O_o 2016-01-09: Wow, it's alive, who could've though..
Dating sims are a huge thing in Japan, but in the West they’re kind of seen as a bit of a joke.
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There's still a lot of work to be done, but I consider the game to be ready for public beta!
But Lada goes on to say that the dating sim manages to pull off its weight loss themes without being insulting, so who knows, maybe it’s not as offensive as you would expect from a game about a girl losing weight to attract the attention of popular guys in your high school.
Anyway, a fan translation group has completed and released a patch (Korean version of the game required; not sure where you can import this from) that will allow you to play the game in English, and see for yourself whether it’s a disgusting or tastefully handled game.
Clever dialogue choices aren’t enough to win you the heart of your pixellated beloved, though – you’ll need to build up your parameters and stats, too.
For example, if your chosen guy or girl likes someone who’s good at sports, you’d better get those physical parameters up as high as they can go.
Artwork currently consists solely of snapshots from anime series, since my drawing is even worse than my writing.
If you haven't noticed yet, we have a retro game of the day feature (top-right of the screen) wherein we feature a new retro title every single day!
Now, you can vote for your favorite games and allow them to have their moment of glory.
We’ll briefly look at the types of Japanese games released, then also talk about some games released in English that either fit, or loosely fit, the genre.
If you’re one of this column’s male readers (who are probably thinking “Finally!