Dating sims such as Tokimeki Memorial often revolve almost entirely around relationship-building, usually featuring complex character interactions and branching dialogue trees, and often presenting the player's possible responses word-for-word as the player character would say them.Dating sims such as Tokimeki Memorial, and some role-playing games with similar relationship based mechanics to the genre such as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, often give choices that have a different number of associated "mood points" which influence a player character's relationship and future conversations with a non-player character.
Games where the player character is female and potential objects of affection are male are known as Gx B or otome games.
Homosexual relationships are also possible, as there are games with no specific gender lines ("all pairings").
Dating simulators may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but they can be quite distracting and relaxing, as long as you do not get too much into them.
The illusion of choice and consequences is shattered by the rewind function, but you can still have a lot of fun by pretending you are someone else, especially since you can basically steer the life of your alter ego into any direction.
The censored version contains far more endings and new added scenes due to the absence of sexual scenes.