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Discuss any otome game-related topics here and please tag your spoilers.
What is an otome game?>An otome game is a romance-focused game within the wider genre "joseimuke", meaning female-targeted games, and feature unlockable illustrated images known as CGs. The player character in otome games is always a female protagonist and can make choices to pursue male love interests over the course of the story. Otome games, or "otoge" for short, are most often text-based visual novels, but they can also be stat-raisers, rhythm games, or JRPGs.
Possible Discussion topics>Otome game news>What are your most memorable otome game moments?>What got you into otome games?>What is your all-time favorite otome game or character and why?>What are you currently playing and what's your impression on it so far?>Which otome games are you looking forward to playing?>Which otome games do you want to be localized?>What is your opinion on the current state of otome game localization?>What do you want to see more of in otome games?>Do you prefer PC, console, or mobile otome games and why?>Do you prefer more story-heavy or more romance-heavy games and why?>What are your favorite tropes in otome games?>What are your thoughts on OEL otome games? Are there any that you liked, disliked, or are wanting to play?
Resources>VNDB otome game tag https://vndb.org/g542>Otome Game spreadsheet sorted by Japanese language difficulty for learners https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1frGAK7JBEb6YwHKQK-u7HHFjGXPV-aABsFDN0luiHpM/edit#gid=399911934>List of Japanese otome games localized in English and available on the Nintendo Switch https://otomekitten.com/2020/05/06/otome-games-in-nintendo-switch-english/>List of otome games available in English (note: includes Japanese, OEL, and amare games) https://www.englishotomegames.net/list
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>What are your thoughts on OEL otome games? Are there any that you liked, disliked, or are wanting to play?
Honestly I stay away from OEL otome games because the art just… isn't my thing. I'd love to play one but soo many of ugly art IMO
>Which otome games do you want to be localized?
Clock Zero and the Uta no Prince-Sama series! And any of the Ruby Party otome games. Also, Meiji Tokyo Renka… Honestly there's so many I want localized…
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>>192885>What got you into otome games?
I forgot exactly how I got into otome or how I found out about it, but it was probably something like this:>fujo with a bit of yumejo at 14-15>on deviantART looking for art of hot guys (preferably with glasses)>find a flash yaoi game (very shitty quality but made with tons of love and effort)>want to learn more about these "dating sims">find indie OELVN otome games>play RE:Alistair and the Date Warp demo, left wanting to play more>find out about Japanese otome games such as Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 1 which had gotten a fan translation recently
I dropped it because I couldn't figure out how to get a good ending but a few years later I played through the 3 games there were at the time and loved them. It was also around that time that I bought Backstage Pass when it had just been released in early access.
>What do you want to see more of in otome games?
I want more classic/old-school shit like what otoge had in the 2000's or early 10's. I don't like the newer artstyles or boy types, for the most part. Or the plots, for that matter. Too much focus on having dark edgy fantasy plots lately, IMO.
I would love it if there were more games for women who liked all the high school otome/shoujo stuff in their teenage years, but about college age or working characters instead. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'd like more josei-like stuff in otome? But not just in adult games. I like both realistic and mature fiction, and cutesy light-hearted stuff.
>Which otome games are you looking forward to playing?
Not new but I can't wait to play the first Angelique games. Unfortunately I don't know enough Japanese to be able to play them untranslated yet, unless I take the time to look everything up in a dictionary but it would probably take me months.Also I should've made the thread when I could, I would've used a much better pic
>Do you prefer PC, console, or mobile otome games and why?
PC > Console > Mobile
PC because I can't afford consoles, I feel like VNs (which is what most otome games are) look better on it, and it allows me to emulate most console and mobile games, also all the adult games are on PC.
Console because those games are often high quality (relatively speaking, and not including mobage ports).
Mobile otoge is cheap, lazily made trash with a few exceptions. Also I hate microtransactions or any game where you need to play every single day to be able to finish it without them. If there's even an ending.
>Do you prefer more story-heavy or more romance-heavy games and why?
Romance-heavy because I feel that's the point of otome games. Of course, if there's a good amount of both romance and plot, that'd be awesome. But I don't like otome games that focus primarily on the plot.
I guess more serious story-heavy games with deep, complex themes (which I like, of course) and romance aren't necessarily mutually exclusive, but advertising such a game as "otome" just feels wrong IMO. It can obviously still be a game for women but not exactly a romance game.
>What are your thoughts on OEL otome games?
The older games were better. Nowadays the western otome scene has been ruined (with exceptions) with Tumblr/Twitterfaggotry. My main complaint is the shitty art(style). Like, I don't inherently hate western art styles like many weebs do, but the art in most of these western otoge is truly hideous. Also, thank fuck amare is a thing now, I don't mind maybe one female love interest in my otoge (in fact, I like elegant/tomboyish/masculine women in otome games and sometimes wish they were romanceable), but half or more of them being female while the game is still supposed to be an "otome" game is ridiculous. Not to mention the trans shit.
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Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revohttps://vndb.org/v3549>The main character, Hitomi Sakuragawa, 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 move into her father’s mansion-like dorm. Surprise awaits as she discovers that the school’s most popular guys are also moving in. Their impressions on her, shock her into starting a diet.
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Out of curiosity I started playing hanabi otome games. They're very short but still decent.
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I hate how this otome game group on Steam announces new and upcoming releases every single day but since otome games are rare in comparison, they share moid porn games almost daily. When it's not that, it's "LGBTQ+ and dating sims", shitty RPGs, general VNs, "honorable mentions of other genres" and BL games. I don't mind these as much as the scrote nukige that they advertise (which is pretty insulting imo) but it's still frustrating to not see a single otome game in their updates most of the time.
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Otome means maiden so ig maiden world makes sense. Wish they would stop mistagging their trash and stepping on toes with their name >>193134
I can't wait to play old ass games when my japanese improves, i'd give a kidney to play the edgy shit like picrel
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The saddest part is that they're the biggest and most active otome game group on Steam lol>>193081>then realized that most otome is boring stuff that doesn't have the settings or type of guys I like.
kek same, I say I'm an otome fan but in reality not many otome games seem interesting to me due to the setting and the boys.>I need more sci-fi romance.
I would love to hear your ideas if you have any. I'm glad we can discuss this sort of thing here since fun is not allowed on /blog/
I think sci-fi is also rare in BL but still more common than in otome, they even have a mecha game. Imagine an otome game with mechas, holy shit, that'd be awesome.
