However, many fans were disappointed by the appearance of the girls, which although well-animated did not look as polished as 2D art, as well as by the simplified gameplay system.
An OVA based on the True Love Story; Summer Days, and yet...
(as distinct from the similar but unrelated title True Love).
True Love Story and True Love Story 2 were released by ASCII for the Play Station.
The True Love Story land are notable for their gekō (下校), or walk-home system.
When the player asks a girl to walk home with him from school, the game enters a special conversation mode.
High heartthrob can then be leveraged to ask the girl out on a date, or simply to effect a permanent increase in her love meter.
Later True Love Story games added further complexity to this system, such as a "combo" system measuring the number of consecutive good choices of conversation topics.
is a dating sim developed and published by Konami and the third game in the Tokimeki Memorial series.
Tokimeki Memorial 3, released in 2001 for the Play Station 2, further pushed the technical limits for dating sims, being the first game to have fully 3-D animated cel-shaded girls.