While at school, you need to maintain good relationship with the other students.You will have the options to choose which answer that you would like to reply to the NPCs during a conversation which can affect the progress of the storyline.Because there is almost no market for true Dating Sim games outside of Japan, it's a frequent misunderstanding among western gamers that "Dating Sim" is the general term for all ren'ai (romantic love) games.In fact, many romance games are Visual Novels, which is a much different game style.Compose a symphony of drama, romance and handsome boys in this Best Otome story.
Once it's game over, you have to start from scratch.
(See for example, the difference between the series, which is very close to a Visual Novel style of gameplay, and the DOA Xtreme series, which is the closest thing to a true Dating Sim with mass-market appeal in the US.) If the game plays out like a Choose Your Own Adventure, that's a Visual Novel.
If it feels like you're playing an RPG, trying to keep track of everyone's feelings about you and giving out presents, that's a Dating Sim.
It has been, and always will be a free game which does not require any purchases.
' Buying' this game is a form of donating - showing your appreciation for this game.
This leads to Multiple Endings, though some Dating Sims make it possible to see several of these "endings" in a single playthrough.