1. Dandelion – Wishes Brought to You
Sometimes it’s necessary to look back in order to see where we’ve been and where we’re headed. For developer Cheritz, it began with a basket full of fuzzy creatures that transformed into adorable, non-threatening boys!
To be honest, it seems like the most bizarre origin tale for a superhero since Bouncing Boy.
When it comes to courting a hot furry, your stats are the most important aspect in Dandelion.
This type of crazy can be difficult to combine with all of the other demands of being a full-time college student, but the rewards are wonderful, and the bedroom eyes are even better.
Is it worth the odd stares you’ll get from people who see you playing this? They’re the best, hands down.
2. Nameless ~The one thing you must recall
You play as Eri, a typical high school girl with a propensity for collecting ball-jointed dolls, in Nameless, another classic from the Cheritz vaults.
She cares for them as if they were family, but she won’t tell anybody about her pastime for fear of being labeled as “that freak who keeps the scary doll things in her bedroom, oh god burn them with fire.”.
Upon the death of her grandfather, she is left alone and is forced to seek solace in the form of her doll collection. As is customary. Her normal routine continues until one night she gets a surreal dream in which feathers fall from her diary and she is startled by unusual noises coming from her kitchen.
If you’ve ever looked at a ball-jointed doll, you may believe it’s the basis of a survival horror game.
So, naturally, her BJDs, which is an abbreviation for “behave badly,” have awoken and are now adorable, non-threatening boys!
Aww, an early model feels inadequate since he was developed without all the attributes of his successors (aww), and one with a beautiful yet insincere face because he was designed for adults have their own particular quirks (eww).
3. Hatoful Boyfriend
Otome games have a strange, uncanny quality. A simple example of this is when you try to win over fictitious characters by picking the right responses to their questions, and you get rewarded with a still image that depicts your newfound affection.
Do not, under any circumstances, consider that a dating sim centered around birds is too out there to be included on this list. It’s a moot question whether or not most current kettles are genuinely chrome.
While Hatoful Boyfriend’s tongue-in-cheek tone would make you believe that the author had surgically implanted it there, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll begin to see the true heart that beats at the heart of everything.
If nothing else, Shuu Iwamine alone is worth the price of admission in this series. If you let him, he will show you how much he adores every part of you.
4. Samurai Love Ballad
Many years have passed since we first showed the utter madness of Ikemen Sengoku to the world, a dating sim about a lady who goes back in time and dresses up Japanese warlords.
The first time we discussed Nekojishi’s magic, incidentally, was because I brought it up just to continue forcing Nekojishi into your life like eccentric 80-year-olds force uncooperative kitties into knitted hoodies. Honestly, it’s poetic justice.
Alternatively, if you’re not a fan of time travel in dating sims, how about playing as a waitress who disguises her gender and joins a feuding clan?
Regardless of whatsoever game you choose, you can’t go wrong with Nobunaga, who is an absolute hunk.
The dating sim portion of Mystic Messenger has been examined; let’s now examine the other key component of the game: sending text messages to a figure who has the power to alter people’s lives. To be sure, it’s not the same as telling Yoosung that he’s cute when he’s angry.
To put it another way, it’s like counseling Taylor on which way Taylor should go to avoid the hungry, horrible animals who want to eat him.
It is your job as a figure referred to as “the lifeline” to lead the stranded hero to safety. Disaster can be prevented, but do you have the ability to do so? Do you even know what they’re trying to accomplish with this? Isn’t Taylor adorable when she’s enraged? The strain is unbearable!
6. On the Hook
Keeping with the theme of texting, we’ve come to a game where you give your buddies love advice while racking up a colossal phone bill. Even though it comes from the beautiful country of Korea, there is a caveat that could slow down your enjoyment.
For the time being, On the Hook is still available only in Korean. Do you have a working knowledge of Korean? ” “.
By the way, the last part of that sentence implies ‘I don’t.’ Having to explain a joke makes it less amusing.
Many of us have struggled with games that were written in a language we did not understand. Sooner or later, you’ll come to your senses. However, when a game’s exclusive focus is on words, things get complicated.
Is it possible that you’ll even begin to learn a new language by the time you’re done? In such case, you may be in the middle of a long-distance relationship with someone in Seoul!
…It’s also less amusing when a joke is horrible….
A title that is so meta that it sometimes feels more like a biopic rather than a video game. It’s up to you to decide where that ambiguous line lies.
The Valtameri MMO is based on the real-life experiences of game designer Nina Freeman while she was playing Final Fantasy XI. Your avatar, Cibele, will help you battle foes while you form a friendship with another player, Blake.
As the story unfolds, you can peek into Freeman’s past through his computer’s desktop, which contains authentic images and emails.
Although this isn’t an actual “dating sim,” it does come within the description of a “visual novel” rather closely. It touches on a sensitive subject that may resonate with our own dark internet flings.