In the last few years, I’ve been really into otome games, and I’ve always been into them. So many people, from big companies like Otomate to small indie developers, are making great games. Otome Jam is going on right now, so I thought it would be a good idea to write a post about the best otome games.
1. Taisho X Alice
In order to get an English translation, TAISHO and ALICE had to go through a lot of trouble first of all. There were three games in the series, and the first one came out in 2017 at first. Those menus weren’t even translated in the version that came out. In that case, you didn’t play TAISHO x ALICE at its very best.
Molly Lee re-translated the first game in 2019 with the help of JAST USA, and she did it. It has better translations and menus that are actually translated! It’s now possible to see the whole story of TAISHO and ALICE.
TAISHO x ALICE is about a girl who wakes up in a world that is filled with dark things. On her way through this unknown world, she meets a boy who is named Alice. She doesn’t know who she is or how to get there. He, too, doesn’t remember anything. The two of them go to the Looking-Glass World, which is like a fairy-tale land. You can’t help but feel like you know it. It’s like Cinderella and Red Riding Hood come to life. Keep an eye out, though. While the world you’re in is magical and wonderful, one wrong move can send you down the path to your unhappy ending.
2. Hatoful Boyfriend
Because you can only date birds in Hatoful Boyfriend, I was drawn to it right away. Still, six years after it came out in English, this game is very close to me. It was the first game I saw that showed that games with weird ideas could be popular and popular games.
If you don’t know what Hatoful Boyfriend is about, I’ll tell you about it for you now. Most of humanity has been killed off in a different world, and birds have taken their place. You play as the last person on Earth, a young woman at St. PigeoNation’s Institute. She is a happy hunter-gatherer who lives in a cave near where we are. In the game, you live your life day by day, interacting with and getting close to one of the game’s eight love interests. If you’re used to seeing these kinds of things happen with each character in the game, like the best friend who’s afraid to tell his feelings or the school doctor who keeps his identity a secret, there’s a lot more to the game than romance.
During the 25 hours I spent playing Hatoful Boyfriend, I found myself laughing and crying at the same time. I’m sure you’ll love it, too.
3. Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds
With so many games in the series, it can be hard to figure out which one to start with. People who know me say that you should start with Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds.
Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is the first of two parts in the new version of the game. This isn’t because of money, but because the game was made with the Vita in mind. Because the Vita has a limited amount of space, it was not possible to fit the entire original game and extra content on it. He split the game into two parts. The games, Kyoto Winds and Edo Blossoms, are now cheap on Steam. Each part costs $9.99, so it’s not that big of a deal.
There you go. What’s the point of Hakuoki now? This is a game in which you play as Chizuru, a young woman who wants to find her father. During her search, she meets an elite group of samurai known as the Shinsengumi, which is a police force that protects the city of Kyoto from outside threats. It’s true, though, that there’s more to the group than meets the eye. All of them have a dark secret, and if you choose to romance them, you might find out what it is. Hakuoki is an action-packed, heartwarming otome game that will keep you coming back for more.
4. London Detective Mysteria
It doesn’t matter that I’m a big fan of detectives. London Detective Mysteria is a cute romance game set in the 1800s. We follow Lady Emily Whiteley, who was meant to bring the Whiteley family into the upper class. That’s not all, though. Her mind wants more, so she goes to a school that teaches young people like her how to become detectives. Emily will find the truth in any case, no matter how big or small the crime is.
There are 5 love interests in the game: Herlock Holmes, William Watson, Kenichirou Akechi, Jean Lupin, and Jack the Ripper. Jack the Ripper is the name of the last person you read about. You’ll have to play the game to find out how his route works!
If you like mysteries or the setting of the 1800s, then you’ll like London Detective Mysteria.
5. Love Spell: Written in the Stars
If you want to learn about being kind, especially to your parents and grandparents, you should read the book Love Spell: Written in the Stars. What if they become a powerful witch? They might give you a magical book that has a spell that will make anyone fall in love with you! That’s what happens to the game’s main character, Luna, as well. When this college student reads the book and meets a talking penguin, his life changes for the better for good. In the book, Luna only has to write the name of the person she wants to get to know. They will fall in love with her. However, the attraction only lasts for a month, so the book is more of a way for Luna to get ready for a relationship if she wants to have one.
The game is written in a very funny way. Even if you don’t want to laugh at the crazy things that happen around her, Luna is for you. Besides, there are a lot of penguin puns. Even though I don’t like puns, those who do will enjoy them.
For anyone who likes otome games, Love Spell: Written in the Stars is a must-have.
6. My Vow To My Liege
‘My Vow to My Liege’ is a game that looks like a visual novel. Play as a girl dressed up as the King of Ng, a man. The guide, the enemy, the minister, and the guard are the four people who can be found. People: Will they choose the man or the country? Hate or love? Who will they end up with?