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>What is an otome game?https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otome_game
tl;dr, enjoy a beautiful 2D boy harem as either a girl (otome) or a 2D boy yourself (BL).
Discuss what you're playing now, what you're looking forward to, ask questions, talk merch, etc.You can find a thorough FAQ and a lot of download links in halfchan's BL + otome general, but most of them are out of date or only in Japanese.
Please spoiler spoilers! CGs are fine unless it's an important plot point.
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What even is the status of Yandere Heaven Affection Bunny Cage? I heard so much about it years ago and then…was it released? I don't think so. I can't find it anywhere. Someone help me.
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Whats the deal with the sweet devil route in TMGS3? i want it, help me
This looks amazing
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Just a note: When I got it, I lost it pretty quickly but then I got it back just as quickly by continuing on with what I was doing. So don't worry if it comes and goes for a bit at the beginning.
I want to play 3P Niina and Arashi as sweet devil next…
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Me too. I've been waiting for years.
The creators announced the release for Winter 2014, but no copy of the game and no caps of the game so I doubt it was actually released. The website/blog/twitter hasn't been updated since Summer of 2014.http://judith-hw.info/yandereABC/index.htmlhttps://twitter.com/Judith_hw
I hope it wasn't scrapped, but I highly doubt it at this point. I think the last Yandere Heaven game came out in 2014 as well (They are all BL except this one) so I'm not sure if they just kinda stopped making them.
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Personally I love "Amnesia". The mystery are quite engaging, the voice actors's voice are hot and the protagonist-game isn't as irritating as in the protagonist-anime. The arts are sooo beautiful too, totally a feast for the eyes, mhhhmmm…
Another otogen that I actually want to play is "Brothers Conflict", both of the version. I've watched the whole anime and I really like how the protagonist's personality is explained and it actually makes sense if she acts so awkward and naive around the brothers. I reaally hope someone translates this game to English in the future so I can play it.
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kou best boy
yeah i reaaaally need to learn japanese. i feel like i'm missing out on a lot of stuff i really want to play because no translation or like "read as you play" translations which are a little annoying…
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I'm a teacher's pet.
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I believe yandere guys are just not popular with the general audience of otome games. That's my guess anyway. Yandere is more common in BL games but still not as popular as tsundere or something. Sometimes I wish you could play BL games as a girl MC as they typically have more guys to my tastes in them. I can only self insert as a kawaii shota prince so much before shattering the illusion.
I actually remember reading some negative remarks about a Voltage game (lol) when those got kinda big 2 years ago or whatever who was meant to be their watered down version of yandere. People were super triggered by his possessiveness. It actually tempted me to try their game, and I played his routes and he wasn't all that yandere…like at all.
I remember reading similar criticisms when Bunny Cage was announced on English and Japanese sites. Though those characters are actually yandere so.
I get why it isn't everyone's cup of tea but I don't know why so few games cater to the audience there is for that, and even when they do, it seems they are afraid to go all out.
So, sorta related, what is everyone's favorite type?
The one I go for first generally varies from game to game but I like…
>mean looking guy who is actually mice gap-moe
>cute/nice guy because they usually end up having a dark side.
To a lesser extent I like tsundere routes but it really depends on their personality after you peel away the tsun. They are really hit or miss with me, but when they're good, they're good.
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I don't know, I tend to dislike the main route because those tend to be a kind of generic love story unless it's a very niche game. But then I might like the character otherwise. Sometimes they surprise me though. Also a good way to learn more about the other guys and get a feel for them.
I just found out Dot Kareshi (pic related) a while ago and I am obsessed with slime boyfriend and tsun beastmaster. Want to play masochist knight next. Really short game though so that sucks but I can't complain as there are three of them.
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I love tough, but sensitive/crybaby types. This is my boo.
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>The main character, Hitomi Sakuragawa (桜川 ヒトミ?) (default name, changeable), was once a cute, beautiful girl, winning beauty contests in childhood. However, after losing to the temptation of junk food received from fans, she has steadily gained weight… until she reached 100 kg in her second year of high school. At the beginning of the school year, the main character and her brother moved into her father's mansion-like dorm. She discovered that the school's most popular guys are also moving in. Their impressions on her shocked her into starting a diet.
Hahahaha I'm intrigued.
Wakaouji from TMGS2
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I played all the routes in Sweet Fuse, including the "secret" character. (He was cute but I didn't like his route. Got my hopes up for nothin'.)
It got a lot of flak for lacking plot, but Sweet Fuse is a game I feel like you can't take too seriously. It's just a fun, relatively short game with that shounen-y style.
Doing each character's route also allows you to figure out parts of the "mystery" and you visit more of the amusement park.
The fandom generally seems to agree that either the hikki gamer or Mitarashi are the best boys. Not a fan of the hikki, but Mitarashi's route a good. The weirdest route is probably Urabe, and Wakasa is just a lil bitch.
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I just can't get into Himuro. He's so popular, but I'm just not captivated like I was with Waka-sensei.
Maybe I'll start his route tonight and see what all the fuss is about.
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I asked a similar question in the yaoi thread, but does anyone know of an otome with long black haired guys? Or just long haired is enough for me.
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Yoshiwara has 1-2 guys with similar aesthetics
Akazukin to Mayoi no Mori (not yet fully translated tho)
Long black haired bishounen is very…old-school character style. So mostly things with historical settings probably. Most long haired characters nowadays don't have black hair.
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Oh shit I didn't realize you also said "or just long haired."
In that case: (All of the following are translated btw)
>Tokimeki Memorial GS 1 + 2
>Amnesia (two guys)
>Princess Nightmare (one guy)
>Dandelion ~Wishes Brought to You~
>Nameless ~The One You Must Recall~
>The Second Reproduction (black haired!!!)
hope I helped <3
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Thank you anon! Yoshiwara is on steam too, so that's a YES!
The world really needs more husbandos with long black hair.
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check erogedownload. or, you can download the JP roms from emuparadise and patch them yourself.
ignore nicoblog, they a shit.
get desmume, just a forewarning the sound WILL be metallicky. just the nature of it being emulated.
pic related is the ONLY good boy
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>Like in Hatoful Boyfriend I went for Shuu immediately.
So which option did you choose anon?
Yes,yes, or yes?
Jokes aside, Hatoful Boyfriend is one of my favorite otome. The whole human dating birds premise aside, I really like the story and characters.
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you shut your whore mouth. pic related is way better.
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Has anyone played Kamigami no Asobi?
I didn't realize until recently that someone had translated a bunch of it. Makes me want to try it for real.
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Niina is best boy.
Arashi is really hard to get rid of.
It was fun though.
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Anyone play any Voltage games?
I just played through Eisuke's route and half of Soryu's route in the Baddest Bidder and I'm in love
also any games/husbandos who like to take charge and push MC around/use her?
I can't get into voltage.
Also, Diabolik Lovers would be right up your alley (not my thing though). No patch but here's an english script of the entire game, translated by route(s).http://sakamakihouse.tumblr.com/post/131626912531/full-translation-of-diabolik-lovers-haunted-dark
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Holy shit I found my thread. ;__________;
I don't get the appeal of KBtBB. All the guys are complete assholes and I don't get why Eisuke won the popularity contest twice in a row. To each their own I guess.
Pic related. One of the better Voltage games imho but when you play enough of them they tend to get pretty stale, haha.
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ohhh i have been trying to remember the name of this game! i also enjoyed 10 Days With My Devil or whatever. i was at home sick for like a week last year and playing these brought me such amusement
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Has anyone played La storia della Arcana Famiglia?
I have the game but reading it alongside the translation (it's in a word document and minimally formatted) is really tedious.
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i only like this guy.
the rest are shiiiit.
they get kind of lazy on some of the routes (the ones i did play) and beyond that are such a gamble to play. it's easier for me to pay $30 (haha, implying) for a game on the off chance i will genuinely like more than one route or the whole game vs buying individual routes and then feeling let down when you just paid $3.99 for a shit route and meh plot.
i think they have their star series (the ones with regular updates) that they milk but the rest kind of run together. but they were a fun way to kill time for me a few summers ago when i had nothing but my ipad with me.
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I love forged wedding. Haruka is the only character i really like. And i've played a lot of games
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I wish they'd revive this game :(
Same! I played Shin's route before his and I hated him for almost trying to kill me. Now I'm just turned off by yanderes in general, thanks to him.
Shin is bae though. I find that Ukyo's route is similar to Shin's but Shin was stuck within the one world to help the MC; whereas Ukyo went through parallel universes and got celestial entities to help her, -chuckles aloud-.
Sorry for blog, just finished this game.
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Yeah it was really the only game where I liked all the guys (well, I didn't play EVERY route bc money) and the plot was alright, but it seems like the typical Voltage audience doesn't really like this kind of thing. There are a few games that have gotten very limited releases if any at all (I think one was even stopped after like 2 routes) in favor of their more popular stuff.
I'm looking at a list of Voltage Games right now and wow where the fuck did they all come from. There are so many. I remember when there were like 10. Pic related seems kinda cute. Is it cute?
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-chuckles aloud- maybe if your boyfriend is genuinely concerned you will leave him for 2d.
maybe he's right to be concerned.
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>this entire thread
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Urgh I had the biggest crush on Saeki from Tokimeki Memorial 2, his relationship with the mc was amusing and felt natural. Also, I was just remembering how I unintentionally triggered the PvP mode between Ruka and Kouichi in TM3 and felt terrible afterwards
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Damn anon that pic got to me. Saeki a salty binch but I definitely agree that his relationship with the mc felt organic and real. I loved that about it.
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Same. I've been in a relationship for years and I still enjoy my otoge/fujoshit regularly. Bf thinks it's funny but it doesn't bother him one bit. He's into some 2D media too, we're both just chill and open about it.
There were a few times earlier on in our relationship where we got drunk and played hilariously shitty 90s eroge together, what a blast.
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i'm straight up brocon trash so i wish i could play brocon games translated.
apart from that my main otome husbando is Okita Souji from Hakuouki. Oh, and Toma, from Amnesia.
i might be DO-S trash too.
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Did anyone play Ozmafia? The english version was released on Steam about a month ago for those of you that don't know. The route with the three guys… oh my lord this game needs to chill!
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Best husbando. I think the same guy(s) who did the Diabolik Lovers art did Ozmafia's and I love it - the colors and lines and everything looks so nice.
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wtf pic didn't attach. my bad.
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Anyone here played Code: Realize? Finishing up Lupin's route now. I really liked it, actually. I think my favourite route was Saint-Germain, which surprised me because I normally go for the tsunderes or the overly sexual flirty ones (Yuri from Nameless, oh my god)
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I don't usually go for fluffy romance games so I haven't been terribly interested in most otome games.
But I dig vns with psychological thriller\disturbing themes, and Amnesia is all kinds of awesome. Toma is amazing, and so is his route. Loved it the most, I was never once bored. The buildup was very fun.
Personally I hated Shin for being an emo bitch :P
Dunno why people rag on Toma considering ummm how Ukyo is lol.
I enjoy them both.
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I agree with you 100% on Toma and Shin. I haven't played Ukyo's route yet but I feel like I'm going to enjoy it. Wish I could find more VN's out there with yandere guys.
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God i love akito
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I'm glad I got Amnesia off the summer sale, I don't think I would have played it otherwise. Anyone else have an insatiable thirst for megane? Kent's a cutie, even if he is kind of an autist.
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Just finished his true route! It warmed my heart. I'm kind of scared to see what will happen with Ikki and Toma, since Kent and Shin were so sweet…
And I agree! I saw that there was a Kickstarter for another Otomate game, but it totally failed, which is pretty depressing.
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Hi, could anyone propose a short list of best classic otomes for someone who tries to get a feel for the genre?
Is it common to play these games like completionists, exhausting every possible plot line? Would you be bothered if a game actively dissuaded you from it through length + one-save-per-run to preserve some sense of mystery and risk?
Porn isn't a big conventional market either, but you see people pulling 6k a month from it, periodically. I'd be content with 600. Enough to fuel my crippling food and shelter addiction where I live (I wouldn't complain about more though, considering the tradeoff lack of stability in such a line of work).
The thing is people pay differently when they want something to happen, than when they simply buy a finished product. Especially when they can directly affect what gets introduced as backers. I think it's worth a shot.
>you're the farmer from the advice thread trying to make cash of a genre of game you don't even care about, right?
Okay, let me bare my arrogance to the world: I think I can most likely produce better romantic fiction than any of those translated games contain (and if I fail I know where to look for good anglophone co-writers). I like to write and I like getting into peoples' heads.
