Dating type games
In fact, many romance games are Visual Novels, which is a much different game style.
(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.
Evian, the Goddess of Love, is still in our corner, and to prove the other gods wrong she has descended to Earth to find true love.
That's easier said than done, however, since the gods made her leave her body behind and appear as nothing more than a head in a flowerpot.
Saeki Kazuma, just your normal highschool student, has a good life, good friends, and a loving relationship with his girlfriend, Izumi Yukari.
Knowing whether you can see love in those beady, alpaca eyes, or whether your partner would let you ride on their alpaca back, is something all couples face sooner or later.
Play this one with an open mind, and an open heart.
Jumping race or social castes is just the beginning; no line is too sacred for these poignant tales of romance.
Collected here are dating sims with the courage - and moreover the - to shatter all barriers with the power of pure love (and raging hormones).