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