Foreword: Right onto another review! Sorry I haven’t been playing too many games, so this and another title will be the last ones for a while (or until I get off my fat-lazy butt to play more)
Otama in general is considered a nukige, due to the fact that it’s produced by Unisonshift:Accent, (Remember that Accent produces moege/nukige, while Blossom produces some of the best games by Unisonshift)
Title: おたマ！～おたく仲間はちっこいマニア～ (Otama! Otaku nakama wa chikkoi mania, Lit. Trans; Otama! Otaku companions are hardcore mania!)
Release Date: October 26, 2012
VNDB Link: http://vndb.org/v10637
Game Type: Nukige Novel
Summary: Hiroaki is a college student, who is very intelligent with his anime, games, figurines, doujinshi… you name it. He is called “sensei” by his peers, on the online chat that he hosts, because he gives them so much advice on anime and such. One day, the group decides to meet up in real life, so they can talk about their hobby in much more detail, as well as get to know each other better.
When they meet up, Hiroaki realizes that his peers are all girls! Quite unfortunately, Hiroaki is rather uncomfortable with girls in general, which includes his cousin, Momiji, who is the student council president, and nags him all the time about his hobbies. Nonetheless, as the group members become closer and closer to each other, Hiroaki will find that some of the girls will become aggressive in their approaches!
Hiroaki’s cousin, Momiji! She’s the tsundere character, who is raised in a family that despises stuff like anime and manga. However, she herself comes to love being an otaku in the game.
Story Length: Moderate (20 hours)
Complete Story Clearing Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Comments: Make sure to go through all the character stories in the beginning; the split occurs first at the Comiket, where you can go off into Mami’s Route, or you can choose to wait until Hiroaki is in his room; where you can diverge into any route (including a Harem route) except Mami’s.
Character Design Rating: 6/10
Story Rating: 4/10
Game Quality: Moderate
Overall Rating: 4/10
Rating Comments: Basically a “meh” game. Despite this game being considered a nukige, you could find stories for each characters, that were arguably worth the time along with all the H-scenes. The loli is an added bonus, but there was nothing special about this game. This game DOES have the various character themes (tsundere for Momiji, deredere (to an extent) for Kirara, and the loli-gothic style Iina, etc…), but I think the main theme of this game was “loli characters who happen to be otakus”.
Hey, hey, Hiroaki, you should be happier that you have a loli bishoujo on your back…
Sexual Content: Moderate
Comments: Personally, I like Lolis, so I found that factor to be a huge plus. However, other than that, I didn’t really see anything good. Each character is cute, but it’s probably because of my bias that I love lolis in general. CGs are well drawn, but because this was a nukige, the majority (80%+) of the CGs were HCGs.
The SDCGs are cute too :D
Affection for the Characters: Low
CG Quality: Moderately High
Music Quality: Moderately Low
Kirara is a good artist too! But she’s embarrassed of it.
Conclusion: A nice nukige, that would be appreciated greatly by loli-lovers, but is not a worthwhile game otherwise.