Text adventures!

I’m kind of tempted to write a text adventure. And if in the unforeseeable future that ever gets finished, I’d turn it into a visual novel.

Obviously, it would be an otome game, meaning you’ll be a girl and have some romancy scenes with guys.

The idea that I had is that instead of making stereotypes for the guys, I’d make stereotypes for the girl (which is you), and the guys would all react to you differently based on your personality. For now, I came up with two types: assertive and passive. And then I take it even further: you can make a good first impression on the guy, or a bad first impression. Having a good first impression while being assertive makes a guy react differently to you than if you made a bad first impression while being assertive.

I could split it up into these possible scenarios:
Good impression + assertive = you will flirt and make romantic moves on your guy, and the guy will be very impressed by you
Bad impression + assertive = you will fight (sometimes physically) head to head with your guy because he now hates you, and your assertive personality makes you not back down
Good impression + passive = the guy will dote on you and feel the need to protect you, and will try to flirt with you more
Bad impression + passive = instead of fighting head on, both of you will be more passive aggressive with each other and will make snappy comments

As you can see, there is no need to create a tsundere stereotype, when I can just go for an assertive personality type and make a bad first impression – and now all the guys will act like tsunderes towards me. Or perhaps you’d like it if your man was assertive and protective of you, you’d go for a passive personality and a good first impression. Or perhaps you’d like the deadpan snarker stereotype, then go for a passive personality with a bad first impression.

My point is; the guys can display all these stereotypes, but it would still play out differently based on their own personality (one guy might try to tackle you if you have a bad first impression with an assertive personality, but another might actually be scared of you!). So instead of there only being one tsundere, they can all display tsundere traits.

Of course, this is still just an idea.