As a side note, did you know otome games should be considered a marital aid?You get the thrill of a new romance, with the accompanying discovery and excitement that brings, all while remaining faithful to your existing monogamous partner (if you have one). Now, in the interests of “full disclosure,” I’ll also tell you I have a vested interest in trying to convert as many people as possible to the otome genre.He’s the one who convinced me to play DA: O in the first place and got me my first indie dating sims.He’s also the one who buys me the latest localized game on pre-order before I even know it’s out.Nevertheless, I inevitably comb the internet after a few weeks and come back to the rapidly dwindling supply of games I’m willing to play.I have some standards (surprising though that may be to some of you), and at the top of the list is that the game cannot be too lackadaisical with issues of consent.- the female player branch of Konami's long running series, with the first four Jo Jo heroes attending Morioh High School and available to date.
It’s simply the best indie stat-raising/visual novel hybrid I’ve played.I figure the more of you I can convince to spend your hard-earned dollars on these games, the more incentive we’ll give developers to make and translate more. At this point I consume them at an almost voracious pace.Unfortunately, it’s easy to get jaded after binging on a few; they often have the same types of guys and the storyline tropes can get eye-rollingly common. Each game starts with 5 guys and each time there are the same types—it’s clear copy/paste.Visual novels tend to be extremely story-driven with the outcomes determined by the choices you make along a branching story route.Dating sims often have you scheduling your character’s time in order to raise specific stats by doing certain activities.