Posted 10 May 2011 - 02:10 AM
Does anyone not like the thriller genre? lol
I have a very uneasy relationship with horror in my games, in that I seriously can't take it. I just get so freaked out that I have to stop playing, and if I'm lucky, my hubby will finish the game for me. Since I'm the big power gamer between us that almost never happens. But some of my favorite games ever (Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill 2, Eternal Darkness) are horror games, so that I sometimes put myself through terrifying torture to finish a game myself. IT MAKES NO SENSE.
For an otome game, I think the type of game would make a big difference. I could tackle a visual novel no problem (maybe), though extra creepy CGs would provide for some scary aftershock. In horror movies it always comes down to the one survivor, so I imagine in an otome game all the guys except the one you chose early on would die. Certainly a lot darker than most otome games, and you'll definitely have to work for your happy ending, but the whole OUR LOVE IS SO STRONG WE CAN OVERCOME DEATH AND BAD GUYS idea can make for an addictive and compelling story.