ITYH: A Horror Otome is a creepy, unsettling visual novel that involves both horror and romance.
It follows Camille, a teenage girl intent on finding love, who sets her sights on the mysterious loner Osgoode. Despite him coldly rebuffing her at every turn, she persists in her attempts to get him to notice her.
And then things go terribly, terribly wrong.
ITYH is set in modern times but has a gothic horror feel throughout. It’s a wonderfully disturbing read with a growing romantic progression that often had me thinking it was sweet despite being uncomfortable at the same time. Both main characters feel flawed and realistic, and the unsettling atmosphere always had me on edge.
There is one main ending, with early bad endings you can get along the way. Additionally, completing the main ending unlocks one more ending that branches off early on.
That ending and part of the main ending leave some details unexplained, but it seems these come from a cut route the developer plans to use for another story, so that should be interesting to see.
I know I haven’t gone into a lot of detail here, but that’s because ITYH is fairly short and a lot of impact comes from the surprise and anticipation of what might happen next. It should take a couple of hours to finish, depending on how fast you read.
So if you like horror and dark romance stories, ITYH: A Horror Otome is definitely one you should consider.---
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