Of course, they had to make changes so it’s not a total ripoff, so they changed the date-able ladies from Japanese to North Korean. The two girls, Jeong and Eunji, are a military police officer and intelligence officer.
Because the market for Dating Sims is virtually non-existent outside of Japan, people tend to assume that any visual novel that is a Romance Game should be called a dating sim, when they are actually quite different.
(It doesn't help that most Visual Novel-style eroge series is probably the game closest to a true Dating Sim with mass-market appeal in the US.
The majority of visual novels, however, tend to focus on non-linear Story Branching plots with Multiple Endings.
Because they are treated as games, the fact that many of them tell well-written, compelling stories can be easily overlooked. Visual novels that are also eroge tend to tie every storyline to a specific romanceable character, a habit which has carried over to much of the rest of the medium.
Also, the main character is an American soldier, which is the most unlikely suitor for a North Korean girl.
Developer DEVGRU-P is known for making odd games like this before.
The level of gameplay can vary, leading to difficulty in defining the boundaries of the medium.
On the far video game end of the scale we have games that adhere closer to the Adventure Game model such as the .
VNDB is a database dedicated to visual novels, in the vein of IMDB.