Erotic dating sim game
In the past, localized English versions of otome games either took too long to come out or suffered from poor translation and alienating cultural references.
Nowadays, with the advent of North American dating sim companies like Voltage and Idea Factory, the west is finally being invited to take part in the fun—and perhaps even develop its own unique identity.
Whatever the case, Tokimeki Memorial became the standard of the future of dating sims.
You don’t know who to trust, but a fairy boy (who apparently only you can see) keeps following you around, and your flamboyantly-dressed and gorgeous boyfriend (if he even your boyfriend at all) is starting to get suspicious.
You’re supposed to explore.” This unique brand of videogame storytelling is part of the reason why otome plots revolve around such fun and fantastical events.
Commonly, otome stories employ various mythological creatures, supernatural powers, and sometimes even sci-fi devices in order to explain the multiple realities the player experiences.
The tone can vary from the melodramatic to the comedic.
The recent release of , one of the more eccentric titles which casts the player as the sole human in a pigeon dating sim, also saw a successful international release on both Steam and the Playstation 4 this summer. opened up a North American branch with the goal of producing otome-inspired dating sims specifically targeted at a Western audience.