Sexy dating sim
Set in a Japanese high school, it’s a typical if unambitious entry in the genre of otome games, dating sims with a female lead explicitly targeted at women.
The plot follows your everygirl heroine as she tries to win over an eligible bachelor, and completes her last three years of secondary education on the side.
Of course, books and films had the same appeal – people identified with the heroes, and liked to see the happy ending where “the good guy gets the girl at the end” (though it doesn’t world that allowed people to experience and overcome the challenges themselves.
Indeed, the hero who saves the damsel in distress had become the fantasy many gamers wanted to live out in their video games.
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Most of all, I felt fundamentally undesirable because of it; if I couldn’t respect myself as a woman, how could anyone else?
“That isn’t the kind of thing you can be bad at,” he said, as if things really were that simple.
Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side — or, to be precise, TMGS First Love, the DS remake of a PS2 game — is all about performing femininity.
The Love Plus series is a highly popular dating sim game which has also been misunderstood as a game for loser nerds who do not have social lives.
In the end, it is just a game and most people are not crazy enough to take it too seriously.