The Niflheim is probably one of the best free-to-play mobile otome game examples that I can give.
The game has a bold art style with intense flourishes, and while you play as a Shadow Every-Girl, all your your potential partners range from bratty kings to zombies to ghosts.
Except one of them is a T-Rex who is totally smitten with you.
Aliens turn your girlfriend into the leader of the free world, and it’s up to you to make sure she doesn’t screw up. Because this game is about having sex with a grasshopper. You will believe that you can fall in love with pigeons!
Boys’ Love (yaoi) games feature men in relationships with other men -- created by and marketed to women.
But the game genre has languished over the past decade.
Have you ever played and found yourself attracted to its cast of characters?
It’s like backwards-engineering a narrative database -- and you may be surprised to find how much the story changes when you focus on a different partner each time. Hakuoki is a period piece, taking place in the Bakumatsu period of Japan at the time of civil unrest between the Emperor and the Shogun.Generally you meet several characters, and will have to choose one to court.In Japan, dating sim characters are referred to as “capturable” -- whether that means you capture their hearts or their bodies depends on the game.Lots of players get turned onto these aspects from story and character-driven Bio Ware games like Dragon Age, and if you’re a fan of those, I have a few recommendations to help welcome you into the otome genre.While all you need to be “good at” is reading and making choices -- don’t worry if you don’t normally play games -- there are some important things to know about how these games work.Take over the world alongside history’s most iconic figures…who are apparently all moe girls for some reason.