Dating games in english
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.
It's only when you decide to stick with it and keep exploring new characters, new interactions, and new storylines that the beauty of storytelling really begins to shine.
, 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.
especially not when you reset and decide to "fulfill the promise" to discover what the real experience really is.
(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.
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.