It's a ridiculous premise to be sure, but I'm sure deep down we all secretly pine for immortality via dating sim - or is that just me?There's no shortage of simple, absurdist dating sims revolving around meme-status celebrities, including Nicolas Cage, Adam Sandler, and John Cena, to name a few. Its scenario is no less bizarre, featuring the buff, tough Jaeger pilots and quirky scientists of , you play as the most sensible character choice from the film: Hannibal Chau, the impossibly eccentric black market organ dealer brought to life by the one and only Ron Perlman. shines with a clear application of effort on the creator's part. We hear that phrase a lot from activists, from people of all races, colors, and creeds, but we don’t really think about it in terms of video games.This is true twofold when it comes to dating simulation games, as most are either the “Otome” genre, with a female protagonist and all male romantic options, or the standard genre of a male protagonist surrounded by women.I have also talked about how important it is that LGBT characters be given a spotlight and not be constantly relegated to the supporting role.However, is one of the first mainstream, if not the first, dating sim to support same-sex romance between male characters.The third date is the kicker, though, as that decides which dad will be your Dream Daddy, ending the game.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.
Jumping race or social castes is just the beginning; no line is too sacred for these poignant tales of romance.The cul-de-sac they move to is, conveniently, filled with dads, most of which are single (the other is in the perpetual relationship state of ‘it’s complicated’).After introductions, you get to choose dads to go on dates with, which can range from trivia night with the local English teacher Hugo to fishing with handyman Brian.You play your own, custom dad, who’s moving to a new area with his daughter, Amanda.After his partner died, he’s been raising Amanda as a single father, and the two have a very close relationship.Dream Daddy sounds exactly like that—like it’s going to riff off and satire both the simplification of relationships down to dialogue options and usage of queer relationships in the genre.