Ikemen Vampire is getting a 2019 release. Omg I remember seeing the original JPN promo and thinking it was an actual joke. It’s kind of like the Fate series, where the characters are all famous historical people (Jeanne d’Arc is a man lol). I played some of the JPN ver and I have to say, it’s pretty spicy.
Kenshin’s route in Ikemen Sengoku was perfect - a wonderful spin on the yandere trope. He’s really sympathetic, and I like that he acknowledges that what he feels is wrong, and tries to work with the MC to better himself. Ikemen Revolution is already a gem (Jonah is such a sassy little drama queen I love him), and Edgar’s route is going to be released next week, and I’m super excited to romance a manipulative jerk lol.
Also, I haven’t seen Samurai Love Ballad Party or Liar! mentioned here yet. SLBP is another adaptation of the Sengoku era, and it’s more historically-accurate and serious than Ikemen Sengoku. I like it so far, though I’m not a fan of the artwork, but it’s too bad Nobuyuki, Kageie, and Genya aren’t released yet (at least in NA). It also gets really dark, but so far, I’ve played Inuchiyo’s and Sakuya’s routes, and I’ve enjoyed them. The MC is really different depending on the route, but I think she works well for the setting and plot.
Liar! is more of a mystery-ish game than romance, and I think it’s pretty fun so far. The original game’s plot is that the MC’s boyfriend was cheating on her, so she dumps his ass and goes to a matchmaking party where she’s told she’ll get 10 guys’ numbers, but 9 of them are lying. The very first one with the mama’s boy was really funny, so if you like that kind of game, I’d definitely recommend it.
@Hazel I haven’t played it in a while, but I think Nameless might be worth a shot. Eri is kind of cold and distant, IIRC. I think Voltage’s Kiss of Revenge has an MC that is pretty cold and untrusting.