There is also often a pure dating aspect of gameplay in simulations.
This involves asking or being asked on dates by the love interest, doing an activity with them, and responding to their questions or comments.
The player has a choice of responses, and a correct answer will raise your standing with that character.
One feature that has become common in otome games is "full voice" , which is to have voice acting throughout the entire game.
This CG is a set picture featuring the love interest and sometimes the main character in a pose, and some dialogue.
Otome games have strong links with shōjo manga, with popular titles often spawning a manga series (e.g.
The genre has many style elements in common with shōjo and josei manga,, and sometimes there are Boys' Love elements in otome games, but the two genres are usually kept separate.