English dating sim
I find them to be a pretty decent way to relax after a long day, but they aren’t the kind of game that really lights a fire in me and gets me playing for 10 hours without stop. From an outsider’s point of view, they look like chick lit for otakus. They seem to be pretty popular with a vast array of internet dwellers, as the massive reactions to RPS’s coverage of Katawa Shoujo show.
It’s hard to pinpoint the actual audience they have.
It’s definitely a genre that benefits from breathing room between games. I was going to say something like "the weirder, the better" but that isn’t always necessarily true.
Yes, I make fun of the games, but I am also very honest when something is actually emotionally affecting me.