I've been looking for some good otome games, lately. Seeing as COG is a litgame hub, I figured this forum would be a good place to pass around recommendations!
When I say otome game, I'm talking specifically about visual novels that have a bit of romance in them. (: Its hard to find good ones that have been translated into English, or were originally written in it. If anyone has any good suggestions, I'd love to hear them! I've run into a bit of a rut lately.
I'll give out some of my own recs!
I love the games made by Cyanide Tea. They're all free (although they take donations!), and they're amazing quality. All of their games have diverse characters, and all of their stories are relateable. Nothing feels cliched. My favorite is Taarradhin-- that game made me cry!
MoaCube's visual novels, of course. So far all they have is Cinders, which is one of the most beautiful games I've ever played. They're coming out with a new one called Solstice (I've played the demo and its amazing).
Pangodango's Lovely Little Thieves is an awesome blend of funny and creepy. Its like you're the star of a teen horror flick, and I love it. Haunted houses are totally my thing, and all the characters are totally hiding something.
Spirit Parade from Lettuce Waltz looks sososo promising. The main character is a girl who can no longer walk because of polio. She's so cool-- I'm honestly more in love with her than any of the LI's haha. And I love the concept of falling into the spirit world.
The last two aren't out yet but I've played the demos and they're amazing! I think both games are due to come out late Spring.
(If there's already a topic like this out there, just direct me to that one and I'll delete this!)