Does Date Warp (an EVN) count as sci-fi? Though I'm assuming you want something "more sci-fi" than that.>>193135
Yeah that would still be called otome. There are some adult otome games that are still considered part of the genre, which have settings that are kind of similar to that (but assertive MC is still rare). The protagonist type doesn't change the genre, but I have seen someone compare picrel (Sachi no Tenbin) to josei manga, so I guess you're not the only person who has wondered about that.>redi
Surprised to see someone else on here know about redi-komi lol
From what I know about lady comics, ChouDoku would be the most similar.
But not all the games with more mature adult protagonists are R18. The difficult part is finding a protagonist who isn't a doormat.
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Absolutely love Collar Malice. The MC isn’t a pushover and actually yells and rejects some of the romance options and doesn’t rely on them either. Also I found myself enjoying the story/mystery as much if not a bit more than the romance options. Also the art is pretty
Isn't date warp just time travel? That's boring, especially when they only use it to go into the past. I want games set in space or other planets. Or at least cyberpunky with robots.
There's a few old PS2 games like Little Anchor that I've been meaning to play. And there was a game on Vita with mecha (Yuukyuu no Tierblade) but I can't emulate that and I'm not buying a dead system./blog/ is just obsessed with that new mobile game now, but their not completely against this kind of discussion.
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! I have the same problem. Since I’ve played CxM it’s been hard to play anything else. However I heard Amnesia Memory is being released this summer on the switch? It looks like it’s the same team and artist by Collar x Malice and it looks story driven! Haven’t played it but it’s on steam and vita
I’m thinking of trying Code Realize. I haven’t heard too bad of things from it. What have you heard ?
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Yep, maybe it's just my bias because I liked CxM too much kek. It seems like the Code Realize reviews are split between people who like it a lot and people who compare it unfavorably to CxM since it's the opposite in a couple ways, like the common route is apparently quite a bit longer so people felt the romance in the character-specific routes to be more rushed in comparison, especially because it takes place in a steampunk fantasy setting so they need to do more world-building.
But some people also like C:R more because of the world-building being more immersive and more fluffy moments in the game compared to CxM which revolves more around suspense, which is one of the main aspects of CxM I liked. Idk though, I might try picrel because it's more similar along those lines.
>>195666>Fxxk Me Royally
Yep, definitely don't play this one. I haven't played it but most of the CGs lack female-gazey male focus, and there's also shotacon where the two guys, I think, are magically turned into kids
. I've read many bad and lukewarm reviews of it and it looks like the romance is shit, and it's worse in some areas than the previous Kalmia8 game published by MangaGamer which was Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome. Both have, like, the bare minimum of what an otome game should have to be part of the genre. Thinking about it, maybe that's why MG picked those two titles for their first R18 otome, so that moids could buy it.
Remember, this is a game where the protagonist, who almost looks like a loli designed by and for scrotes, is an alien princess from a planet called Cameltoe (lmao, what woman finds that shit funny?? I never even see women say that word, it's always males)
, where it's completely normal to walk around naked in public and make out with random people. This sounds like it gives a (very shitty) excuse to make the protagonist "dominant" or assertive for once, but not at all in a way that is written for a female audience.
And that's not to mention other more general issues, like the wonky art.
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Don't you think it's kinda curious how "galge" (romance/sex games for straight men) are named after the female love interests and "otomege" are named after the protagonist/players? I think it should be called "ikege" or "guyge" tbh
Picrel, it's an otome game but the player characters are the only ones featured on the cover
It's just that it occupying the whole screen is too overwhelming
>>219507>Your picrel is like one of the only examples of only heroines on the cover and it's a PS2 game
Yeah, it's an extreme example but the protagonist is often featured prominently on the cover too.>I also think otoge protags are usually more interesting than galge protags
That's true, but I don't know if it's necessarily better or not.
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>>219515>I can't speak for everyone but I play otoge like they're romance novels.
This is exactly how I play too. I don't self-insert–I just want to read a GxB love story, be it otome, manga, or novel.>>219503
Ikege could be a good name for categorizing otomege with faceless female MCs or even joseimuke with male-only casts that aren't necessarily BL. I think the term galge makes sense for moids though because they only care about the female characters and thus prefer a male MC that as bland as cheap printer paper and acts only as a witness to the girls doing interesting things/carrying the plot forward. At least that's what the few moid harem anime I've seen has led me to believe anyway.
I like Yang but he isn't my favorite and yet I always find myself going back to stare at his CGs the most
Also I'm super hype for picrel. I was avoiding Shuuen no Virche anything just in case they never localize it and I'd get excited over nothing. But now it's officially going to be localized!
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So I know I'm like 10 years late but I just started playing Amnesia and god do I hate Shin. I'm all for cute tsundere guys but he's just an asshole and I wish the mc could talk back to him lol I know nothing about the game except for the yandere route so I hope it'll become more enjoyable later on
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The routes I enjoyed the most are Kent's and Toma's. Shin spends most of the time investigating than acting like boyfriend potential and Ikki is a slut, so I dislike him. I love how Orion compensate for the heroine's lack of personality . I think I wouldn't have enjoyed this game as much as I did if Orion wasn't there, and ended up caring more our friendship than about the relationship with the others guys. I wish Amnesia Later was translated, since Orion has focus in it.
I agree, normally I don't like "sidekick" characters but Orion did add something and it wouldn't have been as enjoyable without him. Especially in Ikki's route, which I found super boring otherwise because I didn't like Ikki at all. I agree with >>221494
with regard to Shin but even then he was better than Ikki.
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Great news, nona!
Funnily enough, I started to like Shin now when I'm playing Ikki's route and he's not being so mean to the mc and has more awkward/cute moments. I like Ikki so far even though he's a slut and treats mc like a prize to win I'm sorry
Ikki is pretty popular, even though I personally dislike him I get why others enjoy his route even if he is a ho. And I like Toma's route the most even though he's objectively the worst love interest, so no room to talk. Kent is really the only LI who doesn't suck at least a little, but I would still choose Toma because I like yanderes.>>221688
Oh hell yeah, that's exciting
Yeah, I liked it a lot since it was top comfy, gives you feeling of hanging out with the boys. Mozu is also a S tier boy in my book.
In that way, it's the exact opposite of steamy. I thought the romance even kind of sucked since the character routes felt short compared to the relatively lengthy common route.
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I hope I'm not shitting up the thread with my Amnesia blogposting but I love Ukyo's little cameos and can't wait to unlock his route!I'm especially intrigued by his remarks about killing the mc and how he's able to shift through realities, he's probably going to become my husbando, I can feel it>>221833
This game sounds really interesting nonnie
, is the english patch still available?
