Virtual girlfriend par excellence Love Plus+ has been released, and pirates have been dismayed to find their virtual girlfriends dump them if they have the gall to pirate the game.
According to the pirate haunts of 2ch, a variety of countermeasures are in place to ensure pirates get no love from Nene and company should they have the temerity to try to date them without paying up:
“I was dating her normally, but when I next restarted she was pissed at me!
I can’t get her to like me, and she’s always annoyed at me… it’s the ultimate anti-piracy measure!”
“I tried the friend part of Love Plus+ again to get some scenes I missed – you’re right, she wouldn’t let us become lovers!”
“After 100 days she still won’t let me become her boyfriend.
She completely ignores me and won’t send me any mail. The events aren’t happening either – brutal.”
Legitimate users are delighted by the trick, and even pirates seem amused at their plight.
One wag on 2ch remarks on the ironic realism of the protection:
“You try to get a girl for free and she hates you.
You pay for her and she’ll play with you.
This is just too realistic.”
Those looking for virtual love had better be prepared to pay real money – the game is available now.