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No. 104102

>What is an otome game?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otome_game
tl;dr, enjoy a beautiful 2D boy harem as either a girl (otome) or a 2D boy yourself (BL).

Discuss what you're playing now, what you're looking forward to, ask questions, talk merch, etc.

You can find a thorough FAQ and a lot of download links in halfchan's BL + otome general, but most of them are out of date or only in Japanese.

Please spoiler spoilers! CGs are fine unless it's an important plot point.

No. 104103

Dandelion Wishes brought to you and Nameless are two of my recent favorites, especially Nameless. Cheritz makes decent female protags.

No. 104104

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What even is the status of Yandere Heaven Affection Bunny Cage? I heard so much about it years ago and then…was it released? I don't think so. I can't find it anywhere. Someone help me.

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>>137575
Whats the deal with the sweet devil route in TMGS3? i want it, help me
>>137577
This looks amazing

No. 104106

>>137578
Basically you've got to be consistent with your skinship/dialogue choices. The more playful/sassy you are in your actions, the more your sweet devil rank will level up. Turning guys down, taunting/teasing, and wearing sexy clothes all increase it. To keep it up, make sure you change your clothes at least once a week– even if it's just removing an accessory.

No. 104107

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>>137578
This >>137579
Just a note: When I got it, I lost it pretty quickly but then I got it back just as quickly by continuing on with what I was doing. So don't worry if it comes and goes for a bit at the beginning.

I want to play 3P Niina and Arashi as sweet devil next…

No. 104108

>>137577
Holyshit, I want to play this so bad.

No. 104109

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>>137581
Me too. I've been waiting for years.

The creators announced the release for Winter 2014, but no copy of the game and no caps of the game so I doubt it was actually released. The website/blog/twitter hasn't been updated since Summer of 2014.

http://judith-hw.info/yandereABC/index.html
https://twitter.com/Judith_hw

I hope it wasn't scrapped, but I highly doubt it at this point. I think the last Yandere Heaven game came out in 2014 as well (They are all BL except this one) so I'm not sure if they just kinda stopped making them.

No. 104110

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Personally I love "Amnesia". The mystery are quite engaging, the voice actors's voice are hot and the protagonist-game isn't as irritating as in the protagonist-anime. The arts are sooo beautiful too, totally a feast for the eyes, mhhhmmm…

Another otogen that I actually want to play is "Brothers Conflict", both of the version. I've watched the whole anime and I really like how the protagonist's personality is explained and it actually makes sense if she acts so awkward and naive around the brothers. I reaally hope someone translates this game to English in the future so I can play it.

No. 104111

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>>137578
>>137580
kou best boy

>>137583

yeah i reaaaally need to learn japanese. i feel like i'm missing out on a lot of stuff i really want to play because no translation or like "read as you play" translations which are a little annoying…

No. 104112

>>137583
This game was great, but I really hated Toma's route.

No. 104113

>>137585
Same,
Toma's route infuriates me. I mean who the fuck put a girl in a cage because he feels she's not safe?? Damn, even sane-Ukyo is saner than this.

No. 104114

>>137583
I still need to play this. Heard a lot of good things about it. I'm about to have some free time. What routes should I aim for?

No. 104115

Are these as trashy as they look?

No. 104116

>>137587
Personally I think it's the best to aim for whoever attracts you the most, then go down to the second man you found attractive and so on.

>>137588

Do you mean trashy as cheesy? Yes, most of them are, it's reverse harem. If you mean trashy as literal trash, just go away and ignore this thread, don't ruin other people's parade.

No. 104117

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I'm a teacher's pet.

No. 104118

>>137584
Same, though I may be just too lazy to learn moonspeak.

Steam is my current source for VN's, but they're usually geared more for guys and not otomes.

>>137577

Oh my god I would love to play this. Why is it so rare to find anything with yandere guys?

No. 104119

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>>137591
I believe yandere guys are just not popular with the general audience of otome games. That's my guess anyway. Yandere is more common in BL games but still not as popular as tsundere or something. Sometimes I wish you could play BL games as a girl MC as they typically have more guys to my tastes in them. I can only self insert as a kawaii shota prince so much before shattering the illusion.

I actually remember reading some negative remarks about a Voltage game (lol) when those got kinda big 2 years ago or whatever who was meant to be their watered down version of yandere. People were super triggered by his possessiveness. It actually tempted me to try their game, and I played his routes and he wasn't all that yandere…like at all.

I remember reading similar criticisms when Bunny Cage was announced on English and Japanese sites. Though those characters are actually yandere so.

I get why it isn't everyone's cup of tea but I don't know why so few games cater to the audience there is for that, and even when they do, it seems they are afraid to go all out.

So, sorta related, what is everyone's favorite type?

The one I go for first generally varies from game to game but I like…

>kouhai/younger guy

>yandere/possessive (obviously)
>mean looking guy who is actually mice gap-moe
>masochist/servant type
>cute/nice guy because they usually end up having a dark side.

To a lesser extent I like tsundere routes but it really depends on their personality after you peel away the tsun. They are really hit or miss with me, but when they're good, they're good.

No. 104120

>>137592
>actually mice
Hahahaha. I meant actually nice.

No. 104121

>>137592
Yandere (though rare) and possessive guys are usually who I go for first. I also like the weird ones for some reason. The guys that aren't too popular, I find their situations to be more amusing. Like in Hatoful Boyfriend I went for Shuu immediately. I also like the super smart ones but tend to stay away from them if they're tsundere. I just find tsundere kind of overly done. Then I go down the list of the rest just to see their endings.

No. 104122

>>137592
usually i go for the one who's designated to be the 'main love interest' first. There's got to be a reason why he's the one being put at the front on the cover, and I'd like to see why.

No. 104123

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>>137595
I don't know, I tend to dislike the main route because those tend to be a kind of generic love story unless it's a very niche game. But then I might like the character otherwise. Sometimes they surprise me though. Also a good way to learn more about the other guys and get a feel for them.

I just found out Dot Kareshi (pic related) a while ago and I am obsessed with slime boyfriend and tsun beastmaster. Want to play masochist knight next. Really short game though so that sucks but I can't complain as there are three of them.

No. 104124

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I love tough, but sensitive/crybaby types. This is my boo.

No. 104125

also can we post ideal/dream otome games?
i think it'd be fun to have a medium/light-yandere (not full on maiming & brain-washing yandere) MC with a couple of unsuspecting ~senpais~

No. 104126

>>137598
Yeah, it would be nice if MC could be a little more devilish sometimes rather than the kinda generic MC there tends to be. Some are better than others. It would be fun to have a an MC be the one doing the chasing and confessing.

No. 104127

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>>137590
Same anon…….same

No. 104128

>>137596
Damn anon, this looks so fun. Gonna try it out. Is there a readily patched version or do I have to do it myself?

No. 104129

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No. 104130

Anyone played LoveRevo? It kinda motivated me to self-improve seeing how the MC got better looking and fitter over time lol.

Also, Sweet Fuse, anyone played it? I dropped that shit when I found out my first choice had a daughter. Felt so cucked I ragequit. Was thinking about picking it back up but wondering if there's any merit to the game otherwise

No. 104131

>>137600
who is that?

No. 104132

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>>137603
>The main character, Hitomi Sakuragawa (桜川 ヒトミ?) (default name, changeable), 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 moved into her father's mansion-like dorm. She discovered that the school's most popular guys are also moving in. Their impressions on her shocked her into starting a diet.

Hahahaha I'm intrigued.

>>137604

Wakaouji from TMGS2

No. 104133

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>>137603
I played all the routes in Sweet Fuse, including the "secret" character. (He was cute but I didn't like his route. Got my hopes up for nothin'.)

It got a lot of flak for lacking plot, but Sweet Fuse is a game I feel like you can't take too seriously. It's just a fun, relatively short game with that shounen-y style.

Doing each character's route also allows you to figure out parts of the "mystery" and you visit more of the amusement park.

The fandom generally seems to agree that either the hikki gamer or Mitarashi are the best boys. Not a fan of the hikki, but Mitarashi's route a good. The weirdest route is probably Urabe, and Wakasa is just a lil bitch.

No. 104134

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>>137590
I just can't get into Himuro. He's so popular, but I'm just not captivated like I was with Waka-sensei.

Maybe I'll start his route tonight and see what all the fuss is about.

No. 104135

need more ero.

No. 104136

>>137606
The artstyle reminds me of Ace Attorney, is the character design done by tatsuro iwamoto or something?

No. 104137

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I asked a similar question in the yaoi thread, but does anyone know of an otome with long black haired guys? Or just long haired is enough for me.

No. 104138

>>137610
Seconded. They don't do anything for me otherwise.

No. 104139

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>>137610
Hakuouki
Yoshiwara has 1-2 guys with similar aesthetics
Akazukin to Mayoi no Mori (not yet fully translated tho)


Long black haired bishounen is very…old-school character style. So mostly things with historical settings probably. Most long haired characters nowadays don't have black hair.

No. 104140

>>137612
oh my, 10/10 bishie

No. 104141

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>>137610
>>137611

Oh shit I didn't realize you also said "or just long haired."
In that case: (All of the following are translated btw)
>Tokimeki Memorial GS 1 + 2
>Amnesia (two guys)
>Princess Nightmare (one guy)
>Dandelion ~Wishes Brought to You~
>Nameless ~The One You Must Recall~
>The Second Reproduction (black haired!!!)
>Norn9
>Code: Realize

hope I helped <3

No. 104142

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>>137612
Thank you anon! Yoshiwara is on steam too, so that's a YES!

The world really needs more husbandos with long black hair.

No. 104143

>>137614
Where can I download Tokimeki GS 1? I found an English translation patch but do you know where I can get the rom? All I found was outdated adfly links

No. 104144

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>>137616
check erogedownload. or, you can download the JP roms from emuparadise and patch them yourself.

ignore nicoblog, they a shit.

get desmume, just a forewarning the sound WILL be metallicky. just the nature of it being emulated.

pic related is the ONLY good boy

No. 104145

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>>137594
>Like in Hatoful Boyfriend I went for Shuu immediately.
So which option did you choose anon?
Yes,yes, or yes?

Jokes aside, Hatoful Boyfriend is one of my favorite otome. The whole human dating birds premise aside, I really like the story and characters.

No. 104146

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>>137617
you shut your whore mouth. pic related is way better.

No. 104147

>>137617
Thanks anon I think the erogedownload one will work, it's downloading right now! and so true about nicoblog, their shit made me rage. Thanks for the emulator rec, already got it but very appreciated nonetheless!! Can't wait to play and meet all these qties

No. 104148

>>137617
Btw anon check the sound fix here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSGwjEHaIbs

No. 104149

>>137621
You're an angel.

No. 104150

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Has anyone played Kamigami no Asobi?

I didn't realize until recently that someone had translated a bunch of it. Makes me want to try it for real.

No. 104151

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>>137580
Niina is best boy.
Arashi is really hard to get rid of.
It was fun though.

No. 104152

I need naughty otome games

No. 104153

>>137625
you and me both, friend. there are a few being translated now, but it's been slow progress and they're not even the best r18 games anyway. I think there's one or two english app otomes that are r18…don't recall exactly. The english native/western one(s?) suck. PersonA ~Phantom of the Opera~ is one of the r18s being translated currently.

Black Wolves Saga -Bloody Nightmare- english translation is ALMOST FINISHED!!! but, the game is 15+, so probably no actual sex scenes.

g.e.hentai has some r18 otome cgs, if you're interested.

No. 104154

>>137626
Seeing CGs without the plot/effort is so disappointing to me.

I HATE when I accidentally see a really pivotal CG.

No. 104155

>>137618
Why yes of course. It really was a fun concept though, I never thought I'd get so attached to birds. Just trying to imagine the visuals alone would make me giggle.

>>137625

I just recently played one on Steam that's kind of naughty called Seduce Me. It's not really graphic but has some interesting content in it and ton of routes.

No. 104156

Currently playing The Men of Yoshiwara, it's pretty good. I wouldn't ever pay $30 for it though. I tried to play Hatoful Boyfriend but I just couldn't get past the whole "everyone is a bird" thing. Not for me.

I was thinking I'd really like a super immersive otome game, like dragon age but with only the relationship parts. Kind of ruins the immersion when the gallery image pops up and the girl you're supposed to be looks nothing like you. Also it gets a bit tiring just seeing the same 5 backgrounds.

It'll probably never happen, though.

No. 104157

Are there any otome games with older protagonists? Like mid 20s+?

No. 104158

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Anyone play any Voltage games?
I just played through Eisuke's route and half of Soryu's route in the Baddest Bidder and I'm in love

also any games/husbandos who like to take charge and push MC around/use her?

No. 104159

>>137631
I can't get into voltage.

Also, Diabolik Lovers would be right up your alley (not my thing though). No patch but here's an english script of the entire game, translated by route(s).

http://sakamakihouse.tumblr.com/post/131626912531/full-translation-of-diabolik-lovers-haunted-dark

No. 104160

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Holy shit I found my thread. ;__________;

>>137631

>>137632

I don't get the appeal of KBtBB. All the guys are complete assholes and I don't get why Eisuke won the popularity contest twice in a row. To each their own I guess.

Pic related. One of the better Voltage games imho but when you play enough of them they tend to get pretty stale, haha.

No. 104161

I just found out that two official otomes (one of the hakuouki games and one of the hiiro no kakera games) were translated into english, but they were repackaged as "Shall We Date?" games………

No. 104162

>>137634
What are their English titles? I already have Hakuouki, but the other one isn't familiar to me enough to go searching for it in the app store.

No. 104163

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>>137631

ohhh i have been trying to remember the name of this game! i also enjoyed 10 Days With My Devil or whatever. i was at home sick for like a week last year and playing these brought me such amusement

No. 104164

>>137602
I can't seem to get any of these to work. They crash after I hit start on the main screen. I've tried everything in the troubleshooting faq recommended in the comments but it still crashes.

has anyone with windows 8 gotten them to work? it might just be a compatibility thing.

No. 104165

>>137636
I love these games exactly for that. They're amusing and cute and my heart cries out for a cute romance like in these

No. 104166

>>137637
afaik no one with windows 8 has been able to get 3 to work, but i've seen win8 users get 1 and 2 working.

No. 104167

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Has anyone played La storia della Arcana Famiglia?

I have the game but reading it alongside the translation (it's in a word document and minimally formatted) is really tedious.

No. 104168

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>>137631
i only like this guy.
the rest are shiiiit.

they get kind of lazy on some of the routes (the ones i did play) and beyond that are such a gamble to play. it's easier for me to pay $30 (haha, implying) for a game on the off chance i will genuinely like more than one route or the whole game vs buying individual routes and then feeling let down when you just paid $3.99 for a shit route and meh plot.

i think they have their star series (the ones with regular updates) that they milk but the rest kind of run together. but they were a fun way to kill time for me a few summers ago when i had nothing but my ipad with me.

No. 104169

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>>137631
I love forged wedding. Haruka is the only character i really like. And i've played a lot of games

No. 104170

>>137642
I thought this was fanart of Manaki and Venus. Sage for getting in the wrong thread.

No. 104171

>>137643
Oh god nooo :(

No. 104172

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>>137641

I wish they'd revive this game :(

>>137583

>>137585
>>137586

Same! I played Shin's route before his and I hated him for almost trying to kill me. Now I'm just turned off by yanderes in general, thanks to him.

Shin is bae though. I find that Ukyo's route is similar to Shin's but Shin was stuck within the one world to help the MC; whereas Ukyo went through parallel universes and got celestial entities to help her, -chuckles aloud-.

Sorry for blog, just finished this game.

No. 104173

Curious: is it weird to play otome games if you're in a relationship? Any of you in a relationship but still play otomoes?

