This can lead to confusion, as visual novels are considered a subgenre of adventure games and are not technically included in the dating sim genre.While the two genres often share a common visual presentation, dating sims are sometimes considered to be more statistically based than the "choose your own adventure" style of visual novels.Dating sims, or relationship simulation role-playing games (RS-RPG), are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements.They are also sometimes put under the category of neoromance.Generally you meet several characters, and will have to choose one to court.
Usually, you will need to get some sort of job, earn money and buy expensive gifts.
The most common objective of dating sims is to date, usually choosing from among several characters, and to achieve a romantic relationship.
The term "dating sim" is also often used incorrectly in English as a generic term for romance-driven games (ren'ai games), a subject matter which is stereotypically associated with the visual novel genre.
And what’s more, he demands that you enter a contract marriage with him as thanks… The game begins with a tutorial scenario that basically introduces you to all the princes of these bizarre countries that sound slightly Eastern European and by the end of it, you get to choose which handsome heir to the throne you want to pursue for the rest of the plot.
I was a little disappointed when I heard I only got to focus on one character as I was hoping to whore my way around the block as I do in all of my Harvest Moon games.