Western dating sim

Dating simulators started in Japan, but have become an international game genre.Not only have Japanese games been translated into English and other languages, but other countries have started making their own games as well.Our next example, True Love, was one of the first to get an English release!It came out in 1995, showing just how long dating simulators have been around!Imagine a visual novel meeting a choice-driven role-playing game - that's the basic gameplay of a dating sim.How intense and serious a dating simulator can be is your choice depending on what you want.It has most of the elements found in today's games, such as being able to improve your personal statistics to help your chances with the girls and having a time limit system in place forcing you to carefully manage and plan each of your moves.These themes are in a lot of today's games as well!

At first, I thought the age of consent was perhaps vastly different between Japan and North America.In True Love ~Jun'ai Monogatari~, you take the role of Daisuke, a 19-year old Japanese boy who is just beginning to live on his own.You have two goals to complete - the first is to find what direction Daisuke should take academically to determine his future.But first, let's take a step back and look at where these games came from and just how widely varied and different they can be even though they come under the same genre title! Dating simulators are known as "romantic simulation games" in Japan.They have been around for quite a long time, though of course, the games have changed since their debut.