Introducing both strategic gameplay and dating simulation system, this title features multiple decision-makings and endings which makes this dating game quite playable.

The kinds of poses the girls make depends on their feelings for you.

I’m here to make a confession today: I love otome games.

They are also sometimes put under the category of neoromance.

The most common objective of dating sims is to date, usually choosing from among several characters, and to achieve a romantic relationship.

As a quick peek at Wikipedia shows us, otome games are literally “girl games.” They’re aimed at a female audience and are evidently a fairly new genre.

They’re most popular in Japan, but from what my personal anec-data show me, the genre is quickly gaining a bit of traction in the U. as well, and is especially popular with indie creators.

The term "dating sim" is also often used incorrectly in English as a generic term for romance-driven games (ren'ai games), a subject matter which is stereotypically associated with the visual novel genre.

This can lead to confusion, as visual novels are considered a subgenre of adventure games and are not technically included in the dating sim genre.

I could go on with the stats, both real and imagined, but seriously just go read that article. Anywho, back to my main point: After dipping my toes into the water of Bioware’s dating-sim-lite Dragon Age: Origins, I quickly found myself sliding down that slippery slope into visual novels and full-on dating sims.