I also came up with a concept of an interface - and let me remain intentionally vague here on how it'd look like - that'd allow me to pile up branching storyline complexity, outdoing pretty much any story-driven game I know of. I've been looking to use this idea on some project, but regular rpg games require amounts of assets I or people who'd collab with me couldn't realistically produce. Consider this my secret weapon.
What I want to get a feel for is the common clichés, shortcomings and blind spots that are tolerated in the games (the ones still considered good, anyway)… so I can neglect these aspects of the otome for a while. Or, at the very least, not worry about it.
>Please at least try to google stuff
The results are inconsistent, besides, laziness is the optimal mindset for indie development. After all, most problems arise from overextension and burning out~
>If you already can't afford necessities
Nah, I'm stable.
>It sounds like you just discovered a niche you know nothing of and just want to use it to obtain money.
Does that make me a bad guy? I like writing fiction and I like games. Just never stumbled on these.
People earn money by offering service to others, not every creative endeavor needs to be a culmination of some sort of deep fascination. Sometimes there's a lot to be gained from having distance instead.
>If anon was going for a really hungry niche like a neglected /d/ fetish that somehow had enough followers but was desperate enough to accept anything then they would be fine, but (ignoring the deviant art kids) fujoshis and otome gamers already have enough content to make them a bit more picky.
Actually, I think you have this in reverse; you're the more starved audience (even if smaller). Porn game selection is, IMO, about 10x larger commercially and pretty common for crowd funded projects.
>Have you actually built a similar game though?
Yes and no. There won't be any similar games when I'm halfway through adding the alt routes, but the basic premise remains.
I'm not the best programmer, but 2D engines are simple as shit and the amount of knowledge that a text-based game requires is laughable. You could go from not knowing how to code at all to building a simple one in 3 hours. I can always ask a buddy who's a pro if I get stuck on a problem.
You guys need to chill, I'm not going to rely on this to survive until the money won't start coming in. Anyway, can we go back to the original subject? I feel like this thread got unintentionally hijacked.
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I picked up Dandelion recently and did Jihae's route first. I thought it was cute but kinda boring. None of the other boys really appealed to me at first, but Jiwoo kinda grew on me as a background character in Jihae's route so I'm pursuing him next.
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Anyone playing Mystic Messenger on the phone? Made by the same people who did Nameless.
So far i'm liking it quite a bit. I'm also honestly surprised for a free otome mobile game to not be a"pay or wait 80 years to finish the probably mediocre story with fucking ~~tickets~~" bullshit.
The dynamics of the chat, phonecalls, email and so on are also very fun and well integrated and the conversations flow very naturally, the boys are all really cute too and the story seems pretty intriguing so far.
Surprisingly loving this game quite a bit. A pity that the servers suck major dick.
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I just started playing it yesterday. It's really fun, but the emails are such a gamble (or maybe I just suck at choosing lol). I ended up picking the wrong camera for rui and all I feel is dread.
>A pity that the servers suck major dick.
This. I ended up missing a chat because the server was fucking up.
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>start playing amnesia
>tee hee hee, I'm a coot' lil elfboi shackled to you by lazy plot xD
>you're allowed to pick the order of inspecting mundane objects!
>you're dating a handsome idol, surprise! :D
>le magic eyes face
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I was actually pushing this game off for so long, and fuck now I'm hooked and may even pay for the deep story route.
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Going through my first game play and I had no idea how much Yoosung wants you to just fucking be Rika….Like chill the fuck out.
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Somewhat off topic but has anyone tried honey butter/"buddha" chips? I tried making them following some recipe on YouTube and it was horrible but the actual product is weird but not bad.
And they're cousins…
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Who else finds it impossible to keep up with this game? I don't check my mobile phone hourly, to be honest.
Are you really supposed to get up at 3am just to play through a chat?
>inb4 dumb questions
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Ugh yeah I know.
Well I'm trying to get the good end first. And I'm finally at the part where he realizes we aren't the same person.
Does anyone know if it's worth playing Yoosungs bad ending?
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>REEEEE stop talking about MM! I could list 200 other games! But I won't!
Enjoy your otome tendies I guess
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I just finished his route and the Secret endings and I actually cried multiple times.
while I had a hunch the story was going to end up that way, I'm so sad for V and Saeran and Saeyoung. They all deserve so much better especially V. I wish there was an after after end with everyone truly happy and just cute CGs and another party and V being like "lol not dead". Ugh this was such a good game. I think the fact that I actually played it every day for 55 days straight made me more invested.
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is anyone going to be playing this when it comes out?
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The first otome I ever played with Dandelion. I haven't played too many but it was definitely slower and a little boring compared to some others. Jisoo will always have a place in my heart though.
I started playing 10 Days With My Devil, which isn't bad at all, and I'm glad it's not ticket-based. I played one route with Satoru, but was kinda disappointed because I thought he'd be a little more dickish.
I would totally play this just because Marco is a qt. Too bad they're only making it PG/PG-13.
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jihae is best boi. id turn furry for him
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Cinderella Phenomenon is free and in Steam, pretty good for what you get. Fairy tale style-fare but with a good protagonist. Waltz best boy
anon I have an exam in three days and if I fail it's on you lol
thanks tho, it's a great game and I'm shocked it's free (for such a quality), I love the story and the protagonist is honestly the best, 10/10, would throw my bra at her.
im playing in recommended order but its kinda hard since ive already done the route i was most interested in,(the little blonde one) i want to complete the game but so far the only other routes im interested in is waltz and that guy at the castle. (lol i can't remember any names) and i need to 'unlock' them ughhhhh>>104306
man mystic messenger was way too fuckin hard for me dude, i was just about to reach zens bad route (my first playthrough) and i gave up, it really feels more trouble than its worth, especially playing in 'recommended' order (zen, yoosung,girl, black hair, and 707)
and also i prefer to get bad endings before i get the good ones.
i feel like im lucky i havent seen any spoilers considering how popular it is lol
does anyone know of a full playthrough with no commentary i can watch instead of playing the game? (i doubt it lol)
you only need to unlock another one to get Waltz and Fritz, so it's not that bad. I recommend Karma, I think his route is the most "heart skipping a beat"-ish.
Some of my thoughts, if anyone cares
Rumpel is a mistake. While other routes seemed like they could have been canon, his just does not feel right, and I don't like the heroine being constantly jealous, it gave me cringes and secondhand embarrassment.
I feel like the most "canon" was Waltz
, but the most interesting one (for me, at least) - Fritz. Though I was actually more emotionally invested into princess and Delora's bonding than the romance, lol. I cried when she died. Also, I think I preferred Varg over Fritzgerald. If there was a proper bad-boy-but-soft character, I would go for him first, I guess that's my type in otome.
Overall, it's a good game, nothing special but pretty immersive.
Can anyone recommend another otome with a strong not too uwu blush heroine?
It just came out this month!>>104309
lmao absolutely not. Rika is in the route but you are MC. It doesn't make sense to be a character that's already in the game. This is still an otome game haha
not that anon but
>Sweet Fuse is a good play
watch out! best guy has a kid, had to drop it
seduce me is fucking awful, the cgs look like fucking wikihow art
i think its only popular because for most girls its 'babbys first otome' the writing is shit the only thing that might be good is the voice actors but im not sure its worth suffering through the game for that.
i hate this game with a passion and wouldnt recommend it to anyone
never played or heard of xo droplets but from googling it the art looks nice
ill play it eventually
If Seduce Me is free play it for the laughs and cringe value. Then you will know what not
to look for in a good otome. I still can't believe it has a sequel.
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Anyone play hadaka shitsuji? It's a pretty brutal and kinky bl game, the game use to have a cult following with each playthrough averaging at 500k+ per vid until the creator copyright claimed the fuck out of every video
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Does anyone tried the free Arithmethic games?
Pic related is Several shades of Sadism. Quite nice. You can play for free and get specials for a small price.
I am currently playing 3 games from them, most because of the qt outfits I confess. But SSS is really nice, I just wish it was more lewd hehe
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I need LEWD GAMES, OR BORDERLINE LEWD, JUST FEED MY ADDICTION
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i got sucked in to flower knight girl on nutaku….long story but i'm not even into any anime or hentai for a long time except for this stupid game
The artwork threw me off as the artist usually works for honeybee. Birthday song is garbage too. >>104340
Koei Tecmo, Broccoli, Idea Factory, PilVamp (if you're into otoge), Karin Entertainment, Red Entertainment, A's Ring, 3Daisy, Quin Rose, Toybox Inc.
Shit nigga, I could go on.
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Mangagamer just announced they're releasing HuneX's Steam Prison in english, looks promising enough
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I've played a few. I don't really like sadistic characters so I didn't play much of SSS. 7 husbands was good for a while but I chose Taiga and I can't do incest themes
. I think I just need to be better at choosing routes…
For mobile games I've become completely obsessed with IkeSen in a really short time. Like, I'm so glad for the chapter ticket format or else I wouldn't get ANYTHING done. I started out not really into any of the guys but it's really taken me by surprise. I might have an actual crush on Yukimura (don't tell my bf). >>104344
I could never self insert either, but I do like the guys for how they treat the MC usually, and root her on in general. There's no rule that says you have to self insert.
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Cheritz (publisher of Mystic Messenger) recently soft launched a new game, "The Ssum". Not sure what to think of it! I know that even MM is different from classical Otome games, but I really liked it. The Ssum, on the other hand… It shares MM's chat and call feature, but there is basically no story so far and you only have one character to interact with. You can answer some questions in the beginning and they're supposed to influence the guy's behaviour, but he's just so… bland?
So yeah, it's basically a chat simulator for those who long for a sweet, Korean bf. And there's one thing I really dislike: Just like in MM, you can choose answers when chatting with your boo. However, certain answers (usually the most interesting/cool ones) require "batteries", the in-game currency. Most of the chats include weird pauses as well, and of course you can pay to skip them. I'm fine with waiting between chats, but during the chats? Ain't nobody got time for that! I think Mystic Messenger is more clever in this regard. It gives you lots of content, makes you addicted and then charges for additional stories. I actually had no problem with paying for that because it didn't feel forced and seemed reasonable. I don't see myself paying for The Ssum tbh…
yeah, even from the screenshot you've posted I can tell I won't be trying it.
it's got that weird uncanny-valley kpop idol fanart look to it. I'm not digging it.
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If you can advise good novel with shota boy?
Evryone know - little boy it's a best boy!
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Does anyone have any good Otome Games to recommend where perferably the female protagonist seeking a romance is at least minimum 18yrs old and is romantically interested in a male that in accordance with Japanese terms would be regarded as either a oji-san/oyajii (aka a middle aged man or an old man) I know it's not what's often sought after in the genre, but I can't help but be attracted to older guys.
Especially since most guys my age are just major turn offs, I've been craving a romance game where a respectable and kind man with experience is courting one.
I'm basically looking for something along the lines of Shuuden na Kankei, Tomodachi no Papa - Hakui no Oji-sama, and Ne Ne Ne.
Plus, I've also been pretty excited lately with the upcoming anime adaptation coming out for Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, I can relate to the MC since I had to undergo knee surgery, and was pretty down in the dumps while in recovery and with having to undergo the painful physical therapy.
The MC ended up getting hurt, causing her to require surgery for her foot, thus she was no longer able to compete in the sport she loved like she used to. I had to quit the sport I was passionate about as well.
Anyways, I still like to play Otome Games like Dandelion Wishes Brought To You, Nameless, Amnesia, Ayakashi Gohan, and I even like listening to CD dramas (currently have most of Diabolik and Hitsuji de Oyasumi series) but I'm kinda getting a little tired of seeing the typical Bishonen types in all the games I've been playing.
Right now I'm actually playing Diabolik Lovers through the PSP imulator on my laptop. It's in Japanese so I've been using a translation that someone posted on Tumblr to understand the game better.
As another example as to what I'd like to play in terms of comparison, I guess I'd say something like Seifuku no Ojisama. I have the game on my phone, and I've also been meaning to play Pub Encounters as well, so basically games like those.
Also, would anyone know where I can find the a worded/typed out translation/walkthrough for Seifuku no Ojisama? I've been using the translator on my phone, but it gets really tedious having to screenshot the game, go to my translator, figure out what the Kanji (more or less translates to) and then to return to playing the game and all.