No. 104174

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>>137645
Yeah it was really the only game where I liked all the guys (well, I didn't play EVERY route bc money) and the plot was alright, but it seems like the typical Voltage audience doesn't really like this kind of thing. There are a few games that have gotten very limited releases if any at all (I think one was even stopped after like 2 routes) in favor of their more popular stuff.

I'm looking at a list of Voltage Games right now and wow where the fuck did they all come from. There are so many. I remember when there were like 10. Pic related seems kinda cute. Is it cute?

No. 104175

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>>137646
-chuckles aloud- maybe if your boyfriend is genuinely concerned you will leave him for 2d.

maybe he's right to be concerned.

No. 104176

>>137577
I want this to be released so much!!

No. 104177

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>this entire thread

No. 104178

>>137646

I play otome games and I'm in a relationship. I actually had to create a separate steam account for otomes because I didn't want steam notifying my friends that I spent 50 hours on something like "My Secret Love Affair" l-lol.

No. 104179

>>137651
Same here Anon. My boyfriend knows about the ones on my iPhone and PSP Vita…but the ones for my laptop are usually r18 so I had to put a lock on it so he can't see them. He already gets a kick out of the ones that he knows about.

No. 104180

>>137651

If they can't handle you at your worst Anon, they don't deserve you at your best.

No. 104181

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Urgh I had the biggest crush on Saeki from Tokimeki Memorial 2, his relationship with the mc was amusing and felt natural. Also, I was just remembering how I unintentionally triggered the PvP mode between Ruka and Kouichi in TM3 and felt terrible afterwards

No. 104182

>>137641
I love Serendipity - Jinpachi is my favorite. I just wish they would revive it..

No. 104183

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>>137654
Damn anon that pic got to me. Saeki a salty binch but I definitely agree that his relationship with the mc felt organic and real. I loved that about it.

No. 104184

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>>137652
>>137651
>>137646

Same. I've been in a relationship for years and I still enjoy my otoge/fujoshit regularly. Bf thinks it's funny but it doesn't bother him one bit. He's into some 2D media too, we're both just chill and open about it.

There were a few times earlier on in our relationship where we got drunk and played hilariously shitty 90s eroge together, what a blast.

No. 104185

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i'm straight up brocon trash so i wish i could play brocon games translated.

apart from that my main otome husbando is Okita Souji from Hakuouki. Oh, and Toma, from Amnesia.

hot damn
i might be DO-S trash too.

No. 104186

I've dabbled in otome games on and off, it's a little unfortunate the ones that I like seem to be in Japanese, but at least there's a load of English translations out there and it also motivates me to keep studying Japanese. It's pretty cool that Amnesia is now translated on Steam / Vita.

Now, I'm recently obsessed with Diabolik Lovers (anime adaptation is kinda trash), I don't know whether to feel ashamed of liking it or not, I'm a former yandere hater but somehow this swayed me.

Although we all may have different tastes, perhaps it would be nice to have a chat group dedicated to discussions as this thread seems pretty dead.

No. 104187

>>137659
Damn, I didn't go Amnesia got translated - I'm gonna have to check it out. Diabolik Lovers is my guilty pleasure though, mostly because I'm a just masochist and I like anime boys. Who's your favorite? Laito is mine.

No. 104188

>>137660
Kanato for me, which surprised me as he's mommy issues crazy, but I found it made the sweet parts so much sweeter. I feel a bit guilty as he's considered shota to a lot of people, however I never really viewed him as one, especially with the low voice he has.

No. 104189

Who plays himo otoko? Love the sawayaka guy

No. 104190

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Did anyone play Ozmafia? The english version was released on Steam about a month ago for those of you that don't know. The route with the three guys… oh my lord this game needs to chill!

No. 104191

Has anyone played any of Pacthesis's games? I think she has some pretty quality games for not being with a big developer/publisher. She's been quiet for a long time though. I hope she can get a contract somewhere to make games professionally. You can play her games through DA if anyone's interested.
http://pacthesis.deviantart.com/

No. 104192

>>137664
we know its you, pacthesis

No. 104193

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>>137663
Best husbando. I think the same guy(s) who did the Diabolik Lovers art did Ozmafia's and I love it - the colors and lines and everything looks so nice.

No. 104194

Can anyone recommend something for a first timer?

No. 104195

>>137663
>>137666

Is it worth the price tag? Tempting, but summer sale might start soon…

>>137667


What are you looking for? Do you play on PC or console?

No. 104196

>>137668
I have a PC, 3DS, and PS4.

No. 104197

>>137669
You can play Rune Factory or Harvest Moon games on the 3DS.

No. 104198

>>137669
>>137670

Seconded on Rune Factory/Harvest Moon. I would also recommend Starry Sky ~in Spring~ for PC if you want a more 'visual novel' experience. Pic related.

No. 104199

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>>137671

wtf pic didn't attach. my bad.

No. 104200

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Anyone here played Code: Realize? Finishing up Lupin's route now. I really liked it, actually. I think my favourite route was Saint-Germain, which surprised me because I normally go for the tsunderes or the overly sexual flirty ones (Yuri from Nameless, oh my god)

No. 104201

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I don't usually go for fluffy romance games so I haven't been terribly interested in most otome games.

But I dig vns with psychological thriller\disturbing themes, and Amnesia is all kinds of awesome. Toma is amazing, and so is his route. Loved it the most, I was never once bored. The buildup was very fun.

Personally I hated Shin for being an emo bitch :P

Dunno why people rag on Toma considering ummm how Ukyo is lol.

I enjoy them both.

No. 104202

Aksys announced the localization of Bad Apple Wars, Collar x Malice, and Period Cube. Not really excited for Period Cube since I'm tired of isekai stuff, but the other two look interesting.

No. 104203

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>>137674
I agree with you 100% on Toma and Shin. I haven't played Ukyo's route yet but I feel like I'm going to enjoy it. Wish I could find more VN's out there with yandere guys.

No. 104204

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God i love akito

No. 104205

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I'm glad I got Amnesia off the summer sale, I don't think I would have played it otherwise. Anyone else have an insatiable thirst for megane? Kent's a cutie, even if he is kind of an autist.

No. 104206

>>137678
Kent is pretty adorable, he's actually the first route I played too. His good ending is really sweet and probably the nicest outcome overall.

I also picked it up on the summer sale and am glad I did. The quality of this VN is really excellent, I wish there were more like this available on Steam.

No. 104207

>>137678
Does Amnesia get really dark/twisted? I've been meaning to play it but I'm not really into very dark VNs. I don't mind twists and stuff but I'd prefer not to be like, dismembered or have a character obsess over my dead body, kek.

No. 104208

>>137680
Yes, it's not overly graphic but it does get pretty dark. All the routes have some twists in them, though certain ones are more twisted than others and they all have multiple bad endings.

No. 104209

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>>137679
Just finished his true route! It warmed my heart. I'm kind of scared to see what will happen with Ikki and Toma, since Kent and Shin were so sweet…

And I agree! I saw that there was a Kickstarter for another Otomate game, but it totally failed, which is pretty depressing.

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Hi, could anyone propose a short list of best classic otomes for someone who tries to get a feel for the genre?

Is it common to play these games like completionists, exhausting every possible plot line? Would you be bothered if a game actively dissuaded you from it through length + one-save-per-run to preserve some sense of mystery and risk?

No. 104211

>>137679
Picked amnesia back on the last winter sale and i am so glad i did. Played all normal routes and got kent's good route the first without even a guide so maybe i am biased but he's probably my favorite so far, his route is so sweet and i'm a sucker for cold assholes who are actually just shy and generally idiotic towards how to act about the mc's feelings lmao

Most steam otomes are absolute garbage, either the art is bad, the story is bad, or both are bad, it's so rare to get good quality stuff localized/transalted. I kinda had hope that amnesia would do well and they would localize amesia later and amnesia crowd, but apparently it didn't sell that well and otomate's last kickstarter was a failure, so right now it's just wishful thinking :/ sad, because i wanted to have a date with orion and see the boys in school uniforms tbh. Really hoping ozmafia!! does well and they start localizing more good otome games.

No. 104212

>>137683
Heyo, you're the farmer from the advice thread trying to make cash of a genre of game you don't even care about, right? Please at least try to google stuff yourself before asking people to do the work for you.

No. 104213

>>137683
You won't make money. Like, at all.

Most otoge are only big in Japan. The few that have had some form of popularity in the US were because of the niche fujo market or because it pandered to the tumblr community (see; that flavour of the month Meyers Briggs dating game).

The only way you can probably get any sort of interest is if you have a solid following already due to art or some kind of webcomic/fandom pandering and you'd have to solely cater to them.

No. 104214

>>137686

Porn isn't a big conventional market either, but you see people pulling 6k a month from it, periodically. I'd be content with 600. Enough to fuel my crippling food and shelter addiction where I live (I wouldn't complain about more though, considering the tradeoff lack of stability in such a line of work).

The thing is people pay differently when they want something to happen, than when they simply buy a finished product. Especially when they can directly affect what gets introduced as backers. I think it's worth a shot.

>>137685


>you're the farmer from the advice thread trying to make cash of a genre of game you don't even care about, right?


Okay, let me bare my arrogance to the world: I think I can most likely produce better romantic fiction than any of those translated games contain (and if I fail I know where to look for good anglophone co-writers). I like to write and I like getting into peoples' heads.

I also came up with a concept of an interface - and let me remain intentionally vague here on how it'd look like - that'd allow me to pile up branching storyline complexity, outdoing pretty much any story-driven game I know of. I've been looking to use this idea on some project, but regular rpg games require amounts of assets I or people who'd collab with me couldn't realistically produce. Consider this my secret weapon.

What I want to get a feel for is the common clichés, shortcomings and blind spots that are tolerated in the games (the ones still considered good, anyway)… so I can neglect these aspects of the otome for a while. Or, at the very least, not worry about it.

>Please at least try to google stuff


The results are inconsistent, besides, laziness is the optimal mindset for indie development. After all, most problems arise from overextension and burning out~

No. 104215

>>137687
try for a patreon if you haven't already, fenoxo and such do porn stuff and get paid a lot by supporters

No. 104216

>>137687
If you already can't afford necessities like rent and food you're not gonna make it. People using patreon and using their art skills have become a dime a dozen, even art school graduates with substantial skill have realized they can make bank doing adult commissions.

It sounds like you just discovered a niche you know nothing of and just want to use it to obtain money.

No. 104217

>>137688
The patreon thing is a real numbers game, unless you are top of the line amazing and offering content nobody else has, you need a large fanbase before you can pull in reasonable money.
If anon was going for a really hungry niche like a neglected /d/ fetish that somehow had enough followers but was desperate enough to accept anything then they would be fine, but (ignoring the deviant art kids) fujoshis and otome gamers already have enough content to make them a bit more picky.

>>137687

Have you actually built a similar game though?
If you really do know about indie games, then you'll know that you need to have either 1) extreme passion or 2) lots of building skill already (preferably both)
Nobody is going to back you unless you have a convincing working demo, or a fanbase and body of work. There's a billion visual novels that start up on 4ch all of the time, nobody backs them because everyone knows that they normally don't deliver.

No. 104218

>>137689

>If you already can't afford necessities


Nah, I'm stable.

>It sounds like you just discovered a niche you know nothing of and just want to use it to obtain money.


Does that make me a bad guy? I like writing fiction and I like games. Just never stumbled on these.

People earn money by offering service to others, not every creative endeavor needs to be a culmination of some sort of deep fascination. Sometimes there's a lot to be gained from having distance instead.

>>137690


>If anon was going for a really hungry niche like a neglected /d/ fetish that somehow had enough followers but was desperate enough to accept anything then they would be fine, but (ignoring the deviant art kids) fujoshis and otome gamers already have enough content to make them a bit more picky.


Actually, I think you have this in reverse; you're the more starved audience (even if smaller). Porn game selection is, IMO, about 10x larger commercially and pretty common for crowd funded projects.

>Have you actually built a similar game though?


Yes and no. There won't be any similar games when I'm halfway through adding the alt routes, but the basic premise remains.

I'm not the best programmer, but 2D engines are simple as shit and the amount of knowledge that a text-based game requires is laughable. You could go from not knowing how to code at all to building a simple one in 3 hours. I can always ask a buddy who's a pro if I get stuck on a problem.

You guys need to chill, I'm not going to rely on this to survive until the money won't start coming in. Anyway, can we go back to the original subject? I feel like this thread got unintentionally hijacked.

No. 104219

>>137691
I think that the questions that you asked above-thread are the sort of thing that need to be hashed out with whoever you get to do character design/storyboarding for you. Generally otome games focus on having a roster of different types of characters, but asking a forum full of girls what 'general shortcomings, cliches or blind spots' are tolerated is kind of a crapshoot because we're all going to have different opinions on what's considered 'tolerable'. Would we still play a game that needed that kind of troubleshooting? probably. but no otome game so far has achieved anything like commercial success in a western market, unless you maybe want to count the Sims.
The thing that I would focus on that I've seen cited as a measure of success in other dating sims (for both men and women) is customization–either the ability to customize the player character, or the ability to customize the NPCs with different outfits/haircuts/personality traits. I also don't like games that focus on 'level-grinding' to catch a guy's attention, I'd much rather see story-based events that simulate a budding romance in order to raise affection between characters.
anyways, just my two cents. I think there's a video game thread in the general board if you'd like to continue discussing the possibility of building your own game. Hatoful Boyfriend would be a good game for your to reference as well on your own time.

No. 104220

>>137692

Nah, all I asked for was a list of classics. Besides the titles already posted ITT. I'll come to my own conclusions.

>actual gamedev advice


Don't need any. I don't want to seem too up my own ass but I have a good grasp on production, really.

No. 104221

>>137691
>not every creative endeavor needs to be a culmination of some sort of deep fascination
If that's what you believe then you really don't understand otome games or the people who play them.

No. 104222

>>137691
>I feel like this thread got unintentionally hijacked.

Yes, by you. This is for otome fans to discuss, not for you to ask people to do all your research for you.

No. 104223

>>137693
Try Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side, that's as classic as it gets.
A thread like this is more for discussing things from a fan's perspective (i like xyz character, etc) than someone who's interested in the subject from an outsider's pov, though, so I'd still probably investigate other angles if I were you.

>don't need any gamedev advice

but that's exactly what you came in here asking for. coding & everything is important, but it's only one half of the equation.
and sorry, but 'I think I can write a good romance!' doesn't bolster confidence if none of the anons itt have any other idea of your track record. plenty of twelve-year-olds on fanfiction.net also believe that they can write a good romance. if you could provide examples of your ideas, it'd be much easier to get feedback rather than vagueblogging about 'i might make a dating sim' and then getting defensive when your audience goes, 'pfft it's harder than you think'.
I'm pretty sure I'm not the only woman ITT who's seen more than her fair share of dudes who think their homebrew vidyer gaems are gonna conquer the indie market (and then the game never even makes it off've their PC), so I don't feel that this kind of skepticism is entirely unwarranted.

No. 104224

>>137694

I understand what triggers limerence, fascination and lust and how to sneak it past the conscious mind. Should be enough! …Right?

>>137696


>but that's exactly what you came in here asking for.


No, I asked for titles and one aspect of gameplay none of you addressed and probably never will. Beyond that, if I need specific advice I'll turn to /agdg/, where folks have more expirience.

>but 'I think I can write a good romance!' doesn't bolster confidence


That's alright with me. I'm not asking you for any money. Yet. I'll see you about it when I have half of the thing. Prepare your wallet.

Seriously though, you're getting really pushy and I'm not recruiting or anything, so I think I'll pass on that interrogation.

>>137695


Just asked 2 questions and everything spiraled out of control, sorry.

