It doesn't matter if you decide to pick Red Virtual Date, Anime Sim Date, Kingdom Days Sim, Lunar Days Sim, Chrono Days Sim or College Romance because the result will always be the same – happy, satisfied, enthusiastic person always prepared to explore the virtual world.
The gameplay involves conversing with a selection of girls, attempting to increase their internal "love meter" through correct choices of dialogue.
The game lasts for a fixed period of game time, such as one month or three years.
In many games, you will need to improve your skills too, like Charisma, Intelligence or Strength.
Different skills will lead to different situations.
Lots of players get turned onto these aspects from story and character-driven Bio Ware games like Dragon Age, and if you’re a fan of those, I have a few recommendations to help welcome you into the otome genre.
While all you need to be “good at” is reading and making choices -- don’t worry if you don’t normally play games -- there are some important things to know about how these games work.
Dating simulation games started gaining popularity in Japan during the 90's.
However, this was never the case in other parts of the world.
This can lead to confusion, as visual novels are considered a subgenre of adventure games and are not technically included in the dating sim genre.
While the two genres often share a common visual presentation, dating sims are sometimes considered to be more statistically based than the "choose your own adventure" style of visual novels.
You don’t just spend your time on girls, you must keep training too (Knowledge, Charm and Strength).