Though we’re in the midst of the Monster Hunter Community Game-Along (don’t forget to join me for one of my Monster Hunter: World multiplayer sessions!), it’s time to take a look at all the awesome games people played for February’s Dating Sim Community Game-Along! I was really thrilled to see so many folks participate one of my favorite themes. Feel free to use this post as inspiration for selecting your next dating sim game to play!
@Westraid on Twitter made a Moment to catalogue all of her Collar X Malice tweets for #DatingSiMonth, which is a great idea! Feel free to make Moments of your tweets about a game for future Community Game-Alongs, as it makes it really easy for people to follow your impressions of a game once you’re finished!
And that’s how #DatingSiMonth ended for me! Aside from the spelling/spacing errors, I really enjoyed this game!
I wrote down scientifically accurate (spoilerfree) summary of my experience!
— 如意 (@Westraid) March 1, 2018
Okay, I would love to see more graphs too!
Morgan Sleeper reviewed the recently-released Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya Nintendo Switch version for Nintendo Life. It’s so neat to see otome games on the Switch!
“The mind can waver but the heart seldom does.” Happy #DatingSiMonth! I’ve been enjoying my time in “Uta no Prince-sama: Shining Live,” and I’m looking forward to the Code: Realize fandisc from Aksys Games. Any upcoming otome games catch your eye this year? Thank you to Punable for the Hajime Saito pen and Silphver for the sticky notes~ . . . . . . . #nerdyflatlay #handlettering #lettering #calligraphy #moderncalligraphy #brushlettering #typographyinspired #madeintoronto #brushtype #torontoletteringcrew #ligaturesyyztalent #otomegames #datingsim #gaming #playstation #aksys #collarxmalice #hakuouki #coderealize #psvita #makersgonnamake #gamerlife #instagamer
@Nitro continued his M Disc Gauntlet series in February (where he challenges a new game for each Community Game-Along theme!) with a 4-part let’s play of Kawata Shoujo, a visual novel where all of the female romance options have different disabilities.
Capsulejay tried out the free-to-play rhythm app Utano Princesama Shining Live, which released in English and Chinese at the end of January, and reviewed it at Tales from the Backlog. Though it’s not a traditional dating sim, it’s a spinoff game of a massively popular otome game series, so I can’t not count it! I also wrote a Utano Princesama Shining Live starter guide for ZAM, which has a lot of tips if you want to try it but are feeling overwhelmed! I recorded 10 minutes of gameplay footage, too! (Unrelated, but I really wish they romanized the title as Uta no Prince-sama Shining Live…)
We weren’t the only folks playing Utano Princesama Shining Live for #DatingSiMonth, either! @Kaito_al, @stellarclass, and @sillydragpoes wallowed around in idol gacha hell with us (I say this with only the utmost affection).
So awesome to see folks like @Capsulejay really embracing the spirit of the Community Game-Alongs! 💖 #DatingSiMonth pic.twitter.com/LS7yAsZzPH
— Anne Lee (୨୧ ❛︎ᴗ❛︎) (@apricotsushi) February 19, 2018
This comment in Capsulejay’s writeup really made my heart sing!
Hatoful Boyfriend was well-represented, too. @bunnycartoon shared some of her playthrough on Twitch, and @charassic tweeted impressions all the way to the final ending.
Because I need something to make my heart flutter on the big screen. #DatingSiMonth #psvita pic.twitter.com/0vQcvCdg3t
— ❄️Skip ❄️ (@comikbookdad) February 10, 2018
Meanwhile, @jscarpe and @patricklous both played entries in the Sakura Taisen series, which combines dating sim elements with strategy RPG gameplay.
Finally, some folks took the opportunity to share their otome game collections!
my wallet wants me dead. #DatingsiMonth pic.twitter.com/qjrFHqyqqu
— Rukuya (@Riinchuu) February 8, 2018
Reason why I’m still single #DatingsiMonth pic.twitter.com/1nbtyPtXPr
— Namiko Bad Apple (@NamikoStar) February 8, 2018
What a month full of cuties! Thanks again to everyone who participated, and I hope you enjoy #MonMonth!
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