Blue Rose (The-white-cat.com)
After a fierce battle with a dragon, Lena, a templar of the blue rose, finds herself in a peaceful village with no clue what happened to her comrades. Not only that but the village is under attack and it’s up to her to save it. Can Lena protect the village and find love?
Templars of the Blue Rose in this universe are special knights that draw on the power of the blue rose to help them fight. Therefore, it’s like being a Jedi Knight only instead of relying on energy you rely on an incredibly rare flower. Lena is one of them and that’s the character you play. Usually when playing otome games, the maker assumes that every woman’s fantasy is be a helpless damsel in distress that relies on a big strong man for everything. This is one of the few games that understands that some women fantasize about being strong and self-reliant. Lena can pursue a relationship with four guys and a girl. Tobias is the arrogant yet caring village leader. Simon is your loyal comrade. Gavin is the playful outsider. Erin is the caring innkeeper. Last but not least, Aran is the mysterious outsider. Other than those simple facts, nothing about these characters really stands out. You can unlock extra details about them but their side-stories only take up space.
The game play is that of your typical visual novel. You read the story and choose the appropriate dialogue. During most of the game, you can pick different locations to visit on a map. You can also collect pictures for your gallery and each time you get a character’s good ending, you unlock an extra story.
This game is intriguing but doesn’t really stand out. I give it 6 out of 10; more of a casual play than something to really get lost in.