All the dads here just are queer in some way—and that’s that.
The core message of open love between family, friends, and partners is effective, but the game avoids its sex scenes and the minefield of finding other queer folk in a predominantly heterosexual society. Dream Daddy is a kind game with funny writing and uplifting themes, but neglects the greater issues it alludes to.
What is it: Dating sim about a pleasant bunch of dating dads.
Expect to pay: £11 / Developer: Game Grumps Publisher: Game Grumps Reviewed on: Windows 10, Intel Core i5 7400 3.0GHz, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 6GB GTX 1060Multiplayer: No Link: Steam Visual novels and dating simulators are strange beasts, and the intersection of those genres with comedy often results in parody.
Despite that, what is there is great—the characters are diverse, well designed, and smartly written.
I was smiling for pretty much my entire time playing, and it always felt like a positive game.
The term "dating sim" is also often used incorrectly in English as a generic term for romance-driven games (ren'ai games), a subject matter which is stereotypically associated with the visual novel genre.
You can rush through, quickly choosing a favourite and rushing into bed together, or take your time, playing the field and going on dates with everyone before choosing your match. You might say the wrong things sometimes, or have to save a girl who waddled into the penguin enclosure at the aquarium, but it’s always a fun time.
Some original-English dating sims include Sim Girls, In a typical dating sim, the player controls a male avatar surrounded by female characters.