We’ll briefly look at the types of Japanese games released, then also talk about some games released in English that either fit, or loosely fit, the genre.
Think of them as choose your own adventure novels in a game format.
However, this was never the case in other parts of the world.
Video game magazines that I read regularly would cover Japanese imports and niche titles, but dating sims were merely a curiosity and nothing more. The games industry has grown exponentially and modern gamers are interested in titles beyond the scope of the action, shooting and role-playing genres.
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