June 04, 2012 :: Posted by - admin :: Category - Uncategorized
Renai games–so-called “dating sims”–are a ubiquitously Japanese flavor of game. Character-driven and focused on romance, these games often feature static background images paired with smiling character sprites. Part Choose Your Own Adventure, part statistics experiment, in renai games, love is all.
“Renai” means romance in Japanese, and that’s generally the goal of any renai game: the protagonist meeting up with all sorts of romantic interests, culminating in new relationships and friendships, with charm and good deeds shifting the romantic plot in byzantine ways.
Renai games aren’t just Japanese imports anymore. And they don’t have to be Read more…