Just like in the Write a Magical Girlfriend Series entry, a male main character may be an Unlucky Everydude. Also, a main male character can sometimes be a Marty Stu who gets all the girls with no effort.
Note that harems do not necessarily exist in doujin visual novels.It's possible to present the audience with a character who seems like a stereotype at first, and then introduce complications as the story goes on.If your story takes place near a school, and nearly every important character is under twenty years old, then there's a chance that your story may seem trite even if it's original. Make sure any Meet Cute scenes are not just random occurrences.You could also make them bisexual if you want love interests of both genders, but don't put too many options or it can be overwhelming.Unless you are making a story which is the equivalent of "gen" Fan Fic, you will have a main character who falls in love with one or more people, or vice versa." Remember, it could get worse — if your story involves horror/dark themes, and if your main character is doing horrible things, then your audience may want to see themselves as anyone but that character.Note that Featureless Protagonist is exception to this.Or perhaps you want to mix some relationship elements into your mainstream video game. The first decision you make will unlock a major Event Flag for your story/game: If you're not creating a product with the intention of selling it, then know what you're getting into.Do not talk about your awesome plans until your project is almost finished.If you have decided to create an adult game, then you need to decide how sex will be incorporated into the story or the gameplay.You can include hardcore scenes at important moments.