I think I know why. Note that this is only my opinion. In the game, you are the main character. You are important. There are all these amazing people that you grow close too, and you matter to them. They love you, they care about you. You are important to them.
In most dating sims, even if you don’t do their route, most characters still like you. They’re still your friend, you still mean a lot to them. In dating sims, all these amazing (and attractive) people care about you. They love you, and they care about you. And when the heroine is relatable, it feels like it really is directed towards you. When you play dating sims, you feel important. You feel cared for. You feel loved.
I need more otome content on my dash, mind reblogging or liking this post if you blog about any of the following? It’d be a real help.
- Heart no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Wonder World~ - Okashi na Shima no Peter Pan ~Sweet Never Land~ - Ozmafia - Diabolik Lovers - Dandelion ~Wishes Brought To You~ - Nameless ~The One Thing You Must Recall~ - Mystic Messenger - Hustle Cat - Men of Yoshiwara / Gyakuten Yoshiwara
- Plus any other otome/dating sim/romantic visual novel related content ever
so like, i know nameless can be pure nightmare fuel in some cases, but it’s a terrific visual novel with gorgeous art and music and an incredibly deep story and fleshed out characters. it’s totally not a giant ad for crobidoll. dandelion is more of a dating sim but still has diverse and interesting characters with a fantastic ost. all of these games also include complete voice acting aside from the mc in nameless and mysmes. mystic messenger is groundbreaking for this genre and is amazing, but can we please revive the nameless and dandelion fandoms? they deserve more recognition