Japanese dating simulation
I also learned that he is 5’10” and blood type B—in case, you know, I needed a transfusion down the line.
Because I try to steer clear of assholes in my real dating life, I thought—why not go for an imaginary asshole, one I I could win over? And besides, each character comes with two possible endings based on the choices you make in the game—”good” and “happy”—so I was pretty sure I’d get a positive outcome.
If anyone was going to be doing the rejecting, I wanted it to be me.
In that one regard, the game did feel like real-life.
I didn’t just want the good ending, I wanted the HAPPY ending.
Whether or not I really truly liked Ryoichi, I still wanted him to keep calling.
That left Ryoichi, described as a 26-year-old sadistic novelist.But the last several years saw several breakthroughs for the genre.As otome expanded beyond gaming consoles and became accessible on smartphones and tablets, they found an English-speaking audience.was courting Ryoichi to write a special serial for the magazine—and I was in charge of “handling” him. (Until later 😜.)While new to me, romance sims are not new to the world—especially if you live in Japan.Throughout the first few chapters, Ryoichi consistently put me down, calling me “simple” and dumb—while also making passes at me. The games have been around since the 1980s, but for years, they catered only to straight men.