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.When the Vita and PS TV were declared “legacy platforms” in North America and Europe in 2015, it became clear that just three years after release, the Vita had already been relegated to the sidelines.However, despite never quite finding a foothold in the West, the Vita has slowly but surely established itself as a competent handheld in Japan.An otome game (乙女ゲーム, literally meaning "girl" or "maiden" game) is a story based video game that is targeted towards the female market. Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male, or occasionally female characters.
The Dating Sim is a type of game designed to set up goals, usually in the forms of schedules and stats corresponding to social skills, which must be achieved to discover a story focused entirely around the Character Development of the player's chosen girl/guy, get into his/her pants, or both.
Since February is the somewhat official month of romance, what better way to celebrate than with some dating sim games?
The dating sim genre hasn't ever had its time in the limelight outside of Japan, where it's actually quite popular with both men and women.
Of course, you're also welcome to submit podcasts or any other critical work to the Game-Along as long as you're talking about dating sims, virtually anything goes!
month, GAF poster Apricot held a community gaming event in which lots of people played Falcom games and wrote about. She's tackling dating sims/visual novels with a heavy focus on romance!