You don’t even have to make it romantic, people just like to see something about the world change because of something they have done.Knowing that they are getting a different reaction because they chose to kill the foozle instead of saving it can help satisfy that.So I guess my answer is an incredibly unhelpful "yes." In your Let’s Play you roleplay with a sort of ironic distance, you try to give character to the protagonist, and of course you give them wonderful names like Balls Mahoney.
Here’s the original interview with the always cheerful Mrs Gallant, the queen of funny dating sims AAR. Angie Gallant : Well, I am a 31 year old mother of one from Texas. I had heard of and seen some of the games targetting men, but Angelique was the first dating sim for women that I heard about.
For the french translation and a brief presentation, this way please. Tokimeki Memorial Girl is right there, Hatoful Boyfriend the pigeon dating-sim is over there, and if you want to know whether Jane Austen’s works translate well in videogames, look no further than her Matches & Matrimony AAR. I’m a cancer survivor, an avid gamer, and I do quality assurance by day and post silly stuff to the internet by night. Even though it wasn’t translated into English, I was fascinated enough with the concept to give it a try, using a Geocities fansite to navigate the Japanese menus.
I like the variety of events and gameplay features they give you, and there’s certainly some very memorable characters. Himuro and Shiba Katsumi, to the aggravation of Saeki, and even the unspeakable terror inspired by the bearer of the pedostache and lurker-in-bushes Amanohashi. They don’t seem that interactive, especially when it comes to visual novels. My taste in dating games leans towards the lifesim side of things, and the more difficult it is to maintain your life/romance balance, the more I like them.
You can also find dating-sim mechanics married to other style of game.
Can people without much imagination like me enjoy the genre ?
Oh, I just always fill in the gaps with my own character stories any time I play a video game, it’s how I interact with the medium.The genre basically started targeting men, and the genre remains popular with men in Japan, but I think we’ve seen more embrace of it by women in the West. Anyone who likes romance and isn’t afraid of being judged for it ?I find that once people find out that it’s not all adult games that devolve into the worst of what the Internet has to offer, a lot of people are interested.I think it’s easy to get dating game burn out and end up throwing your hands up in the air and shouting "I DON’T WANT TO SOLVE ALL YOUR EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS" to some sad-eyed bishounen with his hair in his eyes and his shirt saucily unbuttoned. I just chose it on a whim while playing one of these games and I got so much amusement from the juxtaposition of Balls Mahoney the wrestler and Balls Mahoney the blushing, innocent maiden. Hatoful Pigeon is inspired weirdness, where they created a back story that both answers your immediate questions but also makes the game substantially stranger and more hilarious.Not to mention how much I laugh every time some doe-eyed guy says something like "I just can’t live without Balls in my life ! Sometimes weirdness just for the sake of weirdness doesn’t work out that way, but when it does work, the weirder games end up being some of my favorites.I blame it on the old Wizardry games, I made up my own stories as I sat there drawing out maps on graph paper and grinding through the same group of 6 monsters again and again.