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Dating-Sim, Sentimental Graffiti, Leads A List Of PSOne Imports This Week


GungHo are releasing a bunch of PSOne Imports on the PlayStation Network this week. Here’s a list of what’s being released on PSN later today:


  • Favorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari
  • First Queen IV
  • Mahjong Uranai Fortuna: Tukino Megamitachi
  • Motorhead: High Velocity Entertainment
  • Rung Rung: Oz no Mahou Tsukai
  • Sentimental Graffiti
  • Trump Shiyouyo! (Fukkoku Ban)


Most of those are rather obscure, but some of our readers might be familiar with Sentimental Graffiti. This is a series of well-known dating-sims that started out in 1998 and was developed by NEC Interchannel. The first game was initially released for the Sega Saturn and then ported to the PC and the original PlayStation.


Sentimental Graffiti has you step into the shoes of a protagonist with 12 potential love interests, who never had the chance to settle in a single city as a child. One day, you receive a mysterious letter from someone asking to meet you, and decide to travel to all the cities you’ve been to in the past, resuming contact with old female friends, in an attempt to figure out which one of them sent the letter.


Since PSOne imports are released as-is without any localization work done on them, you’re out of luck if you don’t read Japanese and want to understand the game without a guide. That said, it is interesting to see a text-heavy Japanese-language dating-sim like this see release on the PlayStation Store.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.