Strange video games have existed since the dawn of gaming, but as they evolved from crude, pixelated graphics to slick realism, the Japanese have perfected the art of of the bizarre.
Crude jokes, sexual humor, murder and mayhem – these are the elements used by Japanese designers to create some of the wildest video games ever made.
While all you need to be “good at” is reading and making choices -- don’t worry if you don’t normally play games -- there are some important things to know about how these games work.
Generally you meet several characters, and will have to choose one to court.
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An otome game (乙女ゲーム, literally meaning "girl" or "maiden" game) is a story based video game that is targeted towards the female market.
Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male, or occasionally female characters.
You certainly have an element of choice, and pretty much all of them have failure states even if they don’t have gloriously over-the-top Bad Ends.
However, if your definition of ’game’ requires more than reading/listening for 30 minutes and making a choice, visual novels probably won’t be for you.