No. 104225

>>137691
>I think you have this in reverse; you're the more starved audience
You're definitely wrong there, there are some really niche porn subtypes that are desperate for content but not big enough to garner it

>There won't be any similar games when I'm halfway through adding the alt routes

>You could go from not knowing how to code at all to building a simple one in 3 hours
Ah, to be 14 again. Go play all the games in this thread if you want insight, stop asking to be spoon fed and then talking a big game.

No. 104226

>>137697
> I understand what triggers limerence, fascination and lust and how to sneak it past the conscious mind. Should be enough! …Right?

Watch out ladies, he's read through all of /r/seduction and he's not afraid to use his newfound knowledge.

> if I need specific advice I'll turn to /agdg/, where folks have more expirience.


Right, sure.

No. 104227

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I picked up Dandelion recently and did Jihae's route first. I thought it was cute but kinda boring. None of the other boys really appealed to me at first, but Jiwoo kinda grew on me as a background character in Jihae's route so I'm pursuing him next.

No. 104228

>>137697
>laziness is the optimal mindset for indie development. After all, most problems arise from overextension and burning out~
>if i need specific advice i'll turn to /agdg/, where folks have more expirience [sic]
>prepare your wallet

you're gonna crash and burn alright, but for entirely different reasons than you think. let us know when you put it up on newgrounds kek

although tbh the idea of a lolcow-produced otome game has merit, someone like you isn't going to find their patreon bux here with an attitude like yours

No. 104229

>>137700
Decent game, the blonde is my favorite.

I really liked Nameless (by the same company). I completed it in 3 days and it left me with that empty "oh god why can't they be real" feeling for a week.

>>137671

>>137672
god I love Kanata.

No. 104230

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Anyone playing Mystic Messenger on the phone? Made by the same people who did Nameless.
So far i'm liking it quite a bit. I'm also honestly surprised for a free otome mobile game to not be a"pay or wait 80 years to finish the probably mediocre story with fucking ~~tickets~~" bullshit.
The dynamics of the chat, phonecalls, email and so on are also very fun and well integrated and the conversations flow very naturally, the boys are all really cute too and the story seems pretty intriguing so far.
Surprisingly loving this game quite a bit. A pity that the servers suck major dick.

No. 104231

>>137703
NICE i'm going to look into this. all the mobile otome i have downloaded has stopped at the final chapter because i dont want to earn enough tickets or it costs like $25

No. 104232

>>137703
This sounds awesome! I haven't even looked into phone based otome since I assumed none of it would be in English. Gonna try to download this when I get home tonight.

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>>137703
I just started playing it yesterday. It's really fun, but the emails are such a gamble (or maybe I just suck at choosing lol). I ended up picking the wrong camera for rui and all I feel is dread.

>A pity that the servers suck major dick.

This. I ended up missing a chat because the server was fucking up.

No. 104234

>>137703
Can't seem to find it in the iphone app store! Is it called something else there?

No. 104235

>>137707
I did some googling and it looks like it isn't available for ios yet. Soon though I hope.

No. 104236

>>137703
I just downloaded that game last night! 707 killed me ded

No. 104237

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>start playing amnesia
>tee hee hee, I'm a coot' lil elfboi shackled to you by lazy plot xD
>click nextnextnextnextnext
>spade
>you're allowed to pick the order of inspecting mundane objects!
>you're dating a handsome idol, surprise! :D
>le magic eyes face
>mfw

No. 104238

>>137710
Keep playing his route even if you hate him at first. The only way I could've hated his route more at first was it if had a rape and abuse plot thrown in too, but things aren't really what you think they are at all. You find out more and actually have a personality once your memory comes back. I usually hate even the best versions of that type of anime guy but he ended up being one of my favorites.

No. 104239

>>137710
yeah i didn't like amnesia. i'm a fan of yanderes and twisted things but it was just…not that good. and not that twisted.

i only did face tat and oniichan's route but couldn't be fucked to finish the rest. the characters were just too shallow for me to develop any kind of attachment.

No. 104240

So I just bought OZMAFIA!! on Steam. It's currently downloading, has anyone else ever played it?

Also, what do you think about Dogenzaka Lab games? There's a ton of them available but they look kind of like the type you can just download on your phone.

No. 104241

I played Hatoful Boyfriend and even though it was birds I found myself crying at 2 different stories (shoot me). I loved it. I'm so excited that there are more games like this, that don't just involve birds. I don't know why it's taken so long for me to find out this information.

I really love the mysterious guy who rarely shows his affectionate side. Are there any games that have an amazing example of this type which will make me feel lonely and "I wish they existed" for weeks afterwards?

No. 104242

>>137714
Are you having a laff son? Please tell me you didn't really cry over pixel pigeons.

No. 104243

Oh hey it's active. Noobish question, but I'm trying to make a dating sim, and would it be classified as "otome" even if it's western graphics? Are there any places to share it once I'm done for like feedback? I haven't really looked into visual novel communities very much.

No. 104244

>>137716
You can call it 'otome' as long as it fits the bill, but don't use the term if you aren't aiming for a weebish audience.
How you distribute the game depends on what time of game it is (RPGmaker, iphone, in-browser flash game etc), whether or not you want to be able to push updates, if you want to charge for it etc
Where you link people to the game depends on the feedback that you want. Actual game design feedback you can get from game design forums and places like /vg/ (or whichever relevant halfchan board) whereas you can get user feedback from whatever platform you are using for publicity like Tumblr etc

tl;dr more information needed

No. 104245

>>137715
Clearly you didn't experience Hatoful Boyfriend in full

No. 104246

>>137717
Thanks for the advice!
I guess it won't be otome then.
As far as distribution, I'm using something like RenPy to make it, so it'll just be a game you can download on PC.
I've been hesitant to ask around on /vg/ because it's mostly guys there, yeah? The guys I know already said they didn't feel like much help because they're not used to dating sims focused on a girl player character. Also, selfposting anywhere on chans seems a bit foolhardy to me. Tumblr seems fine I guess.
What info is needed?

No. 104247

Is Mystic Messenger fucking up for anyone else?

No. 104248

Does anyone have any reccomendations for an otome game with some QT subby boys you can properly dominate? I've found plenty of BL stuff but female protaganist equivalent is sorely lacking.

No. 104249

>>137721
There's not really anything like that in otome but there's a few dark otoge with that sort of thing. The Chou no Doku Hana no Kusari series (but the sub guy is old af not qt lmao), Mashou Megane, and Jooubachi No Oubou Kaguya Hen are some that come to mind. Sub males aren't popular with the otome fanbase in Japan so it is quite hard to come by routes that implement genuinely submissive guys. Even the really boyish looking ones tend to go all yandere or dom on mc's ass.

No. 104250

>>137703
Just downloaded this today and finished day 1.

I'm loving the mechanics and interactivity of this game so far, definitely my favourite otogame I've played. 707 is my current favourite.

The only thing I'm not a big fan of is the whole timed chat windows. I know that's the appeal, that it's real time, but they're scattered so widely throughout the day that it's nearly impossible to get all of them, especially if you work/are at school. I'm trying to find a list of chat times without any spoilers/text on them so I can plan how I'll go about being able to see the chats without missing them.

I want to also find out more mechanics about the game without spoiling since it'll be 11 days till I finish my first runthrough, instead of just a couple of hours like I usually do with an otogame.

No. 104251

>>137724
Here's a guide with the chat times that also includes the correct answers to the guide. http://sabalet.tumblr.com/post/149686882156/hope-this-schedule-sheet-and-party-guests-email

No. 104252

>>137703
I loved Yoosung's story so much. It actually made me emotional. I'm on 707's right now and I'm having fun but I have a feeling it might get dark.

No. 104253

>>137727
There isn't. You can download the game on anime-sharing though in case you didnt know.

No. 104254

>>137720
Already addicted

No. 104255

Also cried at zens ending
Jumin was meh

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>>137730
I was actually pushing this game off for so long, and fuck now I'm hooked and may even pay for the deep story route.

No. 104257

>>137731
Jumins route is great, his ending is SHIT.

No. 104258

MM is my first otome game and I'm hooked as all fuck. Finished Yoosung's route (got him by accident, not a big fan) and am currently on Jaehee's. Any games similar to this one? I particularly like the chat interactions and that it's not all too over the top goofy-sappy-romantic.

No. 104259

>>137734
I had Yoosung on my first go too. It made me sad because he came off kind of creepy and there was no going back lol

No. 104260

>>137734
>>137735

Yoosung is like a little leech that you have to actively work to NOT get stuck with.

No. 104261

>>137703
One of my favorite things about Mystic Messenger is how the boys always remind you to eat and to take care of yourself. It's so cute and sweet and actually makes me want to do it for them.

No. 104262

>>137735
He got better, but I still cringed when he went in for the kiss and mentioned Rika one more fucking time.

>>137736

I'm making a conscious effort to bully him so I don't get him again…

No. 104263

>>137703
accurate filename

No. 104264

>>137735
>>137736
I'm only missing Sevens route till I've done all of them but tbh Yoosungs has been my favourite so far. He grows the most as a character and while yes he's childish at least it's a genuinely cute crush vs the others

No. 104265

>>137740
Brace yourself for heartache

No. 104266

>>137741
That's what everyone keeps saying and I'm so worried. I love Seven so much he only deserves happiness. My heart breaks for him like every ending.

No. 104267

ITT: People with no experience who only play Mystic Messenger

No. 104268

>>137743
Then talk about something else, senpai.

No. 104269

>>137740
Seven is my favorite route~ I fell in love with him the moment I had a conversation with him. My first route was Yoosung, I hated him and the route and after I was done I bought the deep route and got Seven. He is my all-time favorite route( oh the feels are literally at every turn) I love him so much haha. My text tone on my phone is his theme song in the messenger. I haven't been this invested in an Otome in a long time and I love it.

No. 104270

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Going through my first game play and I had no idea how much Yoosung wants you to just fucking be Rika….Like chill the fuck out.

No. 104271

Other people who play MM!

Is there any way to tell early on if you're on the path to a good or bad end? And how to tell the difference between a Normal, Good, and Good relationship end?

No. 104272


No. 104273

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Somewhat off topic but has anyone tried honey butter/"buddha" chips? I tried making them following some recipe on YouTube and it was horrible but the actual product is weird but not bad.

>>137746

And they're cousins…

No. 104274

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Who else finds it impossible to keep up with this game? I don't check my mobile phone hourly, to be honest.

Are you really supposed to get up at 3am just to play through a chat?

>inb4 dumb questions

No. 104275

>>137750
Sometimes I would do something like this: Say you had a chat at 12am, 3am, 8am, and 10am.. I would do the 12am chat and wake up at 7:40-ish to enter the 3am chat. Then past 8am, I would do the 8am chat before the 10am one opened. With this method you wouldn't need to wake up in the middle of the night. But honestly, you don't need to do all the chats to get the good ending.

No. 104276

>>137749
cringe. you fucking koreaboos are obnoxious

No. 104277

>>137752
Because I asked about a chip flavor? Uhhh buddy…. get over yourself.

No. 104278

>>137743
recommend something else then

No. 104279

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>>137749
Ugh yeah I know.

Well I'm trying to get the good end first. And I'm finally at the part where he realizes we aren't the same person.

Does anyone know if it's worth playing Yoosungs bad ending?

No. 104280

>>137750
Seriously, is there a way to manipulate the time and do the chats whenever you want? Because I'm not putting an alarm for a fucking game

No. 104281

>>137756
They ban you if you time travel (change your hone time setting so you can do the chats whenever, my friend got banned for this shit).
Idk, I keep forgetting and then resetting, so I've only played Yoosungs good ending, pls end me.

No. 104282

>>137754
boy i'm about to list 200 titles dont make me do it

No. 104283

>>137756
You don't have to catch all of them. I've even had days where I only get 40% of the chats and I still got good ends. The way I do it is if I miss a chat I'll play it out and see if it was actually related to my route (included my intended character/had a few hourglasses or was long) and if so I'll spend hourglasses to replay it or I'll just skip it. Don't worry too much about missing chats it's not a huge deal.

No. 104284

>>137759
Or what you can do is find a guide that includes who is in the chat and chat titles and see if it is interesting and plan your play time around that.

No. 104285

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>>137758
>REEEEE stop talking about MM! I could list 200 other games! But I won't!

Enjoy your otome tendies I guess

No. 104286

>>137749
They're good af. I bought them on Amazon and they were totally worth it.

No. 104287

>>137761
angry mm player detected. enjoy being a whiny noob

No. 104288

Where do you guys get your otome games?

No. 104289

>>137764
Internet

No. 104290

>>137764
how about reading tha thread

No. 104291

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>>137741

I just finished his route and the Secret endings and I actually cried multiple times.

while I had a hunch the story was going to end up that way, I'm so sad for V and Saeran and Saeyoung. They all deserve so much better especially V. I wish there was an after after end with everyone truly happy and just cute CGs and another party and V being like "lol not dead". Ugh this was such a good game. I think the fact that I actually played it every day for 55 days straight made me more invested.

No. 104292

After 2 months i got tired of MM
Never played jaehee route.

Atm i'm playing liar undercover the truth

No. 104293

So I guess CNN wrote an article about otome games, and I found this subreddit full of red-pillers (or something) who caught wind of it. They are all seriously offended that girls like these, lol

https://www.reddit.com/r/MGTOW/comments/5f5lhs/the_rise_of_romance_gaming_for_women_in_japan/

>This is the female narcissistic need for validation gone completely bonkers off the scale !

No. 104294

>>137769
Ah, manosphere double standards strike again.
They celebrate VR romance/porn but can't stand the fact that women also have romance simulations cattered to them.
They all need a group therapy.

No. 104295

>>137769
>being this jealous of anime men
I don't know whether to laugh or pity them. The top comment is creepy and basically amounts to "I don't like that this exists so women shouldn't be able to do this!" but even going so far to say it should be "banned" is incredibly strong. Men have had virtual dating and even porn sims since forever but now that females are included and have their own, it's blasphemy. Talk about a circlejerk of pure jealousy and red flags.

No. 104296

>>137769
Thank you, this is gold.
> whine, whine, virtual boys are spoiling women and that's why I can't have my tall and blond swedish model.

No. 104297

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is anyone going to be playing this when it comes out?

No. 104298

my steam library is filled with otome. my partner thinks im weird for enjoying them so much but i cant quit the husbando train.
i dont have a smartphone so i only have what steam releases. besides phones and steam what are other ways i can get different otome?

No. 104299

>>137775
get a psp emulator and play persona 3 and romance shinji.

No. 104300

>>137777
i have no idea why an emulator never crossed my mind, wow i feel dumb. but thank you!

No. 104301

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The first otome I ever played with Dandelion. I haven't played too many but it was definitely slower and a little boring compared to some others. Jisoo will always have a place in my heart though.

I started playing 10 Days With My Devil, which isn't bad at all, and I'm glad it's not ticket-based. I played one route with Satoru, but was kinda disappointed because I thought he'd be a little more dickish.

>>137774

I would totally play this just because Marco is a qt. Too bad they're only making it PG/PG-13.

No. 104302

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>>137779
jihae is best boi. id turn furry for him

No. 104303

Has anyone played Bocchi Musume?

No. 104304

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Cinderella Phenomenon is free and in Steam, pretty good for what you get. Fairy tale style-fare but with a good protagonist. Waltz best boy

No. 104305

>>104304
anon I have an exam in three days and if I fail it's on you lol
thanks tho, it's a great game and I'm shocked it's free (for such a quality), I love the story and the protagonist is honestly the best, 10/10, would throw my bra at her.

No. 104306

Has anyone played the new V route in Mystic Messenger? It's so bleeping good, so much heartache I love it. They did a good job in delivering this.

