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Even though their gameplay involved little more than scrolling through text, they became hits largely due to the quality of their writing and characterization.
Both were first released on the PC with erotic scenes, which were subsequently removed in their console ports.
Some games involved elements of force and brutality.Throughout the nineties, bishōjo games underwent an evolution from being one of the most technologically demanding types of games (because their detailed 2D graphics required a large amount of storage space by the standards of early computers) to one of the least (they rarely use 3D graphics).Thus, more than regular games, the main employees required by bishōjo game companies today are not programmers, but artists and writers.Faced with the threat of being forcibly censored out of existence by the government, in 1992 the bishōjo game industry formed the Computer Software Rinri Kikō (meaning "Ethics Organization for Computer Software", and often abbreviated EOCS or Sofu-rin), setting industry guidelines for acceptable content and packaging.This organization tamed down the most objectionable content in the "wild west" of the 1980s.
Since the late nineties, there has been a trend towards better storytelling in mainstream bishōjo games.