During that year, you interact with various classmates and friends.
All it takes is a little bit of friendship and love.
Storyline: Season of the Sakura puts you in the role of a student during a year in junior college.
Some of those weirdos go on to be game developers, and that beautiful marriage of madness and digital potential creates the most random simulation games you’ll ever find....! Looking into it is similar to walking into the romance section of a bookstore for the first time. As with anything related to matters of the human (ahem) heart, there are a number of different types and genres available, catering to various preferences.
Bishoujo are those where you play as a man and have a harem of potential female love interests, while otome games are ones where you are a girl and have multiple male love interests.
That is, the tom-boyish character's dialog was translated to be a lot more brusk and ''in-your-face'', while you're old school-girl friends are much more polite and kind. They aren't as sharp and crisp as some of the newer bishoujo games that have been ported over.
This does let you immerse yourself a bit into the game. On the positive side, they faces and eyes are animated, giving the characters a bit of life.
This isn’t necessarily hard and fast, but it’s a decent starting point.
There is also a difference between “dating sims” and “ren’ai (romance) games.” The latter are more often done in the style of visual novels or choose-your-own adventures, while the former have some RPG elements, personal stats, and gift-giving mechanics. So where should you begin if you want a fun, romantic, and well-written game without breaking the bank?
And, the locations do change regularly, allowing you even more spots to vary up the background art. Sot S does not support voices, and the ''sound effects'' are text on the screen of what's going on. And, I found it to be very easy to end with a girl.
I.e., if you throw a rock in a pond, the text on-screen would say ''plip''. This, for me, lessened the enjoyment, as it didn't let me really uncover what the girl likes or dislikes. I found the game to be good, but not as good as it could be.
But, there are better games available on the market.