Score Tissue Page 14: Surprisingly Accurate

I have an anthropological fascination with the more bizarre examples of Japan’s media output…

And the fan reaction to Konami’s Love Plus is especially strange [link NWS].

The  game itself is essentially a traditional Japanese style dating-sim with some slightly unsavoury (but still PG rated) touch screen “interactivity” and Tamagotchi style real-time maintenance added on top.

But I can’t help but think that the way the game forces your character go outside to raise his “charm” statistic is a subtle dig at the kind of shut-in otaku that makes up the largest amount (in number and weight) of this games fanbase.

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