Dating simulation games for grls
emily is away is not gonna give you good feelings or anything, but it's really good.
love is strange probably only works if you've played life is strange.
In a writing sense I mean, they sure blew up after that first one, and the production quality was so much higher.
I appreciate that Umineko is good(I really liked the anime adaptation of Higurashi, though I've heard Umineko's anime is pretty bad), so I'll keep it in mind but it's not what I'm looking for right quality games that I liked a lot and that are free: emily is away and love is strange.
Some guidelines for what I'm looking for: When you say "dating sim" do you mean something like Tokimeki Memorial or Love Plus where you build up stats in order to date a girl or are you looking for a visual novel where you can date different girls?
I haven't played too many of the former definition but the Sakura Wars games are a great mix of dating sim and strategy RPG, I'd highly recommend So Long My Love on the PS2 or Wii.
I suppose it's entirely the same plot but with alternate routes for all the girls Okabe has to help out after he messes up the timeline?
Besides that, I bought My Girlfriend is the President because of how ridiculous that trailer was, but only played it for an hour.
If that's not a recommendation, I don't know what is. When I think about it, I haven't actually played that many dating sims, besides Katawa Shoujo, which I liked, but it sounds like you weren't digging. I don't know how much of a dating sim it is beyond (I'm guessing) selecting which route you want to go down, but it is highly regarded.
Are these actually what I'm looking for or are they subversive, short indie stuff that wear the guise of dating visual novels but are more about taking the piss?
I think the chat interface thing in two of them look real unappealing, at least.