Dating sim games for ps2
Since the late nineties, there has been a trend towards better storytelling in mainstream bishōjo games.Particularly notable in this respect are Leaf's To Heart (1997), and Key's Kanon (1999).These came to national attention in Japan in 1986 with the release by d B-soft of 177, a game where the player takes the role of a rapist.(The game's title originates from the number of the Japanese law criminalizing rape.) 177 was not actually the first game designed around this premise, but it was unusually explicit.
However, it was unique in that it contained not only adventure-game elements but also a combat system borrowed from tactical combat games such as Tactics Ogre.Some of the least pornographic and most successful also branching off into the console market.The main consoles used for bishōjo games in the nineties were the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast.Tokimeki Memorial, the first dating sim, featured good graphics, full voice acting, and a role-playing game-like gameplay system.To be accessible to a more mainstream audience, it contained no erotic elements, seeking instead to create a "romantic" atmosphere.