What We Loved (And Hated) About Hit Dating Sim Mystic Messenger
Dating sim Mystic Messenger is blowing up, simulating the too-real experience of falling in love with mysterious people online. It’s a relatable otome (“maiden”) game in which, brilliantly, anime boys—and one girl—interact with you over a fake chatroom and text messages. Your character stumbles upon the fictional Mystic Messenger app under mysterious circumstances, and, over the course of 11 days, gets to know potential paramours online and offline. Mystic Messenger is brilliant, and there’s a lot to unpack about how its fake interface best exhibits each character’s flaws and charms.