Games like pornstar dating sim
I also paid money for this stuff and I didn’t mind. (This character proved so popular that they were eventually given their own route.) Astoria’s MC is also assertive, competent, and often takes the lead with the flirting and the sex.This is a common complaint about some otome games—they draw you in with a free sample and then make you pay for subsequent story installments, and the costs definitely add up. There’s a focus on honesty, communication, and loyalty in all relationships.
On the surface, I feel like a lot of these games involve paying for the illusion of intimacy and love, which, like the exchanges that happen in host & hostess clubs (and to a MUCH lesser extent, in cosplay cafes), I’ve never been 100% comfortable with. Anyone who’s read a romance novel or manga published in the last ten years will recognize a lot of the typical otome male character types.
The big difference, of course, is that with dating sims there’s no other human being involved. ) works to maintain harmony between humans and ancient Greek gods, demigods, and monsters. As Cathryn Sinjinn-Starr writes, there’s usually a pretentious one, a broody loner, and a womanizer, plus occasionally a few extras like the “big brother” type and the sweet-but-easily-flustered one.
The decisions you make (which will divert the story toward a “passionate ending” or “thrilling ending”) are fairly random and don’t require any sleuthing or problem-solving. This made me laugh at first (“Agent Nelson, I knew I could count on you,” / “Lindsay, I’ve never met a woman like you”) but as I got used to it I found myself slipping deeper into the story.
(At one point the Medusa route asks if you want scones, muffins, or cake, and you’d better choose correctly if you want that passionate ending.) So yeah, more of a book than a game. A good romance novel will have you empathizing with the protagonist, but the empathy packs a bit more of punch when the protagonist is YOU. Sure, they were just copy-and-pasted text from a computer, but something about seeing them in my inbox triggered the same kinds of fluttery feelings that I might have gotten if they’d been from a real person.
And if anyone was I have some problems: I don’t know where’d I make this other than Greenfoot/Powerpoint, and even then I don’t know how to make a save file and whatnot.