What does your favorite husbando say about you?
miHoYo is continuing to cement themselves as one of the top freemium mobile game studios. Their newest title, Tears of Themis, was recently released in English in July. As two months have passed since its English release, I thought it would be time to take a good look at Tears of Themis and see if miHoYo has hit another home run with this game.
Although the name “otome” (maiden) gives an impression that otome games are made only for women, that’s far from the case. While their approach to visual novels might be different, anyone can (and should) experience the joy of otome games, and here’s why!
As a young professional, you have an interesting guilty pleasure: a cute character mascot for a stationary company. When you attend a convention for the aforementioned mascot with one of your online friends, you’ll soon come to find that extremely awkward romance is in the air.
From new developer ShibaList, Yrsa Major is a fantasy adventure romance made for Otome Jam 2021. Woodcutter Yrsa’s only concern is protecting her small village from the monsters that threaten to destroy it. An encounter with a mysterious alchemist leaves her bonded with an ishim, an elemental being. Uribel, however, is a pacifist, more a healer than a fighter. Working together, can they still find a way to protect that which she holds dear? Can she learn to see herself in a new way through Uribel’s eyes?
Does it matter whether the main character is a self-insert or an established persona? The answer is no, but is it that simple? Which is best for newcomers, and how can otome games build new audiences best?
Play as either Allen or Aledis as newcomers to a popular fashion house. Along the way, meet your fellow models and designers, pick your outfit, and build relationships with your new friends and coworkers while maintaining the ones you already have.