Video game magazines that I read regularly would cover Japanese imports and niche titles, but dating sims were merely a curiosity and nothing more. The games industry has grown exponentially and modern gamers are interested in titles beyond the scope of the action, shooting and role-playing genres.
We've been seeing stronger interest in PC gaming lately, and we have the rise of Steam to thank for this.
There aren’t a lot of otome games in English out there.
However, it seems that the times are changing, since some otome games are getting licensed in English.
Unlock all-new Karma Powers and unleash them on your Sims: help your Sim get lucky with the power of “love connector”, bless them with the power of “age defiler” or "instant beauty" or curse them with an "instant enemy".
While the ultimate goal is to fall in love and get the happy ending, there are times when the game requires the players to meet certain requirements to get the players’ desired ending.
Dating simulation games started gaining popularity in Japan during the 90's.
However, this was never the case in other parts of the world.
As you guide your Sims through life, you can complete challenges to unlock additional items, new buildings and landmarks.
The trailer for The Sims 3 for Nintendo DS was released on October 7, 2010.