Where to find sims....?

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Where to find sims....?

#1 Post by zaberfang » Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:01 pm

I nead help finding some dating games plaze help me :(

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#2 Post by Sai » Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:24 pm

plaze?

Some easy to access english language ren'ai (romantic love) games would probably be the ones from Hirameki International. The only minus point is that the DVD format makes things limited but at least it makes the games more accessible.
Some games are:
Day of Love, Amusement Park, Hourglass of Summer, Tea Society of a Witch
You should be able to purchase them from a lot of places like Amazon or 'Best Buy' (an American store I think)

It really depends what you're looking for.
Adult? Non-Adult? Bishoujo (girl) Games? Bishounen (boy) Games?
What kind of elements? (a straightforward book style game?, a hybrid game with RPG or other elements?, whatever?)

If you're only looking for free alternatives then fan-made games or demos are your options.
A lot of fan-made games can be found right here in the Game Maker's Corner section of this forum.
For demos of commercial games just check out official sites for the games you're interested in. They sometimes have a demo and often they also have mirror sites where you can find demos to all sorts of games.

To find out about commercial games you can try review and information sites online. Google is your friend. Just put in any of the terms for this genre and you should get some information. Words like "bishoujo games", "bishounen games", "visual novels", "ren'ai games" etc.
One site that reviews bishoujo games is here: http://www.freetype.net/
Also there are magazines for ren'ai games, only in Japanese so far but it does give you a good idea of the various games available, their current popularity, their graphics and general gameplay and more. The one I buy (and I'm in England which I wouldn't expect to stock such stuff so it must be easily available) is G's Magazine.

You can find more information here:
http://omoikane.blogsite.org/xfer/dsvn_faq_rev01.2.html

If you have a more specific question then go for it.

But anyway here's what a 5 minute look into Google got me, so you might want to look on there (Google):
http://shop.himeya.com/
http://inocenta-sanctuary.sitesled.com/Frame.htm
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/datingsims/
http://www.geocities.com/renai_games/
http://cutefandubs.tripod.com/
http://www.peachprincess.com (adult)
http://forums.megatokyo.com/index.php?showforum=3
http://www.datingsim.tk/
http://www.ncsx.com/

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#3 Post by Blue Lemma » Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:52 am

You're always so helpful to everyone, Sai :D

*gives you a cookie* :wink:

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#4 Post by Sai » Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:19 am

Hehe, thanks for the cookie! ^^

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#5 Post by Tyler » Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:36 pm

Tyler gives Sai a BIG*insert fav cake type here* cake

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#6 Post by zaberfang » Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:07 am

thanks fore the help

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#7 Post by rioka » Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:43 am

Hey, maybe a mod or Lemma should make this into a sticky before this info gets lost in here and Sai's got to repeat herself again.

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#8 Post by Mari-chan » Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:52 pm

Someone call for a mod....?

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#9 Post by Tyler » Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:57 pm

I'm sure Sai is liking all of the cookies and cakes :D

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#10 Post by Tom Bombadil » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:49 pm

*gives kawaii a Kirby plush-whoops, wrong site. >_>

*gives Sai a Kirby plushie* <_<
Meh, I don't feel like coming up with a sig right now....^_^;;

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#11 Post by Tyler » Sat Nov 20, 2004 8:45 pm

hey hey hey! This is a battle between me and Blue Lemma :)

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#12 Post by Blue Lemma » Sun Oct 16, 2005 8:23 pm

Translated doujin game link in this thread:

http://lemmasoft.renai.us/forums/viewtopic.php?t=748

(just a note for people who come in the future in case that thread is buried somewhere later ^_^ )

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Re: Where to find sims....?

#13 Post by rioka » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:37 pm

RightStuf has some dating sims/visual novels. They provide some pretty sweet deals at times. Some links:

Tea Society of a Witch - $6.99 (normally $19.99)
Ai Yori Aoshi Windows Game - $9.99 ($29.99)
Graduation - $3.00 ($29.99)

They have an adult section too that has the Xchange, Gibo, Tokimeki Check-In, etc etc.

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Re: Where to find sims....?

#14 Post by PyTom » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:41 pm

rioka wrote:Graduation - $3.00 ($29.99)
Still a little bit overpriced.
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Re: Where to find sims....?

#15 Post by papillon » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:56 pm

I don't know why they don't just give Graduation away as a free gift with purchase if they're so desperate to unload copies from the warehouse. Making it cheaper and cheaper doesn't seem like it will help really.

It's not even that bad a game, although the awful voice acting is a downside. From what I've heard, the others mentioned in this super-cheap list are probably worse!

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