The censored version contains far more endings and new added scenes due to the absence of sexual scenes.
(See for example, the difference between the series, which is very close to a Visual Novel style of gameplay, and the DOA Xtreme series, which is the closest thing to a true Dating Sim with mass-market appeal in the US.) If the game plays out like a Choose Your Own Adventure, that's a Visual Novel.
If it feels like you're playing an RPG, trying to keep track of everyone's feelings about you and giving out presents, that's a Dating Sim.
One game series that often includes dating, with the goal of marriage, is the farming sim series Harvest Moon.
The subplot of dating is more focused towards choosing one of several girls or guys (dependent on the player character's gender) and offering them presents or joining them on events in the game.
Eroge only gets released to PC because large Japanese game companies do not want to release games with sexual content on their game consoles.
Because of this, Eroge companies make a censored all-ages (15 ) version of the PC version for various consoles.These games often feature a day-night cycle with a time scheduling system that provides context and relevance to character interactions, allowing players to choose when and if to interact with certain characters, which in turn influences their responses during later conversations.While bishōjo games make up the bulk of dating sims, other types of games exist.Games where the player character is female and potential objects of affection are male are known as Gx B or otome games.Homosexual relationships are also possible, as there are games with no specific gender lines ("all pairings").The first ending many people experience when playing notorious pigeon dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend involves being ambushed by ninjas for "failing to display sufficient intimacy with the birds." You are unceremoniously killed and brought back to the main menu to start over from the beginning or are forced to resume from an earlier save point.