Dating can be hard, there’s no doubt about it. How do you meet the person of your dreams? What if they don’t notice you? Will there ever be a rainbow? We recently delved into the sultry world of the dating simulator, and now we’re ready to help you make the jump and begin your own campaign of romance. 2017 was another poster year for the rapidly growing genre, and there’s a veritable smorgasbord of options at your fingertips.
But how to separate the subarashii from the subpar? The ii from the eek? The (insert arbitrary Japanese word) from the (insert even more arbitrary English alliteration)? Don’t you worry, eager lovebird, because we’ve plucked out some particularly good ones* to help usher you into your future of eternal wedded bliss.
And hey, if it doesn’t work out for you, there’s always that New Game option.
* Please note that while some of these games may be considered not safe for work, this article is 100% safe. In fact, it’s even encouraged that you share this with your colleagues. It’ll surely lead to a wonderful discussion.
The brainchild of the Game Grumps puts you in the shoes of a single father who arrives in a new neighborhood filled with eligible bachelors. They all have kids of their own, too, and range from a loveable goofball to an intellectual academic. And there’s Robert, too – he may very well stab you in your sleep, so that’s something to look forward to.
As you may expect considering the team behind it, this title has impeccable writing and characterization. Each of the daddies feel unique, flawed and multilayered, and there are some genuinely touching moments to be found. The game isn’t afraid to be bold or confronting, while still maintaining a hearty sense of humor throughout. And best of all, dad jokes galore! They may not be for everyone, but every two might get a kick out of them.
…Does that count as a dad joke?