Yes you read right, I’ve discovered a whole new genre (well new to me) of games!
‘Otome game’ translates directly to ‘girl game’ and it’s marketed to female audience.
I’ve heard of these Japanese dating simulation games some time ago but didn’t really pay attention. Then I saw my friend re-tweeting (yes all thanks to Twitter again <3) this
About the story:
Set against the backdrop of the Heian period (ca. AD 1000) in Japan…In a sacred, snow-covered village is kept a sword with the power to bring the world to an end. One young maiden of a shrine is fated to seal the Sword’s power and protect it: Princess Tamayori.
She has spent her days since childhood being tormented by her sins in loneliness and under the heavy burden of protecting the Sword so that its power would not be released.
…Until one night when she encounters a wounded god and her lonely life changes forever; she will face the end of the world with comrades willing to help her.
After the prologue you need to choose your path by picking one of these cute guys!
I’m currently going with Kuso (had hard time picking between him and Gentoka) but you can change your character at any time and after you finish the game you can start it again with another path! 🙂
I also downloaded 2 other games from Shall We Date, Angel or Devil and Magic Sword+, as you need 1 power to read one chapter and it takes 4 hours to recover one. (All the games have in game shop where you can purchase powers if you don’t want to wait).
This story is all about, you were assigned to look after the Excalibur sword, the sword has been around for decades, passed down from generations to generations until it was stolen…by the legendary King Arthur with his mysterious behavior.
You vow to get it back. Now you (player) also a fighter and three brave knights set out on a journey to get the sword back. It’s a journey full of thrilling adventure, battles, humorous and not to forget romances. Experience the stunning beautiful story and the handsome knights like never before. Find out how this journey changes you.
After the prologue you have to choose your path with one of these guys.
About the Angle or Devil
The game depicts your (a player’s) 7 days with an angel, devil and reaper. The story started with a scene where you found yourself in bed at the hospital when you opened your eyes－you had been involved in a car accident. All of a sudden, three strange men appeared in front of you－the angel with shining wings; the demon with deep black wings who was smirking; the reaper with a scythe in his hand whose eyes were cold. They asked for your soul because you had only a few days left to live.
After the prologue (as before) makes you choose your path.
I can really recommend these games. Really nice story on each of them, amazing art and they’re free! (well apart the micro fees you need sometimes to get past obstacles but you gain some of them by logging in every day and getting the daily bonus. I haven’t bought anything yet :P)