In simulation otome games, there is also other gameplay which affects the plot, either by playing minigames or by raising stats.
The main character often has several parameters, such as looks, style, intelligence, talent, etc., that can be raised through various activities in normal gameplay.
The table can be sorted by clicking on the small boxes next to the column headings.
With the climate in disarray the original island of Midwinter has flooded after the thaw.
In 2006, Famitsu's listings for the Top 20 selling love games included seven otome games.
Early games borrowed heavily from the iconography and story conventions of "retro shoujo manga", "the archetypical girly heroines, the emphasis on pure, sexless, tranquil romance and on a peaceful, stable setting", but as the category expanded, other narrative and gameplay elements were introduced, including action/adventure, combat and plots in which "the heroine can ‘save the world’ and ‘get the guy’ at the same time".
There are games released on a PC platform which are rated 18 for their sexual content.