Ps2 games with dating sim elements
I want a game where you actually choose dialogue and the whole conversation reacts to that.
I also tried Sakura Wars which does that a little bit, but don't like the setting or cast as much.
So far I feel the writing, voice acting, and especially music is better than Persona 4, but the combat system at least in Elemia is boring so far and too easy, and the world is not grabbing me as much as the Persona 4 setup around people getting sucked into the TV world if they kiss in front of it or something, I forget now, but it subconsciously it really captured my imagination combining like the symbol of teen romance or kissing at midnight with this mystery of what's going on.
The jobs and social systems seemed like they didn't require enough input and were repetitive though, and there was less and less voice acting as I went on, just text, and the voice acting besides Troy Baker wasn't very good, the teen girl characters sounded like they were voiced by women over 30 years old trying fake high pitched anime girl voices, and the dungeon grinding became too repetitive. I'm at the point where a female character gets taken into the TV world and you have to go through 7 levels of the dungeon to rescue her. I've also tried the beginning of AR Tonelica Melody of Elemia.Overall I had a great time playing the series, it easily is like a 70 hr game, but if you want to do everything it will take you 150 easily. The only choice you got to make is which branch to take and some non consequences choices in the dive (non consequence as in you can redo it).Tears to Tiara 2, but it's more of a visual novel strategy RPG.You can interact with up to 4 objects on each screen which can be things like a treasure chest, a patch of grass, a hanging fruit or even an NPC.Sometimes you will just get small talk about whatever you are inspecting, but more often than not it leads to one of the following: In case it's a choice, a lot of these will determine the affection value of one or more girls which is visualized by a heart or heartbreak symbol.