Welcome to Otome, visual dating games made with women in mind.They enjoy a healthy fandom, but many acclaimed titles remain in their native Japanese—frustrating, because romance and relationship games are more popular than ever.If you've never played a dating sim, just know that there isn't much challenge, as it's more of an interactive movie than an actual video game.
In a standard dating sim your character, usually a man, is surrounded by potential mates, usually women, and your decisions will affect the score you receive. While most dating sims are geared toward men, especially the more sexually explicit ones, dating sims aimed at a female audience are also very popular.
Lots of players get turned onto these aspects from story and character-driven Bio Ware games like Dragon Age, and if you’re a fan of those, I have a few recommendations to help welcome you into the otome genre.
While all you need to be “good at” is reading and making choices -- don’t worry if you don’t normally play games -- there are some important things to know about how these games work.
And when it comes to, shall we say, couples, no one tops the open-minded pairings found in dating sims.
Jumping race or social castes is just the beginning; no line is too sacred for these poignant tales of romance.