Anyways hope to hear from anyone about any recommendations similar to what I've mentioned above! Also, lol, I had fun reading through all of your post and comments!(ᅌᴗᅌ* )
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Try Kindred Spirits on the Roof, it's still anime-ish but not as obvious fanservicey as the Sono Hanabira saga
Try The Bell Chimes for Gold, it's a fantasy style otome where all of the heroes are old guys while the heroine is in her 20s. You can get it for cheap on Steam but there's also a R rated version available
Also next time leave the name field blank anon
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Bless Mangagamer for more R-rated otome
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Don't know if anyone still wants to talk about otome games since the thread is dead, but I've been playing a lot of IkeVamp lately. Actually, I'd been playing it on and off for a while just to pass the time, but I've suddenly been getting really into it lately lol. I think the characters really grew on me. I'm a sucker for vampires.. and historical figures.
Has anyone else been playing IkeVamp? Who's your favorite boy? Also, does anyone know if other media exist for this series (like drama CDs, comics, etc) or is the mobile game the only thing out right now?
Yeah I’m doing Leonardo’s route right now and I agree it’s pretty boring. My friend is currently doing Isaac’s route and she really likes it, so I think his is probably a lot better. She gave me a summary and Isaac’s route sounds a lot cuter since he’s socially awkward and you kinda break him out of his shell. I’m holding out for Dazai’s route.
I think the art/character design is really pretty and I like how the characters are all based on historical figures. Though I agree the story isn’t the best, but to be honest most otome games don’t have the best plot lines to me so I just play off of how hot I think the guys are lol. I’ll take your recommendation though and try out Midnight Cinderella!
I think the only reason why I got invested in IkeVamp is because I have nothing to do in quarantine and I’m playing it with a friend. But I do get what you mean by aging out of otome games.
The Rose of Segunda
The Lady's Choice
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If you like Japanese otomes then: Steam Prison, both parts of Hakuoki, 7'scarlet, Nightshade, London Detective Mysteria, Ozmafia (but only just one route is worth it). They are all long(ish) and have great production values, decent art, good voice acting. If you have a switch I rlly recommend Collar x Malice. It's mostly plot focused, but it's well written, and has top tier qt guys.
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Sorry for samefagging, but if you like yanderes, try out Nameless. It was made by guys who relased Mystic Messenger. It's romance-heavy and long.
2 years later, my thirsty ass still looking for more Otome games that's kinda lewd but not full porn.
1+ for a protag that isn't a dumbass.
I’d like to see more of these too (although cough pornwouldbefinetoo).
If you haven’t played Wilder yet there are some decent sex scenes that don’t show anything.
Red Embrace: Hollywood has wonderful writing and non-explicit sex on some character routes but it’s REALLY fucked up and dark, I swear to god please do not play it if you’re depressed. There is nothing happy about this game but I guess there are some brief moments of flirty fun amid the horrible despair.
The Forbidden Romance series from D3P have non-explicit sex.
My favorite stuff is from Girls Dynamic but it’s Japanese only so not sure how much you’d be able to understand. They show everything but I think there may be an option for censored?
It’s not out yet and I don’t know much about it, but Degraman is supposed to be NSFW.
There are yanderes in Nameless? Who are they?
I started playing it some time ago because I really liked the premise but the characters seemed so stereotypically animu (plus I hated that there is a shota as a romance option I presume, wtf?) so I gave up. Does the writing eventually gets better? I may give this otome a second chance
is the yandere. i wasnt a huge fan of this otome honestly and i thought the guys were ugly
There are three yanderes in the game tei, hidden character and shota
. Honestly, in most Japanese otomes there isn't that much romance… They are mostly focused on plot and character development, that's why I liked Nameless, it was full of romance. But like anon said, most guys are ugly and have annoying voices. I'd say only Lance's route is genuinely all-around good (he looks pretty, his voice is bearable, and it's mostly just a love story).
I was going through the thread and looked up Dot Kareshi – managed to finally find a patched version of the first game, but I run Mac so I tossed it into Wine to see if it would run
It kinda does? I changed my locale to Japan/Japanese and still can't seem to start the game. The settings page is messed up and the game crashes on starting. The place where I got it from says that if the title says "Reverse", then it's going to crash since I didn't change my locale. But I did? Not sure what else to change.
I found a translated trial version while I was looking around and now I just want to play it more lmao
the trial ran on Wine just fine, dangithttp://juuu.moe/dk/
idk, anyone on mac manage to get this game going?
Got it working I think, might as well share what I did –
Can't get it working right on Winebottler, had to download regular Wine.
Downloaded the patched version from here:https://astarryskyy.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/tutorial-dot-kareshi-i-the-legendary-maiden-download-english-patch/
Don't bother following the "Change Locale" instructions though, they don't work on Mac
Followed most of this walkthrough:https://www.reddit.com/r/visualnovels/comments/aga7hx/how_to_run_visual_novels_on_a_mac/
(Pretty much just steps 1 and 4)
Downloaded and installed the fonts listed (installed the old-fashioned way though, not through command lines)
Didn't download Winetricks
When booting up Wine, it opens a command box
use "export LC_ALL=ja_JP-UTF-8"
then "wine [drag .exe file into command window and it'll autofill the location]"
LC_ALL was the only version of changing the locale via wine that worked for me with this
I don't know if there's a more permanent way of changing the wine locale, so you'll need that line before booting the game every time
The Quicktime Developer logo movie thing is borked when I use regular Wine, but not Winebottler. Looking at Terminal it says that Wine can't handle that media type, so I'm sure I need to use Winetricks to install something I'm missing, but I'm too tired to figure it out right now. Winebottler comes with a ton of Winetricks stuff installed, so I'm probably just gonna look at that and see what it is I need
Honestly it could only be the Developer Intro that has a QT movie, but I'm not sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Sure but none of them are translated.
VNDB is a good resource for looking up games with specific traits.
You know nobody here has played anything past mobile games and Akys translations.
btw apparently the CollarxMalice fandisk they just released has atrocious quality control issues.
Look up house of Fata Morgana on steam
Not classified as otome but a favorite of mine and full of tragic scenarios
Cupid isn't an otome but it's very gothic and dramatic, not as good as Fata Morgana tho
Also I haven't played Ayakashi Gohan or Black Wolves Saga but both of them are fan translated and have dramatic plots afaik
sadly obtaining even legal copies of PC otome in Japanese is very hard. Many companies crash and burn a few years after being formed so there's no way of getting them legally even as cheap downloads unless you get someone to buy a physical copy in Japan for you in some second hand store
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Is anyone else trash for Mr. Love?
For the unitiated, it's a cellphone gacha game, but has a storyline you follow, and lots of extra content like dates and phone calls with the boys.
It has really nice (imo) English voice acting and tons of pretty artwork to collect. You really don't need to spend money on the game to get most the content.
Cute Demon Crashers is short but free and all the sex scenes revolve around consent, there's even a button you can press at any moment if you want to end the sex scene for whatever reason
I've been playing Little Miss Lonesome but it's… peculiar, I'd recommend Cute Demon Crashers for a more wholesome sexy experience
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If you got otome rec with cute knights I'm all ears
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Most obvious choice would be Princess Arthur. I think NTT Solmare translated it if you'd want an English version.
Palais de Reine got a surprise translation and is available on Steam. It's a bit more of a kingdom management game with bonus romance routes, but there are lots of knights! https://store.steampowered.com/app/1023700/Palais_de_Reine
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Blood in Roses has two lesbian routes in the hunter season, Bridget and Matilda.
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I just started playing UtaPri Music 3 again after not being able to play my Vita for a while and I had forgotten how fun it was! It just reminds me how Haruka from the show and Haruka from the games are so different. I kinda wish they'd remake the show tbh
nah! How a game with 30 routes, mostly males and only two females, can be yuri trash?
I downloaded it after reading your post and it actually is a lot of fun. Didn’t understand anything at first, but now the whole card aspect of the game makes sense and I enjoy grinding and leveling up my stuff. I am glad that I gave the game a chance after being overwhelmed at first! However, I downloaded the Japanese voice files because the English voice acting was a bit meh.
11783184 if you want to be friends!
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The sameface really is strong Mr. Love. What is worse though is that I just realized that it doesn’t have any routes. Those polished mobile games are always advertised as "dating sims", but you can’t even properly date someone and that the story will always play out the same. "Obey Me!" is just like that. They are basically just gacha games with some romance on top, but the otome elements they promise are fake. I actually like the gacha elements, the interface of those games and the daily tasks you get. I started playing Mr. Love for the phone calls and chat conversations which I really enjoyed in Mystic Messenger. But while MM gives you different endings for each guy, here it isn’t the case.
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Is anyone else playing Love Unholyc?
Its gameplay is like Mystic Messenger, but the game itself is NSFW.
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Any otome reccs with a yandere route? Don't even care if the game is trash The trope's a guilty pleasure for me…
Anon, same… I've been looking for yandere routes in otome games all day yesterday, and I still don't know which game is worth playing for yandere route. Any of your faves?
I can suggest you the good old classic Amnesia, Mystic messenger has two yandere endings and Nameless has two routes, Nightshade has one. Also Code:Realize. That's all I played.
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I bought Amnesia: Memories while it was on sale on steam and I went into Toma's route pretty much blind and I'm laughing so hard at the fucking cage. This feels like a shitpost but I love it.
Wait till you get to the part where one of them throws themselves off of a fucking cliff
it's fucking great. The edge in amnesia almost made me laugh as hard as diabolik lover's anime
I've started playing Mystic Messenger and I love it! It's my second attempt at playing an otome game (the first one was Nameless, which I didn't like at the time but I want to give it another shot since the premise is just perfect!). The chat system is really enjoyable and the dialogues are a joy to read. My only problem is that none of the guys are my type (I dropped Nameless for a similar issue - the characters were too exaggerated and tropey for me, but I think I'm better prepared now to enjoy the game for what it is). I like Zen the best though.
I'm really excited about playing different otomes! I'm researching all the available ones atm. I have already played a lot of visual novels, but they were geared toward scrotes.
I have noticed by now that most translated otomes have some kind of a fantasy premise. Is there any otome that is sort of like White Album 2? I do not mean the love triangle, but realistic circumstances and lots of interpersonal drama. Would love something like this!>>116933>>116988
Oh, I have to play this one too! I am so excited!>>117016
Same! Are there any other translated otomes that itch that edgy scratch?
Aw I just watched his route (i don’t have the game lol), but I love aiji! CxM wasn’t enough romance for me personally but apparently it gets a lot better in the fandisks?
Also thanks for the nightshade rec, I’ll check it out!
Reminder that multiple high quality otomes are on sale at Steam right now! More info here:https://www.reddit.com/r/otomegames/comments/kibij6/steams_winter_sale_is_back_with_sales_on_many/
I have already bought Amnesia, both Psychodelicas and I am considering getting Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome and Steam Prison.
Have any of you guys played any of the discounted games? What is worth buying?
I usually shamelessly pirate my PC games but since otomes are still are relatively unpopular, I want to support the releases so we get more shit translated.
My personal habit/rule for this kind of thing is pretty much this:>mobile game
Walkthrough from the start>PC/console game
First playthrough blind, then walkthrough
>>104437>Red Embrace: Hollywood has wonderful writing and non-explicit sex on some character routes but it’s REALLY fucked up and dark, I swear to god please do not play it if you’re depressed. There is nothing happy about this game but I guess there are some brief moments of flirty fun amid the horrible despair.
I just played REH and my God, I love it so much! Are there any other otomes with mature writing like in this game? I loved how all the characters seem more like people than 'dere' stereotypes.
My only complaint is that there is something seriously wrong with the android version. Bought it via itch.io. It randomly crashes while I skip, but that's nothing to the fact that when I started a new game after finishing Heath's normal routes, it somehow reverted to a demo version (???). HOW? I made the mistake of reinstalling it and therefore lost all of my saves. Guess I will have to play something else for now. Okay, I DO have a second complaint: apparently you have to play the game from beginning to the end to get different endings, and only some scenes vary… I'm so mad. I may play Amnesia and wait until I forget the plot, so replaying isn't as painful (even skipping takes hours, and since I had to reinstall, I have to skip all text).
Also wondering this.
Any games with submissive guys?
I downloaded Obey me! where you can whip the guys, but it's just a dumb gacha game.
That game seems perfect! I just wish there was something in english.>>134584
Never liked catboys before, but hnng I want to pet the long-haired one so badly.
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everyday i check if the slow damage eng patch is finished
Yeah I don't recommend it. Fans are also pissed because the developers are so greedy and want you to make as much in-game purchases as possible.
And why is the female player expected to like rude and arrogant characters in otome games? Fuck that.
…if I wanted to talk to asshole men and tolerate all their bullshit I could just do it irl. Plenty of options there.>>141074
Cool, looking forward to it.
