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Jyuichi , 11 August 2007 (UTC) First off, this talk page was a mess.People didn't post their comments in correct order and forgot to sign their posts.
Now, not only is this page a mess, but the "gender focus" section on the sidebar is obsolete /and/ people are getting confused - I just saw that Angelique had been placed in the "Bishoujo games" category (there are no official Angelique games that involve a male main character dating females). I'm going to try and remove the content I can figure out is referring to the other genre, but I'm not quite sure what all of the games mentioned are, so it's rather hard.--Seizure Dog , 13 March 2007 (UTC) Well, ja:加奈_～いもうと～ describes it as a ren'ai adventure game.In other words, Ren'ai applies to any anime-style, romance-oriented game; but Dating Sims are specifically about simulating dating.Neither is a subgenre or subcategory of the other, due to a quite simple reason: Dating Sim is a mechanic-based classification: all DS's have many points in common in the kind of game-play and user-interaction they handle; while Ren'ai is a thematic and visual style classification: games that focus on romance and use anime-style sprites are considered to be Ren'ai, regardless of the game mechanics they involve.Doesn't giving an accurate description of the subject take priority over following English-language convention?After all, this is not supposed to be a dictionary (though people still will be able to find the page through "Dating sim"), but an encyclopedia giving "a worldwide view of the subject." Skyworm (talk) , 14 December 2007 (UTC)If you take a look at , there is a list there with more than 120 games: most of them are Ren'ai, while only some are actual Dating sims.
There are, of course, many hybrids that blur the line between both categories, like the The Nettestadt Troll, which mostly runs as a typical Ren'ai visual novel but at a certain point starts including DS elements.