Secrets in Spades, that sinful mobile otome game from NiNO/Arithmetic? The one with the pretty explicit content? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
No? Too bad. Okay, I admit it, it wasn’t the best but the explicit content was good af. I for one loved it. Did you know there is an R18 ver. of the game in JP besides the original one?
Sadly, we didn’t get that R18 ver., but what’s even sadder is that the EN ver. we got hasn’t been updated in a LONG TIME and it’s such a shame. If only we would have gotten the R18 version…if only the EN ver. would update…if only the game would have been successful overseas…This is the kind of material we could have possibly gotten:
Liesl’s Otome Game Reviews:Secrets in Spades ~Dangerous Engagements~ by NiNO
Sinful Meter: ★★★★★ My Rating: 4/5
**Spoiler Free Review**↴
I think I say this a lot, but I am a big fan of NiNO, so when I found out that they released one of their games in English I was super excited!
My first thought when I played the game was: Kissed by the Baddest Bidder + 7 Hotties, All My Husbands Hardcore Edition
The MC is sold at an auction and bought by one of her love interests. They all live at the Heartjack Hotel, in the penthouse located on the King Floor. Did I mention that MC suffers from amnesia and has to choose who she will marry? Sound familiar? ^^; Either way, I decided to give it a chance because I saw that there was an “R18″ version in Japanese and because the guys looked like huge do-S. I’m a huge pervert and hardcore do-M so, yeah how could I let that opportunity go? lol
Although they share those similarities, Secrets in Spades is NOT a rip off of the two games mentioned above. At least I didn’t feel like it was. The story takes a whole different path!
Honestly, this game is not for everyone. The guys are huge sadists, there’s non-con. This game is SINFUL. The events: even more. It’s for perverts & do-M’s like me. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
This is the kind of mature otome game I’ve been looking for! One thing I loved was the explicit language used in the H-scenes. That’s something the other games I’ve played lacked. No offense, but I can’t take the H-scenes seriously when they use roundabout words to describe what is happening. I’ve seen it in a few games. Most of the time I don’t even know what is happening lol This is the 1st mobile otome game that I’ve seen use explicit words (cock, clit, etc.) for the descriptions + dirty talk~ It sounded more natural tbh lol
Also, don’t get me wrong, I love Several Shades of Sadism and how it turned out to be, but this is how I had imagined SSS was going to be when I first heard of it.
The guys’ looks:
CG art > throughout the game art
I loved how the guys looked in the CG art, it definitely made them look more attractive than how they usually looked throughout the game. Idk if that was only me though lol The characters are okay looking when you interact with them throughout the game. I’ve seen more good looking characters from NiNO’s other games. I believe Secrets in Spades was one of their earliest games, so the art definitely improved in their newest ones!
Character Reviews (Coming Soon)
“But Liesl, there’s better otome games out there! This is nothing but a cheap porn otome game.”
???? Yeah, there sure are better ones out there! I’m not saying it’s the best one. Different strokes, for different folks~ I still enjoyed it!
Will you miss out if you don’t play it? I don’t think so.
Is it worth giving a try? I think you should try it!
**Please note that this review is based on MY PERSONAL OPINION and from a fictional point of view. My opinion towards the character+story does not represent my opinion towards the company.**