s topic focuses on Sanctuary!
A sanctuary is a place of safety and stability. In anime, there are several different places and environments that characters call “home.” For this topic, we will be discussing various locations and settings within certain anime series.
Each OWLS member will be uploading their individual posts throughout the month of March! This week’s Blog Tour guides were LynLyn (Just Something About LynLyn), who wrote about the sanctuary in Princess Jellyfish, Venus (Japanime Talks)) who wrote about sanctuary in Hunter x Hunter, Erendira (Sakura Daisuki) who wrote about sanctuary in Yuri!!! on Ice, and Hazelyn (Archi-Anime) who wrote about sanctuary in Fate/Stay Night!
This Week’s OWLS Blog Tour Stops
- Nick Burkhalter (Chasing Japan)-March 27th
- Katrina Sade (Grimm Girl)-March 29th
- Pink-chan (Pinky’s Palace)– March 31st
There is just plenty of Blog Tour Stops coming your way this month so be on the look out for announcements on the Official OWLS Twitter @OWLSbloggers, where we will keep you guys updated on each of the upcoming posts and other OWLS news!
I really want to hear from you guys, let me know what you think of Nice Job Breaking It, Hero. What do you think about this change? Do you guys like my posts? Is there something you think I should fix or add? Please feel free to let me know here in the comments section, or you can use this contact form!
Last week I kind of dropped the ball a bit, so I’ll make it up to you guys this week with all the things I promised last week and some special unplanned stuff in between. I promise I won’t burn myself out… I just really want to write for once LOL… So, this week’s posts:
- Melanin Monday- this week I will write about otome games with black and brown skinned characters in them!
- Versatile Blogger Award– I was nominated for this award by the lovely ShojoThoughts a little while ago, and I figure it’s about time I actually wrote the post!
- My Top 10 Favorite Generation Six Pokemon- Yeah, I know, it’s been a LONG time since I wrote one of these posts. I meant to write on each month leading up to the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon, but as you can see that didn’t really happen…
- Mystery Blogger Award- This is not a fluke, I was nominated for a second Mystery Blogger Award by the amazing Moondid a few weeks ago, so I’ll be writing that post up this week as well!
- Chess of Blades Demo Review- I know I have been horrible about writing up this demo review, but I want to commit to getting it done this week! The KS campaign is winding down and I want to make sure you guys see what an amazing game this is!!
- Let’s Show Our Support for Love Mythos: Sanctuary Island- This is a visual novel and puzzle game from Squid Sins Squad with a little over a week left in the KS campaign!
- Thrifty Gamer- This marks the 13th Thrifty Gamer post, and since thirteen is such a lucky number, I’m going to choose some especially lucky game titles.
- Let’s Show Our Support for Who We Are Now- This is a queer post apocalyptic visual novel that launched a KS campaign last week!
- Fangirl Moment: I’ll Give It My All Tomorrow- For this week’s Fangirl Friday post, I’ll be covering a slice of life comedy, manga by Shunju Aono!
- Mystic Destinies Serendipty of Aeons-Tatsuya Yukimura MS Review- This has been a long time coming, and since this is the last day of March I figured this megane cutie should be the one to close out Megane Madness Month…
- Why I Love Ticket Based Free to Play Mobage- A lovely post about my love of free to play mobile games.
- Let’s Show Our Support for AIdol: Artificial Intelligence Idol- I have been meaning to write up this KS campaign for a little while now…This is a cute idol themed visual novel from Pixel Pineberry Studios!
Since Megane Madness Month is winding down, I figure this would be a good opportunity to actually run a megane themed poll… Do you prefer characters… The poll will be open until… Friday @ 11:59 PM EST! You can find it in the side bar (or if you are using a phone/tablet @ the bottom of the page). If you still can’t find it, click the link HERE! I look forward to your responses!
Here we are again at the end of another Recap Post, where I highlight four interesting posts from other bloggers that showed up on my Reader this past week…
Day Twenty: Ookami Kodomo No Ame to Yuki (MOTM 2017)– This post comes from Kapodaco of Criticism and Thoughts! I’ve said this before, but I am really enjoying this blogger’s March of the Movies post series, where they cover a wide range of films from contemporary hits to classic flicks to animated feature films… there is literally something for everyone! This week Kapodaco covered one of my favorite animated films, Ookami Kodomo No Ame to Yuki! As always, this is an honest and critical review from one of my favorite WP reviewers, so definitely check it out when you have the chance!
Adore Yuu’s Work – Alice 19th– This post comes from Lita of Lita Kino Anime Corner! This is a lovely review about Yuu Watase’s shojo fantasy romance, Alice 19th! Like Lita, I absolutely love Yuu Watase’s works, so when I saw this post about Alice 19th, I knew I had to include it in this week’s Spotlight.This is a short post, but you can feel this bloggers love of Watase and her works in every word they write. Oh, and if you aren’t familiar with Watase and her works, Lita’s pick is a great place to start!
Blondes Have More Fun– This post comes from heyitszel of Archi-Anime! This is another post series that I have been following closely for some time now, Hazel’s Man Crush Monday series! This week she showcases her favorite blonde anime characters. I happen to know for a fact that this blogger is partial to blondes, so I just knew I had to read this post, and you all should too!!
Notice Me Senpai Mini Review– This post comes from Fabiola of Hayurika! First, I have to say that this blogger writes some fantastic otome game reviews and you all should absolutely check them out when you have the chance, I mean it… like now! *ahem* This is a short review about one of the cutest free mobile games I have ever seen, Notice Me Senpai, it’s like Neko Atsume, but with cute boys instead of cats…
So here we are at the end of this week’s post! Be sure to check out some of the bloggers from this week’s Weekly Blogger Spotlight, and drop them a line! Strike up a conversation or make a new friend! Don’t be shy get out there and mingle! 😉 Also, don’t worry if your post wasn’t featured in this week’s recap, keep writing and keep posting! I’ll keep my eye out!
See something in your Reader this week that you wanna share? Tell me what you think about my post? Anything you want to see more of? Less of? Have an idea for a post? Shoot me a line in the comments section or Message me on Twitter! Don’t be shy, I swear I don’t bite! I appreciate input and discussions from my readers so let your voice be heard…and finally, as always Thank You for reading!