One feature that has become common in otome games is "full voice" , which is to have voice acting throughout the entire game.
Gameplay occasionally does not particularly focus on romance, even if there are several characters whose "routes" you can follow.
In the visual novel examples of the genre, the player proceeds in the story by selecting dialogue or action choices which affect their relationships in a decision tree format.
Otome games have strong links with shōjo manga, with popular titles often spawning a manga series (e.g.
Neo Angelique and Meine Liebe), and popular manga series getting adapted to videogames (such as Nana).
The potential partners usually require a certain parameter or parameters to be at a certain level for them to fall in love with you.