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.
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.
Dating sims often have you scheduling your character’s time in order to raise specific stats by doing certain activities.Did it ever occur to you that you can find something so entertaining, fulfilling and exciting that can make you feel better at least for a while without feeling any pain?Well my friends prepare for the power of the virtual love.An otome game (乙女ゲーム, literally meaning "girl" or "maiden" game) is a story based video game that is targeted towards the female market. Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male, or occasionally female characters. It is usually in a visual novel format where choices can be made by the players.