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I'm not completely finished with Amnesia (I still have to do all of Ukyo's bad endings), but he was my favorite by far the good ending was so fucking sweet, it made him my husbando. Also the story for his route is really interesting as well, it never felt boring unlike the other routes.>>221688>I like Ikki so far even though he's a slut and treats mc like a prize to win I'm sorry
kek ngl I can understand why. Ignoring the fact that he's a manwhore and a doormat he's pretty nice and is really attractive (I personally think he's the most attractive guy in the game, but the other stuff prevents him from being my fave). Also I can understand why you like Shin more in the other routes, I did his route first and hated him but he was a lot more tolerable in the other ones. I don't think it makes sense that he would be meaner to his gf than a friend/acquaintance but whatever
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Any nonnie played Palais de Reine? Who was your favorite LI? Hardest LI to get?
I just got Quin's end and I'm so happy! Maybe being a priestfag/robofag played a part, but his route was so sweet. He asks for a fucking kiss on his mask then he gets so overwhelmed it BREAKS
I'm trying to get the Baron's route but he is so hard to get. Bitch.
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I just played Steam Prision and I don't have enough words to say how much I fucking hated it. The protagonist has to be one of the worse female MC I have ever played as, and the story…. my god, the way it progressed went from bad to worse. >>223703
I'm crying inside nonnie
, I bought the game through Steam and was so excited to play it, but I was unable to install it because for some goddamn reason after an update the game has now a trojan. Is it as good as it sounds?>>221692
Not steamy at all that's for sure, but I absolutely adored it. It's one of the first visual novels where I was actually interested in the story and not only the characters. Teuta was adorable and I loved that she actually has a personality. Plus it has Shu, what else can I ask for.
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>>223711>Is it as good as it sounds?
Let's see. It's mainly a game where you try to win the throne and the romance is a side thing. You interact with the knights you hired and also with the lords(lesser than the knights) to gain their support. Later upon the end of the game you choose a character to be with (only if you are close enough) and you get their special scene + the end scene.
Some knights have decent amount of romance in their interaction but not all.
It has no fucking CG gallery, but you can view some when replaying scenes you unlocked.
It's fun when you replay the game and discover new things. Also has some secrets..Really needs some guides to see everything. Unfortunately there is barely anything in english.
Oh and bad optimization. Personally, I had no issues installing I got it cracked kek>>223716
Empty vessel MC in english otome when?
>>223711>but I was unable to install it because for some goddamn reason after an update the game has now a trojan.
Are you sure it's a trojan and not a false positive? What do the reviews say?
Also you can download old versions of games but I forgot how
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Yune is cute I agree with you but don't say that anon, love yourself, no one can be as retarded as Cyrus "I don't know what love or sex is and I'm not sure where babies come from"
. What frustrated me the most about Steam Prison was the potential. There was so much they could have done with Cyrus yet they made her a brain dead MC terribly characterized and inconsistent, the writers expect you to think she is a strong character just because she doesn't like dresses and knows how to use a sword which she barely gets to use anyway.
Every route feels mostly useless until the very end, I mean c'mon we spent half of Ines route teaching him useless shit that doesn't have any impact on the story. I ended up skipping several dialogues in hopes that at the very least the romance would be good since it was rated 17+ and nothing.fucking.happens, there is barely any romance and the CGs are terribly boring. I get the writers were trying to play with Cyrus upbringing but they went above and beyond to make her plain dumb instead of naive. Also Elcreed's route is nightmare fuel and I can't believe someone greenlighted it, there is a goddamn scene where Cyrus literally says that she can't reject him because he is her employer or some shit like that. That said I thought the world building was good, if only they had done something good with it. I'm sorry I just have so many feelings kek>>223806
According to some reviews it is a trojan, the devs said that it was nothing and that we should just whitelist it, but imo sounds kinda shady
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Why do we have characters like Yune and Orlok if we can't tempt them with womanly wiles?
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It's so interesting to me because both seasons of the anime got an official English dub and the entire point of the anime was to advertise the game kek And yeah it is extremely
popular for an otome, at one point you could get DL merch at local weeb stores here and I'm from a shithole country where barely anything aside from manga gets localized and just like the other anon said even my normie friends know DL, there's even been a western DL fandom revival in the recent years
Diabolik Lovers is a PS Vita exclusive? no way>>223825
that ear kek
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It depends on what you're into, Dl is pretty dark but also… goofy? It's like it can't settle on what kind of game it wants to be. The tone changes frequently from horror to psychological to fluffy to comedic. Nothing explicit is shown but there is a lot violence and implied sexual abuse. The mc has more agency in the games and I liked hearing her thoughts. The art and music are gorgeous. Each route is very different, if we're talking about the first game then>Ayato's route is perfectly in the middle imo, it's not as tame as Reiji's but definitely not as fucked up as Laito's, it has dark moments but they're balanced out by his comedic stupidity, he's way less obnoxious than in the anime, you'll like his route if you're into retard jock characters falling for quiet nice girls and getting embarassed by it, has some tsundere moments here and there>Kanato's route has a lot of horror and supernatural elements and he's a yandere throughout the whole route>Laito's route is generally considered the most fucked up because of his mind games and backstory, also sexual undertones, imo he's the best written character and his route has quite a few sad moments>Shu's route >Reiji's route is the least fucked up and he has the healthiest relationship with mc, it's the most comedic of them all but in a tasteful way imo, Reiji has the most character development>Subaru's route has many sad, edgy and fluffy moments, he's a tsundere with a lot of self hatred, his route has very a romantic feel to it at times
Pardon my sperg, I'm a huge DLfag
NTA but>megane is best boy
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Does anyone know the drama with the BroCon translation? I keep checking translation groups but they’re all just sharing dumb discord drama with no updates on translation or patches.. I know precious baby will never be localized but a woman can hope to uncuck yusuke one day
I've always thought DL was terrible yet at the same time can't help to want to play it. Like you said I think it's the tone that's just so over the place I can't help but forgive the fact most characters are terrible men.
Also I just really wanted to do things to Shu.
The same thing happened with Club Suicide patch. I don't think it's a DL thing as much as an otome fans wanting to support the genre.
I had no idea that the DL translators rejected people who actually bought the game. What the fuck
At least for the first four games, Vita3k emulates them no issue and there's web translations.
Lunatic Parade also has web translations, but it and Lost Eden have frequent portrait bugs.
It is pretty fuckin shocking that there aren't more patches or just an official translation though, DL is probably the most known otome game next to Toma's circus.
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My second favorite otome game personally. The localizers seemed to be freewheeling it too hard but I enjoyed it anyway, Yurika is a lot of fun and Alice is probably my favorite otome LI, he comes out swinging every time. They're a strong pair. I just wish his route was less of a plot dump.
