Female dating games
This entry hails from Korean company Cheritz, whose dating sim style games have been appearing in English for several years now -- and as of last year, have managed to get two of their more popular offerings onto Steam through Greenlight.starts off as simply as the others - you play a woman who recently lost her grandfather, with whom she has grown up alone. Good writing and a relatable protagonist makes this story shine.
And you never know what can happen - trust this guy and he may kill you. ) and a little more gameplay than is the usual wont in the visual novel experience.And it's all pretty well-done too, boasting a strong cast of female voice actresses (extra impressive since a large number of them were in answer to an open casting call through Kickstarter).With a strangely compelling combination of casual match 3 gameplay and hardcore information management (there is grounded by the game's extremely self-aware sense of humor.(Note for clarification: The above image is for CIt's taken awhile for dating sims and visual novels to really gain ground in the mainstream western gaming market.Previously the loving work of dedicated fansubbers and translators, North America is finally started to get the games localization it deserves, thanks to the efforts of companies like Idea Factory International.otome series, but it's also the only one that's managed to make it to a PC port.
Considering its fan following in Japan and an enthusiastic Western audience that has begged for a stateside release for years, it's no surprise this game shot to the top of the list.
Oh, and you're also surrounded by a gorgeous yet somewhat problematic bevy of men who happen to be crazy in love with you. Story-wise, it's a side effect of getting her memories and her personality knocked right out of her, but she's incredibly passive in many of her interactions with all the pretty boys...
sometimes a little too much so, especially considering how many dark turns this story can take.
, the draw is first on being able to explore a rich and compelling storyline -- and also to be able to control which way that storyline leads.
The majority of these types of games don't actually require you to be 'good' at playing other games -- save for a few mini-games here and there, you generally only need to have a decent command of the English language and the ability to make up your mind.
Most otome game plots start out rather formulaic, cheesy, and generic, especially since it requires you to be introduced to a number of eligible 'catchables' as soon as possible.