No. 104307

>>104306
There's… V's route? Oh my god, I stopped playing months ago but gotta install it back I guess

No. 104308

>>104304
im playing in recommended order but its kinda hard since ive already done the route i was most interested in,(the little blonde one) i want to complete the game but so far the only other routes im interested in is waltz and that guy at the castle. (lol i can't remember any names) and i need to 'unlock' them ughhhhh

>>104306
man mystic messenger was way too fuckin hard for me dude, i was just about to reach zens bad route (my first playthrough) and i gave up, it really feels more trouble than its worth, especially playing in 'recommended' order (zen, yoosung,girl, black hair, and 707)
and also i prefer to get bad endings before i get the good ones.
i feel like im lucky i havent seen any spoilers considering how popular it is lol
does anyone know of a full playthrough with no commentary i can watch instead of playing the game? (i doubt it lol)

No. 104309

>>104306
Hi anon, is it true that in V's route you're playing as Rika? It was rumored and I don't know if I should install the game again

No. 104310

>>104308
you only need to unlock another one to get Waltz and Fritz, so it's not that bad. I recommend Karma, I think his route is the most "heart skipping a beat"-ish.

Some of my thoughts, if anyone cares
Rumpel is a mistake. While other routes seemed like they could have been canon, his just does not feel right, and I don't like the heroine being constantly jealous, it gave me cringes and secondhand embarrassment.
I feel like the most "canon" was Waltz, but the most interesting one (for me, at least) - Fritz. Though I was actually more emotionally invested into princess and Delora's bonding than the romance, lol. I cried when she died. Also, I think I preferred Varg over Fritzgerald. If there was a proper bad-boy-but-soft character, I would go for him first, I guess that's my type in otome.
Overall, it's a good game, nothing special but pretty immersive.

Can anyone recommend another otome with a strong not too uwu blush heroine?

No. 104311

>>104310
If you have a PSP or emulator Sweet Fuse is a good play, on Vita you have Code Realize and Collar x Malice

No. 104312

>>104307
It just came out this month!
>>104309
lmao absolutely not. Rika is in the route but you are MC. It doesn't make sense to be a character that's already in the game. This is still an otome game haha

No. 104313

>>104312
Can you date him or is it just a "friends" route like the one with the short hair girl?

No. 104314

>>104311
not that anon but

>Sweet Fuse is a good play


watch out! best guy has a kid, had to drop it

No. 104315

Anyone played any of the free otomes in Steam like Seduce Me or XOXO Droplets? I played and liked Cinderella Phenomenon but the rest look so terrible

No. 104316

>>104315
seduce me is fucking awful, the cgs look like fucking wikihow art
i think its only popular because for most girls its 'babbys first otome' the writing is shit the only thing that might be good is the voice actors but im not sure its worth suffering through the game for that.
i hate this game with a passion and wouldnt recommend it to anyone

never played or heard of xo droplets but from googling it the art looks nice
ill play it eventually

No. 104317

>>104315
If Seduce Me is free play it for the laughs and cringe value. Then you will know what not to look for in a good otome. I still can't believe it has a sequel.

No. 104318

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Anyone play hadaka shitsuji? It's a pretty brutal and kinky bl game, the game use to have a cult following with each playthrough averaging at 500k+ per vid until the creator copyright claimed the fuck out of every video

No. 104319

>>104318
i have it on my computer but im so used to playing renpy vns i got to learn the buttons for this japanese vn, ive only played up to the opening(made me lmao) but since theres a million endings i feel i want to save it for another day when im prepared with time to play through all of it lol

No. 104320

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Does anyone tried the free Arithmethic games?
Pic related is Several shades of Sadism. Quite nice. You can play for free and get specials for a small price.
I am currently playing 3 games from them, most because of the qt outfits I confess. But SSS is really nice, I just wish it was more lewd hehe

No. 104321

>>104318
I played through every characters good route. I did some bad ends as well. I thought I could handle it but a lot of the kink stuff went too extreme for me. Some scenes I just found damn gross. I wish I didn't play it lol.

No. 104322

>>104313
You can date him :)

No. 104323

>>104318
I love this game so much. I showed my friend the game and she fell in love also. It was my first bl game and I'd reccommend everyone this. Lmao its fucking disgusting tho

No. 104324

Does anyone know any good websites or resources for drama CDs? I used to go on Error-World but they stopped updating last year.

Many otome games also have a drama CD series so it's a great way to get some extra content with your favorite boys (and practice Moon if you're into that).

No. 104325

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I need LEWD GAMES, OR BORDERLINE LEWD, JUST FEED MY ADDICTION

No. 104326

>>104325
Cute Demon Crashers is short and free and has lewd, Little Miss Lonesome too but it's like 30 bucks

No. 104327

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>>104325
i got sucked in to flower knight girl on nutaku….long story but i'm not even into any anime or hentai for a long time except for this stupid game

No. 104328

Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome is on Steam now, it's finally translated. As someone who's never bought my otome games through steam is the sexual stuff cut out? I thought Steam requires censoring for ecchi games, I remember seeing R18 voice cuts from that game on Tumblr.

No. 104329

>>104328
i think if you buy it on steam they have a patch you can download to get rid of censors or whatever

No. 104330

>>104329
Awesome, yup this was it. I bought it and played a couple of the routes, so far it's not bad. The voice acting makes it though, it doesn't seem like it has much to it story/character-wise. I would say wait for a sale, idk if otome games get discounted a lot but it falls a bit short of the $25 price tag. I'm glad sexier stuff is getting available to us now?

No. 104331

Got Hustle Cat on one of the latest bundles, opinions? I love cats but the whole non-binary protagonist thing it's too Tumblr for me

No. 104332

>>104324
Finding newer drama cds is fucking hard. I only know of airavalky and random sites like uswatunhasanahast. Unfortunately the latter seems to only last for a few months before disappearing. I've honestly given up and just use soundcloud now.

No. 104333

are there any otomes that offer somewhat dynamic (mysme-style) gameplay? i tried some classic pc ones, but i'm not autistic enough for the 1. read two sentences worth of text 2. click "next" 3. repeat 1-2 five million times gameplay. sounds like a stupid thing to ask (>otome >dynamic), i guess i just want something immersive.

No. 104334

>>104333
Well, not sure how many others are like MysMe but if you want something with a bit interaction I like a lot of the ones by Winter Wolves. Spirited Heart Deluxe is like a raising sim. Loren Amazon Princess and Queen of Thieves are like RPG otomes, but you can turn that function off. You get to make more choices and I think they're more fun than some of the traditional otome where all you do is read and make a few answer choices.

No. 104335

>>104334
Thanks for the suggestions, I will check them out.

No. 104336

Are there any translated otome games that have weird shit go on like doki doki literature club or song of saya? I really liked Sweet Fuse and BL titles where more interesting shit goes on besides the romance, but it feels like the genre in general is pretty copy and paste.

No. 104337

Hey otome anons, is The Arcana worth it? Do you have any other phone otomes to recommend other than Mysmes?

No. 104338

has anyone played black wolves saga?

No. 104339

>>104338
Aww, babby's first otome. Play something better with hotter artwork. Anything by honeybee isn't worth your time.

No. 104340

>>104339
ntayrt but what creators would you recommend instead?

No. 104341

>>104339
Black Wolves Saga was made by Rejet and Otomate though… Maybe you got confused with Re/Un Birthday Song?

No. 104342

>>104341
The artwork threw me off as the artist usually works for honeybee. Birthday song is garbage too.

>>104340
Koei Tecmo, Broccoli, Idea Factory, PilVamp (if you're into otoge), Karin Entertainment, Red Entertainment, A's Ring, 3Daisy, Quin Rose, Toybox Inc.

Shit nigga, I could go on.

No. 104343

>>104339
you're right. would be one of my first. Thanks for the suggestions, will look into it.

No. 104344

I'm very tomboyish and simply can't self-insert into the female otoge protags, are there any good BL ones that have an English translation available? No nitro+chiral allowed

No. 104345

>>104344
No Thank You and Hadaka Shitsuji if you want a few laughs

No. 104346

>>104344
>No nitro+chiral allowed

Why? lol

No. 104347

>>104344
no one knows or cares. this isnt a bl thread. most bl games are disgusting as fuck.

No. 104348

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Mangagamer just announced they're releasing HuneX's Steam Prison in english, looks promising enough

No. 104349

>>104345
I second Hadaka, it's golden

No. 104350

>>104349
Hadaka Shitsuji actually made me feel sad lol. They did Komine so wrong.

No. 104351

>>104350
Komine is one of my favorite routes lol aside from Ichinose.

No. 104352

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>>104320
I've played a few. I don't really like sadistic characters so I didn't play much of SSS. 7 husbands was good for a while but I chose Taiga and I can't do incest themes. I think I just need to be better at choosing routes…

For mobile games I've become completely obsessed with IkeSen in a really short time. Like, I'm so glad for the chapter ticket format or else I wouldn't get ANYTHING done. I started out not really into any of the guys but it's really taken me by surprise. I might have an actual crush on Yukimura (don't tell my bf).

>>104344
I could never self insert either, but I do like the guys for how they treat the MC usually, and root her on in general. There's no rule that says you have to self insert.

No. 104353

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Cheritz (publisher of Mystic Messenger) recently soft launched a new game, "The Ssum". Not sure what to think of it! I know that even MM is different from classical Otome games, but I really liked it. The Ssum, on the other hand… It shares MM's chat and call feature, but there is basically no story so far and you only have one character to interact with. You can answer some questions in the beginning and they're supposed to influence the guy's behaviour, but he's just so… bland?

So yeah, it's basically a chat simulator for those who long for a sweet, Korean bf. And there's one thing I really dislike: Just like in MM, you can choose answers when chatting with your boo. However, certain answers (usually the most interesting/cool ones) require "batteries", the in-game currency. Most of the chats include weird pauses as well, and of course you can pay to skip them. I'm fine with waiting between chats, but during the chats? Ain't nobody got time for that! I think Mystic Messenger is more clever in this regard. It gives you lots of content, makes you addicted and then charges for additional stories. I actually had no problem with paying for that because it didn't feel forced and seemed reasonable. I don't see myself paying for The Ssum tbh…

No. 104354

>>104353
oof yeah, even from the screenshot you've posted I can tell I won't be trying it.
it's got that weird uncanny-valley kpop idol fanart look to it. I'm not digging it.

No. 104355

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Hi, girls

If you can advise good novel with shota boy?

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No. 104357

>>104356

Pppffff….
Evryone know - little boy it's a best boy!

No. 104358

>>104356
nothing wrong with liking boys

No. 104359

The Chinese otome Lost in Secular Love was released in English. It has monks and optional baldness, haven't bought it yet but I might soon

No. 104360

Does anyone have good recommendations now that Steam Summer Sale is going on?

No. 104361

>>104360
Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome and the Hakuoki duology

No. 104362

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Does anyone have any good Otome Games to recommend where perferably the female protagonist seeking a romance is at least minimum 18yrs old and is romantically interested in a male that in accordance with Japanese terms would be regarded as either a oji-san/oyajii (aka a middle aged man or an old man) I know it's not what's often sought after in the genre, but I can't help but be attracted to older guys.

Especially since most guys my age are just major turn offs, I've been craving a romance game where a respectable and kind man with experience is courting one.

I'm basically looking for something along the lines of Shuuden na Kankei, Tomodachi no Papa - Hakui no Oji-sama, and Ne Ne Ne.

Plus, I've also been pretty excited lately with the upcoming anime adaptation coming out for Koi wa Ameagari no You ni, I can relate to the MC since I had to undergo knee surgery, and was pretty down in the dumps while in recovery and with having to undergo the painful physical therapy.

The MC ended up getting hurt, causing her to require surgery for her foot, thus she was no longer able to compete in the sport she loved like she used to. I had to quit the sport I was passionate about as well.

Anyways, I still like to play Otome Games like Dandelion Wishes Brought To You, Nameless, Amnesia, Ayakashi Gohan, and I even like listening to CD dramas (currently have most of Diabolik and Hitsuji de Oyasumi series) but I'm kinda getting a little tired of seeing the typical Bishonen types in all the games I've been playing.

Right now I'm actually playing Diabolik Lovers through the PSP imulator on my laptop. It's in Japanese so I've been using a translation that someone posted on Tumblr to understand the game better.


As another example as to what I'd like to play in terms of comparison, I guess I'd say something like Seifuku no Ojisama. I have the game on my phone, and I've also been meaning to play Pub Encounters as well, so basically games like those.

Also, would anyone know where I can find the a worded/typed out translation/walkthrough for Seifuku no Ojisama? I've been using the translator on my phone, but it gets really tedious having to screenshot the game, go to my translator, figure out what the Kanji (more or less translates to) and then to return to playing the game and all.

Anyways hope to hear from anyone about any recommendations similar to what I've mentioned above! Also, lol, I had fun reading through all of your post and comments!(ᅌᴗᅌ* )

No. 104363

Is there any good lesbian otome? (Preferably more "realistic", I don't dig the overcutesy manga style)

No. 104364

>>104362
I know you can date teachers on Tokimeki Memorial Girls' Side however you date them as a HS student so it's iffy. Himuro is ultimate husbando material though, I wish there was more material with him.

No. 104365

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>>104363
Try Kindred Spirits on the Roof, it's still anime-ish but not as obvious fanservicey as the Sono Hanabira saga

No. 104366

Aksys confirmed the 2nd Code:Realize fandisc. RIP physical vita games, I'm glad this will get one at least

No. 104367

>>104363
Aoishiro is really good. kind of old but good.

No. 104368

>>104362
Try The Bell Chimes for Gold, it's a fantasy style otome where all of the heroes are old guys while the heroine is in her 20s. You can get it for cheap on Steam but there's also a R rated version available

Also next time leave the name field blank anon

No. 104369

Anyone playing any of the stories on the Lovestruck app? I downloaded it yesterday and started playing, but the hearts thing gets on my nerves a lot. I can wait for tickets, okay, but having to pay real money for a Wattpad-tier story is a no for me

No. 104370

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Bless Mangagamer for more R-rated otome

No. 104371

>>104363
>lesbian otome
lmao that's not otome. thats yuri or just a regular dating sim which you can find plenty of with female options in the western sphere.

No. 104372

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Don't know if anyone still wants to talk about otome games since the thread is dead, but I've been playing a lot of IkeVamp lately. Actually, I'd been playing it on and off for a while just to pass the time, but I've suddenly been getting really into it lately lol. I think the characters really grew on me. I'm a sucker for vampires.. and historical figures.

Has anyone else been playing IkeVamp? Who's your favorite boy? Also, does anyone know if other media exist for this series (like drama CDs, comics, etc) or is the mobile game the only thing out right now?

No. 104373

>>104372
I played Leonardo's route, and I found it really boring so I didn't play any more. I wanted to play Isaac's route too because he seems cute but it wasn't out yet at the time and I uninstalled the game since. What do you like about this game? I think the story isn't especially compelling and the characters are ok I guess. Have you played Midnight Cinderella? It's also by Cybird, and I like that one much better, it's the only free game I liked. Maybe I'm growing out of otome games

No. 104374

>>104373
Yeah I’m doing Leonardo’s route right now and I agree it’s pretty boring. My friend is currently doing Isaac’s route and she really likes it, so I think his is probably a lot better. She gave me a summary and Isaac’s route sounds a lot cuter since he’s socially awkward and you kinda break him out of his shell. I’m holding out for Dazai’s route.

I think the art/character design is really pretty and I like how the characters are all based on historical figures. Though I agree the story isn’t the best, but to be honest most otome games don’t have the best plot lines to me so I just play off of how hot I think the guys are lol. I’ll take your recommendation though and try out Midnight Cinderella!