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Well, you're in luck because they made one and apparently there's and English patch.
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>>224024>Throwing out hex codes like that
Jokes aside, I like when the MCs look interesting and pretty. Imo they look better next to the love interests and its usually accompanied with better writing than faceless MCs
Wow this brings me back lol
I used to play this game on my DS as a teen while in VK cosplay… My japanese back then was so shitty, I could barely understand it. But i still had fun.
>>224024>we get absolute turbostacies that only a minority can relate to.
You think "only a minority" can relate to the pretty MCs? kek, I don't know why it's so hard for you. I do
want more plain MCs with a more dominating personality (to reflect mine) but "Stacy" MCs aren't a big deal either.
Also there's a lot of otome players that don't try to self-insert like>>219515>>219726
And that seems to be the more popular opinion so we're not getting more romance-focused yume otome games anytime soon.
I agree. My problem isn't so much with the protagonist's design but the big focus on story + defined MC personality. I don't wanna read all that shit just to maybe get some cute romantic interactions between a cute guy and a gal that doesn't even act (or even look) like me. If I wanted that, I'd just read/watch shoujo or read a het ship fic.
This trend of localizing only the games with big ambitious plots and almost no control over the romance feels alienating. It's clear they only do it because it has a wider appeal than just the core otome audience, since some moids might try these VNs for the story and pretty MCs.
It's either Japanese women wanting their self-insert to be more conventionally sexy like >>224240
said, and/or the artists are attached to this idea that they must
draw all women with prominent breasts and they're so used to seeing/drawing it that they don't even notice how massive these characters' tits are.
I'm playing uta no prince-sama, but I can't seem to find any translation except for a wikipage that stops mid route. It's still fun with the mini games>>224236
Nothing wrong with pretending to be big titty woman
FemByleth's design looks like shit though
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No idea how that worked out for FE3H exactly, but Yusuke Kozaki did the character designs and in-game portraits for the characters in Awakening and Fates, while in 3H from what I can see despite having confirmation, Chinatsu Kurahana did the character design, made f!Byleth look proportionate, and the art director who's an IS employee did all the in-game portraits and some of the NPC's character designs. And given that he did the art for Noire, Rinka and Rhajat in FEH, I'm sure he just decided to make f!Byleth's breasts larger just because he could and he's a coomer. There's also the fact that Corrin and Robin are customizable and never have balloon tits but Byleth isn't. I'm not posting his shit art and tainting my laptop by downloading it, here's how f!Byleth looks like when done by Kurahana.
I do think I remember Shelby's route being kind of boring. Gill's is also a bit shite since it's 50% flashbacks 50% MC brain damage. And god, do I hate misunderstandings like those routes had.
Others should be better, or at least more interesting.
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I feel like otome game is cursed as a genre for english readers.
There are barely any decent PC releases over the past 4 years.
And even Nintendo Switch releases are hit or miss, steam storetags love placing any dating sim under otome game tag too.
The only PC release I enjoyed was Degraman, which despite its art style turned out to be one of the few recent steam otome games that actually ended up being incredibly interesting.
I really miss old otome game forums and tumblr fangirling, not what we have now.
And I wish I could finally get a translation patch of the last SS game that I still never played (or found any translation on, other than on a website that asks you to login and register, but the website has been inactive for over 5 years).
I generally miss Honeybee games, I feel bad that they just stopped selling their games altogether now, and back when eng-hype was a thing, they would threaten fans with a lawsuit for translating the games. And now you can't even buy them!
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I'm playing Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu rn and am on Garaiya-kuns, the Chuunis, route. He was about to cry because we drank out of the same bottle, he's so adorable, I love him. I hope bad ending is him actually going full-on Yandere.
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Please do, I just finished his route and, while I guess some people might say it's too long or cheesy, the confession scene was the cutest shit I've ever seen. I've only played two out of ten (or eleven, depending how you see it) routes, but I doubt anyone's going to top him, I'm a puddle of bliss right now. He's not just a great husbando for the game series, he's a top contender for outside of it, too. I love him so much, playing his route after Yuri-kuns already felt like cheating, but I don't think I can play any of the other routes for a while. It's a shame the routes are pretty short and linear overall, but at least there's a fandisk so that's nice enough.
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the ssum is finally out and has a whole bunch unnecessary social features for game item crumbs, including user created labs or forum topics
picrel is an example. i'm reporting the kinnie and kweer shit to set a standard kek
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Hey, my friend plays "Our Life" on steam and she says its pretty good. Does anybody else play who could reccomend similar titles? Steam, mobile, switch and xbox is what she can play on.
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Nonnies, did you know that you can fund the creation of Nekopara - Catboys paradise sequel by purchasing their merch? https://mobile.twitter.com/catboy_pr
Tbh I am willing to buy some because the game was so good and promising despite being short. On top of that, the devs hate trannies. I can only wonder if they would include R18 scenes, but afaik they said they didn't have it in their future plans, despite nekopara being a coomer franchise…sigh>>231745
Some good free-to-play steam otome games:
NEKOPARA Catboys Paradise
I remember the boys having dialogue like "we lick things to show affection" damn please show us in graphic detail.
Good on them for rejecting troonism though.
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Who's your fave? Mine was always Okita, but after playing Soumas route and crying for days literally teared up on the street several times thinking about their night before he turns himself in, especially that "Yukimura-senpai… no… Chizuru-san" part broke me, oh my god, I'm getting weak again just thinking about it
I got swayed by him. I'm so mad I don't have a switch, I watched some of the trailers on the Otomate youtube channel and it seems like there's some new content instead of it just being a simple port, too. I bought a vita just for otome games, at this point I'm considering buying a switch just for this purpose, too…
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It's Star Project missing hours nonnies. I don't remember the story being any good in fact, I don't remember any story at all but I had fun with my daily plays. So sad to see it was just gone one day. I think this game is one of the two major reasons for one of my favorite dynamics being manager-chan x idol-kun in otome games and manga.
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Mine is Hijikata, because I think his samurai shit was really cool and his voice when he's pissed off is sexy af. I still remember the last fight with the blond man (whose name I forgot)
I haven't played the whole game yet, just one route so I can't say who my fave is. But the game still stood out to me.
you could buy a switch lite, they're cheaper.
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hakuoki nonnas, I've been thinking of playing this game but i am only interested in picrel because of his design. Can i play Edo Blossoms without playing Kyoto Winds, or is the otome game so good that I should play the first one too?>>239659
The game is actually still (sort of) alive! You can play it on Mobile, it's named Idol Company (Star Project) but sometimes it's found on google play by googling Kpop idols or something. I am not sure how different it is from the old version, it has the same characters but i admit that it looks a bit scuffed for a mobile game, the screen seems to be too small.
