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.
(Though I did find one really creepy app that I could use in English, Japanese, or Chinese called Aika My Virtual Girlfriend.
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).
has been thrust into the spotlight after being featured by Kotaku.
The appearance of a Tumblr blog designed to highlight some of the game's most bizarre replies has also raised the game's profile.
Unlocking new options and figuring out how to prevent my girlfriend from getting outraged and breaking up with me made me feel like she and I were growing closer, even though she was just following an algorithm.