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This is a tough one, truly submissive guys in otoge are almost nonexistent (you'd have to go to BL) and finding a dominant MC is hard too. Honestly from what I know the MC in KLAP is still only barely dom. Like she says "sorry" while whipping the dudes and for the most part the guys still initiate and guide the romances. Your best bets are Princess Nightmare (good, MC is a vampire that feeds on her LIs) or Jooubachi no Oubou which has some of the worst writing of the century (there's lots of rape) but a few explicit MC-led BDSM scenes on certain routes.
If you're open to strong MCs in western games, I'd give that a go. I don't know if we're allowed to talk about those here, but I really recommend Ebon Light. You can pretty much play your character however you want on any guy's route and not be penalized for it, including a tough and bossy MC. Demonheart also lets you be mean and outright evil if you like. When The Night Comes lets you be more dominant and you can even romance multiple people at the same time. It's a little genderspecial but otherwise okay. In The Arcana, Julian is a masochist bratty sub, absolute king, but it has a lot of paywalls so I recommend emulating it
to enjoy freely.
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why are harvest moon bachelors so fucking gross looking, why cant we fuck takakura
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From what I've read, Marvelous didn't expect HM to get so popular with women too, which is why they didn't even bother creating attractive male characters kek. Current games are fine in my opinion though.
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I haven't personally played this game but I've heard good things about it, it's a Japanese indie otome game that was translated into English, and it's free on itch.io
thank you anon so much, its so rare to find games like these that don't Involve some fucked up kink
like why does being a dominant and active woman mean I have to hit a man in their balls hit or have to settle for scrotes women to live as dominatrices 24/7, with never a thought or action outside of that framework. This is why I think indulging male perversions is a mistake. It doesn’t matter if the male is superficially on top or bottom
Like I just want normal good sex
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I loved the Sweet Devil route of that game but found that it was really hard to obtain naturally on some of the routes like Ruka who has a natural preference for pure girls. Nothing cheats can't fix though. God I wish they would do another TMGS style game but the recently announced one looks kind of low quality compared to TMGS3. >>141653
NTA but I think I'll give this a try, thanks!
nta but I don't understand how that would be attractive or sexy towards either party
It just seems a waste of time for the most part and as anon said kinda cringy
Its not about sadism, its just kina dumb and cringy, like this doesn't feel sexual in anyway >>141677
I like seeing anime boys cry(that's cute) but real men even the cute ones are just aren't cute looking
Its just kinda awkward seeing a man cry IRL
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For real, I’ve only seen praise for that mechanic in the game but no word on whether the new release they’re planning on will have it, so I’m thinking it’s a no. I really loved the TMM games but this one looks so pared down, especially art-wise. I’m hoping it has some interesting gameplay to make up for it but eh.
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for real, they have all these artists and people working on TMGS4 and it looks super dated… At first I was upset they delayed the 2020 release of the game but they really need more time with it.
They recently added voices to their site:https://www.konami.com/games/girls_side/4th_Heart/chara_ryota.html
I'd rather date the heroine friends though, these dude's fashion and hair sense is really…. something
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sensei's roadkill mullet
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That reminds me of how cute the friendship between the MC, Karen, and Miyo was in TMGS3. I hope the dynamic here is as good.>>141728>>141731
I'm always aghast when I see how bad the art is, it reminds me of the rendering for a shady freeware game.
It sucks, I feel like quality otome with good art, good story, and fun gameplay are getting pushed out of the market with the rise of mobage, where there aren't even real romance routes, just boring harem gacha. It makes sense because even for actual mobile app otome, you can charge players repeatedly for the routes they choose to play, then even more money for "special event" scenes, like the LI giving them a bouquet of roses for Valentine's Day that lasts maybe a few minutes.
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The guys look okay, I hope it’s good.
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Does anyone remember "Marked by King Bs"?? I'm playing it again (a mod apk, ofc) and god I love the translation, kek. It's fucking hilarious and chaotic. I remember playing this game in 2017 and thinking this was the first otome I truly enjoyed. I really like stories like these (goofy, lighthearted, etc.).
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I thought I saw it posted here but after searching I concluded I didn't, but I played this game Aloners and it's so great. You only have one (super cute lovely handsome) love interest which I like way better than 900 trope husbands. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world and it's full of action. It's a tiny bit dumb sometimes but way less dumb than any other dating game I've ever played. Here is a link https://www.sonnet009.com/aloners.html
It's free but you can pay and get a special version too. Do you know other games (free) which have only one love interest please?
I think it's going to have another route eventually, but Our Life: Beginnings & Always is cute. You grow up with your love interest as kids and progress to young adulthood over the course of the game. It gets a bit genderspecial at moments but it's tolerable and the writing is decent overall.
Sonnet009 was one of the better otome writers, it's a shame she stopped working on Wilders but at least she graced us with Bahadur, the sweet bara-tiddied himbo of my dreams.
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Thank you so much! I downloaded it and I can't wait to play
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pre-registration for Tears of Themis is now open!https://tot.mihoyo.com/pre_registration/#/
there are some events where you can earn rewards, they are running raffles on Twitter/Facebook too.
i really doubt we will reach 500k preregistration kek hopefully it will roll in enough whales to keep eng servers afloat
anyway. i can't wait to play it again. I was one of the beta testers and the game was fun. i don't really play otoges but I think there was enough romance in side/card stories. the gacha rates were quite shitty tho, pity was higher than in Chinese version and i kept getting the sliimey white hair guy cards instead of suku- artem's
This made me reflect on the absolute state of otome husbandos. The ones in Amnesia are supposed to be the cream of the crop, and yet an actual math-obsessed autist is objectively the most quality one, as he's respectful of women and actually trying to get to know you (as bad as his attempts are). Otherwise, you can date:>a misogynist childhood 'friend' who acts rapey and calls you an idiot for no reason whatsoever. A disrespectful douchebag that deserves an electric chair for how insufferable he is>another childhood friend who may seem decent in comparison to the above, but will lock you up in a cage 'for your own good' and kill you in a fit of rage over preferring the asshole mentioned above over him>a playboy with a bunch of psycho fangirls. Has some hidden depth, but also believes woman cannot stay alone with a man unless she's prepared to get assaulted (that's either the writer's or Japanese audience's main kink)>a male Homura with a brain fried from all the universe jumping in order to follow you. Will kill you many, many times before you reach his good end
Personally, I don't mind it since I love tawdry drama (my only requirement is 'don't be boring and/or annoying' - Shin can neck himself), but it really makes you think how shitty those ~dream~ man are>>148732
No problem! Hope you enjoy your time with Kent. The beginning may be a bit rough, but it's nothing like some of the other guys. He's genuinely supersweet.
I wanna get into otome
Will this be a good entry point?
This thread has inspired me to re-play Amnesia, since I haven't played since high school (now a college grad)
I'm starting with Shin's route, and I actually like him pretty okay so far? He's kind of harsh/abrasive, but also seems respectful of the heroine's wishes/consent, she's just too dumb and bland to speak up for herself. I appreciate him being an anime dude who is straightforward and makes intelligent decisions, which can be kind of rare in otogens
(that being said, I'm only a few days into his route so we'll see if my mind changeS)
At the very least, it's kind of refreshing to have characters in college, even if the Amnesia protagonist is only a college freshman.
Too many otogens have high school students and it starts to feel a little awkward as I get older lmao…
(OT but I feel like Amnesia: Memories is a dumb title, it's an oxymoron. Maybe it's to distinguish it from other games called Amnesia but they could have done better)
Tears of Themis is not EXACTLY an otome, because there are gacha elements and there isn't an endgame. Apps like Mystic Messenger or LoveUnholyc are more otome-like.
I haven't played a lot of otomes, but I liked Nightshade (although it's a little bit pricey, you can pirate it, see if you like the game routes then buy it on steam lol).>>148720
i also think 500k it's a bit much, but we'll see… it's day 2 and there are 40k pre-registrations already, hope it keeps up
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Does anyone remember this kekfest where you could date ProJared and other youtubers? Never played it but it sounds hilarious.
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How does anyone play LoveUnholyc when it doesn’t send you notifications for the chatroom? Thinking of dropping it because I don’t like the guys very much and the lack of notifications is annoying as fuck.
Everyone complains about the notif thing so I assume it’s an app issue. I’ve been looking at guides and setting timers for the day to alert me but this game doesn’t seem to be worth the effort.
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NEKOPARA CAT BOYS PARADISE came out!!
It's a prologue, I love the writing and voice actors!! My pet-peeve is that sprites are obviously quick-drawn, they are too small for a big screen (when they zoom in) and you can tell that lineart is not too great either.
Sadly genderspecials and sjws already put their eye on this otoge, trying to tinfoil that one of the catboys is a tranny, and some 'pans' complain that you can't play as a male mc when it's an otome game for a reason.
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About 2 minutes in and one of them has already shoved his head into my lap. And then insists on sleeping in my bed. Not to mention getting licked in the face by genki boy.
Likewhoa, slow down babes!
Too bad there are no options to choose answers yet. This is just some trial version right? I'm looking forward to a full game.
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Not a spoiler CGI, but i spoilered it just in case, because this cactus is nsfw-y
I think developers released this 'demo' in order to check waters, after all sprites don't look as finished as CGIs do. I really like all of their personalities, and I can only hope that NSFW scenes will be nice and unique, after all OG Nekopara's NSFW scenes were boring.
I also wonder if they would end up getting their own l2d rig, so the models could move… Looks like this franchises artist is not Sayori.
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Kek how pure of you to spoiler the haniwa clay figure.
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Which is your favorite catboy? Mine is either sleepy slut cat or competent butler cat.
Fennel never seems to sleep, isn't that suspicious though?
Laurier looks like Pikachu when he is surprised, so cute.
I looked up the original Nekopara and it's disgusting. The girls look like children. Even Dill seems more mature and realistic than them.
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Did anyone hear about the drama with Mr. Love?
At least one, if not 3/4 of the English voice actors, have been fired/quit due to one of the voice actors calling Taiwan a country, and this being a Chinese game.
It's a pity, the English voice actors were actually really good imo, and I feel bad that any new voice actors who join might be dragged into the Taiwan-China debacle.
I feel this problem may get even more out of hand with huger Chinese games like Genshin. VA's seem like they will be put in a tough spot.
None of these actors are even Taiwanese. Just 4 white dudes doing their usual "I want woke points" dance that goes on over there, completely unprofessional. Personally I disagree with the Chinese side of this situation but it's like… why work for a Chinese company if you're so passionate about their politics that you'd be willing to lose your job for a stance? Everyone and their mother knows about how anal the Chinese get about every little thing.
I'm glad Themis doesn't have any EN VAs.
Speaking of Mr. Love, I remember quite liking the story to this but the gameplay and how much you had to do daily/weekly was such a pain in the ass. Surprised it’s the most successful mobile otome in China.
I'd love to see one with an assertive adult female mc. And non-abusive
guys of course. You can get otome cds like this but not games. I wonder why that is.
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Nonas, is anyone here playing Tears of Themis? What sort of cards should I prioritize leveling up? How tf should I even build my teams?
Sorry its just I just finished chapter 3 and I just barely managed it because my cards are too weak.
Does anyone know if investing on rare cards is just a waste of resources or not?
Also, what do yall think of the story/who's your favorite? I love the banter with Marcus and the misteries are actually really interesting and keep me invested.
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Yessssss, I'm playing it and good god I'm LITERALLY in love with Luke. His SSR card "Perfect Partners" has such a romantic moment between him and the MC, I was melting when I read the card's story.
Funny thing, I didn't play the beta so I looked at the character profiles and chose Vyn as my favourite. I spent weeks just to get his SR in that pre-registration event. Now I literally can't look at him without cringing, I find him insufferable kek (no offense to Vyn simps). What's worse, before I finally got his SR, Luke's SR came home like… three times or so. My boy was trying to give me a sign and I totally ignored him. I'm sorry, Luke.
The main story is really good, and I actually like how they deconstructed a lot of tropes and even managed to throw in some social commentary. For example, the criticism towards how crazy some stans are (they even made the crazy stan in that story a man, instead of a girl) and how idols/famous people end up developing mental disorders because of stress from being constantly on the spotlight and having to meet the unrealistic expectations of their fans.Also, the third story, I thought it was going to be your typical murder where "haha goldigger kills rich man to get his money" but no! After the plot-twist I felt really bad for the culprit, she was just trying to get revenge on her daughter…
I'm now going to start the 4th chapter, I'm excited.
