Both Mystic Land and Nexus Code were released in 2018. Both BL otomes have you choose between couples rather than have your character be with different characters within the same world. Please note that this first impression is before choosing any of the routes within the game.
Mystic Land takes place in Wonderland where you have to survive the games that the world has for foreigners (people who aren’t from that world.) If the participants in said game lose—or if they choose not to participate, they are condemned to stay in Wonderland for an eternity. At first, it didn’t really catch my eye, but I still decided to give it a chance since some stories are slow but pack a punch. It started to escalate about 2 or 3 chapters before they have you choose a route. One thing that was distracting to me was the characters’ chins. They seemed excessively big which made the faces seemed rather off-putting.
Nexus Code was set in a more realistic world- where your characters are partners in a top-secret organization. There was more humor and you felt more like a part of the world while also feeling like a spectator—unlike in Mystic Land where you only feel like the latter. The art style is rather pleasing. The one thing that was off (only slightly) was actually my fault. The game has an options screen where you choose which language you want to experience the game in. I accidentally chose French instead of English. It’s not really a bad thing since I know French, but it was rather confusing at first when I saw everything in French instead of English.
I’ll give both of the games a chance so I might make a review at the end of the month after finishing at least one of the routes. That’s it for today. Thank you for reading! Until next time, keep your paws and bowls of ramen up, everyone! Nya! 🐾