I think the only reason why I got invested in IkeVamp is because I have nothing to do in quarantine and I’m playing it with a friend. But I do get what you mean by aging out of otome games.

No. 104375

anyone playing on switch? i was someone who was salty about not using my vita but switch has a lot of selection

No. 104376

can anyone recommend good otomes that aren't mobile based? i want a fully developed and released game with no micro transactions or weird currency for unlocking chapters.

No. 104378

>>104372
op I'm dying, I'm pretty tolerant of anime sameface but they all look like clones

No. 104381

>>104378
they really do literally the only difference is their eye shape

No. 104401

>>104376
The Rose of Segunda
Cinders
Cinderella Phenomenon
Wilder
The Lady's Choice
Royal Alchemist

No. 104405

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>>104376
If you like Japanese otomes then: Steam Prison, both parts of Hakuoki, 7'scarlet, Nightshade, London Detective Mysteria, Ozmafia (but only just one route is worth it). They are all long(ish) and have great production values, decent art, good voice acting. If you have a switch I rlly recommend Collar x Malice. It's mostly plot focused, but it's well written, and has top tier qt guys.

No. 104408

>>104405
>>104401
ty anons, i've played a few of these but a lot of titles ive never heard of <3

No. 104409

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>>104376
>>104405
Sorry for samefagging, but if you like yanderes, try out Nameless. It was made by guys who relased Mystic Messenger. It's romance-heavy and long.

No. 104422

>>104325
2 years later, my thirsty ass still looking for more Otome games that's kinda lewd but not full porn.

1+ for a protag that isn't a dumbass.

No. 104437

>>104422
I’d like to see more of these too (although cough pornwouldbefinetoo).

If you haven’t played Wilder yet there are some decent sex scenes that don’t show anything.

Red Embrace: Hollywood has wonderful writing and non-explicit sex on some character routes but it’s REALLY fucked up and dark, I swear to god please do not play it if you’re depressed. There is nothing happy about this game but I guess there are some brief moments of flirty fun amid the horrible despair.

The Forbidden Romance series from D3P have non-explicit sex.

My favorite stuff is from Girls Dynamic but it’s Japanese only so not sure how much you’d be able to understand. They show everything but I think there may be an option for censored?

It’s not out yet and I don’t know much about it, but Degraman is supposed to be NSFW.

No. 104449

Will there ever be an otome equivalent for games like Fraternite or Euphoria? You know there's an audience for it. And don't say Boyfriend to Death because that game blows.

No. 104453

>>104409
There are yanderes in Nameless? Who are they?
I started playing it some time ago because I really liked the premise but the characters seemed so stereotypically animu (plus I hated that there is a shota as a romance option I presume, wtf?) so I gave up. Does the writing eventually gets better? I may give this otome a second chance

No. 104455

>>104453
iirc tei is the yandere. i wasnt a huge fan of this otome honestly and i thought the guys were ugly

No. 104496

Does any anon here torrent/pirate their games? What sites do you use?

No. 104501

>>104496
Igg-games.com usually

No. 104503

>>104453
There are three yanderes in the game tei, hidden character and shota. Honestly, in most Japanese otomes there isn't that much romance… They are mostly focused on plot and character development, that's why I liked Nameless, it was full of romance. But like anon said, most guys are ugly and have annoying voices. I'd say only Lance's route is genuinely all-around good (he looks pretty, his voice is bearable, and it's mostly just a love story).

No. 104524

>>104503
gonna give this another shot, Lance was my favorite. TBH he was the only character I was interested in, but now I wanna also see one or two of the yandere routes (except for the shota, ewww)

No. 104546

>>104123
>>104129
I was going through the thread and looked up Dot Kareshi – managed to finally find a patched version of the first game, but I run Mac so I tossed it into Wine to see if it would run

It kinda does? I changed my locale to Japan/Japanese and still can't seem to start the game. The settings page is messed up and the game crashes on starting. The place where I got it from says that if the title says "Reverse", then it's going to crash since I didn't change my locale. But I did? Not sure what else to change.

I found a translated trial version while I was looking around and now I just want to play it more lmao
the trial ran on Wine just fine, dangit
http://juuu.moe/dk/

idk, anyone on mac manage to get this game going?

No. 104558

>>104546
Got it working I think, might as well share what I did –

Can't get it working right on Winebottler, had to download regular Wine.

Downloaded the patched version from here:
https://astarryskyy.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/tutorial-dot-kareshi-i-the-legendary-maiden-download-english-patch/
Don't bother following the "Change Locale" instructions though, they don't work on Mac

Followed most of this walkthrough:
https://www.reddit.com/r/visualnovels/comments/aga7hx/how_to_run_visual_novels_on_a_mac/
(Pretty much just steps 1 and 4)

Downloaded and installed the fonts listed (installed the old-fashioned way though, not through command lines)
Didn't download Winetricks

When booting up Wine, it opens a command box
use "export LC_ALL=ja_JP-UTF-8"
then "wine [drag .exe file into command window and it'll autofill the location]"

LC_ALL was the only version of changing the locale via wine that worked for me with this
I don't know if there's a more permanent way of changing the wine locale, so you'll need that line before booting the game every time

The Quicktime Developer logo movie thing is borked when I use regular Wine, but not Winebottler. Looking at Terminal it says that Wine can't handle that media type, so I'm sure I need to use Winetricks to install something I'm missing, but I'm too tired to figure it out right now. Winebottler comes with a ton of Winetricks stuff installed, so I'm probably just gonna look at that and see what it is I need

Honestly it could only be the Developer Intro that has a QT movie, but I'm not sure ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

No. 104559

Do utsuge/nakige otomes exist? Something like Key's visual novels but for women. I have a huge soft spot for weepy melodrama and tragedy even if it's not written well at all.

No. 104571

>>104559
Sure but none of them are translated.

VNDB is a good resource for looking up games with specific traits.

No. 104609

>>104571
I know, I was looking for farmer recs lmfao

No. 104621

>>104609
You know nobody here has played anything past mobile games and Akys translations.
btw apparently the CollarxMalice fandisk they just released has atrocious quality control issues.

No. 104629

>>104621
…No? I assumed some anons browsing here are more knowledgable about otome than me. My bad tho.

No. 104632

>>104559
Look up house of Fata Morgana on steam

Not classified as otome but a favorite of mine and full of tragic scenarios

No. 104634

>>104559
Cupid isn't an otome but it's very gothic and dramatic, not as good as Fata Morgana tho

Also I haven't played Ayakashi Gohan or Black Wolves Saga but both of them are fan translated and have dramatic plots afaik

sadly obtaining even legal copies of PC otome in Japanese is very hard. Many companies crash and burn a few years after being formed so there's no way of getting them legally even as cheap downloads unless you get someone to buy a physical copy in Japan for you in some second hand store

No. 104662

>>104409
is it worth the thirty fucking dollars it costs on steam? I buy points in otome games all the time but I dont know how I feel about spending that much on a game I dont even know if I'll like

No. 104664

>>104662
just download it on igg-games or from torrent

No. 105111

>>104662
Make an account on RuTracker, and torrent it. I recently found a few otomes on there, including Nameless. The site's in Russian just to warn you, but for the games themselves, they'll be in English.

No. 106557

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Is anyone else trash for Mr. Love?

For the unitiated, it's a cellphone gacha game, but has a storyline you follow, and lots of extra content like dates and phone calls with the boys.

It has really nice (imo) English voice acting and tons of pretty artwork to collect. You really don't need to spend money on the game to get most the content.

No. 108627

Is there even any otome games with nsfw content that don't involve any creepy shit? (rape, controlling man, weird power dynamics, etc)

No. 108630

>>108627
Cute Demon Crashers is short but free and all the sex scenes revolve around consent, there's even a button you can press at any moment if you want to end the sex scene for whatever reason

I've been playing Little Miss Lonesome but it's… peculiar, I'd recommend Cute Demon Crashers for a more wholesome sexy experience

No. 108638

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If you got otome rec with cute knights I'm all ears

No. 108643

>>106557

Yes! I started playing last year and it’s become a part of my daily routine now lol. Kiro is my favorite out of the 4 and I’m surprised at how easy it is to grind gems. I managed to get all 4 wedding cards just from saving! And like you said, the content being free is amazing too! Who is your favorite?

No. 108646

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>>108638
Most obvious choice would be Princess Arthur. I think NTT Solmare translated it if you'd want an English version.

Palais de Reine got a surprise translation and is available on Steam. It's a bit more of a kingdom management game with bonus romance routes, but there are lots of knights! https://store.steampowered.com/app/1023700/Palais_de_Reine

No. 108696

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>>104363
Blood in Roses has two lesbian routes in the hunter season, Bridget and Matilda.

No. 108720

>>108696
btw 'lesbian otome' is an oxymoron, it's just yuri trash.

No. 108759

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I just started playing UtaPri Music 3 again after not being able to play my Vita for a while and I had forgotten how fun it was! It just reminds me how Haruka from the show and Haruka from the games are so different. I kinda wish they'd remake the show tbh

No. 108775

>>108759
I only watched the show and I remember I still kinda liked her, forgettable but cute. How is she in the game?

No. 108826

>>108720
nah! How a game with 30 routes, mostly males and only two females, can be yuri trash?
Anon please…

No. 108866

>>108826
I know jack shit about that game, I'm just saying the term isn't real and just some western misunderstanding.

No. 109629

>>106557
I downloaded it after reading your post and it actually is a lot of fun. Didn’t understand anything at first, but now the whole card aspect of the game makes sense and I enjoy grinding and leveling up my stuff. I am glad that I gave the game a chance after being overwhelmed at first! However, I downloaded the Japanese voice files because the English voice acting was a bit meh.

11783184 if you want to be friends!

No. 109709

>>106557
Started seeing ads for this when playing other things and I just can't get over the sameface. The example guys in the ads were way more interesting.

No. 109849

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>>106557
>>109629
>>109709
The sameface really is strong Mr. Love. What is worse though is that I just realized that it doesn’t have any routes. Those polished mobile games are always advertised as "dating sims", but you can’t even properly date someone and that the story will always play out the same. "Obey Me!" is just like that. They are basically just gacha games with some romance on top, but the otome elements they promise are fake. I actually like the gacha elements, the interface of those games and the daily tasks you get. I started playing Mr. Love for the phone calls and chat conversations which I really enjoyed in Mystic Messenger. But while MM gives you different endings for each guy, here it isn’t the case.

No. 116758

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Is anyone else playing Love Unholyc?

Its gameplay is like Mystic Messenger, but the game itself is NSFW.

No. 116760

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Any otome reccs with a yandere route? Don't even care if the game is trash The trope's a guilty pleasure for me…

No. 116763

>>116760
Anon, same… I've been looking for yandere routes in otome games all day yesterday, and I still don't know which game is worth playing for yandere route. Any of your faves?

I can suggest you the good old classic Amnesia, Mystic messenger has two yandere endings and Nameless has two routes, Nightshade has one. Also Code:Realize. That's all I played.

No. 116772

>>116760
>>116763
Collar x Malice is a great game with actual plot and Shiraishi's and Okazaki's routes are pretty yandere imo

No. 116806

>>116772
Will it ever be released ENG on PC by any chance?

No. 116839

>>116760
7's Scarlet has a yandere route. Also several routes in Ozmafia felt pretty yandere, and San's route in Code Realize is also a bit yandere.

No. 116840

Do you girls know any games with gentle Dom bfs? Kinda life jihae from dandelion

No. 116907

>>116840
ikemen sengoku. Tons of options, most are like that.

No. 116933

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I bought Amnesia: Memories while it was on sale on steam and I went into Toma's route pretty much blind and I'm laughing so hard at the fucking cage. This feels like a shitpost but I love it.

No. 116988

>>116933
Wait till you get to the part where one of them throws themselves off of a fucking cliff it's fucking great. The edge in amnesia almost made me laugh as hard as diabolik lover's anime

No. 117000

>>116933
I bought it on sales long ago and never played it, I didnt know it was edgy. It sounds hilarious.

No. 117016

>>116988
Ah, I wish there was a way to easily play Diabolik Lovers in English. It sounds right up my alley, I love asshole characters and edgy shit.

No. 117071

I've started playing Mystic Messenger and I love it! It's my second attempt at playing an otome game (the first one was Nameless, which I didn't like at the time but I want to give it another shot since the premise is just perfect!). The chat system is really enjoyable and the dialogues are a joy to read. My only problem is that none of the guys are my type (I dropped Nameless for a similar issue - the characters were too exaggerated and tropey for me, but I think I'm better prepared now to enjoy the game for what it is). I like Zen the best though.
I'm really excited about playing different otomes! I'm researching all the available ones atm. I have already played a lot of visual novels, but they were geared toward scrotes.
I have noticed by now that most translated otomes have some kind of a fantasy premise. Is there any otome that is sort of like White Album 2? I do not mean the love triangle, but realistic circumstances and lots of interpersonal drama. Would love something like this!
>>116933
>>116988
Oh, I have to play this one too! I am so excited!
>>117016
Same! Are there any other translated otomes that itch that edgy scratch?

No. 117144

>>116933
>>116988
my normie friend was really into diabolik/amnesia but I never looked into it. Now I just might, thanks guys.

No. 117210

>>117144
If you do. Go for the bad endings, they're hilarious.

No. 119192

Can I get recs for the following:
- Romance heavy game
- Male LI that's caring/kind and not cold towards MC but also masculine/sexy. Kirisawa from Metro PD (Voltage) is my current fave.
- If no male LI then a well written yandere one will do although they aren't husbando material

No. 119286

>>119192
Yanagi from CXM comes to mind, or Kuroyuki from Nightshade for the yandere

No. 119296

Bustafellows is getting english release on steam and switch in early 2021

No. 119364

>>119286
Aw I just watched his route (i don’t have the game lol), but I love aiji! CxM wasn’t enough romance for me personally but apparently it gets a lot better in the fandisks?
Also thanks for the nightshade rec, I’ll check it out!

No. 119470

Reminder that multiple high quality otomes are on sale at Steam right now! More info here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/otomegames/comments/kibij6/steams_winter_sale_is_back_with_sales_on_many/

I have already bought Amnesia, both Psychodelicas and I am considering getting Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome and Steam Prison.
Have any of you guys played any of the discounted games? What is worth buying?
I usually shamelessly pirate my PC games but since otomes are still are relatively unpopular, I want to support the releases so we get more shit translated.

No. 121472

Is it worth it to play through the games on your own? I have a history of getting bad endings when not using walkthroughs and have since relied on 'guides' online for what dialogue to pick so that I get the good ending first. Then I just watch the bad endings on Youtube. Does anyone have an opinion on why I should/shouldn't do this? I'm envious of people who play through each route tbh but I'm scared to not use a walkthrough and go in totally blind.

No. 121740

>>121472
I usually look up recommended route order and then use a guide and play through each route in the recommended order. I also get each bad end as well. I honestly think going in blind hinders enjoyment

No. 121792

Which games (preferably on Steam) would you recommend to a noob just starting out? The only one I’ve played is Obey Me. Are there any in which you can date both men and women?

No. 121826

>>121472
My personal habit/rule for this kind of thing is pretty much this:
>mobile game
Walkthrough from the start
>PC/console game
First playthrough blind, then walkthrough

No. 130667

>>121792
Amnesia. It always goes on 80 off sale during summer sale too.

No. 130700

>>121792
Personally I love Nameless

No. 130720

>>121792
both are mobile games, but mystic messenger has bi options and love unholyc is planning to add a female romance option soon. both are kinda intense though since they have time-limited chats, but once you figure out how to fit them into your schedule it's easy to play them!

No. 134584

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Catboys are happening, my fellow otome anons. https://mobile.twitter.com/nekopara_pr/status/1377273610943913994

No. 134619

Anyone know of any femdom-y otomes?