Ah, and I also like how they wrote all female characters. I hate otomes where other women are always shitty rivals. Kiki is best girl and MC's boss is hilarious because her name is well, Celestine, and that's basically her role kek.
I'm also confused about the cards. I've been following this guide (https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1KQarUM4Hxw6TbWSsgq2F4aH9Ri1VfNDCwT2OvAckPNg/mobilebasic#
), I recommend you take a look at "Battle Mechanics" and "Card Development" sections. I'm currently trying to raise all my SR cards to lvl 70 and evolving some Rs (I only have one SSR and I can't evolve it past lvl 70 until I finish chapter 4). My power level is ~18000 and I haven 't had any issues with main story debates yet.
Btw, lucky you, because I think this upcoming event's free SR card is Marius!
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New otome game released on Steam. (Well, new to me lmao.) I have not read any reviews yet but I'm interested. No Switch for me, so I have to simp for any decent otome game on Steam…
I'm playing it too! The MC is so cute, I normally don't click with otome mcs/self inserts but I really love the Themis one's personality. >what do yall think of the story
I found the first episode a bit mediocre but everything else was good, especially the chocolate poison + murdered hubby ones which were really interesting to unravel slowly. The NPCs feel so alive in this. I'm also really curious about the NXX thing brewing in the background with all the guys working together.>who's your favorite?
Marius, I love how he teases and messes around while having a really sincere and just side to him. Luke is super cute too! Childhood friends aren't my usual go-to but he's just so loveable. I like all the male leads but those 2 currently have my attention.
About the cards, I've just been levelling and evolving them slowly. The key to bumping up your team power is by upgrading your study room which unlocks after you clear Episode 4 and you do that by evolving your cards (including Rs, don't neglect them!). I haven't rolled much so I've just been evolving my current deck which is mostly Rs, 5 SRs and 2 SSRs and I'm on 22k power with 2 rows of card slots open. Haven't touched any of the card skills yet so not sure there.
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Ahh, I like Luke too!! I have that same SSR and his little call at the end is just >>>>>>
Also, same about Vyn, after playing chapter 4 I kept thinking that despite all this hype around him he's actually a pretty shit therapist? He made so many excuses for it but the fact was that he knew that his client was still suicidal and yet told everyone, including police officers and lawyers, that he was getting better. Like WTF?
Also ahh cant wait for the next event!!!>>154552
I love her too!!! She's actually pretty funny and snarky? Like, she's constantly bullying Luke and won't take Marius shit lmao its hilarious.
Thanks for the tips, anons!! My team is currently 18k Power but I think I'm getting the hang of the game much better now
Yandere characters in otome are always shit because they are violent and abusive
towards the MC instead of other people. I get the appeal of someone being obsessed with you and doting on you, but not the appeal of 2D guys acting almost exactly like irl scrotes.
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I don't think so, anon, at least I haven't seen any hints towards that except from that video which seems to mostly be a joke? I would love for it to be true tho, I'd whale for a cat ear SSR of him
Also, I LOVE that we get to rename their contact names lmao its hilarious
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You can also change their profile picture.
It's really nice, I love details like these. When they send you a message and the notification pops up on the screen, it feels like you really have their numbers saved up on your phone.
I really love the attention to detail in this game and the UI is so smooth, plus even the SR cards have some very nice art.
Is anybody having a hard time to latch onto a single character? I enjoy all the boys to various degrees, but I feel like there's a "spark" missing to make me fully click with a character. I'm simping for Artem currently but mainly because of his character archetype and design.
Also, I feel like the characters are too same facey. Maybe I need to get further on the story.
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>>155272>Is anybody having a hard time to latch onto a single character? I enjoy all the boys to various degrees, but I feel like there's a "spark" missing to make me fully click with a character.
Have you unlocked any personal stories or card stories yet? You could try reading those and see if there's any guy that catches your attention! The stories are usually sweet and help you see how the character feels about the MC, their quirks, hobbies, etc.>Also, I feel like the characters are too same facey.
Really? Are you talking about the NPCs or the guys? I think they look pretty decent compared to other competitors, but I may be biased, kek. Even some of the NPCs have their own unique sprites, I think that's really cool.
Anyways, don't sweat it, I'm sure once you read more of the story one or two of the guys will grow on you.
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NONAS, YOU CAN TUG LUKE'S CHEEKS!!!!!!!! ISTG THIS FREAKING GAME>>155272
I agree with the same face thing, I think they made a GIGANTIC mistake by not making Vyn have long hair. It would both fit his character a lot and play off the other designs well in a way that makes it so it's more varied looking.>>155292
Honestly, I feel like a few of the best stories are locked behind the gacha cards but also some gacha cards get really boring ones so the impression some people will get of the characters will vary a lot. Like, I only really started liking Vyn after I read his False Tears SR story, which made his shady (and extremely foward and flirtatious lmao) side much more apparent than his character story. On the other hand, Luke's Timely Rescue SR story is so boring even tho there was clearly so much effort put into it
So far I've only read an Artem story where MC gets sick. It was actually really cute! Maybe I need to read more of them.
I think ToT it's not the worst offender regarding same face, but I feel some of the NPCs are more unique in their appearance and convey more personality, like the Idol in the second case or Harry in the third one
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I was really confused at first when he kept making sad faces when I tapped on his cheeks, then just recently I discovered you can actually pinch them and now everything makes so much sense lol.
You can also pull up his shirt and see his eight-pack.
>not making Vyn have long hair
Okay, I see what you mean and I totally agree, although he does have long hair in one of his cards hahaha.>>155302>but I feel some of the NPCs are more unique in their appearance and convey more personality
I can understand your point. My guess is they gave the guys plainer designs so the players wouldn't be put-off by their appearance and focused more on their personalities.
Btw nonas, here's a google doc with all the future events: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1Bwk-vsGF684QGN39YeHHlB0_EARznySX0os8MJH7FhQ/
Just in case any of you wants to take a look at the upcoming cards. The doc also explains how pity works for the different banners.
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But can you smack their asses? It's not a perfect game unless you can smack their butts.
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Google it? I don't know why you would need a specific version of it, emulators/R4 cards work fine with the first result that comes up
Speaking of TMGS though, I will never understand why Konami thought this 10 year old was a good idea. All down hill after Himuro
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B-But anon… sensei encouraged me to be my best self! ;_;
Okay but I agree the design was a questionable choice. Mixing the obligatory shota option with the teacher was a very weird decision on their part.
I wonder if Symphony of the Night will be run in october, since it's a halloween event? Because I really want both SSRs but I only have 3k S-Chips…
Do you think I'll be able to sabe enough until then, anons? Should I buy the monthly pass thing?
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>>155605>I really want both SSRs
Symphony of the Night is a normal event, so the cards will be added to the permanent or rotation banner. That means the cards will have reruns.
So, unless you're a luckstacy you'll have to whale to get both SSR cards during the event or wait until the cards get a rerun and pull the other SSR.
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Do they get rerun together or just randomly put on the rotation banner? Because if it's the latter there's a chance I'll never be able to get both right? If that's the case I might as well say goodbye to the Marius card because Vyn is freaking obsessed with me. I still cant believe I got 5 (!!) of the exact same Vyn card while having this amount of cards.
Also, are limited cards stronger or have something special about them?>>155612
I wish the dailies gave us more S-Chips. I know there's the log in bonus and the Trials but Genshin is a lot more generous with primogems in comparison and not only is the pull cheaper there, there's also soft pity.
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>>155627>Do they get rerun together or just randomly put on the rotation banner?>Also, are limited cards stronger or have something special about them?
I don't know, but about the reruns… probably the latter, tho I've never played the cn server so I'm not sure. Maybe you're lucky and they rerun that Marius card along with another one you already got, so you don't have to worry about the 50/50. >that upgraded Vyn card
Well, at least you don't dislike him, kek. He's my least favourite boy, yet he keeps coming home all the time. Damn you Vyn.
Anyways, I wish you luck, nona. I hope you manage to get that Marius SSR!
Probably because it's so rare, like where the fuck are those games?
I want it too.
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I'm curious to see what other otome anons think of this/the growing number of people who are trying to make the genre more "inclusive". I think it's retarded but I'll accept it if it keeps the twitterfags away from my otoge.
I hope people don't start saying otome is a problematic
term because of this (like how they say yaoi/yuri is problematic
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the term they are looking for already exists and it's "dating sims"
I'm gen z myself but this shit is so fucking annoying, notice how it's about how otomes arent inclusive enough but there's no word about how visual novels usually made for men are much much worse than otoges
but it also the way something is classified doesn't particularly bother me, otoges are finally getting bigger in the west so we can actually get translations but not big enough to change how japanese companies make them
on an unrelated note, why is Bustafellows so much more expensive on switch than on steam,,,, fuck Nintendo Brasil, I want to play it on my switch but it's like twice the price in it
That shit bothers me a lot. Yaoi is a useful term to know if a gay story has porn in it and yet people want to call everything BL, because yaoi is problematic
for some reason.
>>155737>yaoi is problematic for some reasonI say this as a fellow fujo
but, c'mon now. you and I both know exactly why yaoi makes people seethe.>>155706
same here op, I feel like "amare" would be an exclusively western thing that really only weeds out the tumblr/twitterfag shit you see on itch.io.
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Just started Bustafellows and honestly, I'm loving it a lot. It has pretty strong Baccano!/Durarara vibes, so if anyone likes these animes I think you'll like the VN.
At least I hope so, I'm only on chapter 2. Honestly, I'm surprised by how enjoyable it is so far, it's absolutely hilarious, I dont think I've genuinely laughed this much while playing any other VN ever (tbf I dont generally play comedy ones…) I heard it gets pretty dark tho so hopefully it's still good
I really love the fact that the main heroine's dialogue is voice acted and that she has her own personality and backstory. I wish other otoges would do this more tbh it's so much better than blank protagonists.
Best boy is Mozu ofc but Crow (pic related) is absolutely hilarious lmao finally a NEET character that doesn't isn't annoying
Are any other anons playing/have played it?? How are y'all liking it so far?
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Lol this reminded of how Boyfriend Dungeon is going through some retarded cancellation drama so I checked it out and it makes me laugh that for a self proclaimed “kweer” game, you can only date one chick but there are two nonbinary characters and one literal cat. God can you imagine what it would be like if Japanese games did NB characters, I hope it doesn’t cross over. Hikaru Utada came out as an enby recently though.
Validate is anoher game that’s even more of a mess of identity pins, but it’s a Kickstarter failure to launch.
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It only has a demo right now and is OEL but maybe Softly with Teeth? The designs for the three female love interests are acc nice.
That said it's annoying how many of the OEL "uwu lesbian" games that get press are just made by men. When Christine Love's games were really hyped, I played a couple, but they always made me feel kinda gross and it all made sense when I googled he's just a LARPing man.
Thanks nona. Are all the love interests vampires?
Ugh, I'm getting flashbacks to his games getting praise for somereason. Disgusting troon.
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I believe there's a werewolf, three vampires and two demons?
Oh and you can date some of the girls in the newest Fire Emblem (picrel) and some of them can also date each other/become ambiguous life partners. It's only a small part of the game though and it's not all the girls (please just let me date Petra).
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Yeah he recently went full mask-off coomer and made a BDSM crossdressing game that he keeps calling an expression of his lesbianism or something. Fucking gross.
This should prob go in the MtF thread though.
tbf, yuri games are all aimed at dudes so I could see people wanting something more similar to the perspective of otome, but not wanting the genderspecial shit that amare implies.
Personally I do enjoy games where you can date either because the world feels a little more natural when you have a group of men and women who all interact with one another instead of only dudes and one female friend with a sprite. But that said you mostly get that in RPGs that have a plot outside of just romance and I can see how it's annoying for people who are just here for husbands.
Also I wonder if yuri has forever poisoned the well when it comes to tropes/character archetypes even in otoge. Like I'm a lesbian but I rarely find myself going for the lez route since it's usually like… great you can date your best friend who is a personality-less cheerleader.
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In hindsight a game where part of the gameplay is losing weight and all the guys having a weight preference is pretty trash, but did anyone else also play Otometeki Koi Kakumei ★ Love Revo?
I'm suck a sucker for stat raising games honestly. Are there any recent ones that are good?
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I haven’t had the time to personally play it but Palais de Reine maybe? You can romance every single noble which includes the women.
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Just read their bios and all of them sound like retarded fuckbois who are in it only for pussy. Which one is the "lesbian"?
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Lmao this game is clearly trying to mimic mystic messenger but the art is so gross
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Speaking about art, does anyone else feel some Tears of Themis cards look really weird? For example, in this one Vyn looks huge in comparison to MC.