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I get it lol. His voice actor is the reason why I've chosen his route among the first in other games, too lmao.>>239859
I see… well, definitely recommend playing Soumas route next, if you like eager kouhais lol. I already thought about getting a switch light, but the last time I read up on them, there was something that made me hesitate. But considering I can't remember at all what it was, I guess it wasn't that much of a deal breaker
and the switch light is cuter, anyways>>239886
You definitely gotta play KW beforehand. EB isn't some fandisk or sequel, it's a direct continuation of the story, so you won't have any explanations why X is Y and what Zs goal is. Hakuouki originally had six routes packed into one game, but I guess the game got too big once they've expanded the routes up to twelve, so they split the story between the two different major arcs. If you aren't some Japanese history autist already, the story is hard enough to follow as it is, as it's based on the actual Shinsengumi and historical events, so unless you don't care about it and really are just in for the romance and wannabe vampire
twist, I really wouldn't recommend it.
I have to see if I can find some emulator that isn't bluestacks, I'd love to play Star Project again lol.
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you're interested in hijikata? he's my favorite and is also quite the tsundere type if you are into that - I like him with his long hair in kyoto winds so much
like the other reply said you should play both and there is also cute moments and good cgs in the first that you won't want to miss
personally hakuoki is my favorite otome game so I'm a bit biased
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Are any anons familiar with The Bell Chimes For Gold? Apparently it's about an alchemist who wanted to marry her mentor but he takes the money she and he made together to marry his childhood friend. He then tells her shes talented and can buy her own husband. so that's what she goes off to do. The game seems to be rpg/otome. the main character crafts things and then she meets with the LI who basically go and fight the dungeons with her. There are two versions of the game. the steam version is more family-friendly is apparently easier, they also changed the story it's unlike other games where you can just download an +18 patch to get h-scenes. The "adult" version which I found based on the reviews is darker story, harder to people unfamiliar with jrpgs, etc.
quote from a review" Differences between the versions:
- The 13+ version - this one - is more rounded up, everything is easier to understand for people not familiar with jrpgs and high fantasy.
- The 18+ version - which you'd have to look for over the web to find at a more expensive price - is more targeted to an audience familiar with JRPG tropes given the humor, the innuendos, and the sparse information about what the player is assumed to already know and expect. In that version, the relationship progression is packed with suspense, tension, more tooth rotting scenes and about 4-5 ero scenes; among which some that are kinda cringe-worthy (the way they draw men's body -especially the thief's- is something that requires courage to look at, but the way they draw hands and feet…oh my).
Notwithstanding… as long as have enough squinting skills to see only the text and forget about the peculiar drawing aesthetics… well you'll find that the narration is also less professional both technically and in terms of storytelling. So no, this version isn't really such a bad deal. Except for some scenes that were decently written. And, just in case you wondered, don't expect to get to wear the pants for long. (In any route. Not even with the elf. Yeah the dude they put in a maid outfit for promotional CG on their website. Because, you know, no woman really wants that in the end, right?)
Anyone familiar with The Bell Chimes for Gold?
Repetitive drivel, really boring gameplay. Gross and boring LIs (like holy shit, i've never seen such a bad, trashy roster in any "otome" game, eyebleeding art, coochie drying sex scenes. The protagonist is cute design wise, but dumb and naive as fuck, and not in an endearing way. Like bitch, you using your hard won money to pay for drinking tabs and gambling debts of a guy you dont know after being dumped by a guy for being poor? wtaf
1/10, feels like a game written by men who have no idea of what women like or act like. Love yourself and dont play it. the thief looked like a tif, ugly as sin
I like ojisans so it was ok. Samuel, the elf, and the thief were pretty good. The other two were only nice in the all ages routes cause they have shitty fetishes.
I really hate how this group likes older men, but they also like dark shit so most of their content isn't to my taste.
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Chou no Doku is getting an official English patch for the Switch and since it's console theyre removing all the r18 sex scenes. I understand why, but the censorship is still irritating. I know I should be happy we're getting a localization to begin with, but they keep cucking us dammit. Scrotes get to have their r18 games so why cant we? Same thing with the removal of the sex scenes in Koezaru wa Akai Hana which is also being localized for the Switch. Realistically, I guess all this means is that I should stop whining and keep studying Japanese
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I don't think daddy Nintendo would be very happy with explicit sex on their console, particularly Chou no Doku's content
Just get textractor and the PC version and enjoy your Majima
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Really? That happened to another fave of mine, Koezaru wa Akai Hana, which never had been translated at all, 0 fan patch, but then learned about it cutting out the r18. Oof
. Cucked indeed.
Same, I also hate how everything they put out has the men being abusive
and the way they draw CGs is kinda scrotey. I just want a decent otome game about ojisans for once jfc. Agony/kinshiiku is even worse because I hate yanderes, the art is super shitty and the author has a fetish for older man/underage teen relationships.
>>244731>fully customizable MC
Not necessarily, just some variety in hair and skin color would be just fine, plus more dialogue options to make her act the way various players would (want her to) act. No "inclusive" "gender neutral" bullshit, thank you very much. >more varied LIs
Yes! Both personality and appearance wise. If they can easily be described in 3 words or fewer and/or can easily be mistaken for each other if you switch the color palettes it's quite disappointing IMO.
>>244731>otome that suits your tastes
I would make myself the player character and my husbandos the love interests kek (or make the LIs all cater to my tastes in every way possible)
But seriously, boy have I been thinking about this a lot. Regardless of whether we're talking about dating sims, visual novels or some other genre, as long as the art is 2D I think having a fully customizable MC is way too much work. I'd rather create an MC that appearence wise represents my target audience but is also a bit plain, and I'd add some personality customization feature with a range covering at least three or four different personality types, to allow players to feel truly represented in the MC's thoughts, dialogue, reactions, actions and choices, but that would require huge amounts of extra writing for it to actually affect the plot instead of just adding small, superficial dialogue changes here and there. I think that
would be way more fun than just adding full visual customization, since a game must have strong interactivity, and a novel must have strong writing, and both must be engaging, or else instead of playing otome games you'd be looking at pictures of pretty anime boys online. That is, unless you're making a dress up game with romance elements or something, where customizing your avatar's appearance is the main appeal.