No. 134622

>>134584
I will give my soul if this is true.

No. 134624

>>134584
It's going to be free so I doubt there will be any 18+ content and it's probably going to be really short on top of that, but I'm still looking forward to it, I wonder if it'll have all the same creepy implications the original Nekopara games had(such as the cat people being slaves)

No. 134672

>>134584
Hot. I’ve felt kind of guilty about liking the recent catboy craze because I know a lot of them are on the verge of trooning out, but I just genuinely think they’re cute and I like being dominant so “pet-like” and obedient qualities play into my kinks. If they’re 2D I can enjoy the style without validating any gross living scrotes.

No. 140779

>>104437
>Red Embrace: Hollywood has wonderful writing and non-explicit sex on some character routes but it’s REALLY fucked up and dark, I swear to god please do not play it if you’re depressed. There is nothing happy about this game but I guess there are some brief moments of flirty fun amid the horrible despair.
I just played REH and my God, I love it so much! Are there any other otomes with mature writing like in this game? I loved how all the characters seem more like people than 'dere' stereotypes.
My only complaint is that there is something seriously wrong with the android version. Bought it via itch.io. It randomly crashes while I skip, but that's nothing to the fact that when I started a new game after finishing Heath's normal routes, it somehow reverted to a demo version (???). HOW? I made the mistake of reinstalling it and therefore lost all of my saves. Guess I will have to play something else for now. Okay, I DO have a second complaint: apparently you have to play the game from beginning to the end to get different endings, and only some scenes vary… I'm so mad. I may play Amnesia and wait until I forget the plot, so replaying isn't as painful (even skipping takes hours, and since I had to reinstall, I have to skip all text).

No. 140902

>>134619
Also wondering this.
Any games with submissive guys?
I downloaded Obey me! where you can whip the guys, but it's just a dumb gacha game.

No. 140911

>>140902
KLAP for the Vita, if you can read japanese

No. 140962

>>140911
That game seems perfect! I just wish there was something in english.

>>134584
Never liked catboys before, but hnng I want to pet the long-haired one so badly.

No. 141074

>>140962
Otogelib is working on an English patch for Klap, I'm sure it'll be a while until it's done but at least that's something.

No. 141150

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everyday i check if the slow damage eng patch is finished

No. 141472

>>140902
I just downloaded Obey Me! and so far none of the boys are appealing. I think the art is bad looking, maybe the lines are too thick, and I hate the boy they keep forcing on us. Mammon, is that his name? I like cute, nice boys where are they!!

No. 141473

>>140962
Dog boys are better but I'll take what I can get

No. 141480

>>141150
You're in the wrong thread dekinai-chan, that's a BL game.

No. 141496

>>141472
Yeah I don't recommend it. Fans are also pissed because the developers are so greedy and want you to make as much in-game purchases as possible.

And why is the female player expected to like rude and arrogant characters in otome games? Fuck that.

No. 141497

>>141496
…if I wanted to talk to asshole men and tolerate all their bullshit I could just do it irl. Plenty of options there.
>>141074
Cool, looking forward to it.

No. 141538

Hot take: Any otome game that has "ikemen" in its title sucks ass

No. 141556

>>141538
Yeah, cause they're all mobage

No. 141562

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>>140902
This is a tough one, truly submissive guys in otoge are almost nonexistent (you'd have to go to BL) and finding a dominant MC is hard too. Honestly from what I know the MC in KLAP is still only barely dom. Like she says "sorry" while whipping the dudes and for the most part the guys still initiate and guide the romances. Your best bets are Princess Nightmare (good, MC is a vampire that feeds on her LIs) or Jooubachi no Oubou which has some of the worst writing of the century (there's lots of rape) but a few explicit MC-led BDSM scenes on certain routes.

If you're open to strong MCs in western games, I'd give that a go. I don't know if we're allowed to talk about those here, but I really recommend Ebon Light. You can pretty much play your character however you want on any guy's route and not be penalized for it, including a tough and bossy MC. Demonheart also lets you be mean and outright evil if you like. When The Night Comes lets you be more dominant and you can even romance multiple people at the same time. It's a little genderspecial but otherwise okay. In The Arcana, Julian is a masochist bratty sub, absolute king, but it has a lot of paywalls so I recommend emulating it to enjoy freely.

No. 141564

>>140902
Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3rd Story had a "Sweet Devil" play style where the MC is more assertive, overtly flirty and teasing, so you get some nice scenes where the guys are really flustered, but it's not an eroge at all, just a fun mechanic if you're interested. I hope the new game has it too but probably not…

No. 141567

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why are harvest moon bachelors so fucking gross looking, why cant we fuck takakura

No. 141593

I want to get into otome games, what are some with samurais as the main characters.

No. 141626

>>141567
kai from the old harvest moon games is cute though! also i miss when HM had this cute chibi style

No. 141627

>>141562
>>134619
a more specific request, oteme games with dominant and active female MCs and subbish boys but without any BDSM or kink-shit, I find that shit cringy and gross mostly and its something I actively avoid but I like cue boys as well

No. 141634

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>>141567
From what I've read, Marvelous didn't expect HM to get so popular with women too, which is why they didn't even bother creating attractive male characters kek. Current games are fine in my opinion though.

No. 141653

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>>141627
I haven't personally played this game but I've heard good things about it, it's a Japanese indie otome game that was translated into English, and it's free on itch.io

No. 141657

>>141653
thank you anon so much, its so rare to find games like these that don't Involve some fucked up kink
like why does being a dominant and active woman mean I have to hit a man in their balls hit or have to settle for scrotes women to live as dominatrices 24/7, with never a thought or action outside of that framework. This is why I think indulging male perversions is a mistake. It doesn’t matter if the male is superficially on top or bottom
Like I just want normal good sex

No. 141658

>>141593
Hakuoki for sure, maybe Nightshade as well.
Also those:
https://vndb.org/v?f=022gen028EOl18EXey1&o=a&s=rating

No. 141665

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>>141564
I loved the Sweet Devil route of that game but found that it was really hard to obtain naturally on some of the routes like Ruka who has a natural preference for pure girls. Nothing cheats can't fix though. God I wish they would do another TMGS style game but the recently announced one looks kind of low quality compared to TMGS3.

>>141653
NTA but I think I'll give this a try, thanks!

No. 141666

>>141653
Unlike previous anon I'm a fan of kicking men in the dick, but that game looks cute. Nice find!

No. 141668

>>141666
nta but I don't understand how that would be attractive or sexy towards either party
It just seems a waste of time for the most part and as anon said kinda cringy

No. 141669

>>141668
It's fine if you don't get randy from kicking men anon, it just means you aren't sadistic like me.

No. 141677

>>141668
different anon with similar taste but the vulnerability is just more attractive to me, which means seeing them cry, be in pain, or flustered. idk it just looks cute. sometimes it's also a power fantasy for me.

No. 141687

>>141653
It was over too soon for me, but it's good for a free game!

No. 141688

>>141669
Its not about sadism, its just kina dumb and cringy, like this doesn't feel sexual in anyway
>>141677
I like seeing anime boys cry(that's cute) but real men even the cute ones are just aren't cute looking
Its just kinda awkward seeing a man cry IRL

No. 141703

>>141627
None of the games I mentioned are explicitly sexual except Jooubachi no Oubou, which is why I mentioned the MC's personality in the others. If you're okay with content that would be rated around PG-13, you'll be fine.

No. 141706

>>141688
I don't think anyone was referring to 3dpd tho

No. 141721

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>>141665
For real, I’ve only seen praise for that mechanic in the game but no word on whether the new release they’re planning on will have it, so I’m thinking it’s a no. I really loved the TMM games but this one looks so pared down, especially art-wise. I’m hoping it has some interesting gameplay to make up for it but eh.

No. 141727

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>>141721
for real, they have all these artists and people working on TMGS4 and it looks super dated… At first I was upset they delayed the 2020 release of the game but they really need more time with it.

They recently added voices to their site:
https://www.konami.com/games/girls_side/4th_Heart/chara_ryota.html

I'd rather date the heroine friends though, these dude's fashion and hair sense is really…. something

No. 141728

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sensei's roadkill mullet

No. 141731

>>141728
Lmao this is his actual hair? Wish there was devil mode so we could bully his ass into shaving the muskrat off his head.

No. 141768

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>>141727
That reminds me of how cute the friendship between the MC, Karen, and Miyo was in TMGS3. I hope the dynamic here is as good.
>>141728
>>141731
I'm always aghast when I see how bad the art is, it reminds me of the rendering for a shady freeware game.

It sucks, I feel like quality otome with good art, good story, and fun gameplay are getting pushed out of the market with the rise of mobage, where there aren't even real romance routes, just boring harem gacha. It makes sense because even for actual mobile app otome, you can charge players repeatedly for the routes they choose to play, then even more money for "special event" scenes, like the LI giving them a bouquet of roses for Valentine's Day that lasts maybe a few minutes.

No. 142832

I'm looking forward to Tears of Themis official release

No. 142835

>>142832
I'm honestly not, the art looks pretty but I swear to god I don't think we need any more gacha otoge.

No. 142840

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>>142832
The guys look okay, I hope it’s good.

No. 147564

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Does anyone remember "Marked by King Bs"?? I'm playing it again (a mod apk, ofc) and god I love the translation, kek. It's fucking hilarious and chaotic. I remember playing this game in 2017 and thinking this was the first otome I truly enjoyed. I really like stories like these (goofy, lighthearted, etc.).

No. 148112

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I thought I saw it posted here but after searching I concluded I didn't, but I played this game Aloners and it's so great. You only have one (super cute lovely handsome) love interest which I like way better than 900 trope husbands. It's set in a post-apocalyptic world and it's full of action. It's a tiny bit dumb sometimes but way less dumb than any other dating game I've ever played. Here is a link https://www.sonnet009.com/aloners.html
It's free but you can pay and get a special version too. Do you know other games (free) which have only one love interest please?

No. 148280

>>148112
I think it's going to have another route eventually, but Our Life: Beginnings & Always is cute. You grow up with your love interest as kids and progress to young adulthood over the course of the game. It gets a bit genderspecial at moments but it's tolerable and the writing is decent overall.

Sonnet009 was one of the better otome writers, it's a shame she stopped working on Wilders but at least she graced us with Bahadur, the sweet bara-tiddied himbo of my dreams.

No. 148305

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>>148280
Thank you so much! I downloaded it and I can't wait to play

No. 148672

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pre-registration for Tears of Themis is now open!

https://tot.mihoyo.com/pre_registration/#/

there are some events where you can earn rewards, they are running raffles on Twitter/Facebook too.

No. 148720

>>148672
i really doubt we will reach 500k preregistration kek hopefully it will roll in enough whales to keep eng servers afloat

anyway. i can't wait to play it again. I was one of the beta testers and the game was fun. i don't really play otoges but I think there was enough romance in side/card stories. the gacha rates were quite shitty tho, pity was higher than in Chinese version and i kept getting the sliimey white hair guy cards instead of suku- artem's

No. 148724

>>141496
>>141497
Pretty much this. I recently tried to play Amnesia because I’ve heard it’s good, chose what‘s supposed to be the chronologically first chapter and that rapey edgelord faggot annoyed the fuck out of me. Idk maybe the other bois are better but I was mad that there was no option to slap the shit out of this stupid fuck or even be rude to him.

No. 148729

>>148724
The green one is wonderful if you find socially retarded autists funny or hot in any capacity. His route is the most chill one too. Very enjoyable overall

No. 148732

>>148729
Sounds good, thanks for the advice!

No. 148737

>>148724
>>148729
This made me reflect on the absolute state of otome husbandos. The ones in Amnesia are supposed to be the cream of the crop, and yet an actual math-obsessed autist is objectively the most quality one, as he's respectful of women and actually trying to get to know you (as bad as his attempts are). Otherwise, you can date:
>a misogynist childhood 'friend' who acts rapey and calls you an idiot for no reason whatsoever. A disrespectful douchebag that deserves an electric chair for how insufferable he is
>another childhood friend who may seem decent in comparison to the above, but will lock you up in a cage 'for your own good' and kill you in a fit of rage over preferring the asshole mentioned above over him
>a playboy with a bunch of psycho fangirls. Has some hidden depth, but also believes woman cannot stay alone with a man unless she's prepared to get assaulted (that's either the writer's or Japanese audience's main kink)
>a male Homura with a brain fried from all the universe jumping in order to follow you. Will kill you many, many times before you reach his good end
Personally, I don't mind it since I love tawdry drama (my only requirement is 'don't be boring and/or annoying' - Shin can neck himself), but it really makes you think how shitty those ~dream~ man are
>>148732
No problem! Hope you enjoy your time with Kent. The beginning may be a bit rough, but it's nothing like some of the other guys. He's genuinely supersweet.

No. 148758

>>148672
I wanna get into otome
Will this be a good entry point?

No. 148759

>>148737
>green haired punished!homura
you have my attention…

No. 148768

>>148759
NTA, it's Ukyo's route. It's hidden though, so you have to play the other four first

No. 148841

>>148737
This thread has inspired me to re-play Amnesia, since I haven't played since high school (now a college grad)

I'm starting with Shin's route, and I actually like him pretty okay so far? He's kind of harsh/abrasive, but also seems respectful of the heroine's wishes/consent, she's just too dumb and bland to speak up for herself. I appreciate him being an anime dude who is straightforward and makes intelligent decisions, which can be kind of rare in otogens

(that being said, I'm only a few days into his route so we'll see if my mind changeS)

No. 148844

i played ikkis route in amnesia guilty conscience manwhore lmao i've seen better storyline in fucking fanfiction
i'm on shin's route now and he seems really annoying too but i just want to get to the hidden route because i need to understand why i even liked this when i was younger

No. 148845

>>148844
At the very least, it's kind of refreshing to have characters in college, even if the Amnesia protagonist is only a college freshman.

Too many otogens have high school students and it starts to feel a little awkward as I get older lmao…

(OT but I feel like Amnesia: Memories is a dumb title, it's an oxymoron. Maybe it's to distinguish it from other games called Amnesia but they could have done better)

No. 148869

>>148758
Tears of Themis is not EXACTLY an otome, because there are gacha elements and there isn't an endgame. Apps like Mystic Messenger or LoveUnholyc are more otome-like.
I haven't played a lot of otomes, but I liked Nightshade (although it's a little bit pricey, you can pirate it, see if you like the game routes then buy it on steam lol).

>>148720
i also think 500k it's a bit much, but we'll see… it's day 2 and there are 40k pre-registrations already, hope it keeps up

No. 148880

>>148768
>have to get through PLOT to play green homu route
Fuckin' dropped.

No. 148884

>>148869
It would be nice to have more mobile otoge with routes. I personally don't mind gacha elements but I know it infuriates some people.

No. 148890

>>148880
Maybe you can download a 100% save or ask someone over r/otomegames to drop you one? There are also let's plays, but they suck in my opinion

No. 149013

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Does anyone remember this kekfest where you could date ProJared and other youtubers? Never played it but it sounds hilarious.

No. 149197

>>149013
Cringe as hell and also not an otome game

No. 149781

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How does anyone play LoveUnholyc when it doesn’t send you notifications for the chatroom? Thinking of dropping it because I don’t like the guys very much and the lack of notifications is annoying as fuck.
Everyone complains about the notif thing so I assume it’s an app issue. I’ve been looking at guides and setting timers for the day to alert me but this game doesn’t seem to be worth the effort.

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No. 152213

I feel like I discovered this thread 5 years too late. I used to be so obsessed with otome games before I discoved what being in a real life relationship was like. Since then I have kinda fallen out of it but I would love to get back into it while being single and missing the romance.

