No, this is about a higher calling that will be put on display today as we dig into the festering, Technicolor underbelly that is Otome.
Seduce Me has already been successfully crowd-funded and is currently sitting on $8,236: more than double what the creative team asked for in backing. So, I think we should start with congratulations! No, seriously; we should all congratulate Seraphim Entertainment. Crowd-funding is far from a simple endeavor and to get over double of your requested budget means that they managed to connect with an audience that has no problem investing in their dreams. That is an accomplishment and we here at VNs Now celebrate accomplishment. So, good job guys!
Oh I see it on your faces: you’re waiting for the Hammer to drop. Relax! Anyway with a demo now released, it was only a matter of time before someone suggested this title to me and, lo and behold, in the most recent news update someone did suggest I play this very demo. But I would be lying if I said I wasn’t planning on ripping this one a new one. I mean, c’mon: a teenage girl stuck in a house with a bunch of sex demons? The jokes write themselves on that one.
But first and foremost, as a servant of the people and a champion of good standards, I feel it is my duty to at least pretend this isn’t going to be the bloodbath everyone in the otome faithful are assuming it will be. So I played the demo and, ironically, had a good deal of fun with it. The question isn’t whether it is bad or good though, but rather if there is anything I can say that’ll make it better. Surprisingly, I did come up with a small list of notes I took while playing the demo.
So, join me as we discuss why this doesn’t exactly suck, but still has a LOOOOOONG way to go before living up to its investment.