Dating games to play
Whether these games are tasking you with navigating dreamy daddies (and zaddies) or falling in love with your comrades while you save the world, each found a way into our hearts and minds.I played Hatoful Boyfriend at the insistence of a gleeful friend.It's all about finding a connection with another character, then seeing whether or not they're willing to reciprocate your feelings, which feels more realistic than "anyone can romance anyone" options from similar games.The Witcher 3 is one of my all-time favorite games.
So, as we approach Valentine's Day, the Tom's Guide staff has decided to compile a list of our favorite video games that revolve around, or feature dating interactions.
In Persona 5, Joker leads a group of high school students on a mission to stop the adults whose rampant injustice that is ruining their lives, and manages to find a ton of time to romance most of the women he knows (sadly, none of the men) — including his seductive local physician, his suggestive teacher and the local Shogi (a Japanese strategy game similar to chess) champ.
Just beware the inherent risks of dating two people at once, as that choice may come back to bite you.
This means Yuuma can speak in English, which facilitates all kinds of bizarre conversations, including the beautiful equine suitor asking if his beloved will be his owner. Oh, and while these love birds look fairly realistic (at least in their faces), the local farmer who helps Pepe looks like a stubby toe of a man. The answer, for Vincent Brooks, is a ton, as he struggles to decide between Katherine, his long time girlfriend, and Catherine, a beguiling buxom blonde he meets one night.
Of course, because this is a Japanese RPG, is has a hidden, creepy nature, as Catherine is a succubus who tempts men for her own ends, and Vincent soon falls into a terrifying series of puzzling nightmares as he's forced to solve a series of giant puzzle blocks, which create a staircase he must manage to climb if he doesn't want to die in his sleep.