Looking for VN/dating sim IF

#1

Several years ago I played The PK Girl, a dating sim in the classic Japanese visual novel tradition with anime-style art, but produced in Adrift. It had several female characters that were individually romanceable as well as a main plot with multiple endings depending on the relationships developed with the girls.

I’m wondering if there are any other notable hybrid VN/IF games, especially parser-based. In theory, any illustrated choice-based game of sufficient length could be considered a VN, although it wouldn’t necessarily use Japanese VN conventions. But it’s rare to have a long parser game that’s illustrated sufficiently, and even rarer to have one that uses dating sim or VN conventions. Thoughts?

#2

I reviewed one game that matched this description… it wasn’t very good, not at all, but it’s still technically a dating sim/adventure game hybrid.

#3

My suspicion is that you will find more of this genre overlap in the AIF corpus, plus some potentially unwanted baggage.

#4

I rather thought so. Don’t really want to go too far in that direction. Thanks, guys!

#5

They’re not illustrated, but most (maybe all?) of the Choice of Games interactive novels do include options for romance.