Despite its dedicated fanbase, it can be hard to understand the appeal of otome games for someone new to the genre.Though things are certainly changing, nerd media such as comic books and video games have historically been viewed as a “boys club” in the West, an outlook that has influenced marketing decisions as well as popular culture representations of the “gamer nerd” despite numerous studies suggesting that women are doing as much, if not more, gaming than men.
It was developed by Backbone Entertainment and published by Konami.
Being touted as "your chance to re-live your high school days," Brooktown High places the gamer in the shoes of either a male or female high school student.
While that is the current extent of English otome games on the Vita, the PSP also has a couple more titles up its sleeve.
proves that love can be found even in a game of life or death, while also managing to fit in a guest appearance by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune.
One genre that has made the Vita its home is otome games, or dating sims aimed at women.
While it may seem wild to market a whole genre specifically towards women, otome games do exactly that.
Popularized in 1994 with the release of for the SNES, otome, or “maiden” games insert the player into the role of a female protagonist in story-heavy narratives where the goal is to pursue romances with a number of suitors who are almost always male.
Gameplay-wise, they can range from stat management simulators to RPGs, but the vast majority are visual novels, where text-based decisions decide how the branching storyline will play out.
Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best PSP Simulation video games of all time.