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.While the two genres often share a common visual presentation, dating sims are sometimes considered to be more statistically based than the "choose your own adventure" style of visual novels.The gameplay involves conversing with a selection of girls, attempting to increase their internal "love meter" through correct choices of dialogue.The game lasts for a fixed period of game time, such as one month or three years.
They are also sometimes put under the category of neoromance.
Gameplay-wise, they can range from stat management simulators to RPGs, but the vast majority are visual novels, where text-based decisions decide how the branching storyline will play out.
Despite its dedicated fanbase, it can be hard to understand the appeal of otome games for someone new to the genre.
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