The Niflheim is probably one of the best free-to-play mobile otome game examples that I can give.
The game has a bold art style with intense flourishes, and while you play as a Shadow Every-Girl, all your your potential partners range from bratty kings to zombies to ghosts.
Sloppy localization can often let dating sim fans down.
For example, Alice in Wonderland is a popular theme worldwide and the manga based on the otome game series regularly tops the New York Times Manga Best Sellers list.
This set-up here is less of a self-absorbed celebrity quiz bowl, and more of a sim set up that allows you to pick the least shitty/creepy thing to say in hopes that Zayn will be into it.
If you have any semblance of dating etiquette and forget everything Tinder has taught you, you should be making out with this newly single stud in no time. Choose from 4 possible scenarios, which will either result in a "sexy," "romantic," "good" or "bad" ending -- though after playing through all of the options, I can tell you there's a pretty good chance you'll end up impregnated with the newest member of the Coppola clan.
Tools like multiple save slots, quick-save features, and the ability to skip text and rewind help players efficiently pursue every potential partner character and reveal every story path.
It’s like backwards-engineering a narrative database -- and you may be surprised to find how much the story changes when you focus on a different partner each time. Hakuoki is a period piece, taking place in the Bakumatsu period of Japan at the time of civil unrest between the Emperor and the Shogun.
At least his last one turned out relatively normal.
Kiss Paris Hilton is all about getting everyone's favorite early-aughts debutante to make-out on the DL with other stars.
There's even a talking skeleton adorned with roses who will chat with you on occasion and give you romantic advice.