Easy dating sim games
Traditionally, the goal of these games is to have the desired partner fall in love and have a relationship with the player character, but the requirements for gaining a "good end" differ from game to game.While the plots of otome games differ greatly, there is usually a single female main character, and several good-looking males of varying "types".
The main character often has several parameters, such as looks, style, intelligence, talent, etc., that can be raised through various activities in normal gameplay.
Since then there have been a small handful of releases increasing each year, including Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom for the PSP and 3DS.
The genre has many style elements in common with shōjo and josei manga,, and sometimes there are Boys' Love elements in otome games, but the two genres are usually kept separate.
In 2006, Famitsu's listings for the Top 20 selling love games included seven otome games.
Early games borrowed heavily from the iconography and story conventions of "retro shoujo manga", "the archetypical girly heroines, the emphasis on pure, sexless, tranquil romance and on a peaceful, stable setting", but as the category expanded, other narrative and gameplay elements were introduced, including action/adventure, combat and plots in which "the heroine can ‘save the world’ and ‘get the guy’ at the same time".