In other cards, Artem seems slightly off model.
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This is the worst one and it's apparently the true route lol >>158076
He sounds like a fucking psycho>>158086
He could be cute, but not with that artwork. Reminds me of a gay writer from Suki Dakara Suki.
Why is the OELVN scene so goddamn tragic? The art for this is so subpar and seems lazy as hell. I hate when people make visual
novels and don't even attempt to polish the visual part of it
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Well, yeah, the cards are obviously drawn by a team of artists with different levels of skill and experience. It's not like there's only one person working on the cards, so it's expected some of then are going to look better than others. It's the same with Genshin Impact and character splash art. It doesn't bother me that much, the art looks nice overall.
So like do the people who made this think being hit on by weird dudes with emotional issues on discord is a good and enjoyable experience????
Also picking the most neckbeard of the characters as the true route whew.
Was this game made by neckbeards to promote themselves as dating material or something?>>158076
Total psycho face
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Apparently it was made for an Otome game jam that does seem to be coming from the Lemasoft forums but whew this rules list.
At least not all the things made for it are as tragic. https://itch.io/jam/otomejam
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Never mind I take it back, there are even worse projects.
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god all this does is make me wish mystic messenger wasn't programmed by a literal monkey, that app is ugly as sin and constantly crashes even on high end phones but the story was so funny
I've heard they are going to add a group chat function in Tears of Themis but I dont think it will be all that funny idk the male characters dont really have complex relationships with each other
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>>158254>I dont think it will be all that funny idk the male characters dont really have complex relationships with each other
What do u mean, anon? They share such a complex and meaningful relationship: they are all always throwing shade at each other and trying to outclass each other in front of the MC. I love how they all simp in sync for the MC and then get jealous as hell of each other next second (picrel).
Where did you hear about that group chat thing, tho?
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a friend of mine who plays on the chinese server told me it's a thing there
also, anon, the pic you showed me is actually pretty boring compared to the interactions in mystic messenger ngl
the banter between the group in mm was extremely entertaining mostly because it didn't just revolve around how in love they all were with the MC but about their own personal problems etc
I love my ToT boys but they are all just too polite with each other
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Have any farmers picked up Olympia Soiree? I'm liking the common route so far, the music in particular is very nice. The plot is definitely unique kek.
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Catboy game spoiler - how did you all react when this happened? I mean..hwappened
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Is anyone else playing TMGS4? I thought I was going to hate all the dudes because most of them look dumb as fuck but most of them are really sweet!
It’ll get translated eventually by dedicated fans lol
It feels a lot more natural than previous games, and all the guys seem more fleshed out. If you enjoyed the previous TMGS games, this one was definitely worth the wait.
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I don't like making fun of indie games but it's pretty sad that you can't have a
>NSFW otome visual novel with an assertive, dom protagonist
without it being shit like this.
I feel so bad for all the otoge anons that are into femdom, almost all games they get is stuff like this.
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God, i will never find another English translated otome with a faceless heroine and pervy himbos ever again, will i? Idk why faceless heroines you insert into are generally disliked among western fans.
No otome cgs have satisfied my gaze like this game. I will never forget you megane mage-senpai..
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My heart, this has always been my guilty pleasure. I don't think I will ever get over Saeki, if only they gave us more drama that's the only thing missing with every tokimeki game. With that being said I can't believe it took them that long to release a new game, also I'm crying inside because it will probably take a good while until we get an english patch.>>169934
what game is this anon?
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Sounds like Always Remember Me, I havent thought about that game in a while
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Any Collar x Malice fans? Who’s your fav?
Present, nona!!! It's my favorite otoge, I really do love the plot. My favorite is probably Sasazuka, I don't think he has the best route but he's the one character that I feel makes the best partner lol
He's also surprisingly direct and horny lmao the extra chapter surpised me
I’ve only done Mineo’s so far and I rly loved him! I have a thing for men who crumble in front of me. I started Sasuzaka’s and I got stuck i kept dying ?? Like someone kept shooting me. Thankfully I looked it up and finally got passed it
I like how he’s a dick to your brother. Like your brother in this game is such a cunt for no reason
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I don't know if i should post here or on the dreams general on /ot/, but it was about a otomegame, and i want to hear about your opinions. I don't know if there is a game with this premise, but i would play it if there was (in EN).
So tonight i dreamt of a otome with a YA cast in a modern setting (don't know if country or city), that may or not have supernatural elements. MC is probably an artist/writer/wtv or a ~frail and sickly waif~ that has to rent her big and old as fuck house to make ends meet, and ends up living with 5 young men who are particulary shitty towards her. Shit starts with pranks and disrespect, gradually escalates to humiliation, physical abuse and molestation, and in bad ends may end with permanent scars, rape (because it's a fucking otome) and even murder.
The 5 scrotes follow a scale of awfulness, with the "best" being just unable to stand up for MC (and himself), and the worst of all being the main instigator and the most sadistic and irredeamable of them all (his "good" end is only good for the MC).
The twist: MC is a raging misandrist and wants to kill them (she may have killed men before), but only after they prove to her that they deserve to be killed. She lets them abuse her and makes herself the perfect victim, and then locks them in her torture (and rape) dungeon. There may be supernatural elements or not (ie, she may be a witch or a succubus or wtv). The endings (from worst to best): she dies or gets permanently scarred after underestimating them; she keeps 1 LI alive as her pet (and dildo) in her rape dungeon and kills/tortures the others; she lets them go and stays together with 1, still a misandrist, but not a murderous one (maybe a hidden friendship end, idk).
Would you play it /otogen/?
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I have a shrine dedicated to Shiraishi and I love him with my heart and soul. I cry every time I replay his route. No one can beat my husbando number one.
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Who else is playing the new tmgs because there is so much content I'm going to fucking expire. Picrel, I thought I was going to hate this fucker but he's actually best boy I can't believe it.>>169963>I can't believe it took them that long to release a new game
Right? I thought the same too. Like maybe the franchise wasn't doing good so that's why they weren't making new ones. But I replayed all of them before the new release and I actually kind of appreciate that they spaced them out. Every game is a different era: late 90's, early 2000, etc. and it was like a time machine?
Also idk it might just be me, but in previous games, characters who weren't the main leads always seemed a little flat in characterizations. Maybe it's my shit opinion, but it seems like every character is fleshed out an appropriate amount that make them seem like believable characters this time around.
>>170103> I like how he’s a dick to your brother. Like your brother in this game is such a cunt for no reason
Right??? I kept waiting for a dialogue choice telling him to fuck off but alas all we get is Sasazuka >>170146
Don't believe his ass, nona, it's just his complex, he'd probably love to date a taller woman Lovely Complex style.
Also yeah he really is mean but a lot of it seems like he's just talking big. >>170178
He's the prettiest one of all of them, nona, 10/10 taste, I wish I could say the same about myself.
Without giving spoilers how’s Yanagi? He seems so bland and a well adjusted person compared to everyone else..? I’ve gotten further in Sasazuka’s and hes telling your brother that he’ll be brought in for investigation and godbless him again for putting the brother in his place
even when it’s explained ehh your younger brother is a bitch it makes no sense.
Tbh I thought Mineo would have a deeper voice
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I want to get into otome games, but when I was younger I stayed away so I don't get heartbroken when the guys are dicks and treat the mc badly.
I don't necessarily need femdom material but some stuff I like is:
>mc teases the guy and competes with him, eventually wins him over
>deredere guys, puppy love
>when the guy looks cheerful at first glance but then he turns out to have an awful backstory
>when the guy seems confident but you find his weaknesses and use them
For sex scenes I just hate when they treat the player character badly or the guy does whatever he wants while the mc is an embarassed mess, it's a major turnoff for me.
Got any recommendations?
Play TMGS lol>>170187
Fuck yeah I am
Nana best boy, etc. Inori is my 2nd favorite so far
I was so excited about it's release you have no idea
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God Inori took me by surprise, I was going to do his route later since I didn't think he'd live up to the OG himurocchi. But while doing a different character I accidentally triggered
his flags and then he started crying
, i went fucking feral lmao
Also did not expect the fucking throw back to TMGS2, Saeki being kind to young inori kills me
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SEEC has done it again. Their games are cute
I've just installed it, but warning: it's a casual mobile game with ads.
You play as a rich arrogant girl, your dad wants an arranged marriage for you. You tell your dad to fuck off because you have a boyfriend (that's a lie). So you find this dumb guy starving on the street and he says he'll do anything for food, you take him to your villa and you have a month to turn him into your ideal boyfriend. The MC is actually confident and capable so that's nice.
Even though it's just a mobile game I like seeing stuff like this because it's a breath of fresh air to swap up the dynamic. Maledom stuff just gives me a gross feeling, I don't have that kind of thing with my bf so I can't relate to most games.
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If you like the plot of the game, you may also like the josei manga Kimi wa Petto aka Tramps Like Us (there is also a dorama) The LI isn't a catboy, but a regular human. TBH I never read it, but it sounds like it comes from a similar place (maybe is more realistic)
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it is definately dot kareshi; on a side note, all three where 10/10 amazing imo
monk from the 2nd one is a dumb himbo and villager from the 3rd one is a soft!yandere; they are my favorite
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>>173111>So you find this dumb guy starving on the street and he says he'll do anything for food
Finally we can date Dice from Hypmic!!
>>104102>male protagonist>otome game
That's because BL is the original Japanese term. That's what Japanese fans call it and the term "yaoi" in Japan isn't as common as in the west.
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Is it just me…or…
I wanted to say LMAO but tmgs is so fucking obscure in my circles
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Is the right one from Aggretsuko? I've never watched that one but tbh there are several Japanese characters whose family name is "Himuro" because it fits their cold personality. Maybe if the creator were a woman and an otoge fan, I'd believe it lol>>174588
TMGS, it has no story basically but it's a proper dating simulator and you can make cute guys blush. The guys are pretty good but if you hate slice of life/high school settings you might hate it. If you don't mind the gameplay, which admittedly can get repetitive, it's one of the most memorable (heh) otome games ever.
It's also too fucking obscure among newer generations of otome fans, definitely deserves more love.
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spice level so bland it makes flour seem spicy, but souma best boy
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Does anyone here like angelique? I'm playing retour right now, it's as comfy as the first game. And I just found out that a new one came out on switch. I'm offended by the new charas as an oldfag.
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This might be the only indie otome I'll ever back. The art looks good. Reminds me of Fire Emblem Awakening or something. Looks like the creator is still deciding on the rating, but I hope there will be some r18 scenes. I played the demo and I wish otome RPGs were more of a thing so I can fill the void it left.
I wanna play the original games so bad>I just found out that a new one came out on switch. I'm offended by the new charas as an oldfag.
I've looked at it and even though I haven't played them, I agree. In general I think I'm tired of newer designs and artstyles in otome and in everything anime.>>181196>I wish otome RPGs were more of a thing
Me too, I also like dating sims (what people call """"stat raisers"""") because I can't stand so many hours of just reading and reading (esp. if the rating's not R18)
It would be awesome if there were decent
RPGs made for women whether you can actually date the male characters or not. But judging by Square Enix's shit half-attempts at it (KimiKiri, etc.), it looks like it's up to ourselves to make them. nu-Fire Emblem already proves that women love RPGs with romance. Why are game companies not trying to do anything with this niche?
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Dropped image but this scene was so cute
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Anyone playing Cupid Parasite? Who's your favorite LI? I'm surprised at how much I liked the long common route. I'm still on my first playthrough though.
I’m worried this won’t hit its goal but man it looks so good. I have such a thing for creepy or somber RPGMaker type games and this looks like that mixed with Otome.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1039568441/the-silent-kingdom/description
If anyone knows of anything else kind of like this please let me know
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Anyone else excited for this? The art looks gorgeous. Been a while since ive played a more relaxed otome so i cant wait until this releases.
AYRT. its okay anon. I'm sad its most likely not going to make it either. The dev did say she'll keep working on it if the kickstarter doesn't make it at least>>184603
Super excited for this. Feb 24 can't come fast enough.
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i must know nonnies, can you romance this specific dude
Apparently you can, but people still haven't figured out how lmao
There's an incomplete guide on Steam though if you get the game and wanna contribute
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ok well I found this Japanese wiki that has more info than the guide on Steam, you just gotta know some Japanese lol, just be aware that he's originally called ウィーギンティhttps://w.atwiki.jp/palaisdereine/pages/16.html
Also I found some fanart from this artisthttps://twitter.com/2lincrbavdrna2k
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Damn! We’re over 75% I think?? 24 more hours ;-;
Ya’ll, if you’re interested at all please back it. We need more games made by women! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1039568441/the-silent-kingdom/description
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This game is great
Nta. You sound like such a crab in a barrel and always holding women to a higher standard. Meanwhile coomer moid games get funded in two days and no one bothers to critique their shit. No one tells some useless scrote about his male gazey ass and tiddy we can't we're both girls simulator.
