But it became clear talking to Amerson that maybe some people do wish we had a Love Plus equivalent, that they could be overcome by the same digital infatuation as those men in Japan.
Because, really, we could all use a little more love, even if we have to get it through a tiny screen.
It took time and effort to progress through the levels and if I closed the app and ignored my lady for too long, she needed some sweet talk before warming back up. Plus, all the girls responded differently to different things and getting to know them proved surprisingly challenging at times. Ditto with complimenting her eyes, though admiring her smile got her to waggle her hips and giggle at me.
Some action-reactions were obvious, but others less so. And her thought process was more nuanced than I would expect.
After I “gave blood” to raise money to take us on a date, she chastised me for being too broke.
So, when I earned the option to flash my cash later in the game, I thought I'd try it since she clearly valued money.
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It cost me and required me to "pet" Aika to make her like me, while she said things like, "D "Here [in the US] it's OK to love your dog, it's OK to even love your car, but it's not OK to love an anime character," Lisa Katayama, who specializes in Japanese culture and has written extensively about Love Plus, told The Sydney Morning Herald."We draw the line there in Western culture." I called up the creator of My Virtual Girlfriend, a man named Mike Amerson, to learn more about the app.
Admittedly, My Virtual Girlfriend can't hold a candle to Love Plus.
In that game, you have to work your way through a more complicated romance (there are only three characters with very fleshed out personalities and you start by meeting them in school).
"The guys do it like they're walking into a 7-11 and buying a Playboy," he says.
"It's something that a lot of people do, but they're not going to announce it. Amerson hired a man on Fiverr to record a congrats message in a "Budweiser-ad" voice and the girlfriend dances around victoriously, but the game can continue "You can stay with it forever," he says.
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