Difference between dating sim visual novel
Jyuichi , 11 August 2007 (UTC) First off, this talk page was a mess.
You may take a look at the Ren'Ai archive for an example on how these games are normally categorized (they tag the games listed by type of gameplay, by kind of relationship, and by thematic genre).
A Ren'ai game can be a Dating Sim, or a Visual or Kinetic Novel, or any hybrid point between these and maybe other categories.
A Dating Sim will also be a Ren'ai game if it's romance-oriented (most probably, all DSs are) and has an anime-like visual style (which most DSs are).
-Seventh Holy Scripture , 10 April 2007 (UTC) I'm not sure of what changed, but I really like the description of sims being based on statistics, and visual novels being choose your own adventures.
I thought that was the clearest description I've seen and the easiest distinction.