Pc dating sims in english
While the company does try its best to retain the dating sim look and feel, the mature storyline is full of unexpected twists and turns that lure players to keep clicking “just one more page.” Unfortunately, the game also happens to be on Hirameki’s craptacular DVD format, which uses a horribly designed save system of passwords. O./G-Collections) Family Project is certainly not “the greatest bishoujo game of all time,” as JASTUSA owner Peter Payne proclaimed, but it doesn’t disappoint.
Don’t let that stop you though, as Phantom of Inferno is easily one of the darkest, mature and dynamic visual novel storylines available to date… As I originally wrote in my official Gaming Target review of the game, “[Family Project] was known as the best game of the genre with its mix of good artwork, a great soundtrack, and a very interpersonal story.” Much of which was ahead of its time.
Throw in the fact that it had a very polished turn-based strategy system and you have the first truly successful English-translated bishoujo game.
#9: Princess Waltz (PC, Pulltop/Peach Princess) Pulltop’s audaciously entertaining piece shows what happens when Uno meets hentai.
#6: Phantom of Inferno (DVD, Nitroplus/Hirameki Intl.) Phantom of Inferno put Nitroplus on the map and was later adapted into an anime known as ‘Requiem for the Phantom.’ Twisting the traditional formula of a high school boy meets high school girl, the game places you in the shoes of Zwei, a fifteen year-old Japanese teenager who’s been trained as a professional assassin.
Music and battles are great, but the real reason to play this gem is the girls.
Ask PC gamers in Japan what their favorite games are, and Starcraft, World of Warcraft or Call of Duty won’t be uttered from many of their mouths. Or how an adult man can be brought to tears with just a little over-the-top melodrama?
Curious about what makes these choose-your-own adventure games so memorable?
***note: While making this list I had to consider many different things, including whether or not I wanted to include games that have visual novel elements like Persona or the Ace Attorney Series.
In the end, I decided to focus on true ‘bishoujo’ dating sim games.