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Videogames have become a worldwide affair -- particularly in the HD era where budgets make multi-region and multiplatform development almost a must.
It's not just about recouping costs, though; vastly improved localization efforts have led to audiences outside a game's native country being hungry for the unique quirks of a game birthed and nurtured in a far away land can have.
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Dating sims, or relationship simulation role-playing games (RS-RPG), are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements.
Some original-English dating sims include Sim Girls, In a typical dating sim, the player controls a male avatar surrounded by female characters.
In stark contrast to, say, Nippon Ichi's Disgaea or Atlus' Mega Ten games, however, it's a little easier to see why the series was initially judged to be the stuff of importers and otaku wannabes: Sakura Taisen is, first and foremost, a dating sim.
A dating sim with giant mystical energy-powered robots that duke it out in a strategy RPG setting, sure, but it's understandable that some publishers would be leery of bringing the game over in years past.
Owners: Estimated number of people owning this game.
The number might be way too small for new releases and sometimes way too big for games that had free weekend event recently. Playtime: Average hours played in total per person that have actually launched this game since March 2009.