Since launch, the Play Station Vita has floundered in the west.
Almost as if it were destined to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, the PSP, Vita sales in North America and Europe have never come close to its Nintendo competition, despite heavy-hitting series such as receiving their own Vita-exclusive installments.
Of course, you're also welcome to submit podcasts or any other critical work to the Game-Along as long as you're talking about dating sims, virtually anything goes!
month, GAF poster Apricot held a community gaming event in which lots of people played Falcom games and wrote about. She's tackling dating sims/visual novels with a heavy focus on romance!
Since February is the somewhat official month of romance, what better way to celebrate than with some dating sim games?
The dating sim genre hasn't ever had its time in the limelight outside of Japan, where it's actually quite popular with both men and women.
When the Vita and PS TV were declared “legacy platforms” in North America and Europe in 2015, it became clear that just three years after release, the Vita had already been relegated to the sidelines.
However, despite never quite finding a foothold in the West, the Vita has slowly but surely established itself as a competent handheld in Japan.
Most of these games exist in Japan, but there are some available in English as well. The Videos blog covers the dramatic opening sequences from games (usually Japanese). On the Fans page we link to other sites and blogs talking about otome games, so you can find reviews of the games you're interested in.
From tear-jerker visual novels to toe-tapping rhythm games, Vita owners have an ever-growing library of titles to choose from.
One genre that has made the Vita its home is otome games, or dating sims aimed at women.
It sounded like a really crazy idea, probably because it was, but maybe I am crazy because curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to try an app called Scanner&Translator to see how far I could get with it.
The app I have is loaded up with something like 90 different languages that it is supposed to be able to convert words to by taking a snapshot of the text.