The Japanese will always have a special place in my heart. They hooked me on anime the moment I was introduced to my first animated boobies in 4th grade, and as technology and animation techniques dramatically improve, not a damn thing has changed. But don't get me wrong, I stick around for the story. No. Seriously.
It would be silly to even pretend that beautiful women don't draw people to do certain things. And the Japanese aren't the first ones to use artificial, perfect women to entice the promotion of their product. Otomedious is a play on words. It is a mash up of the two words Otome and Gradious. Otome is Japanese for "Maiden" and Gradious is the series that Otomedious is parodying. The stages in the game and the enemy patterns follow closely to the old school shooter.
This also proves that you can put boobs on anything in Japan, regardless how old the material is and they'll eat that stuff up. Hell, I'LL eat that stuff up. We'll just say the Japanese are the most honest gamers in the world. They cater to their market and we all have to buy Japanese systems to play what they have.
Game speed completion: Approximately 15 hours for full game completion. An achievement to play 573 minutes will keep you around for at least 10 hours. The game also has odd numbered achievements so if a player has issues with having a gamerscore that does not end in a five or zero has to be prepared to be in it for the additional 8-9 hour grind. After playing the game for at least 57 minutes, the player will pop a 38 point achievement. The final achievement will involve either playing the first level perfectly over and over or letting your turbo controller play for you for hours on end.
GSL Potential: The game has high GSL potential for those players who have access to the game and a J-NTSC xbox. 600 points can be earned by simply beating the game with each of the six characters, which would take about 30 minutes each with unlimited continues. There is an achievement series for touching the breasts of the character you are playing as 5, 57 and 573 times. (I was told by a GSL teammate that you can also get credit for touching the junk of the guy, but since I had already popped the achievement, I couldn't verify.) Potentially, a player can earn the first 762 points within the first two or three hours. But completion prone players will reduce the game's point-to-time ratio by pursuing the final 238. In a GSL, the six hours spent earning the final 200 points in this game can be better suited towards another quick completion game. The 573 minute played achievement can possibly be earned while away from the xbox only with the assistance of a Hori turbo pad II because of its ability to program auto turbo to the left button as well as the face buttons.
Game visibility is low because there is nothing to stack in the game, but its always assumed that if a GSL participant has one Japanese game, then they have access to many other Japanese games. It will be expected that 672-800 points will be earned by the player, but competitors will observe to see if that same player will be perusing the final 200 points to determine how to close the gap in the meantime.
What the guides don't tell you:
The pink character (Toron) has the lowest point requirements to purchase all the weapon cards of the six available characters. (Referenced http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/945956-otomedius-g/46836833 and http://www14.atwiki.jp/otome_g/pages/15.html on May 4, 2011)
You need a total of this much to buy all weapons for each character:
To "touch" the angels, you have to use the right stick to manually move the cursor over their breasts/junk and press A. Before it was believed that you only can do it in between rounds, in which you only got five to six seconds, but you can also do this during the character select screen, in which you have a full thirty seconds instead.
Earning the weapon cards by playing arranged mode will increase the probability of getting illustration cards in arcade mode. As prescribed by the available guides, play the first stage perfectly with no deaths in arranged mode, (first blue option on the game screen) to get an S ranking, and then immediately die for approximately 2000 points to spend on weapons cards.
To earn cards effort free, you need to have a Hori Turbo Pad II, which is the one that has programmable directional buttons as well as face buttons. The Hori Pad I (The original blue turbo pad) will not work. Program autofire to the A and left directional button on arcade mode (the red option on the game screen.) The game will cycle through the game, die, ask you if you want to save your replay and verify if you are sure that you don't, which is why it is essential that the Hori Pad can press the left button to confirm that you are sure that you don't want to save and repeat the cycle. This technique can be used to "actively" play the game for 673 minutes for the 38 point achievement in your sleep or while you are away from xbox. Keep in mind that although this technique will ASSIST in card acquisition, expect to still grind points in arranged mode to get all the weapons cards.