Hey party people so i was thinking. What keeps me coming back to Otome games, Rpgs, JRPGs and the like and i thought about it and its the choice. At least for me. The choices also help shape the world we make and our own stories.
If we sit back and look at Otome games, or any dating sim we play to be able to choose that guy or girl we want to romance. THEN, we go back and do it again to see what we missed in prior path. Plus who doeen’t love yummy hot men fauning over you. There is also the added benefit that we get to see the other story arcs finish up nicely as well.
In many RPG’s or JRPG’s you can choose who you marry, among many other options. Look at famous games of this like the Fable, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, KOTOR. Speaking for myself i loved going back and choosing different things from a privous playthrough and see how it changes.
Choice, even when it comes to the dialog is a factor as well. You can make jokes, flirt. Be broodish and just enjoy being pulled in that much more to what is going on in the world around you. Will your party members love you or hate you. Will you be the hero or the villian of your story. The diologe choices we make help that.
All of these above are just of course my examples and by no means the end all and be all of choices and examples big or small. What do you all think? Does choice matter to you or is there another reason you come back to Otome games, RPG’s or JRPG’s.
I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.