These have no mind control in them, so far at least, but with the creation of GayCupidStories I though I would post about these stories I enjoy s romance is an element in all of them. Sorry if this is in the wrong section. I should point out, not all of these are dating sims despite being visual novels. Many just have a single love interest, at least so far.
Hope you give one or some of them a chance.
Far Beyond the World (Ongoing)
This is an isekai romance adventure about an amnesiac human who wakes up in a forest of anthropomorphic wolves. With amazing art and spellbinding characters, this surprisingly political story will have you on the edge of your seat. A slow burn story that delves into the details of the wolves culture including the goddess they worship, their name trees, moonstones and currency. Kael_Tiger handles the writing, artwork and coding and deserves all the praise.
Adastra (Complete, sequel and midquel ongoing)
Roman wolves in space. Need I say more. Our protagonist is kidnapped to be the pet of the prince and becomes involved ina political struggle for the throne. The wolves are just one culture and there are also the cats and jackels, each with their own advanced civilisation, who may have all had a hand in the creation of the Earth.
Born into a religious family, Lin Tian-Liao left his hometown and moved to Taipei to study and follow his dreams, trying to escape the pressures of returning to his family’s temple in the process. His ordinary college life seemed to be going well until suddenly one day his third eye was opened. Liao, now able to see the various spirits and gods in the world, has to deal with his new found powers, his school life, and three particular cats who all want to have a say in his life and his future.
They’re all deceiving each other and every one of them is better at it than you. You find yourself only able to trust the most unlikely individual as a terrible plot unfolds around you. A very unique artstyle and engaging story so far. Atmac handles both the writing and the art flawlessly.
Remember the Flowers (Ongoing)
Similar premise to FBTW, but more sci-fi. Only chapter has been release so far, but monthly updates are planned and it was shown the same dedication to fleshing out its world.
Slice of Life
Socially Awkward (Ongoing)
Easily one of the funniest on this list with four different romance options. You are Jayce (Name can be replaced). An insecure half breed cat who just started his college life. Follow his day to day to uncover each characters’ past to get to know them as well as figuring out the world around him.
Does anyone have any favourites that they recommend?