If you want to know why you can see her side boob, its just for the prologue because she's been reliving the same day since she was 13 but continues to age into her 20s.
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Everyone shut up about boobs now
Anyone else played this? It's a dating simulation game about a girl trying to figure out which boy griefed her in an MMORPG so she can beat him up irl. You figure out which boy corresponds to which player in the game and narrow down the suspects. Got that comfy late 00s vibe.
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This post sat in a text file on my desktop for a whole-ass year because I tried to respond the exact moment /m/ went down, but I held out for some hope, and here we are.>>186336>>186363
RE:Alistair and (P)lanets were my first otome games, and once I found the lemmasoft forums it was over for me lol. I think I played pretty much every otome game on there up until 2015 or so. I especially loved Autumns Journey, and am still holding out for the announced sequel, though it probably won't be happening anymore.
how do they ruin the board?
I like reading through old threads and getting recommendations. I never heard of Jooubachi no Oubou before.
I'm surprised to see so much otome on there, especially compared to BL. Rest assured that if they pick up an adult otome title, it'll be the one with the most moid-gazey art and story possible. But it would be great if they picked up Jooubachi.
I would've voted for Chou no Doku Hana no Kusari. Although there's a censored version in English I still would like to see the uncensored version too.>>286104>You can't license older R18 games when the companies are dead.
NTA but some of the otome titles on that list are not that old. Club Suicide in particular came out three years ago and the dev is active, Yoshiwara Higanbana got a release two years ago, Rejet is definitely not dead (though it's Rejet so I doubt they'll want to release anything overseas), Hana Awase is getting Switch releases this year and apparently in English too. The others are a bit older and the companies may be dead but it doesn't seem to be a problem for most of the requested titles.
MangaGamer doesn't have the resources to port things.>>286750
Club Suicide is doujin right? Have MangaGamer translated and published doujin titles before?
And they don't care about stuff that isn't R18. And again, they don't do console because there's extra work involved.
People have been asking for Yoshiwara since it came out ~7 years ago, so probably can't get the license. Joobachi devs never released another game so probably dead.
Orfleaurs, A'sRing hasn't done a new game in a few years, but also maybe not willing to license cause pretty sure people have been asking.
But this stuff is why I learned Japanese only to not play anything because I only care about sci-fi media these days and Japan doesn't think girls like sci-fi, at least otome-wise. Don't have a Vita to play that one Otomate game.
>>286765>Have MangaGamer translated and published doujin titles before?
They're "working on" Luckydog1, so yes, it's possible. It think it's likely to happen, the creator is a gendie and Club Suicide seems relatively popular.>And they don't care about stuff that isn't R18
I don't know about that. They did Ozmafia and Steam Prison for PC, as well as plenty of non-otome titles that aren't R18 (for example Fata Morgana and Umineko).>People have been asking for Yoshiwara since it came out ~7 years ago, so probably can't get the license. Joobachi devs never released another game so probably dead.>Orfleaurs, A'sRing hasn't done a new game in a few years, but also maybe not willing to license cause pretty sure people have been asking.
Yeah I figured it was something like that. It's a shame bc I would like to see some A'sRing titles in English. Other developers that made adult otome games I'm interested in seem to be long dead too.>this stuff is why I learned Japanese only to not play anything because I only care about sci-fi media these days and Japan doesn't think girls like sci-fi, at least otome-wise
Kek I'm sorry you have to suffer like that nonna. I kinda get it because I'm more into ancient and mundane setting otome games instead of more modern and fantastical stuff that doesn't really appeal to me at all. I also like sci-fi and military, but good luck trying to find a good take (or any take lol) on those genres in otome.
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>>286765>Have MangaGamer translated and published doujin titles before?
Kalmia8 games. The 07th Expansion galore. >>286775>the creator is a gendie
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Jooubachi no Oubou. Which has been mentioned a few times itt.>>286844>Kalmia8
Most VN companies are like Kalmia8, in the context of VNs they're not what anon means when she says "indie". (It also means they don't have an excuse for why the art in FLML is so shit.)>Source?
The creator's own twitter and the fact that her new otome game is going to have genderspecial love interests.
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Oh crap. Somebody who joined in 2010 has no right to be this susceptible to the enemy propaganda.
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I hate how they look kek
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Do you know about this game? I'm referring to how in the actual CxM otome VN, the art and character designs are very pretty and interesting. In the upcoming CxM film, they look super tragic
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theythems should stick to being chronically online neets because tell me why this otome has a theythem in it? if the developers think calling a guy they makes him not a man, why put him in a game for women to be dating guys? it's so stupid some genderspecial should call them out for treating a theythem like a guy so they change him into a man. obviously no one looks at him and thinks of him as a genderless entity although they made him short so maybe hes supposed to be a tif. it throws me off when the demo keeps calling him a they though. men dont get this shit forced into their games but women have to bear it to play any good game made by westies now. hope there will be a mod that changes his pronouns lol
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wondering if these guys were also behind softly, with teeth
, which was another queerio oelvn that never released in full. the art is so similar to me. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/483356923/softly-with-teeth-a-vampire-otome-visual-novel
looks like the creators surpassed their goal by 10k and bounced.
almost hoping the same thing happens here because i so furiously despise that the cutest character is a they/them.
I remember when the devs got a couple chapters in with Anisa and then completely rewrote her route for some reason. My favorite was Felix, since he was the only one with a finished route, but I would have liked Anisa a lot more if she was handled by people who were even remotely competent. Her character was really interesting. Except the devs put more effort into background characters with no routes. It was bizarre. It was like the devs were physically incapable of writing a female character, which we know they can, because they pulled Nadia off somewhat. I loved Rime too, but if you played Sage's or Felix's route there was more detail on him than there was on Anisa, who's a main character and a LI, and I can't talk about Anisa's route because it's non-existent. I think there's only seven chapters of hers out there? Either that or three, and a lot of her scenes are just unplayable. Their track record with female LIs pisses me off since it's blatant they're just token woke characters but I can't find any other western otome games with good art and since I've been stalking them since the early Arcana days, I got attached, shit writing aside. I have no idea what caused Last Legacy to fall through. I heard Nix Hydra fired the whole team.
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samefag, more info about the game. it is planned to be released in 2025 btw. in picrel the names of the characters from left to right: kuras, mhin, ais, vere, leander. the devs had a livestream uploaded onto youtube, it's an hour long so I'm not watching all of it but at the beginning they introduced themselves and get ready for this, it's going to be really shocking, the devs for a dating game full of hot guys with the most desirable traits that women like are all women! one of them is shethey and another theythem, but one is a self accepting "sheher". i thought mhin was supposed to be a guy but he might be actually a she, because for some reason the other guys want to fuck him/her despite being antisocial and an asshole, and one of them already did it.
right, that's another thing. the love interests are all fucking each other, apparently regularly. i dont like that one bit lol leander is introduced as a player so him having slept with another li is kind of whatever but all of them are just into each other? from the demo i felt a bit like mhin is the devs' self insert rather than the mc, whose pronouns you can choose at the beginning btw. he/she is still interesting enough as a character but all the guys having a lot to think bout some guy that doesnt even want to hang out with them was giving it away, even mhin entering the scene where all of them meet was kind of random since he really is antisocial and hates all the guys' guts except for kuras. im even more conflicted about the game after completing the demo but i guess we'll see how good it is in 2 years kek i love the art and the characters are attractive but idk if i trust the devs to not mess up the story with even more woke shit.
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please, PLEASE help me. I have a psp emulator (openemu) and I know this console has a lot of otome games. I've been trying to download some for WEEKS but i never find them in english and i have no idea how to patch a game. I want to play Norn9 since i saw the anime i need to do masamune toya's route but i can't find an english version, same for tokimeki memorial girl's side 3.
Do you have any links/website for me ? please don't bully me i'm new to this.
Tokimeki GS 3 came out on the DS first but it has an enhanced version for the PSP. Both versions have an English patch.
Go to VNDB.org and look up the games you want. Under "releases" there should be a link to the English patch (if there is one).
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While we are talking about western VNs, I know Sunny Day Jack is queerio bullshit and cringe tumblr sexy murderman trash but it's the one release im actually looking foward to, the creator actually seems to have a good grip and skill to deliver, plus its fully voiced even if one of the VAs is a TIF, they set a release date for 2024 which also seems realistic.
Idk its just nostalgic to me from back in the tumblr days when BTD came out.
or someone could mod it to remove all the gendershit and release a patch.>>291736>dating sim
is it a dating sim? please don't lie to us dating sim fans nonna, because i'm starved for that kind of game
my fatal flaw is actually spending money on the touchstarved kickstarter but i'm delusional and liked the demo. if the devs run they run i guess. i don't actually like romancing fictional characters despite being in this thread (it's just the proper place for talking about this game specifically). i did get invested in all the inter-character developments like Vere and Ais being fwb (with Ais catching feelings) and Leander having fucked everyone except maybe Kuras and everyone wanting to fuck Mhin. et cetera. cause it's messy and i love drama but it doesn't make for a proper otome. also, if you ask Mhin about Leander, he blushes. so it's more like the devs were going for the angle that Mhin is secretly fond of Leander (and Kuras) and that's why he follows Kuras into the bar, tsundere style. like in arcana if you romance Nadia or Muriel, Julian and Asra get back together, if you romance Julian, Asra and Muriel get together, if you romance Lucio, Portia and Nadia get together in addition to Julian and Asra. the devs like doing this shit. Asra and Julian was revealed as having history in arcana too but it wasn't ongoing like Vere and Ais. same with last legacy, Rime and Felix have an illustration named bad romance, the whole premise is that MC gets isekai'd into their world because Felix was trying to resurrect his dead boyfriend Rime. if you romance Sage or Anisa, Felix and Rime get back together. i think Anisa also has a love interest? don't quote me on that. they have a track record for it, this is just rehashing everything they've done before, just with more curse words and way less female characters
so that on top of the gender makes most of their games shit games for people who want to play a proper otome. i didn't watch the stream either but from what i gathered Mhin is most definitely either a woke token character to replace the one female character usually inserted in these kinds of games. doubt the self insert angle though cause people love a tsundere character for the "i can fix (them)" complexes so many women have. Mhin is a classic regarding that archetype. every single character they've made fits an archetype anyway.
like Kuras and Asra being the mysterious mentors who takes care of MC when MC first wakes up, and Julian and Leander being the self-sacrificial ones. I guess Vere and Lucio are the manwhores. Mhin and Muriel are the angsty loners. it fits their previous games' track records cause these people are just recycling recipes since it sells, and not exactly being creative. even if you look at the settings, touchstarved and the arcana and last legacy follow the formula of fantasy post-apocalyptic city with MC discovering all the secrets about it. it's almost a carbon copy of each other.
Mhin is clearly male, just with a they slapped on for diversity points. i think he's going to be the one revealed as a tif because honestly Ais and Vere are fujo goals lmao, plus Vere kills you in a sexy way and Ais beats someone up for you. that's pretty classic male love interest stuff. Kuras maybe, since angels are trans bullshit is popular with the tumblr gender crowd. but my money's on Mhin. i just hallucinate hard enough and pretend Mhin's talked about using normal pronouns whenever i play the demo and escape unscathed. clearly i am autistic about this sorry for the sperging
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I'm so excited for the even if tempest FD! Can't come out fast enough
I ended up watching the stream vod and after playing every route again I 'm starting to think of touchstarved as more of a game by women for women, so I'm liking it and looking forward to it too. They didn't seem to want to get attention from gay men or tims with their pandering, just women tbh. The game feels like it's gonna be a great story and I'd rather women get attention and money from dating sims than moids on top of large corporations, especially after listening to their stream and seeing they're making the game as a passion project detached from their jobs which are all corpo animation etc jobs btw. So see you in 2025 when we're the only two on lolcow playing it nonnie
Any game that starts to put gay and tranny shit into it is no longer otome. There's different names for those sorts of games and they have no business being under the otome genre.>>291720
Remember when nonas were obsessed with that game and thirsted over that Strade character? Good times in our little mentally ill hub.
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Ok sorry if this question is off the chain, but, uhhh…is Touchstarved 18+? Actually tried looking it up and couldn't find a straight answer. I assume it isn't and is just touchbaiting us. >>292642
I once watched 4 dramatically different women on a server sperg out over Strade while I had no fuckin idea who he was. I was so innocent back then.
