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Posted 8/2/13
Ok so after watching the world god only knows and haganai I was wondering if dating Sims actually good. And what games are there available for united states (Xbox 360 or ps3)
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Posted 8/2/13
Look in the indie game section on Xbox 360 and search for them. I know of a few on there.

And it depends on what you get, some are horrible while others are amazing. Haven't played one in a long time but they are cool.
Posted 8/5/13
I know a certain other website that is very popular carries Eroge and regular visual novels. I'm sure if you google for a few titles, some good reviews should pop up.
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Posted 8/13/13
I've never played a true dating sim. The closest i've played is Persona 3/Persona 4 golden and the dating part part wasn't the main point of the game.
All the dating games I come across for PC are very umm "Lude?" "Dirty" I want something where the characters are attractive but have memorable characteristics.......... anybody?? lol
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Posted 8/16/13 , edited 8/16/13
Unfortunately, most dating sim-type games available in English translation are eroge, which is fine if you are into that, but ... not so fine if you are not.
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Posted 9/12/13

Em0SceneStabr wrote:

I've never played a true dating sim. The closest i've played is Persona 3/Persona 4 golden and the dating part part wasn't the main point of the game.
All the dating games I come across for PC are very umm "Lude?" "Dirty" I want something where the characters are attractive but have memorable characteristics.......... anybody?? lol


ever watch Clannad? well... play the VN it isn't an Eroge (though the spin off Tomoyo's After is)
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Posted 9/12/13

shymexican10 wrote:

Ok so after watching the world god only knows and haganai I was wondering if dating Sims actually good. And what games are there available for united states (Xbox 360 or ps3)

Clannad is great and so is Katawa Shojo.
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Posted 9/12/13
I've played a few DVD based visual novel games that I enjoyed that aren't eroge. As far as games go, the Persona series is as close as you will get. If you are fine with eroge, you can find them all over the net.
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Posted 9/17/13
Most dating sims games translated here are going to be hentai games and visual Novels. There are a few games out there that are good and don't have that much sex in them such as DaCapo & DaCapo II. While I could also say Shuffle! that appears to be based on Hentai more than DaCapo since it feels you can remove the other two sex scenes without missing the story.

While you do have stuff that have been out for a while, one close one would be 999 and Virtue's Last Reward which is a visual novel but both have an awesome story.
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Posted 9/24/13
I just got Sweet Fuse : by your side its good so far, it is considered Otome or GxB but its on PSP, got it from the PSN so no R-rated content and its good fun, I am going for Meoshi on my first pass ( self projection HOOO! ) but Mitarashi on my second :), mangagamer has an all ages area, but they are expensive.....
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Posted 10/12/13 , edited 10/12/13
* Visual novel = story told in an electronic game format, usually with occasional choices. Can be any type of fiction.
* Romance game = any video game about fictional characters and their relationships. Can have any level of content.
* Dating sim = a romance game with an emphasis on schedule management, stat-building, and/or simulation gameplay. Again, can have any level of content.
* Eroge / porn game = any video game with on-screen sex scenes or other explicit content.

These terms can overlap, but they are not interchangeable.

...That said, romance games are just as susceptible to Sturgeon's Law as anything else. If you choose to play a number of similar games, or read the same few types of stories, they can become dull. Think about what sort of stories, art, pacing, and gameplay you enjoy. Take the time to browse around fan forums, and ask questions politely. You might be able to find freeware or commercial products that appeal to your interests.
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