If there's going to be customization for the MC's skin, and adding an extensive range of options for every little detail, or a color picker, is not possible (would a color picker even work with pre-rendered 2D art?), then I'd rather not have that sort of customization than have lackluster or limited options that aren't even going to affect the story or your character's actions, which are the whole reason people play games. Then spend those resources on the personality options instead. I put so much emphasis on this because I prefer selfinserting , but if you asked me to make a more plot-focused otome game where the MC is not supposed to be a self insert I'd try to make her as cool and well-written as possible, and GNC because I'd like more female GNC or "masculine" protagonists in otome.
As for the LIs, of course they'd be the character types I like which tbh are rare or non existent in otome, with the added bonus that they'd offer a little bit more variety in the genre. Art and design wise I'd say it's important that they look distinct from eachh other and avoid sameface syndrome. The art wouldn't be very cutesy, but rather mature and detailed (not western style either, yuck. It's got to be beautiful and the boys must look handsome)
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Creepy/horror/disgusting atmosphere, with LIs and routes that would be appropriate for such themes. Yandere, yangire, hopelessly pathetic, otherworldly being that doesn't quite function as a normal person would, innocent but with infinite suffering, general schizo, some things along those lines. The MC should be unable to completely save them if not get dragged in their shit herself, and have strong visceral reactions. Art should be the roughly colored sort (e.g. pic related).
See: Kedamonotachi no Jikan, Hikaru ga Shinda Natsu, Degrees of Lewdity, Iyagatteru Kimi ga Suki, somewhat Aono-kun Sawaritai kara Shinitai>Option 2
Fun MC and atmosphere with routes that focus on digging into their character and your relationship instead of some other plot. Essentially, Taisho Alice or Variable Barricade.
LIs can include autistic sweetheart, twin brother, pathetic and/or failure for you to smother in affection, clone of Kobato from Caligula Effect 2, vaguely spooky ethereal sort. Just avoid mr perfects. Art is preferably along the sharp side, e.g. Wooma, Sakusya2, 0oL_ou, 210gaso, Akira Akatsuki, etc.
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His dialogue is cringe but he is cute atleast.
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Error 143. Its a free game and the voice and dialogue are cringy at times, i do think its a good game since its free.
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Anyone trying out the games for spooktober on itch.io , are there any ones you like.
It's really irritating how many otome spaces immediately start licking boots the moment a moid pops up. The moids in question always claim to like otome and require asspats because of it but never actually discuss the games. The otome subreddit is… surprisingly okay and hasnt been completely
infested by moids and TIFs (yet) but I really wish there was a more gender critical leaning otome discussion server somewhere
I am afraid that all of the 'good' otome game community times are gone, but maybe that's just me.
I am on a server for otome game fans too, but thankfully it's full of biological women and most of them just want to gush about tv shows and have fun, but there are still some incredible weirdos>a FtM they/themie that starts shilling genshit impact in comparison to a nice indie otome game, complaining that 'it doesnt have diversity and genshit impact HAZ SO MUCH OF IT' and other bullcrap, always throws 'this LL is a tranny because i saw one pink, one blue and white item in his room uwu', 'he is bisexual because his room is purple!!11'-to which even the dev told that she didn't know that having a purple room means a person is bi.>a 19yo polish nationalist-chan that does nothing but throws /pol/ manifestos and tiktok /pol/ info in one of the venting channel to prove a point in her hatred for no reason, when people use the channel to vent about their feelings (mostly)
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Breathing some life here. What do you guys think about touchstarved? I think the characters look pretty and i like the artstyle for a western VN. Just a bit worried for the possible woke stuff possibly in it. Their twitter has more information about the LIs https://twitter.com/redspringstudio?s=20&t=C7nwaHoExTlU1UujRorzxA
In terms of games I would personally recommend,>Bustafellows is real bro hours. MC is one of the boys and they all banter with each other.>Even if Tempest is more plot oriented, but all the LIs are very supportive of the MC and her struggles.>I think Variable Barricade passes. Taiga is sarcastic and Shion might come off as a bit manipulative in a way, but they're normal people all in all. Only one I'd consider kind of an ass is the MC since she's an awkward sort.>Shinigami to Shoujo is JP only so you'll need texthooker or nihongo skills, but it's a quality time in general.
And others I know that just don't have anything abusive>Dairoku boys are a mild, nice bunch. Not my favorite game since it's "mild" in general but if you want something more comfy then it does that decently>In the whole of the Tokimemo GS series I think the only ass is Majima in the second(?) game, but he's one of the obscure hidden characters in a game with 11 LIs so whatever>Cafe Enchante has decent people
I noticed you seems to play a lot of Japanese period drama, so if you like them, you might like Birushana. I love the main character of this series. There's also a Chinese period drama called "A vow to my liege" that you can get on steam. I LOVE this game, and can't recommend it enough.
As for true classics, I would suggest playing Amnesia. It was one of my first otome games and I loved it to death.
I have more but these are my top ones, kek.
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Are there any otome games you actually dislike?
Played pic related recently and couldn't stand it. It does everything wrong. Only positive thing I could say about it is Yuki is a good kid.
That depends. They do different things.
I would technically say Ashen Hawk is better, since the story is more interesting, but it's also pretty much entirely linear with very little romance.
Black Butterfly's plot is not as entertaining, but it does at least give alternative routes for each of the characters, and I preferred the LIs here over the ones in AH.
I want to like it. I rly do. Im
Still playing it but when I compare it to Collar Malice or Olympia Soiree the MC is SO BORING and the plot happens around her rather than her engaging in the plot like the other 2 games I mentioned
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Nonitas, I am desperately looking for an otome game on Nintendo switch. I already played Amnesia on Steam 5+ years ago.
i am looking for a game with
>a decent plot but not too plot-heavy to a point that there is no romance, or a very tiny amount of it.
I know Collar X Malice is shilled all over the reddit but I do wonder is it actually good, is it really worth it? I love detectives but I am in a mood for a romance. I couldn't finish BUSTAFELLOWS because it felt too plot-heavy to me rather than focusing on LL.
I also really like edgy/dark otome games, know Piofiore is known for that, but if you played it, why would you recommend and why wouldn't you recommend it?
>I am most interested in Olympia Soiree but I am still extremely curious about other games. Sadly I cannot buy Cupid Parasite on my amazon despite it seeming like a good mix for me.
Can't fault you for being cautious of the reddit. They have some odd people.
That aside, all the games you're looking at have a romance first plot second set up, so no need to worry there. My personal order of recommendation would go Olympia Soiree > CxM > Piofiore >> Cupid Parasite.
Olympia is good all around. CxM is good, a rather baseline otome, and they get a gold star for putting some extra effort into the fandisc. Piofiore, anons were discussing earlier, has a boring do-nothing MC, but I found some of the LIs and the mafia stuff entertaining enough, so while it's not a favorite of mine, it's not bad.
