Dating sims have never really caught on here in the States ... probably because they're kind of a bizarre evolutionary offshoot of old adventure games ... only without the adventure. Konami is trying to bring the genre to the PSP with Brooktown High: Senior Year, a game about getting a date to the prom. My favorite part is how the lead developer tried to get his research on:
In terms of real-world research, McCormick's 18-year-old stepdaughter just went to her prom, and he asked her if he could come along and take some notes. "She said, 'No way!' " he recalled. "She thought it was a terrible idea to make a game about high school anyway. It hit too close to home."
These are sensitive years being re-created for a video game. It won't be for everyone.
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