Good dating sim
I don't have a ton of experience with visual novels, but I have zero with the stats type.In that case you may want to try The Fruit of Grisaia, Muv-Luv, or maybe ef.Love is Strange kinda makes me laugh, I did play and like Life is Strange alright, but it's pretty funny that someone wrote a fanfic VN about just the girls going to the school, including the murder victim it seems. Steins; Gate might be cool, I loved the anime adaptation of that too.I suppose it's entirely the same plot but with alternate routes for all the girls Okabe has to help out after he messes up the timeline?
Here are dating sims listed by ranking and just visual novels in general, again listed by ranking.Besides that, I bought My Girlfriend is the President because of how ridiculous that trailer was, but only played it for an hour.If that's not a recommendation, I don't know what is. When I think about it, I haven't actually played that many dating sims, besides Katawa Shoujo, which I liked, but it sounds like you weren't digging. I don't know how much of a dating sim it is beyond (I'm guessing) selecting which route you want to go down, but it is highly regarded.Some guidelines for what I'm looking for: When you say "dating sim" do you mean something like Tokimeki Memorial or Love Plus where you build up stats in order to date a girl or are you looking for a visual novel where you can date different girls?I haven't played too many of the former definition but the Sakura Wars games are a great mix of dating sim and strategy RPG, I'd highly recommend So Long My Love on the PS2 or Wii.