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There’s a fine line between “cute displeased” and “hurt-the-player’s-feelings” displeased.
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We get romanced by a team of smooth-skinned samurai at Tokyo Game Show, and also an insane stalker.
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Developers warn players of potential emotional trauma while fans praise dating simulator’s realism.
You know how some guys who are anime or game fanatics like to refer to their favorite characters as their waifu? Well, things just got real.
The creators of an erotic game, Golden Marriage Jewel Days, ran a promotional campaign that gave their fans a chance to win life-sized cardboard standees of their favorite in-game heroines, in exchange for photos of their lives as “newlyweds”. Check out the lucky winners and their 2-D blushing brides after the break!
A common element in Japanese dating simulator video games is that they all feature an extensive cast of potential romantic partners. Still, there are only so many characters the designers can cram into a single game, and some gamers find that the available roster of would-be boyfriends just doesn’t measure up to their preexisting celebrity or anime crush.
Seeking to solve this problem is mobile game developer GimmickPlus, with a new smartphone title that lets you drop pictures of your favorite actor or girls’ manga character straight into the game. But as we’ve seen before, when you give users a template to create romantic tension with you also give them the means to craft bizarre humor, and Fantasy Condominium-You Can Fall in Love with Your Ideal Boyfriend is no exception.