Fun dating simulations
But the game genre has languished over the past decade.
Generally you meet several characters, and will have to choose one to court.
In Japan, dating sim characters are referred to as “capturable” -- whether that means you capture their hearts or their bodies depends on the game.
Welcome to Otome, visual dating games made with women in mind.
They enjoy a healthy fandom, but many acclaimed titles remain in their native Japanese—frustrating, because romance and relationship games are more popular than ever.
You play as Chizuru, who disguises herself as a man to travel to the capital of Kyoto in search of her missing father.
This creates a very different relationship dynamic, since you are inside Haru's head and are the active pursuer, rather than the pursued.NTY also features a cast of targets with a much wider range of body types than found in typical BL games, with some of the men well past middle age and even body-hair toggle options for different preferences.
This can be off-putting to some friends, so I usually warn them ahead -- you can always first check out the game’s demo to see if it’s right for you.“The hardest thing was probably the fact that you have to get both of the guys’ faces on screen at the same time,” she says.“Generally, eroge for men are drawn in POV style, and you do what you can to keep the man’s face out of the shot, but BL is the complete opposite.” “Most of my research was focused on figuring out how far I could push a more explicit approach to sex and still appeal to other women,” she adds.There's even a talking skeleton adorned with roses who will chat with you on occasion and give you romantic advice.Compared to similar games on the app stores, this one has extremely good localization and copy-editing.Boys’ Love (yaoi) games feature men in relationships with other men -- created by and marketed to women.