Bloody Bride is somewhat uncharted territory for me.
I've seen many dating-sims before, but most of them happen to be hentai games.
They form a sizeable fraction of the Japanese market: the most popular have sold over a million copies, and they make up the majority of offline PC games in Japan.
Nevertheless, only a few titles of this sort have been translated or commercialized outside of East Asia.
The visual novels are easily the best known and most prevalent in the genre.
Think of them as choose your own adventure novels in a game format.
So boobs like me who can't be bothered to learn Japanese can enjoy such a game.
Like all dating-sims, the focus of the game is hooking up with women.
Can he find his future bride without slipping into the wrong set of genes?
Now, his muffled and complacent demeanor make Katsuhira a constant target for bullies, who exploit him for egregious sums of money.
But their fists only just manage to make him blink, as even emotions are far from his grasp.
Among early bishōjo adventure games it had a degree of polish that previous games lacked.
It was also the first to have recognizably modern anime-style artwork: its characters had very large eyes and a tiny nose and mouth but were otherwise basically normally proportioned, characteristics which today are found in virtually all bishōjo games.