I find them to be a pretty decent way to relax after a long day, but they aren’t the kind of game that really lights a fire in me and gets me playing for 10 hours without stop. From an outsider’s point of view, they look like chick lit for otakus. They seem to be pretty popular with a vast array of internet dwellers, as the massive reactions to RPS’s coverage of Katawa Shoujo show.It’s hard to pinpoint the actual audience they have.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’ve also used Bollocks Mahoney for a Regency-era game and Kintama Mahoney for one set in ancient Japan. Do you feel there’s a real potential in cross-breeding the dating genre with more mainstream genres ?
Knowing that they are getting a different reaction because they chose to kill the foozle instead of saving it can help satisfy that.
It also makes it more shocking when a storyline turns sour, like with Saeki constantly hitting Balls Mahoney over the course of Tokimeki Girls Side 2.
I don’t think I could fully enjoy something if I couldn’t make fun of it, but I also think that my joking about something would fall flat if some part of me didn’t love it.
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.