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Despite Western thought, dating sims are not necessarily pornographic.
In fact, pornographic dating sims are a sharp minority in commercial dating games.
This can lead to confusion, as visual novels are considered a subgenre of adventure games and are not technically included in the dating sim genre.
While the two genres often share a common visual presentation, dating sims are sometimes considered to be more statistically based than the "choose your own adventure" style of visual novels.
For example, Toss games have become far more popular since Kitten Cannon!
, and Rhythm games have also become more common since 2005, due to both the rising popularity of music games on home consoles such as the Nintendo Wii and the increase of file size limits, allowing for more music to be placed in a game.
They are also sometimes put under the category of neoromance.The most basic definition of the dating sim is a game where the protagonist must choose between multiple potential romantic partners and attempt to woo them.Unlike with the Visual Novel genre, Dating Sims place a lot of emphasis on rpg type elements, such as statistics, shown by keeping a girl's affection levels up and boosting up stats (intelligence, strength, etc.) through taking classes or participating in activities.Even games that take place in a 3D environment, such as Road of the Dead, tend to use 2D graphics.This has helped to differentiate Flash game genres from the those of console video games.