If you’re a lady and just happen to have a switch console, I’m suggesting you play these games. It’ll be a new experience for you if you haven’t managed to know the otome genre before. My hint: believe me you’ll like it. It’s a game genre focused on giving the best experiences for women. Made mostly from women game developers as well. So here are the list:
1. Akash: Path of the Five
has a cute and compelling cast of fully voiced characters, plenty of romantic scenes that are both adorable and steamy. The game also incorporates one of my favourite video game tropes/themes: elemental magic. As the only girl born in about 200 years in the village of elemental humanoids, you are (obviously) special; children in this village remain genderless until they are about ten years old, at which point they usually become male and their element comes forth. As a woman, you get access to all of the elements until your coming of age ceremony when Aurora will have to choose an element to specify in.
2. Future Blessings
Continues the story from where you left off, allowing you to see what happens with Cardia and her chosen love at the end of the first game. As well, Future Blessings has some side stories and a fancy alternate romance as well, making it well worth the purchase if you loved the first game.
3. Dream Daddy
game about a single dad moving to a cul-de-sac full of other singles (sometimes not-so-single) dads and establishing a healthy relationship with those dads and maybe even falling in love?! Sign me up!I was hooked at the start of this game during the “Build that Dad!” section where I was able to put together my daddy: turquoise hair, glasses, skinny hipster in a tuxedo? Yes, please! Then I was ready to take my daddy out on the town! I mean out TO the town where he and his spunky daughter were moving.
Memories offers several genres of stories, including romance, horror, and mystery in the form of visual novels and chat stories. Some stories are also special editions, such as the “Dilan 1990” and “Dilan 1991” editions which were inspired by the novel of the same name by Pidi Baiq, as well as the story “CoLoN” which was inspired by the Japanese boy band of the same name.
In addition, in this Memories application users will get daily missions to get rewards in the form of diamonds. This diamond can later be used when the user is reading the story so that the storyline can be more exciting. For each completed story, users will also get a reward key that can be used to unlock new stories. In addition, rewards, keys, and diamonds are also provided in the form of in-game purchases.
For those who are curious about this Memories game, you can visit Memories Interactive or download the game here if you're an iOS user and here if you're on Android.
android-memories.onelink.me/mgXf/OtomeEngIf you’re asking me, what is Otome to me? I’ll answer it with: A game to meet 2d men(s), choosing them by reading a bunch of words. You can explore for a while. Then try to rush things as soon as there is a collectible cg card from a 2d design man we fall in love with. Is it spot on? Geez I hope not because it’s of course more complicated than that.
I can say one of the most common reasons people start to play an Otome game is: boredom. Yes, why? Because that’s what happened to me. Otherwise why do we want to have a relationship with 2d men? Why? Or maybe it can happen when a friend of yours (like me) starts introducing you to this kind of game genre. Making you awake at 2 a.m in the morning shimping a lovey dovey conversation.
I still have several other -more reasonable- reasons why we do like an Otome game. Well first of all. It’s all about love isnt it? We do love love to begin with. It’s the most common human feeling since the beginning of human history. So doing a game with love as a center of the gameplay is of course will be relatable and fun. Second, how many of us here want to escape our boring life (or is it just me, i don't know). An otome game is providing us that safe space to escape our life. A playground for us to choose whatever option offered to us. Of course without a feeling that we’ll be messing up because again, it’s a game.
Next, personally i like to choose. But I don't like other people judging me for what I choose. More specific, just like other self centered human beings in this whole universe. I like to stamp everything that I choose as my own personalized thing. An otome game is providing me with a sense of that. Some may choose a prince charming but god damn i prefer this dayum demon. Again, not even my mom can complain about my taste in man this time. I can be happy in my own way. We can be happy in our own way.
I believe i am not that special or weird or specially weird. Otome game is not a game just found yesterday. It has a community which I'm not hoping for a similar person like me because that’ll be weird. It gave me a sense of togetherness. Afterall knowing another person liking what we’re liking is always nice isn't it?
If you like an otome genre or want to find out more, you can access Memories Interactive. An Indonesian otome platform where you can enjoy many stories which i’ve been playing day & night right now. You can download here for iOS or here for Android
Have you ever heard of Otome Game? If you’re following the visual novel game genre and Japanese culture for a long time, you must know that already. But you haven’t. Otome game is a story-based game targeted towards women. Mostly, an otome is a visual novel game that revolves around the romantic relationship of the main character and several other male characters. A “lovey-dovey” simulation, visual novel or dating sims games.
The history of otome started in 1994 when Angelique was released by Koei in Japan. Take notes: It was created by an all-women team. Targeting teenagers at the beginning but surprisingly getting popular in mature audiences as well. Well, at least women in their 20s. Three aspects made Angelique considered the seed of all otome genre games: A focused romance, easy to control & utilize multimedia.
The rest, as they say, is history. This game then populates as the fanbase of otome genre is rising. Most of the gameplay is getting more & more rich. From only a conversation based game, to more collectible items, more features such as chat & call etc. The illustration is also getting better & better as time goes by.
Now, the game is known for its fantasy aspect. It’s providing a player for entertainment alternatives. Where you’re not only reading the story nor enjoying the visuals, but also have an agency to play. To be involved in the story. Choose how to react in certain situations. Even experiment in the wildest situation you can imagine. Even to some extent of several otome games, enjoying mature content.
I believe those premises are what keep otome genres there. While other games may offer the audience with other things. Otome will always be there offering you something that hasn't changed since the 90s no matter what update or upgrade they’re getting these days. A woman's perspective. A game created by women that can be enjoyed by women.
If you like an otome genre or want to find out more, you can access Memories Interactive An Indonesian otome platform where you can enjoy many stories. You can download here for iOS or here for Android