Screw your expectations, you aren't just going to laugh at this game...
especially not when you reset and decide to "fulfill the promise" to discover what the real experience really is.
This isn't to say that knows how to dish in spades.
Be aware that this is paced a lot slower (as is most Korean story-telling in my experience) than the usual western or Japanese counterparts. And while it is definitely playable as a standalone title, you will probably appreciate the number of references thrown in if you play You wouldn't think to expect a great deal of quality from a weird eclectic genre mix that's "a gameplay first approach that’s part dating sim, part puzzle game, with light RPG elements, a visual novel style of presentation, an abrasive western writing style and plenty of “plot”." And yet, it still manages to squeak onto this list for pure LOL-worthy play.
You play as a college student whose consciousness is inexplicably and accidentally merged with a spirit named Orion while he was traveling between worlds - and in doing so, all your memories, your personality, and entire sense of self is lost.
Orion is your constant invisible companion, staying by your side until you can recover your memories and adapt to the strange world you no longer remember. It's lucky that Orion is chock-full of personality, because your character is unfortunately something of an empty box of a Bella Swan.
This game makes no bones about the fact that it packages up a crazy, controlling, and stalkerish boyfriend into the most perfect romance ever - but heck, as we've learned with that's just A-OK with North American audiences these days.
The majority of these types of games don't actually require you to be 'good' at playing other games -- save for a few mini-games here and there, you generally only need to have a decent command of the English language and the ability to make up your mind.
And it's all pretty well-done too, boasting a strong cast of female voice actresses (extra impressive since a large number of them were in answer to an open casting call through Kickstarter).
With a strangely compelling combination of casual match 3 gameplay and hardcore information management (there is grounded by the game's extremely self-aware sense of humor.
otome series, but it's also the only one that's managed to make it to a PC port.
Considering its fan following in Japan and an enthusiastic Western audience that has begged for a stateside release for years, it's no surprise this game shot to the top of the list.