My ignorance can be forgiven since all of this happened in Japan, and nowhere else.Before I go on about the Japanese Dating Sims, I should point out that the Japanese never called them “Dating Sims”.It wasn’t too long after releasing the first version that I discovered I was wrong.A whole genre of “Dating Sims” had risen and declined in the decade before my game.Hey, I was wondering if anyone knew of any other Simdate-style games similar to this, or rather, any good ones at all? (Really anything 2005 , though the more recent the better) They don't need to have H-content per se, I'm really just a fan of the whole energy-system management mixed with having multiple objectives at a time.(In the case of Simgirls I like worrying about my stats, relationship exp, and gaining money for items to keep Karin alive in the beginning simultaneously)The only other one I can think of I've played and liked is Love Plus. I do not know what is considered to be the first “dating sim”, the early H-game Dokyusei (1992) seems as good a candidate as any.
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. In these simulation dating games, you date different girls and try to win their hearts.Usually, you will need to get some sort of job, earn money and buy expensive gifts.Dokyusei actually had plot and a gaming objective before the sex and nudity came into play.As the name might suggest, they resemble mixed-media novels.