(Note for clarification: The above image is for CIt's taken awhile for dating sims and visual novels to really gain ground in the mainstream western gaming market.Previously the loving work of dedicated fansubbers and translators, North America is finally started to get the games localization it deserves, thanks to the efforts of companies like Idea Factory International.The dating sim section really only feels like an extended prologue at this point, to introduce you to all these characters that you slowly become attached to -- and then it proceeds to tear apart everything you have ever loved. If you didn't expect effective storytelling, you'll find it anyway. You play as a college student whose consciousness is inexplicably and accidentally merged with a spirit named Orion while he was traveling between worlds - and in doing so, all your memories, your personality, and entire sense of self is lost.
With a strangely compelling combination of casual match 3 gameplay and hardcore information management (there is grounded by the game's extremely self-aware sense of humor.
This game makes no bones about the fact that it packages up a crazy, controlling, and stalkerish boyfriend into the most perfect romance ever - but heck, as we've learned with that's just A-OK with North American audiences these days.
That doesn't make the story any less compelling or interesting to learn about fully by playing through all the different possibilities and endings. Not your story.) The game is fully voice-acted and its production levels are through the roof with gorgeous art and hours of replayability.
This is one of those dating sims that doesn't particularly care whether or not your character is male or female - it happily caters the same way to both, by throwing as many pretty girls in your path as possible.
Originally a Kickstarter darling (one that actually managed to pan out properly), opens with a simple premise - you are awful at picking up women, and Kyu the invisible love fairy is determined to make you the greatest gift to womenkind the world has ever seen.