How do you feel about a dating sim game that has mostly male or female love interests, but has one opposite option?
I’ve been working on an eroge (adult dating sim) for awhile with all female LIs. If I could practice drawing men well enough, or hire another artist, I’d probably do a sequel with all-male love interests. Players in either game could be male/female/other. By categories, this would potentially make game #1 harem(?)/yuri, and game #2 otome/yaoi.
I’ve been thinking about including one path in each game of the opposite gender, but am not sure that one character would be able to connect to enough players to be worth it. How do you feel when a game includes diversity of gender options, but only for one character, so it’s obviously geared to different preferences than yours?
Including LIs that are neither male nor female is a slightly different topic, but we don’t have one for that yet, so feel free to talk about how to do that here. I’ve also been thinking about how to incorporate that, but it seems slightly less difficult than the “one universally charming yaoi path to rule them all” problem.