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.
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.
@akky is one of the first Japanese pro-bloggers [J].
Konami Digital Entertainment released virtual dating simulation game Love Plus[J] for the i Phone/i Pod touch on Monday.
Right: A Collage picture of Steve Jobs who presents the i Pad on which Love Plus runs.
(source: Yomige 4[J]) Beside playing the game, it allows you to get a shot of you and the heroine as a couple by the i Phone-embedded camera.
Left: An composite picture demo using augmented reality of Love Plus.
This was better but, like spaghetti sauce, it still needed a little extra spice.
I met two otaku, who believe themselves to be in relationships with virtual girlfriends.
The 500 yen Hatoful Plus has an extra character, 12 more inside-game events, more endings and gallery feature.
Here is a playing report by a fun, As a result of popularity(?
), on October 28, making of Hatoful Boyfriends audio drama CD was announced [J].