Cupid Parasite, on the other hand. I thought would be exactly up my ally, but the humor was the WACKY AND WILD kind, the MC wasn't as unique as I'd hoped, and I didn't care for most routes. Gil's pissed me off, even. I can understand why someone might like it, but I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend it either.
Shame you don't like Bustafellows, but I get it. It's criminally light on romance. I wanted more Mozu time.
I enjoyed all of them really, interesting to talk to the deranged, but in particular I remember your relationship with Rika and the twins being interesting, and of course Akito, Mikuni, and Saeki were the main attractions here being the ones with the most plot relevance. I appreciated how they handled Saeki too.
But my favorite part of the fandisc was how by some miracle the side character I liked got a mini-route. Ended up liking Yoshinari more than the LIs.
For me it was Soda. Maybe I’m biased bc if his voice actor but I thought he was adorable and funny >>268853
Oh me too! Especially Tokisada’s
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MangaGamer has a Valentine's Day sale, including otome games:>https://blog.mangagamer.org/2023/02/10/valentine-sale-2023/
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It's an indie game developer.
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It's because this artist, although female, mainly draws moeshit for moids. She clearly doesn't know how to draw cute males as well as moe girls. Here's her pixiv: https://www.pixiv.net/en/users/43105
If you meant the wonky anatomy, idk, maybe the moeshit has prevented her from learning how to draw better and more consistently. Maybe they ran out of budget and could only get a subpar artist.>>275636
"Indie" otome companies on the same level as Kalmia8 are regularly able to get better artists than that.
For comparison, here's some art from the company's first game. Although it's not perfect, it's certainly more pleasant to look at and not so obviously scrotey. Thats because the artist for that game regularly draws bishonen and biseinen: https://twitter.com/nishio_tor
and this is her pixiv, you can see that she has much better art skills overall: https://www.pixiv.net/en/users/31231264/artworks
they look weird as well.>>275730
I don't know, her art looks like it was made for children or something.
Oh please. Are you reading this crap only to look for material to trigger
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Noonies just started chou no doku hana no kusari. So far I like the butler desu. Very qt and perfect for my daddy issues. The gardener is qt too, heard he is bestboy. I don't like richfag but I like his voice actor from the cds I listen to.
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I'm going to try my hand on playing Dot Kareshi which is my second time playing an otome game on pc, first one was Hatoful Boyfriend years ago. I mostly played on the psvita but I played a few, most of which were forgettable to be honest. Gonna get tired of changing my locale every time I finish playing
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>mfw i am still waiting for my local gameshop to put aksys games that i wanted to buy in stock, and its been 2 months
Do you nonnas prefer buying otome games digitally or physically?
Maybe anybody knows EU gamestore that sells otome games, too… aksys store had such shitty valentines sale in their EU shop, i am devastated.
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Anyone here making or has made a otome VN before? I finally started working on mine but im doing it alone which is scary. Im trying to keep things small scaled for now.
Yeah I'm also making several.
Just focus on writing the story first, that's the most important part of a visual novel. When you finish the story, everything else will be easy and you'll have a higher chance of actually finishing your project. The art can come later, and the programming on Ren'Py is a piece of cake when you already have the novel part written.
Not being a writer and wanting to make big scale VNs instead of something more simple first, is what screwed me over so I haven't finished any project yet. Don't make the same mistakes I made, nonnie
Thank you! Good luck to you too if you ever decide to do it!>>276957
Yes i am using renpy at the moment. Since this is my first real project i thought id use the program most known for its accessibility to beginners. As for the releasing part, its probably going to be on a platform that allows nsfw. So most likely itch.io. >>276963
Thats great advice, thank you! I started with the script first but couldn't hold off from making the first CG's already kek. I started looking at renpy tutorials too but I'll have to leave those for later or ill lose my mind with the workload. I noticed that a lot of successful western VN's nowadays have teams behind them so that clued me in that i must keep things simple for now since im doing everything on my own. I am planning to only have two routes and endings for now and keep the game short and sweet.
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I've been obsessed with tokimemo gs lately, playing the first and third games DS versions on emulator (didn't find the boys in the second one that interesting so I skipped that. maybe I'll try it too). So far my favourite boys are Suzuka and Morimura from the first and Konno and Taira from the third. Suzuka is cute when he gets all flustered and Morimura is so sweet, I seem to like the smart boys the best. I am propably going to play Morimura's route again bc it was my first playthrough and I kept having sound issues, also I missed a lot of his CG:s. Also loved the secret character from 3rd Taira's route, loved when he thought I was going to give him valentines choco lol. It was also sweet that he thought he's not good enough for me.
The third game is a nice improvement from the first. I like how the chocolate minigame is less stressful. Somehow I kept messing up in it in the first game. Decorating the chocolates is fun, even though I don't fully understand how the style is determined. I also like the girls in the games. Karen is cute, I love her, just don't call me Bambi kek. I have not yet experienced the love triangle mechanic, (now playing through the Konno and Shitara route) but it seems interesting.
does anyone know if someone has translated the lines the boys say when you start the game after you got his ending? Would also help if there's transcript of the lines in japanese somewhere. Googling was not any help.
The fourth game seems nice too, I hope it gets translated.
My man, I don't actually care too much for these games but him and Taiyo
were very cute. The secret characters are generally pretty nice. Need more background NPC-kuns.
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I went into this thread to ask a question about Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3 only to see that it currently is being discussed lol which just makes my question more appropriate I guess?
Is this game a good representation of the otome genre? Aside from free flash games à la Pacthesis and some indie visual novels with romance elements I don't have much experience with the otome genre. I'm finding Tokimeki Memorial a bit overwhelming in a way. I feel like there is a lot to micromanage and figure out what I should do in a day. I completed a year and no guy has shown interested in me romantically(I'm putting all my energy into one guy but still no luck). I know that the game is designed to be replayed and for each replay you get new information but I still find it hard to figure out how to gain any affection. I also do play without a guide since I prefer experimenting on my own when playing games but is this the type of game where a guide is crucial for a first time playtrough?
Should I try playing other otome games and come back to this one when I'm more familiar and experience with the genre? Or do I just need to stop overthinking every decision I make in the game?
>>278666>Is this game a good representation of the otome genre?
No, not really. Stat raisers aren't very common and it largely lacks any plot so it's entirely different than most.
I would probably recommend using a guide, it takes quite some time to do a new playthrough if you mess up, and some of the hidden characters in these games are stupid obscure.
