Of course, I've never said that such heroines don't exist, just that I've never met them. I've actually played Shinigami to Shoujo and my opinion on the heroine is ambiguous. In the first place it's hard to judge her naivety and intelligence since her true thoughts are often concealed from the reader (probably to not spoil the mystery) to be revealed later on special occasions. So, while she made an impression of a shrewd person sometimes, there were also many cases when she appeared thick-headed, whether it was because she really didn't perceive something or pretended that she didn't. That's why I find it difficult to form a final opinion on her.[MENTION=30854]MidoriAmatoya[/MENTION] Just because you have never seen them does not mean they don't exist. There ARE, in fact, heroines who are intelligent and non-naive. Mostly heroines created by Fujifumi, in games like Shinigami to Shoujo, Taishou Alice and Sweet Clown.
totally agree!! :188:I think the idea of changing the heroine's personality based on a test is fantastic
Personally I'm fine with any type of heroine, even the meek or soft ones, as long as she doesn't do anything retarded and get herself into troubles that can be avoided with a little thinking. Maybe no overly self-centered heroine too since I find them even worse than the goody-two-shoes people usually hate on. A backstory or setting that explains why the heroine's personality turns out that way would also be nice since I love well-developed and relatable heroine more than anything.
As for what I want from an otome game, it changes based on the genre.
If the game is a lightheart romance, then yes, sugary romance is a must. The romance must be well-written, with enough chemistry and development to make me feel like the hero and the heroine belongs to each other. I also prefer comedic relief scenes in my games since it will feel less tiring going through the story.
If it's a serious game, I would like the plot to be developed properly and intriguing to keep me glued to my chair. A few dark elements would also be nice, as long as they don't ruin the character for me. Romance can be secondary in this type of game.