I don’t usually link directly to articles on other sites, because they’re usually written and researched much better than mine and they give me inadequacy issues.
This, however, is worth linking just because it gets its point across so very well in, like, five screenshots and a handful of words.
I vaguely remember seeing a preview of the PSP game they show; my reaction went along the lines of “huh, a western-developed dating sim, that might be neat. Wait, it’s a high school dating sim. It’s probably going to be loaded with all kinds of social events and parties and football games and, basically, all the things I hated when I was actually IN high school, why would I play a simulated version of hell?”