Valentines otome [GxB][VN][Romance Dating Sim]Walkthrough guide now available

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Valentines otome [GxB][VN][Romance Dating Sim]Walkthrough guide now available

#1 Post by 15385bic » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:44 am

Valentines Otome is the sequel to Halloween Otome. Play as Mira (Renamable), Emma's outgoing best friend.



You and your house mates are NOT spending valentines day with a romantic dinner with that significant other - so what’s a girl to do? Party of course~ Dragging your best friend and cousin with you, you are determined to make sure that at least one of you has a blast.

Features:

3 Love interests
Weekly Planner System
289K+ words
16 Ends
10 Unlockable Extra Scenes (Available from the Main Menu)
Achievements
Unlockable Trait System to make replays easier
The ability to choose which character Emma ended up with and see how that relationship is playing out
Music by Tyler Thompson

A shout out to our wonderful BETAS who had to test and put up with all the mistakes/errors thrown their way - you guys are awesome. :D

Recommended route order is Zane - > Kiron - > Daire

Rated 13+ for:
infrequent/mild sexual content/alcohol use (No smut though. Just no.)
Mentioned drug use
Adult themes
Possible tragedy/character death
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This is a "PAY WHAT YOU WANT" game. You can also play for free =]
Donations will go to covering background, music expenses and future games.

Hope you enjoy the game and comments are always appreciated =D
You can also create a thread to talk to other fans/players at http://synokoria.userboard.net/

DOWNLOAD HERE--> https://synokoria.itch.io/valentines-otome

HAPPY SINGLES-AWARENESS DAY!!! :wink:
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The WALKTHROUGH guide is now LIVE. Check it out here

Random extras will be added here. They are scenes we are calling ALT's
What is an ALT? It's a short scene showcasing an alternate possibility to those presented in the main game. Some may serious, some may be crack.

This ALT contains spoilers for Daire's route.
HAUNTED : It follows an alternate timeline where Mira divorced Daire and chose to marry Kaiser afterwards.
POV: Mira
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfm8Pl0 ... e=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw5cuClAsqQ&t=83s <- Valentines Otome Alt: Crime And Punishment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9kE8bUeGm0&t=93s <-- Valentines Otome Alt: Confessions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WatpgKQ6Ups&t=5s <-- Valentines Otome Alt: Unleashed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTowWxAEVNg <-- Valentines Otome Alt: New Goals


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It’s been one month since the release of Valentines Otome so we’ve decided to celebrate by holding a fan art contest.

The rules are simple:
You can submit as many images as you want - each will count as a separate entry
Nothing NSFW (blood is okay, porn is not)
To be considered as an entry, either one character from Valentines Otome needs to be in the image or something sufficiently unique to VO
To submit, either post your image in this thread in the Synokoria Forums or provide us with a link to the image so that we may link to it within the thread.
There will be 3 winners. These will be based on the following respectively: art quality, creativity and one randomly chosen (lottery).
Please ensure that we will be able to contact you for shipping details should you win (by having an account on the forums or tumblr should you use them to submit)
All entries must be submitted by 14 JUNE 2018
The three winners will get a choice of either of the following (and yes, we do send internationally):

Valentines Otome Custom USB with Soundtrack Preloaded:
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A set of 4 VO charms (Mira, Daire, Zane and Kiron):
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Blinking chibi
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sketch of one character/oc
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Fanart entries will be linked in the synokoria forum board - feel free to submit straight there =]
http://synokoria.userboard.net/t15-vale ... rt-contest
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#2 Post by Kirlett » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:35 pm

I didn't finish the game yet, but I already love Zane and Mira's relationship!
HE'S THE WRITER FOR HER FAVORITE SERIES, ISN'T HE?! I LOVE THAT. When they start arguing about the book and the characters and THE SHIPS hahahaha I love them!

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#3 Post by JBShields » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:29 pm

Oh wow! I've been waiting for Valentine's Otome! Congrats on your release!! Very excited to read.

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#4 Post by Bouki » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:08 pm

I come pleading for answers.

First of all, I gotta say that Halloween Otome was my favorite, absolutely loved to play and discover every ending to it. I was waiting for Valentine's Otome from the shadows, and seems it was worth the wait! Characters and slow-paced instead of forced romance got me hooked so hard that I've been playing non-stop for 7 hours, ditched a class and kept conversation with my real, human boyfriend short just to get the most out of these boys :D

But I suppose good things can't exist without hardships. I hate stat raising with a passion, still tried to keep all of them balanced and was thinking there was a romance blooming. Nope. I tried many times and all I get is bad ends with Zane and I just can't move on unless
I can know who the stalker was
Can you give us some hints? With so many lines, it is kinda hard to start anew. For example, does raising a certain stat during a certain month affect our relationship? Maxing one from the start and not doing it after that makes us grow apart or something?

By the way, congrats for the release! Hope you get your much deserved feedback on here and other platforms.

