Well, they’re kind of exactly what they sound like, except they’re totally weird in a million different, unimaginable ways. Can you really say you’re surprised that a dating simulation would have unsettling undertones?
Dating sims are games where you play as a man, woman, or genderless person who is trying to win the love of something (human or otherwise) via text based commands. If you’ve played any of these dating sims don’t be embarrassed, the games look fun – albeit incredibly tedious – and how many people can say that they’ve taken a bug-creature dressed like a Japanese school girl out on a date?
Sounds like a good deal, ‘cause it’s hard to find a man like this in real life - for obvious reasons.
All this is a huge boon for visual novels and dating simulation games, which would have lingered in obscurity outside of Japan, otherwise.
A bevy of 2D hotties are waiting for us to make the right move.
Japanese game developers and publishers can basically do whatever the hell they want (aside from infringing on copyrights) and the following list is concrete proof that an inappropriate video game is only relative to the designer's wild imagination.
From sexual predators to the subtle innuendo of bestiality, this is our list The 10 Weirdest Japanese Video Games Ever Made.