No. 152246

>>151067
I snorted

No. 152532

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NEKOPARA CAT BOYS PARADISE came out!!

It's a prologue, I love the writing and voice actors!! My pet-peeve is that sprites are obviously quick-drawn, they are too small for a big screen (when they zoom in) and you can tell that lineart is not too great either.

Sadly genderspecials and sjws already put their eye on this otoge, trying to tinfoil that one of the catboys is a tranny, and some 'pans' complain that you can't play as a male mc when it's an otome game for a reason.

No. 152535

>>152532
and it's free!!(?) I might give it a try

No. 152536

>>152535
It is, because it's a prologue!

No. 152547

>>152532
Omg, I've been too excited for that dumb game. Thanks anon, I have to check it out now.

No. 152578

>>152532
Do we get a lewd version eventually like the female counterpart?

No. 152579

>>152578
No idea for now… People are hoping so, and I think if game does comes out, it'll have a R18 patch. After all there are some pretty teasing lines here and there.

No. 152583

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>>152579
About 2 minutes in and one of them has already shoved his head into my lap. And then insists on sleeping in my bed. Not to mention getting licked in the face by genki boy.
Likewhoa, slow down babes!

Too bad there are no options to choose answers yet. This is just some trial version right? I'm looking forward to a full game.

No. 152584

>>152532
>>152583
I normally hate the guys in otome games but everyone in this one is cute and friendly.

No. 152585

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>>152583
Not a spoiler CGI, but i spoilered it just in case, because this cactus is nsfw-y

I think developers released this 'demo' in order to check waters, after all sprites don't look as finished as CGIs do. I really like all of their personalities, and I can only hope that NSFW scenes will be nice and unique, after all OG Nekopara's NSFW scenes were boring.

I also wonder if they would end up getting their own l2d rig, so the models could move… Looks like this franchises artist is not Sayori.

No. 152674

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>>152585
Kek how pure of you to spoiler the haniwa clay figure.

No. 152686

>>152532

> Sadly genderspecials and sjws already put their eye on this otoge, trying to tinfoil that one of the catboys is a tranny, and some 'pans' complain that you can't play as a male mc when it's an otome game for a reason.


I am so thankful that nekoworks is the type of company that give no shits abt gender discourse. We get to have something that’s catered towards us exclusively lmao. As for the tranny headcanon, it’s probably because Dill is a calico but I think it’s just a creative oversight. I like to think that Dill is one of those rare male calicos.

No. 152688

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Which is your favorite catboy? Mine is either sleepy slut cat or competent butler cat.
Fennel never seems to sleep, isn't that suspicious though?
Laurier looks like Pikachu when he is surprised, so cute.

I looked up the original Nekopara and it's disgusting. The girls look like children. Even Dill seems more mature and realistic than them.

No. 152691

>>152688
I really hope we'll get figures of the catboys, I'd 100% buy one of Laurier, he's my fave because he's so pretty! And I love his voice.

No. 152692

>>152688
I’ve just finished Fennel’s route and he’s sort of my top house cat atm. He’s both capable and moeshit please pet him. I love the rest of the boys too ofc. It’s so refreshing to have a wholesome otoge with well-written boys.

No. 152703

>>152532
i don't like how the ''shota'' character is femenine. I want a cute brat shota.

No. 152735

>>152674
Thank you for explaining, I thought he was holding a gyroid

No. 152751

>>152735
Considering gyroids are literally haniwa, you're actually right

No. 152785

Really hope they do make a complete game so we can actually pet the kitties on the head. Also scenes of them licking "things"

No. 153828

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Did anyone hear about the drama with Mr. Love?

At least one, if not 3/4 of the English voice actors, have been fired/quit due to one of the voice actors calling Taiwan a country, and this being a Chinese game.

It's a pity, the English voice actors were actually really good imo, and I feel bad that any new voice actors who join might be dragged into the Taiwan-China debacle.

I feel this problem may get even more out of hand with huger Chinese games like Genshin. VA's seem like they will be put in a tough spot.

No. 153845

>>153828
None of these actors are even Taiwanese. Just 4 white dudes doing their usual "I want woke points" dance that goes on over there, completely unprofessional. Personally I disagree with the Chinese side of this situation but it's like… why work for a Chinese company if you're so passionate about their politics that you'd be willing to lose your job for a stance? Everyone and their mother knows about how anal the Chinese get about every little thing.

I'm glad Themis doesn't have any EN VAs.

Speaking of Mr. Love, I remember quite liking the story to this but the gameplay and how much you had to do daily/weekly was such a pain in the ass. Surprised it’s the most successful mobile otome in China.

No. 153847

>>153828
doesn't matter. the english voice actors were awful anyway.

No. 153867

>>153828
>I feel this problem may get even more out of hand with huger Chinese games like Genshin.
Good, still hoping them to fire Paimon's VA

>>153847
I was more surprised to know about english voices on an asian mobile dating game

No. 154046

>>153867
>I was more surprised to know about english voices on an asian mobile dating game
hopefully this makes them reconsider hiring english voice actors in the future. should have taken notes, as most chinese games either hire japanese voice actors only or have a mix of both JP and CN talents that are more established. considering china's history of censorship, why did he think that it was a good idea to randomly tweet, "Good morning! Taiwan is a country." imo, hiring EN VAs is just a waste of money and risks companies bad PR since it seems china will continue being sensitive about mainland vs taiwan, and EN side can't help but be outspoken, rarely separating work and private. even for chinese games, japanese VAs are the ones drawing in the weebs anyway.

No. 154156

Curious about these sorts of games but have no idea where to start. Do any anons have some recommendations that aren’t too explicit? Preferably that I could play on switch.

No. 154160

>>154156
hi, i always recommend code realize or cafe enchante as good starter otomes on switch!

No. 154163

>>154156
piofiore

No. 154268

Is there any otome games with an aggressive/leading mc? All I've seen is either abusive boys, or very sappy true love stuff.

No. 154306

>>154268
I'd love to see one with an assertive adult female mc. And non-abusive guys of course. You can get otome cds like this but not games. I wonder why that is.

No. 154340

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Nonas, is anyone here playing Tears of Themis? What sort of cards should I prioritize leveling up? How tf should I even build my teams?
Sorry its just I just finished chapter 3 and I just barely managed it because my cards are too weak.
Does anyone know if investing on rare cards is just a waste of resources or not?

Also, what do yall think of the story/who's your favorite? I love the banter with Marcus and the misteries are actually really interesting and keep me invested.

No. 154347

>>154268
Taisho x Alice has a pretty aggressive and leading protagonist but she's manipulative so it seems like shes "soft" at first. She takes a passive aggressive approach to things. Its overall a really good game and its hilarious too.

No. 154531

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>>154340
Yessssss, I'm playing it and good god I'm LITERALLY in love with Luke. His SSR card "Perfect Partners" has such a romantic moment between him and the MC, I was melting when I read the card's story.
Funny thing, I didn't play the beta so I looked at the character profiles and chose Vyn as my favourite. I spent weeks just to get his SR in that pre-registration event. Now I literally can't look at him without cringing, I find him insufferable kek (no offense to Vyn simps). What's worse, before I finally got his SR, Luke's SR came home like… three times or so. My boy was trying to give me a sign and I totally ignored him. I'm sorry, Luke.
The main story is really good, and I actually like how they deconstructed a lot of tropes and even managed to throw in some social commentary. For example, the criticism towards how crazy some stans are (they even made the crazy stan in that story a man, instead of a girl) and how idols/famous people end up developing mental disorders because of stress from being constantly on the spotlight and having to meet the unrealistic expectations of their fans.
Also, the third story, I thought it was going to be your typical murder where "haha goldigger kills rich man to get his money" but no! After the plot-twist I felt really bad for the culprit, she was just trying to get revenge on her daughter… I'm now going to start the 4th chapter, I'm excited.
Ah, and I also like how they wrote all female characters. I hate otomes where other women are always shitty rivals. Kiki is best girl and MC's boss is hilarious because her name is well, Celestine, and that's basically her role kek.

I'm also confused about the cards. I've been following this guide (https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1KQarUM4Hxw6TbWSsgq2F4aH9Ri1VfNDCwT2OvAckPNg/mobilebasic#), I recommend you take a look at "Battle Mechanics" and "Card Development" sections. I'm currently trying to raise all my SR cards to lvl 70 and evolving some Rs (I only have one SSR and I can't evolve it past lvl 70 until I finish chapter 4). My power level is ~18000 and I haven 't had any issues with main story debates yet.

Btw, lucky you, because I think this upcoming event's free SR card is Marius!

No. 154537

Is anyone playing Tears of Themis on an android emulator? Every time I go to update the game, it fucking crashes. I've been trying since the game came out but nothings working.

No. 154541

>>154537
Nevermind, I had to enable virtualization on Bluestacks and it's working now, if anyone else has this problem there's the answer.

No. 154543

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New otome game released on Steam. (Well, new to me lmao.) I have not read any reviews yet but I'm interested. No Switch for me, so I have to simp for any decent otome game on Steam…

No. 154552

>>154340
I'm playing it too! The MC is so cute, I normally don't click with otome mcs/self inserts but I really love the Themis one's personality.
>what do yall think of the story
I found the first episode a bit mediocre but everything else was good, especially the chocolate poison + murdered hubby ones which were really interesting to unravel slowly. The NPCs feel so alive in this. I'm also really curious about the NXX thing brewing in the background with all the guys working together.
>who's your favorite?
Marius, I love how he teases and messes around while having a really sincere and just side to him. Luke is super cute too! Childhood friends aren't my usual go-to but he's just so loveable. I like all the male leads but those 2 currently have my attention.

About the cards, I've just been levelling and evolving them slowly. The key to bumping up your team power is by upgrading your study room which unlocks after you clear Episode 4 and you do that by evolving your cards (including Rs, don't neglect them!). I haven't rolled much so I've just been evolving my current deck which is mostly Rs, 5 SRs and 2 SSRs and I'm on 22k power with 2 rows of card slots open. Haven't touched any of the card skills yet so not sure there.

No. 154554

>>154543
I preordered the collectors edition, I think it should be coming tomorrow. I love Shirai Yuusuke so I'm really excited to play

No. 154557

>>154543
Apparently this has a really awful true route that ruins the whole game.

No. 154622

What are some otome games that feature buff and or bara-like men?

No. 154875

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>>154531
Ahh, I like Luke too!! I have that same SSR and his little call at the end is just >>>>>>
Also, same about Vyn, after playing chapter 4 I kept thinking that despite all this hype around him he's actually a pretty shit therapist? He made so many excuses for it but the fact was that he knew that his client was still suicidal and yet told everyone, including police officers and lawyers, that he was getting better. Like WTF?
Also ahh cant wait for the next event!!!

>>154552
I love her too!!! She's actually pretty funny and snarky? Like, she's constantly bullying Luke and won't take Marius shit lmao its hilarious.
Thanks for the tips, anons!! My team is currently 18k Power but I think I'm getting the hang of the game much better now

No. 154986

Just finished my first route in Nekopara (Fennel ftw) and I NEED them to make it into a full-length VN. I will gladly pay $50 for catboy content. Please.

No. 155045

>>154306
Tears of themis is good in this aspect. I didn't expect to like MC that much and none of the dudes are assholes.

No. 155078

Not @ anyone in particular but I hate when SJW's whine about yandere/tsundere/otherwise mentally unstable men in otome when it's clearly pandering toward a fetish and not trying to promote real life behavior.

I'm an adult woman in a stable relationship, let me have my yandere men in adult games, ok?!

No. 155095

>>155078
Yandere characters in otome are always shit because they are violent and abusive towards the MC instead of other people. I get the appeal of someone being obsessed with you and doting on you, but not the appeal of 2D guys acting almost exactly like irl scrotes.

No. 155099

>>155095
Hard agree that otome has a lot of examples of yandere that are either uninspiring or just straight up unattractive. That being said, no one can take my rare well-written yandere men away from me.

No. 155121

>>155099
Do you have any recs of games with well-written yanderes (and the characters)? Pretty please!

No. 155124

>>155078
The big question is where are the games with the mentally unstable masochist men we can abuse?

No. 155136

So about Tears of Themis…is Marius supposed to actually be a cat? The VA is the same as Laurier in Nekopara, I'm confused.

No. 155158

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>>155136
I don't think so, anon, at least I haven't seen any hints towards that except from that video which seems to mostly be a joke? I would love for it to be true tho, I'd whale for a cat ear SSR of him
Also, I LOVE that we get to rename their contact names lmao its hilarious

No. 155166

>>155124
There is that black-haired guy from Jooubachi, but I found him gross. Not to mention the MC gets abused by the other guys so she also sucks.

No. 155174

>>155136
There's no mystical/fantasy aspects about the game so definitely not literally. Maybe metaphorically?

No. 155175

>>155158
I try to come up with something interesting but I'm so boring and unimaginative so I kept them the same kek…I really like your ones anon

No. 155181

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>>155158
You can also change their profile picture.
It's really nice, I love details like these. When they send you a message and the notification pops up on the screen, it feels like you really have their numbers saved up on your phone.

No. 155272

>>155181
I really love the attention to detail in this game and the UI is so smooth, plus even the SR cards have some very nice art.
Is anybody having a hard time to latch onto a single character? I enjoy all the boys to various degrees, but I feel like there's a "spark" missing to make me fully click with a character. I'm simping for Artem currently but mainly because of his character archetype and design.
Also, I feel like the characters are too same facey. Maybe I need to get further on the story.

No. 155292

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>>155272
>Is anybody having a hard time to latch onto a single character? I enjoy all the boys to various degrees, but I feel like there's a "spark" missing to make me fully click with a character.
Have you unlocked any personal stories or card stories yet? You could try reading those and see if there's any guy that catches your attention! The stories are usually sweet and help you see how the character feels about the MC, their quirks, hobbies, etc.
>Also, I feel like the characters are too same facey.
Really? Are you talking about the NPCs or the guys? I think they look pretty decent compared to other competitors, but I may be biased, kek. Even some of the NPCs have their own unique sprites, I think that's really cool.

Anyways, don't sweat it, I'm sure once you read more of the story one or two of the guys will grow on you.

No. 155300

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NONAS, YOU CAN TUG LUKE'S CHEEKS!!!!!!!! ISTG THIS FREAKING GAME

>>155272
I agree with the same face thing, I think they made a GIGANTIC mistake by not making Vyn have long hair. It would both fit his character a lot and play off the other designs well in a way that makes it so it's more varied looking.

>>155292
Honestly, I feel like a few of the best stories are locked behind the gacha cards but also some gacha cards get really boring ones so the impression some people will get of the characters will vary a lot. Like, I only really started liking Vyn after I read his False Tears SR story, which made his shady (and extremely foward and flirtatious lmao) side much more apparent than his character story. On the other hand, Luke's Timely Rescue SR story is so boring even tho there was clearly so much effort put into it

No. 155302

>>155292
So far I've only read an Artem story where MC gets sick. It was actually really cute! Maybe I need to read more of them.
I think ToT it's not the worst offender regarding same face, but I feel some of the NPCs are more unique in their appearance and convey more personality, like the Idol in the second case or Harry in the third one

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>>155300
I was really confused at first when he kept making sad faces when I tapped on his cheeks, then just recently I discovered you can actually pinch them and now everything makes so much sense lol.
You can also pull up his shirt and see his eight-pack.

>not making Vyn have long hair

Okay, I see what you mean and I totally agree, although he does have long hair in one of his cards hahaha.

>>155302
>but I feel some of the NPCs are more unique in their appearance and convey more personality
I can understand your point. My guess is they gave the guys plainer designs so the players wouldn't be put-off by their appearance and focused more on their personalities.