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#5 Post by Corynth » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:52 am

Bouki wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:08 pm
Can you give us some hints? With so many lines, it is kinda hard to start anew. For example, does raising a certain stat during a certain month affect our relationship? Maxing one from the start and not doing it after that makes us grow apart or something?
You're thinking a bit too hard. While it is possible to miss an event because you aren't training a stat during a specific period, the game will force scenes that are mandatory to the plot. What you're at risk of missing are the fluff/humour scenes.
Traits unlock after each non-best end to give you an idea of where you went wrong.
Of course, to activate these traits you need to start from the beginning but you can always use the TAB key/skip button to quickly skip over read text.

The answers you give as well as two specific stats detemine which end you will get. One of those stats stays the same for each guy and the other differs from guy to guy.
If you keep dying - your Trust is too low. Focus on it more.
If you get the "Sunken Ship" end - the problem is the answers you give. Try either the affectionate trait or wait for the walkthrough.
If you get "Runaway Lovers" - raise Management
Also try to keep stress low as it changes how quickly your stats increase.
You can also try changing the character you've chosen for Emma.

Hope that helps.
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#6 Post by Pixelen » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:11 am

Hey, me again, I was really looking forward to playing this as the Halloween one isn't working for me but I get the exact same issues. When I open the app, the icon just bounces and then disappears. I'm on MacOS Sierra version 10.12.6. I don't get a crash log to paste or anything, unfortunately, it just doesn't even open.

Thanks and let me know if you need any more information!

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#7 Post by Kirlett » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:52 am

I need to know the answers to Zane's route ;_; I keep getting the Sunken Ship ending and it's kind of a pain to load again and again with the stat-raising

I really don't get what I'm doing wrong. I tried changing a few answers and different combinations but it doesn't work... and some answers I don't think I should change? Like giving him a present or letting him bide for his friend or buying him food I mean :/
I have no idea what I'm doing wrong because I have 3 stats at 300, except social.

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#8 Post by Corynth » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:22 pm

Pixelen wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:11 am
Hey, me again, I was really looking forward to playing this as the Halloween one isn't working for me but I get the exact same issues. When I open the app, the icon just bounces and then disappears. I'm on MacOS Sierra version 10.12.6. I don't get a crash log to paste or anything, unfortunately, it just doesn't even open.

Thanks and let me know if you need any more information!

Helen
That's really strange. Unfortunately we don't have Mac devices to be able to shed much light, but maybe some of our other Mac players can help?
For now though, we're going to upload a Mac-only build of VO to see if it helps.
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Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:52 am
I need to know the answers to Zane's route ;_; I keep getting the Sunken Ship ending and it's kind of a pain to load again and again with the stat-raising

I really don't get what I'm doing wrong. I tried changing a few answers and different combinations but it doesn't work... and some answers I don't think I should change? Like giving him a present or letting him bide for his friend or buying him food I mean :/
I have no idea what I'm doing wrong because I have 3 stats at 300, except social.
Ideally, you wouldn't be loading again and again - you'd replay with the affectionate trait. Without affectionate every single answer you choose needs to be correct.
It's entirely possible you're buying him the wrong gift because it changes depending on how you feel about him (conveyed in the conversation with Maia just before the choice).
Emma's boyfriend makes a difference as well - you cannot get full affection with Tyler as her boyfriend unless Social is high during his getaway or the Affectionate trait is active.
If you don't have the affectionate trait, you can reload from the last choice in the game and
choose to leave right away
That should unlock it.

Alternatively you can wait a few days for the full guide.
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#9 Post by caibanh » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:13 pm

I couldn't see Mira sprite and only her. I don't know why ;;_;;
https://i.imgur.com/6CKmSNC.png
log file: https://secufiles.com/hUdk/log.txt
system specifications: https://i.imgur.com/ACL4eHl.jpg , https://i.imgur.com/uKYpaB2.jpg
thank you

I enjoy this game so far. I wonder will this game have guide in the near future? I scare that I couldn't get all the endings.

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#10 Post by RoyalVillain » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:16 pm

Pixelen wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:11 am
Hey, me again, I was really looking forward to playing this as the Halloween one isn't working for me but I get the exact same issues. When I open the app, the icon just bounces and then disappears. I'm on MacOS Sierra version 10.12.6. I don't get a crash log to paste or anything, unfortunately, it just doesn't even open.

Thanks and let me know if you need any more information!

Helen
Fellow Mac user here - I also had trouble opening the game at first, but if you follow these instructions, you should be able to run the game.

First open the download folder for the game and right click the app itself. Select "show package contents" as in the screenshot below:
Screen Shot 2018-02-14 at 18.09.27.png
This should open a folder labelled "Contents". From there, open the folder called "Mac OS" and then double click to open the exec file named "ValentinesOtome". This should open up the Terminal app on your Mac to run a script. After a few seconds, a new window should open and the game should run just fine.
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Hopefully this helps.

