Because of this, Eroge companies make a censored all-ages (15 ) version of the PC version for various consoles.The censored version contains far more endings and new added scenes due to the absence of sexual scenes.Some original-English dating sims include Sim Girls, In a typical dating sim, the player controls a male avatar surrounded by female characters.The gameplay involves conversing with a selection of girls, attempting to increase their internal "love meter" through correct choices of dialogue.If it feels like you're playing an RPG, trying to keep track of everyone's feelings about you and giving out presents, that's a Dating Sim.
(See for example, the difference between the series, which is very close to a Visual Novel style of gameplay, and the DOA Xtreme series, which is the closest thing to a true Dating Sim with mass-market appeal in the US.) If the game plays out like a Choose Your Own Adventure, that's a Visual Novel.
Some Sim Date games have been made into Harem anime, though the result is usually nothing special due to the removal of sex and the fact that the narrative can no longer focus on any single character.
Because there is almost no market for true Dating Sim games outside of Japan, it's a frequent misunderstanding among western gamers that "Dating Sim" is the general term for all ren'ai (romantic love) games.
Even the most introverted of them all, who enjoy being alone most of the time, may feel lonely at times.
Those who are searching for a quick sense of connecting with others may relish in playing dating sims in which players get to pick and be with their ideal girlfriend or boyfriend.