Western dating games
Most of these games use a tasteful fade-to-black for sex scenes, but some are sexually explicit or outright pornographic.
Called eroge (a portmanteau of "erotic" and "game"), these porn games are usually geared toward men, although there are exceptions.
Unlike in other narrative games and visual novels, players dont just pick one path.
They enjoy a healthy fandom, but many acclaimed titles remain in their native Japanese—frustrating, because romance and relationship games are more popular than ever.There’s a big difference between Japanese dating sims and Western dating sims.In the Western perception, any game that involves dating someone is a dating sim, so all romantic visual novels qualify. It’s a challenge to make characters that actually induce emotion.Generally you meet several characters, and will have to choose one to court.In Japan, dating sim characters are referred to as “capturable” -- whether that means you capture their hearts or their bodies depends on the game.