This, of course, is nothing compared to the triple-A titles of the world -- but it's a big success for a visual novel, and a clear signal that there is indeed a market for games like this on mainstream storefronts, albeit a small one. " at everything immediately after he arrives, and clearly has one or two less-than-wholesome thoughts about his gracious hosts for his visit -- the two girls Makoto and Akira. But it's also an interactive travel guide to Japan, highlighting a number of tourist hotspots and tidbits of Japanese cultural knowledge that anyone fascinated by our friends in the East will probably find to be a good complement to more formal studies.Each girl has her own problems, and as you help them with their issues, you develop emotional connection with them.While the endings of most dating sims are that you finally get to be with the girl/guy you like, it just does not end that way in New Love Plus . Article by Pete Davison, And so, Dating Sim Month gradually draws to a close. The game even goes so far as to be bilingual -- all dialogue in the game is printed on screen in both English and Japanese text, though disappointingly there is no voice acting, so those who aren't as familiar with hiragana, katakana and kanji may find themselves struggling to recognize some words at first.And, thanks to that new audience, localizer Manga Gamer has seen a sharp uptake in sales -- not long after the game became available on Valve's platform, the company announced that it had sold 10,000 copies through Steam. The renamable player character is depicted as a slightly awkward individual who bumbles around going "Wow!It is pure fun and it is not considered as cheating on your partner when you are flirting with game characters!The Love Plus series is a highly popular dating sim game which has also been misunderstood as a game for loser nerds who do not have social lives.
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It's all tame teenage awkwardness, however -- this isn't an adults-only affair, after all, and outside of one or two admittedly gratuitous fanservice scenes where Our Hero walks in on Makoto and Akira in varying states of undress things are kept as decent as in any modern slice-of-life anime.
The game shines in a few different areas, chief among which is the travel guide aspect.
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