But if you wanted to get more used to the idea of stat raisers I could recommend Otometeki Love Revo, it's much shorter and pretty simple so a guide isn't really necessary, and you get more plot for your time. Even enjoyed the MC an amount.
it's probably the least common but most mainstream type of otoge. I think there's some fun in playing blind because when you finally get the character to take interest in you, it feels earned. However… if the system is overwhelming and you want to enjoy the dating aspects, I highly recommended just modding the game so you have max stats. There is an ingame cheat item after completing the game 4 times with a max fashion stat, but that's a long process.
tl;dr cheat and have fun dating nonnie
I'm glad I'm not the only one who loved the 1st and 3rd games, but not particularly the second. For some reason the boys in the 2nd one were a bit more unlikable? Especially the protagonists. In the first game Hazuki Kei comes off as more of a loner than a jerk but in the 2nd game the Saeki really isn't cute enough for me to care about his dramatic tsundere prince thing. I thought he was super obnoxious lol. Btw anon there's a fan project ongoing here https://discord.gg/DNzztvUQ
to translate the 4th game.
Not a hardcore stat raiser like Tokimemo or Long Live the Queen, but if you enjoyed Tokimemo, you may also like Storm Lovers. It has the same school life/slice-of-life feeling, and some lighter stat-raising too but that's def not where the emphasis of the game is.
If you liked Long Live the Queen, I can recommend a historical fantasy stat-raiser with lots of political intrigue called 7KPP (Seven Kingdoms, the Princess Problem). It's unfortunately still stuck in development hell at the moment, so only the demo is playable, but it's surprisingly beefy and I absolutely fell in love with it lol.
>>278314>the boys say when you start the game
depending on the game's internal clock they say variations of good morning/good evening etc. They also say cheesy lines like "have you opened your eyes yet" and stuff. If you can find a video compilation/script I'm more than happy to translate for you.
Also idk if the previous games have it, but in the newer TMGS4 the boys have special lines for birthdays, holidays, etc at start up. But like the previous games, only the most recent boy's route completed will be heard.
to me, saeki is the only good route in that game. but his tsundere-ness doesnt get enduring unless you get all his flags and stuff.
>>278666>Is this game a good representation of the otome genre?
The dating simulation genre is dead, unfortunately. Now all there is in otome is visual novels, which I personally find pretty boring to finish.>I completed a year and no guy has shown interested in me romantically(I'm putting all my energy into one guy but still no luck)
Same thing happened to me the very first time I played. You need to raise the correct stats for the guy you want, it's not hard to guess which ones, and there's always 3 or so stats you have to focus on, or 4 for the prince IIRC. Choose a job, and a school club if you want, that raises the stats you need or at least doesn't lower them. Also ask him out to places he likes, and during dates you got to do skinship with him at every possible chance (carefully in the first stages of affection, but when they like you enough you can touch them pretty much any way you want).
Something very important that you have to know, is that in 1st Love and 2nd Kiss youd see their affection raise pretty quickly, but in 3rd Story you'll only see the effect in the chart after a year, so you're probably not doing anything wrong and just have to wait a little longer to see it. Trust me I also thought it was a mistake on my part the first time even though I already had experience with the previous games.>I know that the game is designed to be replayed and for each replay you get new information but I still find it hard to figure out how to gain any affection.
Not really, you get new info each year in the same playthrough. What you get for new replays is certain items that you can earn as rewards for getting the Rose Queen title in 3rd year.
>>278314>Decorating the chocolates is fun, even though I don't fully understand how the style is determined
nobody does kek
this guide might help if you know some Japanese:>DS version http://www29.atwiki.jp/3rd_story/pages/1.html>PSP version https://w.atwiki.jp/premium3rd_story/
You will also find the startup lines there, then you can Google Translate them. Here: https://w.atwiki.jp/premium3rd_story/pages/74.html
Just click on the character's name and you'll be taken to their respective page where the lines are in white font to hide them (like spoilers)>I also like the girls in the games
One thing I like about this franchise is that you can also befriend the girls and even have endings for them. I wish they had expanded upon this feature more in the 4th game since I've liked all the girls so far. Just make it both a boyfriend AND a girl friend simulator, why not?>>278783
This VNDB search has only games in English and the tags Otome Game, and either Dating Simulation or Raising Simulation. Different things, and I could explain how but it'd be a massive rant and I don't want to clog the thread with that, unless someone wants to know? You however are looking for both genres, so here: https://vndb.org/v?q=&ch=&f=032gen80UJ1280D80E
Also keep in mind that there are several mistagged games because people don't know what dating simulation is (hint: it's not a visual novel), so for those check the game's official site and look at screenshots and footage to make sure it's properly tagged and what you're looking for.
I recommend Storm Lover Kai, like other nona said it's similar in setting to TMGS. https://vndb.org/v4597
RE: Alistair, a short, free Original English-language otoge: https://vndb.org/v3720
Backstage Pass, a commercial game by the same developer. https://vndb.org/v11948
(Right now this dev is developing a new romance simulation game. I like Sakevisual because they're one of the few devs that still make otome dating sims.)
And Otometeki Koi Kakumei Love Revo, which someone mentioned upthread. https://vndb.org/v3549>It doesn't necessarily have to be otoge
The original Tokimeki Memorial, the galge one, got a full translation recently. https://vndb.org/v19
A Chinese indie game called Prince Maker has an English translation, but I don't know if the game itself is still downloadable. https://vndb.org/v1424
Looking forward to it kek. Bit bummer that the three person dates are a little boring compared to the regular ones, feels like you have less power over the outcome (unless theres the going home minigame) and the dialogue repeats if you go to same date spot. (Also Konno keeps asking us to go to flea market so I miss cheap shopping opportunies lol). >>278784>the boys in the 2nd one were a bit more unlikable
Now that you mentioned it, I remember watching a part of walkthrough on youtube and got the same impression. Doesn't help that the boy's designs are somehow boring to me. >>278912>you can also befriend the girls and even have endings for them
Yea that's super nice. and even if you are not going to their endings it's worth befriending them and going out with them for stat boosts. Arisawa and Karen are my favorites. Michiru in the fourth game looks cute too.
Also THANK YOU for the link! It's just what I was lookig for!
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Wot the fock does that mean m8.
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Just read the description.
Lmao my bad I'm a retard.
Still though, the game actually does
use they/them pronouns (I played it myself) for the MC instead of she/her—despite how painfully and blatantly otome-y it is.
Could you imagine the uproar scrotes would have if their precious bishoujo eroge did the same to their self-inserts? Godamn, women can't have anything for ourselves. Our shit has to be ~inclusive~ to every fucking gender there is while moid VNs get to be for moids only. It's not fair.