Okay, yes, the entire premise of this game is absolutely insane. But before you are even halfway done with your selected story arc, you will forget that the characters you're watching on the screen are pigeons.
There are hours and hours of replay value loaded into this game. Not only are there branches upon branches of story, but more options are unlocked at key decision points as you clear the game multiple times, opening the path for MORE endings!
Hatoful Boyfriend has hilarious and engaging dialogue. And somehow, simultaneously, a deeply engrossing, dark, and intense plot. The severity of the 'real' plot of the game is only made clearer as you play through the game multiple times and piece together parts you've learned from each branching storyline you complete.
In conclusion, the price for this level of entertainment is MORE than fair. This is a must-play for anyone with a sense of humor tilted toward the weird who also appreciate intense storytelling and memorable characters.
Carve it into your soul!