Dating games in english
And it's all pretty well-done too, boasting a strong cast of female voice actresses (extra impressive since a large number of them were in answer to an open casting call through Kickstarter).
With a strangely compelling combination of casual match 3 gameplay and hardcore information management (there is grounded by the game's extremely self-aware sense of humor.
After all, it's hard to deny that the process is time-consuming at best, since it means translating a novel-sized amount of dialogue (sometimes more depending on the number of branched storylines and endings)...
and all of that has to happen after a company casts the eye of judgment on the market it's selling to. (which has enjoyed several years of popularity and game appearances on various Western consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices).
Most otome game plots start out rather formulaic, cheesy, and generic, especially since it requires you to be introduced to a number of eligible 'catchables' as soon as possible.
It's only when you decide to stick with it and keep exploring new characters, new interactions, and new storylines that the beauty of storytelling really begins to shine.
This is one of those dating sims that doesn't particularly care whether or not your character is male or female - it happily caters the same way to both, by throwing as many pretty girls in your path as possible.
Orion is your constant invisible companion, staying by your side until you can recover your memories and adapt to the strange world you no longer remember. It's lucky that Orion is chock-full of personality, because your character is unfortunately something of an empty box of a Bella Swan.
otome series, but it's also the only one that's managed to make it to a PC port.
Considering its fan following in Japan and an enthusiastic Western audience that has begged for a stateside release for years, it's no surprise this game shot to the top of the list.
And boy, once you get into it, an entire world of shameless pickup lines and unlockable sexy outfits is yours to discover. (Well it is, but it's done so well you'll actually probably like it!
) Fully voice-acted, this game gears its dialogue decently whether you've decided to play as a guy or a girl (although its admittedly better if you play through as a guy -- yuri mode was an add-on tier to the original concept).