Dating game sim woman
This entry hails from Korean company Cheritz, whose dating sim style games have been appearing in English for several years now -- and as of last year, have managed to get two of their more popular offerings onto Steam through Greenlight.starts off as simply as the others - you play a woman who recently lost her grandfather, with whom she has grown up alone. Good writing and a relatable protagonist makes this story shine.An avid collector of ball-joint dolls, one night they suddenly come to life -- a group of incredibly good-looking, life-sized men. (which includes a stat system that can be a little awkward to get a hang of right away), but still bucks the blank slate heroine trend of most VNs by offering a character that is at once likable and someone you can relate to, with dialogue options and decision-making choices that you would really probably make.
Be aware that this is paced a lot slower (as is most Korean story-telling in my experience) than the usual western or Japanese counterparts. And while it is definitely playable as a standalone title, you will probably appreciate the number of references thrown in if you play You wouldn't think to expect a great deal of quality from a weird eclectic genre mix that's "a gameplay first approach that’s part dating sim, part puzzle game, with light RPG elements, a visual novel style of presentation, an abrasive western writing style and plenty of “plot”." And yet, it still manages to squeak onto this list for pure LOL-worthy play.
Oh, and you're also surrounded by a gorgeous yet somewhat problematic bevy of men who happen to be crazy in love with you. Story-wise, it's a side effect of getting her memories and her personality knocked right out of her, but she's incredibly passive in many of her interactions with all the pretty boys...
sometimes a little too much so, especially considering how many dark turns this story can take.
Screw your expectations, you aren't just going to laugh at this game...
especially not when you reset and decide to "fulfill the promise" to discover what the real experience really is.