With October wrapping up, the VN Game Den team thought it’ll be nice if they give you their favorite games from Spooktober Jam 2021!
miHoYo is continuing to cement themselves as one of the top freemium mobile game studios. Their newest title, Tears of Themis, was recently released in English in July. As two months have passed since its English release, I thought it would be time to take a good look at Tears of Themis and see if miHoYo has hit another home run with this game.
A pernicious argument about visual novels, and their audiences, is that they aren’t “games” nor are the players “gamers,” specifically when compared to other games. But that argument is not only wrong, it’s harmful to the growth and perception of visual novels as a whole. And it’s time that visual novel devs and fans themselves stop buying into the argument and claim their rightful title as “gamers”!
Although the name “otome” (maiden) gives an impression that otome games are made only for women, that’s far from the case. While their approach to visual novels might be different, anyone can (and should) experience the joy of otome games, and here’s why!