Princesses, ninjas, wizards, ballerinas, sports stars - otome heroines can be anything.
Otome games can be played on your PC, your PS2, your DS, your cellphone, or more.
The gameplay involves conversing with a selection of girls, attempting to increase their internal "love meter" through correct choices of dialogue.
The game lasts for a fixed period of game time, such as one month or three years.
Games where the player character is female and potential objects of affection are male are known as Gx B or otome games.
Homosexual relationships are also possible, as there are games with no specific gender lines ("all pairings").
Eroge only gets released to PC because large Japanese game companies do not want to release games with sexual content on their game consoles.
This gives the games more replay value, since the player can focus on a different girl each time, trying to get a different ending.Dating sims, or relationship simulation role-playing games (RS-RPG), are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements.They are also sometimes put under the category of neoromance.Dating sims such as Tokimeki Memorial often revolve almost entirely around relationship-building, usually featuring complex character interactions and branching dialogue trees, and often presenting the player's possible responses word-for-word as the player character would say them.Dating sims such as Tokimeki Memorial, and some role-playing games with similar relationship based mechanics to the genre such as Persona, often give choices that have a different number of associated "mood points" which influence a player character's relationship and future conversations with a non-player character.