Ask PC gamers in Japan what their favorite games are, and Starcraft, World of Warcraft or Call of Duty won't be uttered from many of their mouths. Or how an adult man can be brought to tears with just a little over-the-top melodrama? Curious about what makes these choose-your-own adventure games so memorable?
Fourteen years, if you're counting from the beginning of the series. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love does not contain the greatest story, nor the greatest cast of characters that I've come across (akin to a throwback to the Power Rangers and Robotech era) but it has had a profound impact on niche Japanese gaming in the West.
Sakura Wars was eagerly anticipated by Otakus of all ages and sold successfully on the Play Station 2.
You must interact with characters and select one or several of them to be your romantic interest.
The games are usually designed to be replayable, since the choices you make around the game often lead you to different endings.
As the market grew larger and larger through the years, dating games began gaining all sorts of forms to adapt to different demands: there are some LGBT friendly, some deeply immersive and emotional and even some showing aspects of other game genres, such as puzzle and RPG.
This list headlines the best dating games ever made.
This makes Kaede reckless and depressed about his future and results in his parents constantly enrolling him in new schools in hope one of them will awake his potential.
[appicon]Being an avid fan of oddball games, I've seen some pretty strange things in my time.
Dating games are very popular in Japan, they appeared on the late 1980’s and early 1990’s to be played on consoles and early PCs.
They usually feature a main male character surrounded by beautiful girls, and were about interacting with these girls in order to increase their affection to him.
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