The development of technology in the last few years has encouraged the birth of various new breakthroughs, one of which is in the field of games. Lately, the world seems to be shaken by the proliferation of games with slick visuals and storylines that are able to spoil its connoisseurs, women (Tanikawa, 2013). This type of game that relies on charming characters with a compelling storyline is often known as otome game (乙 女 ゲ ー ム = otome geemu , hereinafter referred to as otoge).
The mechanics of this game are also very easy. Players are presented with a story that is simple, but not boring. In several occasions, players will have the opportunity to choose one of several options provided. Each of these answers will be passed along a different story route. Uniquely, this choice can later produce different story endings, some of which are good, but some are bad. Some of these options allow players to get a generic character (CG) with quality that is no less good.
The autoge trend, especially for teenagers and young adults, is of course not created without reason. The game's popularity began with the appearance of Mystic Messenger, a game from Korea which was released in 2016. The game with features such as a visual novel with an unpredictable storyline has successfully attracted many players. Shortly after that, other similar games began to appear, such as Love and Producer (2017), Obey Me (2019), and Wannabe Challenge (2020). The concept of this game was immediately accepted by the community through its uniqueness.
Apart from being a captivating story and characters, this game continues to develop thanks to the characteristics of each character. Each character in the autoge game has their own storyline and background, making them a unique person. Not infrequently, the character development has successfully touched the hearts of women, even men. “ At first it was just casual contact. Later, I found a kind of warm that had never been seen before in other game types , ”wrote the YuchenFlower Twitter account in a survey held on Thursday (21/02/2021).
Even though it sometimes takes a long time to carry out missions or finish the story in autoge, the players are never bored. This is due to the interactive communication between game makers and their fans through several social media. The existence of prize quizzes and other activities allows consumers to enjoy a variety of content, even outside the game itself. With its various advantages, many players are increasingly attached to autoge.
This attachment to autoge does not always produce positive results. Not infrequently players have to experience unpleasant experiences due to the game. One of the things that the connoisseurs must be willing to spend is money. It is no secret that Autoge, especially those released recently, provides paid features that are much more profitable than players who don't pay a penny. The more money invested in the game, the more abundant the profits will be. This is the dangerous point of an otome game. If you can't hold back, millions of rupiah can fly away instantly.
Another factor that makes games like this less friendly is the need to complete several missions in a day. Many of those who enjoy this game state that having to complete these missions can sometimes lead to feeling bored and wanting to quit. Not infrequently, this obligation makes a handful of users unable to manage their time properly so they end up spending hours in front of the screen of their cellphone or other device.
The otome game industry is so convincing these days. However, it is not uncommon for some of them to be dismissed due to the lack of players who still dedicate their time. To continue to maintain this game, support from the players is needed, both in the form of time and funds. Even so, connoisseurs of this game should be able to divide their time and control their finances so that unwanted things don't happen. That way, this popular game industry can continue to survive and its consumers can continue to enjoy the various content offered.
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