The visual novels are easily the best known and most prevalent in the genre.Think of them as choose your own adventure novels in a game format.You end up doing a substantial amount of reading to progress through the story and see CG scenes.

Important Importables has always offered substantial coverage of various otome, that is life/dating sim games for girls, due to the fact that I enjoy playing most of those games.

But those aren’t the only kind of dating sim style games in Japan.

In fact, there are likely far more dating sims geared towards guys available than there are ones for girls.

So, this week Important Importables is going to briefly look at some of the Japanese dating sim games released for guys.

We’ll briefly look at the types of Japanese games released, then also talk about some games released in English that either fit, or loosely fit, the genre.

If you’re one of this column’s male readers (who are probably thinking “Finally!

”), perhaps you’ll hear about a title or series that may interest you.

There are basically two kinds of dating sims, visual novels and adventure games with some sort of other, relationship building element.

Usually these games have incredibly elaborate stories and intricate characters.

They aren’t very import friendly, though, due to the substantial amounts of text.

They also often receive Cero C ratings, meaning they are for players over 15.