Btw nonas, here's a google doc with all the future events: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1Bwk-vsGF684QGN39YeHHlB0_EARznySX0os8MJH7FhQ/
Just in case any of you wants to take a look at the upcoming cards. The doc also explains how pity works for the different banners.

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>>155300
But can you smack their asses? It's not a perfect game unless you can smack their butts.

No. 155383

Where can I download a ROM of Tokimeki memorial girl's side 1st love for the DS (that's 64 bits)?

No. 155390

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>>155383

Google it? I don't know why you would need a specific version of it, emulators/R4 cards work fine with the first result that comes up

Speaking of TMGS though, I will never understand why Konami thought this 10 year old was a good idea. All down hill after Himuro

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>>155390
B-But anon… sensei encouraged me to be my best self! ;_; Okay but I agree the design was a questionable choice. Mixing the obligatory shota option with the teacher was a very weird decision on their part.

No. 155409

>>155390
Such a wasted opportunity… imagine what could've been…

No. 155467

>>155390
BRING GRANDPA HIMURO BACK!!!

No. 155605

>>155328
I wonder if Symphony of the Night will be run in october, since it's a halloween event? Because I really want both SSRs but I only have 3k S-Chips…
Do you think I'll be able to sabe enough until then, anons? Should I buy the monthly pass thing?

No. 155612

>>155605
I don't know, hopefully they'll stick to a reliable calendar, but for sure it is hard to choose which card to save for when every character gets a card per event.

No. 155622

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>>155605
>I really want both SSRs
Symphony of the Night is a normal event, so the cards will be added to the permanent or rotation banner. That means the cards will have reruns.

So, unless you're a luckstacy you'll have to whale to get both SSR cards during the event or wait until the cards get a rerun and pull the other SSR.

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>>155622
Do they get rerun together or just randomly put on the rotation banner? Because if it's the latter there's a chance I'll never be able to get both right? If that's the case I might as well say goodbye to the Marius card because Vyn is freaking obsessed with me. I still cant believe I got 5 (!!) of the exact same Vyn card while having this amount of cards.
Also, are limited cards stronger or have something special about them?


>>155612
I wish the dailies gave us more S-Chips. I know there's the log in bonus and the Trials but Genshin is a lot more generous with primogems in comparison and not only is the pull cheaper there, there's also soft pity.

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>>155627
>Do they get rerun together or just randomly put on the rotation banner?
>Also, are limited cards stronger or have something special about them?
I don't know, but about the reruns… probably the latter, tho I've never played the cn server so I'm not sure. Maybe you're lucky and they rerun that Marius card along with another one you already got, so you don't have to worry about the 50/50.
>that upgraded Vyn card
Well, at least you don't dislike him, kek. He's my least favourite boy, yet he keeps coming home all the time. Damn you Vyn.

Anyways, I wish you luck, nona. I hope you manage to get that Marius SSR!

No. 155644

Any recommendations of games where the MC is dominant and the men are more submissive?

No. 155667

>>155644
Why does this get asked like every week in this thread

No. 155669

>>155644
Himetai? The art isn't the best, but the guys blush a lot and are virgins (in a cute inexperienced way, not incel way). The MC is pretty adorable too despite being a slut, it's so refreshing to see her actually happily enjoying the sex instead of being reluctant like other otome MCs.

No. 155679

Anyone have any recommendations for non explicit otome on steam?

No. 155684

>>155667
Probably because it's so rare, like where the fuck are those games?
I want it too.

No. 155706

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I'm curious to see what other otome anons think of this/the growing number of people who are trying to make the genre more "inclusive". I think it's retarded but I'll accept it if it keeps the twitterfags away from my otoge.

No. 155707

>>155706
We all know what it means: ugly characters, troonacy and retarded shit like enbies. I don't want this! Though to be honest, most western VNs (including 'otome' ones) suck, so I couldn't care less as long as Japanese games stay the same

No. 155709

>>155706
This is brilliant because it weeds out games I don’t want to fucking see lol

No. 155710

>>155706
What if I want a hypersexualized femgaze game?

No. 155718

>>155706
I would dislike it if it tried to change the Otome genre, but since it's trying to be it's own thing, I don't mind. I could even see myself playing one if the term catches on.

No. 155719

>>155718
I hope people don't start saying otome is a problematic term because of this (like how they say yaoi/yuri is problematic)

No. 155728

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>>155706
the term they are looking for already exists and it's "dating sims"
I'm gen z myself but this shit is so fucking annoying, notice how it's about how otomes arent inclusive enough but there's no word about how visual novels usually made for men are much much worse than otoges
but it also the way something is classified doesn't particularly bother me, otoges are finally getting bigger in the west so we can actually get translations but not big enough to change how japanese companies make them

on an unrelated note, why is Bustafellows so much more expensive on switch than on steam,,,, fuck Nintendo Brasil, I want to play it on my switch but it's like twice the price in it

No. 155737

>>155719
That shit bothers me a lot. Yaoi is a useful term to know if a gay story has porn in it and yet people want to call everything BL, because yaoi is problematic for some reason.

No. 155739

>>155737
>yaoi is problematic for some reason
I say this as a fellow fujo but, c'mon now. you and I both know exactly why yaoi makes people seethe.
>>155706
same here op, I feel like "amare" would be an exclusively western thing that really only weeds out the tumblr/twitterfag shit you see on itch.io.

No. 155751

>>155737
Lmao you tard

No. 155753

>>155709
true tbh, the more shitty ugly western games get tagged "amare" instead of "otome" the better kek

No. 156434

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Just started Bustafellows and honestly, I'm loving it a lot. It has pretty strong Baccano!/Durarara vibes, so if anyone likes these animes I think you'll like the VN.
At least I hope so, I'm only on chapter 2. Honestly, I'm surprised by how enjoyable it is so far, it's absolutely hilarious, I dont think I've genuinely laughed this much while playing any other VN ever (tbf I dont generally play comedy ones…) I heard it gets pretty dark tho so hopefully it's still good
I really love the fact that the main heroine's dialogue is voice acted and that she has her own personality and backstory. I wish other otoges would do this more tbh it's so much better than blank protagonists.
Best boy is Mozu ofc but Crow (pic related) is absolutely hilarious lmao finally a NEET character that doesn't isn't annoying

Are any other anons playing/have played it?? How are y'all liking it so far?

No. 156522

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>>155707
Lol this reminded of how Boyfriend Dungeon is going through some retarded cancellation drama so I checked it out and it makes me laugh that for a self proclaimed “kweer” game, you can only date one chick but there are two nonbinary characters and one literal cat. God can you imagine what it would be like if Japanese games did NB characters, I hope it doesn’t cross over. Hikaru Utada came out as an enby recently though.

Validate is anoher game that’s even more of a mess of identity pins, but it’s a Kickstarter failure to launch.

No. 156528

>>156522
Validate is such an ugly shitshow, I hate stuff like this

No. 156530

>>156522
Kek look at the contrast between the ordinary people and the gendespecials. I don't understand what kind of a story would connect them all

No. 156538

>>156522
>you can only date one chick but there are two nonbinary characters and one literal cat
Noo, what a pity. I'm bi and want bi options in a dating game, I remember seeing the 3 first characters and considered getting this game. So thanks for the warning. Are there any bi otome games?

No. 156539

>>156522
>but it’s a Kickstarter failure to launch.
Thanks, this made my day!

No. 156542

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>>156538
It only has a demo right now and is OEL but maybe Softly with Teeth? The designs for the three female love interests are acc nice.

That said it's annoying how many of the OEL "uwu lesbian" games that get press are just made by men. When Christine Love's games were really hyped, I played a couple, but they always made me feel kinda gross and it all made sense when I googled he's just a LARPing man.

No. 156554

>>156542
Thanks nona. Are all the love interests vampires?

>Christine Love

Ugh, I'm getting flashbacks to his games getting praise for somereason. Disgusting troon.

No. 156563

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>>156554
I believe there's a werewolf, three vampires and two demons?

Oh and you can date some of the girls in the newest Fire Emblem (picrel) and some of them can also date each other/become ambiguous life partners. It's only a small part of the game though and it's not all the girls (please just let me date Petra).

No. 156566

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>>156554
Yeah he recently went full mask-off coomer and made a BDSM crossdressing game that he keeps calling an expression of his lesbianism or something. Fucking gross.

This should prob go in the MtF thread though.

No. 156572

>>156563
There are some characters who can have more or less ambiguously gay endings between each other but not with the protagonists, Petra can end up with Dorothea but will eternally friendzone F!Byleth.

No. 156595

>>156538
>bi otome
this is the only reason I will tolerate that amare shit. Words have meanings, I hate lez routes in otome.

No. 156596

>>156595
>I hate lez routes in otome
this. they're often just tacked on of the sake of padding or, sound like they're written by the dev's resident yurifags.

No. 156598

>>156595
tbf, yuri games are all aimed at dudes so I could see people wanting something more similar to the perspective of otome, but not wanting the genderspecial shit that amare implies.

Personally I do enjoy games where you can date either because the world feels a little more natural when you have a group of men and women who all interact with one another instead of only dudes and one female friend with a sprite. But that said you mostly get that in RPGs that have a plot outside of just romance and I can see how it's annoying for people who are just here for husbands.

Also I wonder if yuri has forever poisoned the well when it comes to tropes/character archetypes even in otoge. Like I'm a lesbian but I rarely find myself going for the lez route since it's usually like… great you can date your best friend who is a personality-less cheerleader.

No. 156678

>>156598
>tbf, yuri games are all aimed at dudes so I could see people wanting something more similar to the perspective of otome, but not wanting the genderspecial shit that amare implies.

Yes exactly. I'm the original anon who would like bi options. No to scrote yuri shit, I would like to see dating games for and by women and also without the trans queer nonsense.

No. 156702

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>>104102
In hindsight a game where part of the gameplay is losing weight and all the guys having a weight preference is pretty trash, but did anyone else also play Otometeki Koi Kakumei ★ Love Revo?

I'm suck a sucker for stat raising games honestly. Are there any recent ones that are good?

No. 156871

>>156563
The girl options are one of the main reasons why I want a Switch so I can play FEH3 but I'm so broke lol

No. 156912

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>>156538
I haven’t had the time to personally play it but Palais de Reine maybe? You can romance every single noble which includes the women.

No. 156935

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No. 156944

>>156935
wtf why does Moomoo have a moustache?

No. 158018

I tried Blooming Panic, it's an original english otome where the story takes place in a discord server. It was interesting at first, then you realize half of the characters are probably trannies. One of them calls itself a 'huge lesbian' and fucked his college professor. Yeah, I totally want to romance that guy.

No. 158033

>>158018
>discord tranny: the game
ngl that sounds pretty hilarious.

No. 158050

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>>158018
>>158033
Just read their bios and all of them sound like retarded fuckbois who are in it only for pussy. Which one is the "lesbian"?

No. 158076

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Lmao this game is clearly trying to mimic mystic messenger but the art is so gross

No. 158078

>>158076
Where's the fun in a game where you go on discord where some fuckboy tries to twist everything you say into something sexual? I can do that in real life and I don't have to look at their dislocated shoulders in the process

No. 158085

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Speaking about art, does anyone else feel some Tears of Themis cards look really weird? For example, in this one Vyn looks huge in comparison to MC.
In other cards, Artem seems slightly off model.

No. 158086

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This is the worst one and it's apparently the true route lol >>158076

No. 158089

>>158076
He sounds like a fucking psycho
>>158086
He could be cute, but not with that artwork. Reminds me of a gay writer from Suki Dakara Suki.

No. 158094

>>158018
Why is the OELVN scene so goddamn tragic? The art for this is so subpar and seems lazy as hell. I hate when people make visual novels and don't even attempt to polish the visual part of it

No. 158111

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>>158085
Well, yeah, the cards are obviously drawn by a team of artists with different levels of skill and experience. It's not like there's only one person working on the cards, so it's expected some of then are going to look better than others. It's the same with Genshin Impact and character splash art. It doesn't bother me that much, the art looks nice overall.

No. 158131

>>158018
So like do the people who made this think being hit on by weird dudes with emotional issues on discord is a good and enjoyable experience????

Also picking the most neckbeard of the characters as the true route whew.

No. 158134

>>158131
Was this game made by neckbeards to promote themselves as dating material or something?
>>158076
Total psycho face

No. 158182

>>158134
Honestly I wouldn't be able to get into the game because dating a discord mod sounds cringy even as a fantasy.

No. 158205

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>>158134
Apparently it was made for an Otome game jam that does seem to be coming from the Lemasoft forums but whew this rules list.

At least not all the things made for it are as tragic. https://itch.io/jam/otomejam

No. 158206

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>>158205
Never mind I take it back, there are even worse projects.

No. 158217

>>158050
>all of them sound like retarded fuckbois who are in it only for pussy.
This sounds way too realistic and I play these games for an escape from real life.

No. 158251

>>158111
Top left Marius is so sexy

No. 158254

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>>158076
god all this does is make me wish mystic messenger wasn't programmed by a literal monkey, that app is ugly as sin and constantly crashes even on high end phones but the story was so funny
I've heard they are going to add a group chat function in Tears of Themis but I dont think it will be all that funny idk the male characters dont really have complex relationships with each other

No. 158255

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>>158254
>I dont think it will be all that funny idk the male characters dont really have complex relationships with each other
What do u mean, anon? They share such a complex and meaningful relationship: they are all always throwing shade at each other and trying to outclass each other in front of the MC. I love how they all simp in sync for the MC and then get jealous as hell of each other next second (picrel).
Where did you hear about that group chat thing, tho?

No. 158257

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>>158255
a friend of mine who plays on the chinese server told me it's a thing there
also, anon, the pic you showed me is actually pretty boring compared to the interactions in mystic messenger ngl
the banter between the group in mm was extremely entertaining mostly because it didn't just revolve around how in love they all were with the MC but about their own personal problems etc
I love my ToT boys but they are all just too polite with each other

No. 158972

Hell yeah, just bough a hacked PS Vita so I can finally play Diabolik Lovers. Really hope I will be able to patch the damn game. I assumed that you can do it on your pc and put the game on the console, but apparently not. Fingers crossed, I'm so excited about this trashfire!!!

No. 158976

>>158972
It's so worth it anon DL is such trashy fun. You can play Hakuouki SSL in English with a hacked Vita too, and I think the Amnesia fandiscs will be translated in a few months as well. Just take your time and make sure to read the instructions before you start, the moids on the henkaku discord are kind of awful but they should be able to help if you get super stuck.

No. 158977

>>158976
Samefag, I should also add that theres videos on youtube about patching specifically DL too.

No. 161653

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Have any farmers picked up Olympia Soiree? I'm liking the common route so far, the music in particular is very nice. The plot is definitely unique kek.

No. 162692

is tear of themis worth it as an otome game? i really like how it looks but with the recent shitstorm with mihoyo i dont plan to give them more money.if not do you have anything else to suggest? i liked mystic messenger aside from the ridiculous investment you had to put into it and also obey me but it was too much of a money sucker for what it provided

No. 162697

>>162692
As an otome? No. As a mystery solving game with romance elements? Yeah. The main story is basically just solving crimes there's no relationship arc outside of card exclusive stories, visits or some events. You only need to spend if you want a 100% card collection or getting more energy. It's definitely more on the casual side, I say give it a go and see if it ticks your boxes

No. 162702

>>162697
that was a pretty helpful description thank u anon

No. 162731

>>162692
The story is good, but the in-story romance is very little. I really wish they leaned more into it, it's weird that they don't, maybe it's to make the story looks less self-indulgent, but that miss the point of Otoges.

No. 162886

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Catboy game spoiler - how did you all react when this happened? I mean..hwappened

No. 162921

>>162886
I prefer him this way.



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