Japanese dating sims guys
But what if I told you that all of us have probably been playing dating games for the past 10 years and you didn't even notice?Some of the biggest and most popular, award-winning games are secretly dating games which use other genres as padding to distract you from what you really care about: sex and love.
Many Western players new to the genre miss out on that fundamental aspect of the experience, writing dating sims off as shallow and basic after dipping their toes in.
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.
If you’re one of this column’s male readers (who are probably thinking “Finally!
Most of the market is filled with these types of dating sims, because the original consumer base in the early 1990s was primarily made up of young women aged 20-30.
With these kinds of games, girls could explore relationships and romantic fantasies in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Dating sims geared toward men with a male protagonist trying to court women are called bishōjo ("pretty girl") games and they also focus on romance and sexual encounters.