Generally you meet several characters, and will have to choose one to court.
You play as cute Sara on her 30 day quest to be paired up with a hottie before summer ends. :) Look for Bomee's next dating sim early September-December!!
Most of these games exist in Japan, but there are some available in English as well. The Videos blog covers the dramatic opening sequences from games (usually Japanese). On the Fans page we link to other sites and blogs talking about otome games, so you can find reviews of the games you're interested in.
Everyone has different tastes, so it's a good idea to check out multiple opinions!
Lots of players get turned onto these aspects from story and character-driven Bio Ware games like Dragon Age, and if you’re a fan of those, I have a few recommendations to help welcome you into the otome genre.
While all you need to be “good at” is reading and making choices -- don’t worry if you don’t normally play games -- there are some important things to know about how these games work.
But you’ll need to focus, as playing the field can result in an unsatisfying ending, and no one likes that.