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#11 Post by RoyalVillain » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:29 pm

So far I've obtained two bad endings in Kiron's route and all of Daire's endings (after hours of going back and reloading/trying for different traits/picking a different love interest for Emma) and I've been enjoying it just as much as I expected, even if stat-raising really isn't my strong suit in games that involve them (I surprised myself by somehow getting all of Daire's endings without a walkthrough). The game is just as challenging as I expected after having played Halloween Otome, but I do like the challenge as it makes getting the best ending all the more rewarding - I enjoyed Daire's a LOT).

Unsurprisingly, Daire is my favourite of the three love interests (he was the one who caught my eye from the start both personality wise, in addition to the fact that I do usually romance the tall, suit-wearing, dark haired guys, haha) but Kiron has also warmed to me too. I've yet to try Zane's route but intend to over the weekend, so I'll do a more thorough review in the future once I've played more of the other routes. I really liked seeing Erik again, though!

I do have one (probably silly) question, though - although I've obtained all of his endings, I still have two of Daire's CGs locked. Does this mean that I'd have to unlock them via either Zane or Kiron's routes, or have I missed certain scenes/requirements in Daire's?

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#12 Post by Corynth » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:46 pm

RoyalVillain wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:29 pm
So far I've obtained two bad endings in Kiron's route and all of Daire's endings (after hours of going back and reloading/trying for different traits/picking a different love interest for Emma) and I've been enjoying it just as much as I expected, even if stat-raising really isn't my strong suit in games that involve them (I surprised myself by somehow getting all of Daire's endings without a walkthrough). The game is just as challenging as I expected after having played Halloween Otome, but I do like the challenge as it makes getting the best ending all the more rewarding - I enjoyed Daire's a LOT).

Unsurprisingly, Daire is my favourite of the three love interests (he was the one who caught my eye from the start both personality wise, in addition to the fact that I do usually romance the tall, suit-wearing, dark haired guys, haha) but Kiron has also warmed to me too. I've yet to try Zane's route but intend to over the weekend, so I'll do a more thorough review in the future once I've played more of the other routes. I really liked seeing Erik again, though!

I do have one (probably silly) question, though - although I've obtained all of his endings, I still have two of Daire's CGs locked. Does this mean that I'd have to unlock them via either Zane or Kiron's routes, or have I missed certain scenes/requirements in Daire's?
These cgs are in Daire's route.
Off the top of my head, these are probably the ones you're missing:
1 - The CG for having bought him during the auction (You must have more than $70000 by the auction to see this option. The inspired trait and spending most of your time on design until the auction is recommended for this) and then choosing to straddle him during the fairytale date
2 - A CG during Landon's getaway (so Landon must be Emma's boyfriend) is affection is high
caibanh wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:13 pm
I couldn't see Mira sprite and only her. I don't know why ;;_;;
https://i.imgur.com/6CKmSNC.png
log file: https://secufiles.com/hUdk/log.txt
system specifications: https://i.imgur.com/ACL4eHl.jpg , https://i.imgur.com/uKYpaB2.jpg
thank you

I enjoy this game so far. I wonder will this game have guide in the near future? I scare that I couldn't get all the endings.
It's very strange that she isn't showing up as this is the first we've heard of such a thing. Is she invisible if you start from the character selection as well?
Can you try press Shift+G and toggle some options there? You'll need to restart the game each time to see if it helps.
Alternatively if you're using fullscreen mode, can you try shifting to windowed?
You can also try updating your graphics card drivers and seeing if that helps.

Yes, there will be a guide. We'll release it in a couple days.
We want to encourage as many people as possible to play it blind first though.
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#13 Post by Kirlett » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:46 pm

Okay. It was because Tyler was Emma's boyfriend then. I'll try with a different boyfriend later.

Does this happen with the other guys too? Do they have a specific Emma's BF that prevents us from getting the good ending?

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#14 Post by Corynth » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:54 pm

Kirlett wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:46 pm
Okay. It was because Tyler was Emma's boyfriend then. I'll try with a different boyfriend later.

Does this happen with the other guys too? Do they have a specific Emma's BF that prevents us from getting the good ending?
It's just Tyler for all the guys. Poor guy gives you the short end of the stick unless you're raising social or using affectionate.

At the same time, each boyfriend for Emma corresponds to a specific stat which changes a bit of their getaway when high enough:
Tyler - > Social
Landon - > Design
Erik - > Management
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#15 Post by RoyalVillain » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:24 pm

Corynth wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:46 pm
These cgs are in Daire's route.
Off the top of my head, these are probably the ones you're missing:
1 - The CG for having bought him during the auction (You must have more than $70000 by the auction to see this option. The inspired trait and spending most of your time on design until the auction is recommended for this) and then choosing to straddle him during the fairytale date
2 - A CG during Landon's getaway (so Landon must be Emma's boyfriend) is affection is high
That makes sense, thank you! I've been picking Erik as Emma's love interest each time, so that'd explain the second missing CG you mentioned. As for the other CG
I think I've gone wrong by mostly prioritising raising trust early on
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