Since launch, the Play Station Vita has floundered in the west.Almost as if it were destined to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, the PSP, Vita sales in North America and Europe have never come close to its Nintendo competition, despite heavy-hitting series such as receiving their own Vita-exclusive installments.While it may seem wild to market a whole genre specifically towards women, otome games do exactly that.Popularized in 1994 with the release of for the SNES, otome, or “maiden” games insert the player into the role of a female protagonist in story-heavy narratives where the goal is to pursue romances with a number of suitors who are almost always male.
While the ultimate goal is to fall in love and get the happy ending, there are times when the game requires the players to meet certain requirements to get the players’ desired ending.I present to you the top ten bishoujo games that have been commercially released in English for your enjoyment.***note: While making this list I had to consider many different things, including whether or not I wanted to include games that have visual novel elements like Persona or the Ace Attorney Series. Curious about what makes these choose-your-own adventure games so memorable? While it's true that dating sims/bishoujo games rarely leave their host country, a few brave companies such as JAST, NIS, Manga Gamer, and the now-defunct Hirameki strive to bring them over here with decent/moderate success.