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i know there must be other fictiffags in this thread. this guy has haunted my brain for a full year. all their faults aside fictif had some absolutely fantastic artists. reposting because i dropped pic like a dumbass
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Kek this new Japanese indie game "kimi ga kawaru tame no susume" has not one but two obese LIs
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How to cope, otomesisters.
>inb4 should have bought all games on GOG
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Is it the specific style or just anime style in general? picrel is the promo image. It's not my favorite either. Especially the noses.>>292670>is Touchstarved 18+?
The way the devs dodge questions about the age rating and just keep reiterating it's for mature audiences makes me think they're those "age doesn't indicate maturity" brand of gendies kek
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Can anybody tell me where else I can download Men of Yoshiwara?
What I found on Steamunlocked:>https://steamunlocked.net/the-men-of-yoshiwara-kikuya-free-download/
crashes at start-up. (Every other game I got from there works fine.)
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I hate when western indies make their male LIs bisexual kek I feel like most women hate dating bi men irl so it just feels like weird pandering for those with terminal internet sickness
Anyway the recent B's Log issue shared some CGs for the upcoming Even if TEMPEST FD (picrel) and I didn't think there'd be any smutty scenes given the first game is pretty chaste in that regard. I suppose it is Voltage though. I'm really excited for it!
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Anyone playing Jack Jeanne? How is it? Everyone I know is calling it Bisexuality: The Game because cross dressing for performances makes you the other sex I guess
Oh no the fucking gendies are transwashing this too?
Ignore their shit opinions anon
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Yep. Someone I know pretty much said one LI is very, very effeminate so he's essentially a female LI kek
Maybe girls just don't want to self-insert as a drooling retard or a doormat anymore you know? These games are made for self-inserting so I think they're in their right to ask for something that makes it easier to live out their yume fantasies.
Or are you talking about the ones who don't
want to self-insert?
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this leddit poll shows that most western otome players don't self insert and it's obvious they despise girls who DO self insert despite the medium's original goal. if you want muh strong opiniated mc, you have dozens of indie western games available to you
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Who is your CXM oshi and why is it Okazaki?
I've seen that shit with the wave of Korean isekai webtoons where they'll suddenly talk about how they want female leads overthrowing the government, never take shit and be super feminist. Most fans are still sane but I've seen some wild takes. >>303984
I'm biased but honestly most yumes are super chill who just sit in their own corner doing whatever they want. It's always those that think they are better then a self-inserter complaining and virtue signaling the most.
When I first started playing otome games, I didn't use guides. Then I strictly used guides and now I'm back to no guides but will occasionally check them for missing CGs. My reasoning for now is that checking my phone for the right answer breaks my immersion>>304003
I just started his route. He's the one I'm most interested in so I'm curious how he'll be
Ooh, yeah, these people. I don't get why they play self-insert games if they don't want to self-insert. If they read it solely as a romance novel, they should realize they're in the wrong genre.>>304002>You don’t have to be masculine and agressive
I don't even think there's anything wrong with wanting that, nothing wrong with variety.
But I think the problem is that not many otome games give you options to be dominant and assertive. A lot of them trick you into thinking the protagonist/you will be able to take interesting choices but it's all fake and the protagonist ends up being moved by the plot or the other characters instead. And a lot of players (self-inserters) are also tired of not being able to be dominant with the love interests. It's a matter of giving the player a sense of agency, you don't have to make the MC aggressive or rude for that to happen.
>>304043>"see this heroine is dumb but if it was ME i would tell him to fuck off"
When the protagonist you're supposed to self-insert as keeps acting nothing like you would, or doesn't seem to have common sense and keeps making stupid decisions, and whose personality in general is nothing like yours, then of course it makes it hard to self-insert. And these are often super girly girls too, so these people associate one with the other, even though a girly girl character can still be smart and proactive (I've personally seen MCs like that).
Maybe that's why some of the complainers don't self-insert, because it's hard for them to find otome games with protagonists that aren't the opposite of what they are and break immersion, and there aren't many quality options for them.
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Now that CxM is on topic, anyone know if there is a full version of this picture? Its so cute!
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tracer or not, i still love her art
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I have a thing for scary looking men who're just sweet. Also found it funny/sad he couldn't find anyone to go get ramen with because he scared everyone. personally all the of the adonis routes are my fav. I forgot her name but I especially liked the man-hating her
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I was playing Nameless and I lost. I didn't know you could lose. How tf did this happen? I started dreaming, and then the game was over? All I did was try to follow a cat. Can someone explain, lol
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Istg, I SWEAR I saw someone posting about Salty Hounds before in /m/, but I have tried using the search tool and nothing came up? I'm sorry if this is not the right place to talk about the game, but it's technically a dating sim with an all male cast (except the MC, obviously).
Is anyone gonna try this? It's from a korean company and seems to take some inspiration from Mystic Messenger with all that "phone call" thing. I like the art style a lot.
To be honest, I never thought this would get released.
Reminded me of this indie yandere otome game that was kind of similar (pixel art, sort-of-open-world). Does anybody remember the name or the twitter handle of the dev? It was in japanese, and I can't read or write moon runes, nonas, I need your help. If anyone from the yandere thread before the /m/assacre can help me find it again, I would be forever grateful.
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Am I the only one who laughed her ass off at the big reveal in Kent's route? He's sweet but he was such an asshole before the mc lost her memories
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nice! if you can, post your thoughts when you get it
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Is anyone else waiting in agony for Club Suicide's English release? it was announced 2 weeks ago!
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>>303984>270 - yes>545 - no
wtf. Genuinely, why play otomes if you're not going to self insert..?
i guess some are older and think self-inserting is past them but to be fair i don't get the appeal it's not like otome games have a great storyline in the first place, the entire point of it is to imagine dating hot guys
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I resigned him to side character status, but was pleasantly surprised to see a mini route in the fandisc. It showcased exactly what I liked about him, and was just a cute to the point romance, no extended drama needed. Good shit.
Main LIs are ok (except Yanagi) but I could take or leave them
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this girl is so insufferable
Why? Is it the flashbacks?
I otherwise thought she was a pretty standard MC
I'm a piratepleb due to living in a fifth world country and could never afford a switch game with that exchange rate and salary, much a switch. I got a hacked vita for a good bargain tho and will have a lifetime to finish all the vita and psp otome. (You can use multiple emulators on psvita like psp, ds etc.)
From switch I don't have many games that I like/want to play tbh, but I'll try running olympia, virche and tempest on the android switch emulator that released fairly recently.
Will probably get a switch once it 100% safely jailbreaks or when I move to another country where I can afford shit lol.
Vita emulator does run most otome games now btw. And switch emulators probably everything now.
For me, it's
M A S S H I R O
Though it isn't her fault so much as just the writer's obsessive need to make the player watch the same flashbacks 150 times. Did they think we'd forget?
I enjoyed the game and characters overall but I button mashed as fast as I could through all those flashbacks as soon as I saw one coming up. >>305547
Wrong thread? This is for otome games, a GxB romance subgenre of the wider joseimuke umbrella (no matter otometwt's claim of "an otome game is any game called an otome game kek). Maybe the fujos can help you out >>298322
or the writing thread wherever it is.>>305555
Have you tried Even if TEMPEST? It's 50% off on the eshop right now in NA and EU stores. It has its issues but it's a particularly tragic otome that I really enjoyed
Shinigami to Shoujo if you're good with reading jap/using texthook MTL
I've gotten emotional with a few otome, but StS is the only one where I was actually just crying
Yoshiwara higanbana. You can choose the r18 or steam r17 version. R17 has an extra route that's THE SHIT.
Black Wolves Saga is very tragic too and first game has eng translation on visual novel database.
You can also browse the nakige and utsuge tags on vndb.
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IFI announced these localizations at AX today:
>My Next Life as a Villainess in winter 2023
>Sympathy Kiss in early 2024
I had never heard of Sympathy Kiss before but that cover art got me very
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What are some otome games with a gothic/victorian theme? The setting can be modern, I just want these vibes. I tried out Princess Nightmare but she looks too much like a loli to me and the art was ugly. It's a shame because I loved her gothic lolita design.
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fav piofiore LI?
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I just finished Cafe Enchante yesterday and I really want to talk about it. I knew going in that it was a bait-and-switch with a fluffy common route and angsty character routes with bittersweet endings but it still kinda shocked me lol especially Misyr's, like holy shit…I still can't believe the "good" ending and surprisingly enough it made me cry like a baby, which is not an easy feat since I usually don't cry that easily when it comes to any kind of media, but Cafe Enchante really got me I cried the most with Misyr's, like really hard multiple times, I cried a bit with Il's route, and with Ignis' I didn't full on cry but I did get teary-eyed.
Anyway, overall I did really like it despite the pain it caused me lol. My favorite route and character was Il by far, I loved him so much, the plot and character development were just perfect, and while I've seen some complaints about how there's not enough romance in his route I still found it satisfying, the ending was beautiful imo. After that I'd say my next favorite is Misyr and then Ignis. I ended up liking Ignis a lot more than I thought I would (I don't usually like tsunderes but I felt that Ignis wasn't that mean compared to tsunderes in other games I've played), both his character and the route, and he gets bonus points for having the steamiest CGs. With Misyr I have complicated feelings, I really loved him as a character and as I was playing the common route and the other character routes I got excited to play his route, but in some ways it let me down. On one hand the explanations and backstories were interesting, and how Misyr and the heroine first met and ended up saving Misyr was really sweet, and it makes Misyr's behavior towards the heroine throughout the game make a lot more sense, but at times I felt there was too much plot dumping and the resolutions for the other character's problems (that are explored in their own routes) were sloppy, with the exception of Il. And then of course there's Misyr's good end, I hated it so much. While I playing that last chapter I felt absolutely devastated, and afterwards I felt kinda angry. The writers did him and the heroine so dirty. While this game is known for bittersweet endings this was on another level the other good endings felt at least somewhat happy. As for Canus and Rindo's routes I wasn't really into them as LIs.
Nonnies who have played it what are your thoughts? I searched this thread but there were only two mentions and no real discussions.
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I just finished Piofiore and I'm with >>306779
, Dante is so fucking cute ugh. At first I was indifferent to him due to his cold exterior but then I played his route and fell for him hard lol. What can I say, blushy guys are my kryptonite and I loved how sweet he was.
damn that sucks, thanks for the reply though nonny
. im sure the switch is a good platform to play otome games on but buying a whole new device just to play vns for me would be ridiculous. if the trends going towards games being smartphone based thats even worse imo, who the hell enjoys playing vns on smartphone
The problem with switch is how censored shit has to be because nintendo is now a family console (which is ironic considering some of the moid garbage i spot in the eshop)
If otome was centralized for PCs that would be less of a problem
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Pot calling the kettle black.
You completely missing what I'm talking about just drives the point home. The appeal of handheld consoles is that they can be taken on the go or pulled out for convenient smaller sessions of reading within a busier schedule.
I actually agree with your point when it comes to consoles like the PlayStation 5 or Xbox, it also makes sense to me to just game on the PC in those cases. But handheld consoles fill a more distinct niche that can't be met by PC gaming. Especially in their Asian home markets where a quick session of gaming on your commute or between lectures at uni is less publicly frowned upon than it might be in much of the West.
And that's just considering the market of working adults with disposable income to spend on fitting gaming into their life. When it comes to kids, there's an even bigger argument to be made for handheld consoles. A hybrid console like the Switch capitalizes on the best of both worlds by being something the kid can take to play with friends or being something the whole family unit can enjoy.
These are all sort of obvious points, though? It's sad that none of it came to mind and you instead reflexively reacted to what you interpreted as a baseless jab. Touch grass.
This is some high-concentration copium. You're not better than anyone in this thread just because>I go outside!>with my console!>to socialise!
like some Pokemon Go retard.
You sound like you're projecting from your childhood - kids these days play games on smartphones. I do not see anyone playing on a handheld console AT ALL, doesn't matter where I go.(infighting/derailing)
I'm seeing that the idea of a user demographic different than you is just too inconceivable for you, I guess? Some people are casuals and just play on the go in short sessions and a handheld console best fits that playstyle. You're getting told to touch grass because you keep insisting that your reality is universal and that console gamers are suckers for not playing on your preferred platform.
I wouldn't have said this at the beginning of this discussion, but since you've made it abundantly clear that it's who you are… Have fun basing your self-worth in the hours you spend cloistered in your room gaming every day…?