Gaming After Dark: Celestial Crowns [Demo Review]

*Disclaimer: Welcome to Gaming After Dark, a series just for games best enjoyed after dark. Games featured in this series are NSFW (Not Safe For Work), contain adult content and explicit themes, and are not meant for those under the age of eighteen. The reviews for the games may also feature content that is NSFW and is intended for mature readers only.

*Disclosure: Min at Harlevin reached out to me to review the demo for Celestial Crowns. The review is my own and is based on my own gaming experience. Special thanks to Min for allowing me the opportunity to play the demo before its release to Steam and ♥

I am so excited to add a new game to the Gaming After Dark series! Y’all are in for a treat! I was over the moon (pun not intended) when I was asked to review the demo for Celestial Crowns in time for its kickstarter release. After taking a look at the overall premise and how inclusive the demo is, I had to play it and give it a fair review for the blog!

  • Age Rating: 18+
  • Genre(s): Romance // Drama // Fantasy // Indie
  • Developer: Harlevin
  • Play The Demo For Free: Steam //
  • Support the Kickstarter: click here!!!
Set in a world where they worship the stars, play as the newly crowned Ruling Monarch of the kingdom of Lauté. In ancient times, the Royals were masters of the elements with the ability to spellcraft that made people believe they were gods. Nowadays, the ability has faded with misuse, and the only Royal left known to have this ability is King Aalam of Andromeda. With your kingdom on unsteady ground after your father's recent assassination, this dangerous King with magic beyond comprehension has an offer you can’t ignore:

Accept his hand in marriage, or go to war.
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I made the Blooming Panic Love Interests in The Sims 4!

photo by A Geeky Gal courtesy of The Sims 4

Sorry the screenshots are poop quality. BUT ANYWAY.

I created the Blooming Panic LIs in The Sims 4 and also ended up creating their bedrooms too. Took me about 2 days to get everything done, but I’m pretty pleased with how it all turned out! The 4 bedrooms are a part of a fully functional apartment with kitchen, living room, game room, and laundry plus 2 shared bathrooms and one half bath. There’s also a giant cat tree in the living area for Cat. (Peep Cat in Xyx’s room hehe.) Also, I feel like NakedToaster and nightowl would be messy so I made sure their rooms reflected that.

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I’ll Take 4 Discord Boyfriends Please [Blooming Panic: Full Bloom Review]

photo by A Geeky Gal

Y’all will have to forgive me on this one. I had every intention of adding a Gaming After Dark post for this month, but I cannot get Blooming Panic off of my mind. I got all four of the “good endings” in less than 24 hours. I am hooked and head-over-heels for the amazing love interests in the form of Discord boyfriends. I knew I needed to get this review out before my heart exploded from the wholesomeness that is this indie Otome game!

  • Age Rating: Not Rated (see content warning)
  • Genre(s): Drama // Romance // Indie
  • Developer: robobarbie
  • Play For Free:
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars
Depressed day-in and day-out from a draining corporate job, you become invested in a fantasy webnovel and find a mysterious link to a fan server. Everyone is warm and welcoming, but four members take a special interest in you! 
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Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ [Review]

This year I decided I would dip my toes into more Otome games, on the search for more spicy games to add to Gaming After Dark. While I love a bit of spice, I also love a bit of sweet. And that’s exactly what I got with today’s game review. Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ was my gateway game into the world of Otome, and I don’t think I could have picked a better first game! If you’re interested in seeing what Otome games are coming up for reviews, take a look at my post about the 5 Otome games in my backlog!

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photo from Nintendo
  • Age Rating: T [Teen]
  • Genre(s): Drama // Romance // Steampunk
  • Developer: Idea Factory
  • Buy it: Amazon* // Digital
  • Rating: 4/5 Stars
Venture into a reimagined steampunk version of 19th century London. Follow the adventures of the poison-skinned maiden Cardia, the men trying to help her, and the mysterious organization intent on capturing her. Experience a visual novel adventure brimming with literary and historical characters including Victor Frankenstein and Abraham van Helsing. Will Cardia find love, or destroy those she cares for? Her story is in your hands.
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Finding Digital Love: 5 Otome Games in My Switch Backlog

photo by A Geeky Gal

For this past Christmas, I asked Santa (my husband) for some Otome games on the Switch, and he delivered with some really amazing picks! I just finished Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (review coming soon!) and was taking inventory of what I wanted to play next. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share what is currently in my backlog with you and gush about why I am so excited to play these!

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Collar X Malice

photo from Nintendo

A dangerous shadow organization launches a campaign of fear and violence in the city of Shinjuku, pushing society to the brink of chaos. As a young police officer tasked with restoring order, you become the target of an attack, and have a poisonous collar attached to your neck. With the situation spiraling out of control and time running out, five mysterious strangers appear to aid you in your quest for the truth.

  • Age Rating: M [Mature 17+}
  • Genre(s): Crime // Mystery // Romance
  • Developer: Idea Factory
  • Buy it: Amazon* // Digital
Meg says: "A gritty and sexy thriller? Sign me up! There's nothing like your life being in danger to put you in a romantic mood. I am (mostly) kidding, but coming fresh off the trail of Code: Realize where the heroine is in a similar situation, I'm ready to see how it plays out (and who saves me)."
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