In fact, the term "dating sim" isn't even really correct, as it only encompasses romance games that have simulation elements (usually meters for stats that you have to raise to get the girl/guy you're pursuing).The Japanese term ren'ai, meaning romance, is generally used to refer to any games that focus on the romantic pursuit of one of usually a number of selectable men or women, but since "dating sim" is more the well-known term in English, I'll be using it for the purposes of this event to refer to any game with romance elements, be it simulation, visual novel, or otherwise.It's easy to participate in the February Dating Sim Game-Along all you have to do is play and write about dating sims in some form, be it on your blog, Twitter, or elsewhere!If you're using Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram (or some other newfangled social media that also uses hashtags), please use #Dating Si Month so that I can keep track of your submissions and include them in my weekly compilation posts.Bloody Bride is somewhat uncharted territory for me.I've seen many dating-sims before, but most of them happen to be hentai games.
If you’re one of this column’s male readers (who are probably thinking “Finally!
And as previously stated the gameplay is your standard point and click game where you click on locations to train your gladiators in preparation for harder fights.
I won't spoil the story, but needless to say, it's pretty railroaded story wise, so it shouldn't be hard to get a grasp of it pretty fast.
The "otherwise" is important here, too, since there many games such as the Harvest Moon and Rune Factory series that incorporate romance.
It should also go without saying that romance games aimed at anyone are fair game, be they catering to a predominately male audience (bishōjo) or female (otome).