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Coo! (Play it!)

Feb/22/2012   By wivi

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English Ver. Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
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$3.80 / 432 JPY | 40pt (Point 10%)
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The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
Doujin GameAdventure Executable File GirlsOtome Game
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • DL: 7244
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If you want a different kind of visual novel experience, then look no further. With plenty of replay value, a memorable cast, and quirky humor, Hatoful Boyfriend is an experience you won't forget anytime soon.

The game simultaneously manages to present an intense and surprisingly well-written dark tale in its 'true' storyline, which only gets better as you play through the game several times and manage to put together everything you've learned in the individual paths.

In true dating game spirit, additional options and story branches become available as you play the same routes again (and trust me, you will), giving you access to even more endings!

These pigeons will burrow their way into your heart, and they will stay there.

A definitive must-play for all otome game enthusiasts.

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Beautiful Game!

Feb/22/2012   By StrangersWayReviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver. Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
MIST[PSI]PRESS
$3.80 / 432 JPY | 40pt (Point 10%)
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The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
Doujin GameAdventure Executable File GirlsOtome Game
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • DL: 7244
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"Hatoful Boyfriend" is a story about a human girl attending to a prestige school called, St. Pigeonations. Everyone who attends this school (with the exception of the main character) are all of different species of birds with their own minds. Although the characters to chase after are birds, each create a unique tale of its own--including with some humor and puns along the way.

Let's all start off with the art: The rendered of birds sprites are not something to be amused of other than giving the simple presence of the character/ features, but the CG's & 'human' representation of each character are beautifully drawn out by the creator. Each CG serves a purpose in the game, making it enjoyable while setting the emotion needed in the game. Multiple playthroughs are required in order to unlock everything--including the Archive section, giving further details within the plot.

As for the story line, it comes out silly at first to create a game based on 'dating' pigeons--but think again. There is a deeper meaning behind the humor as there are some events that may pose questions for the player: Why Pigeons? Why a human? Everything will be answered from another route. As a matter of fact, this game will put you into a whole new roller coaster ride; prepping up your feelings from happiness into a heart broken state. The humor is fantastic and it somehow sets the right mood for the player, making the gameplay much more enjoyable.

Then, there's the music. I love how it naturally flows the story line and the characters' personalities. It is a way to depict their presence along the smooth transition from one main plot to another. It is truly perfect, leaving me no words how to describe it further.

In conclusion, "Hatoful Boyfriend" is one of the best otome games I played so far. If you enjoy humor, fictional science and having to go through a serious plot, I'd highly recommend for you to play this. It is definitely worth of your money and time!

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Pigeon love is best love

Feb/22/2012   By peridotdotdotReviewer Rank: Top 50

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English Ver. Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
MIST[PSI]PRESS
$3.80 / 432 JPY | 40pt (Point 10%)
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The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
Doujin GameAdventure Executable File GirlsOtome Game
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • DL: 7244
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  • (23)
  • (116)

Back when I first played the demo, all I could think was "haha, pigeon boyfriends!" And then things got serious. There was plot. There was drama. And I fell in love with birds through it all.

And the complete edition? It brings all of that and more. The demo version left a lot of loose ends, which the full does a perfect job of tying together. This game is full of humor, but does a brilliant job of sobering up, especially once you start up the Hurtful side of things (and that route is so very aptly named). The characters are all unique and have amazing personalities, and the PC is probably one of the best (what with her hunter-gatherer instincts and such) - you'll definitely grow attached to them. The plot is like a roller coaster ride at times, and replaying the dating aspect after completing the Hurtful route just adds another level of depth to to the game, shedding new light on the birds. There's a certain complexity to this game that I never saw coming, and it was a joy to experience, even through all the dramatic feelings I had for the characters.

Can I really express how good this game is? Probably not. It's certainly unique, and it's definitely got enough content in it to be more than worth the money spent on it. Yeah, you're going to romance some birds - but really, it's the best love there is.

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Date all the birds!

Feb/22/2012   By LoveShuu

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English Ver. Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
MIST[PSI]PRESS
$3.80 / 432 JPY | 40pt (Point 10%)
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The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
Doujin GameAdventure Executable File GirlsOtome Game
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • DL: 7244
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  • (23)
  • (116)

I haven't played through the full version yet, but I can already tell you that it has a lot more scenarios than the trial version. And the extra character, Angel, shows up as well!
I never expected to feel this way about pigeons, but the creator of this game has introduced me to an entirely new world.
The dialogue is amusing, the OST is great and you'll find the stories surprisingly compelling.
It's only 5 USD, and you'd be supporting more original ideas like this one. I'm very happy it got translated, and hoping to see HolidayStar get released in the future!

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An Adorable and Heartwarming Doujin about Homura and Madoka

Feb/20/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: 1

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MEGA x MEGA
Ai mai me
$2.85 / 324 JPY | 30pt (Point 10%)
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Madoka and Homura both in glasses (megane). Heartwarming 4-panel comics & manga.
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  • Release: Jun/24/2011
  • DL: 1
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Aimaime's "Mega x Mega" contains a number of 4-coma manga about Homura and Madoka from the anime Mahou Sho*jo Madoka Mag*ca. In it, Madoka decides to wear glasses in order to match Homura.

To start; the art in "Mega x Mega" is adorable. Homura, Madoka and Mami all look very cute in it. The story is the best part of this doujin though in my opinion. Homura's love for Madoka is displayed in an amazingly cute way. Every page will definitely be heartwarming for any reader that enjoys cute Shoujo Ai stories.

Overall I highly recommend "Mega x Mega" for any fan of Madoka and Yuri stories in general (especially if you like the Madoka x Homura pairing).

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An Utterly Hilarious Cross-Over/Parody

Feb/20/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: 1

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idol VS. zombie
SYADOINO.
$4.75 / 540 JPY | 50pt (Point 10%)
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An awesome, hilarious mashup of Idolm*ster and Resid*nt Evil!
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  • Release: Jul/22/2011
  • DL: 3
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"Takane, Irori, Ami, Mami and Yukiho; Survival in Zombie Infested Raccoon City" is a cross-over parody of the IdolM*ster and Bioh*zard/Resid*nt Evil games wherein 5 idols from 765 pro tour in Raccoon city and experience the zombie outbreak. Also included are a number of unrelated IM@S 4-coma comics.

The comics really shines in the humor department as it's simply hilarious and very clever. First off the concept itself is really funny; it's quite simply the most mismatched cross-over I've ever heard of (Idols and Zombies, lol). Moving on there's a lot of very funny direct parodies of scenes from the Bioh*zard games. Next, the ways the idols handle the situation is hilarious as well. Overall... to put it simply, the whole comic is a laugh riot.

In conclusion this is a must buy for fans of Idolm*ster and Bioh*zard (preferably both). It's hilarious, especially if you've played the games before. At 60+ pages you're certainly getting your money's worth.

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AMAZINGLY Entertaining Game!

Feb/20/2012   By Bon Bon Bunny

25 user(s) found this review helpful.

English Ver. Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
MIST[PSI]PRESS
$3.80 / 432 JPY | 40pt (Point 10%)
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The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
Doujin GameAdventure Executable File GirlsOtome Game
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • DL: 7244
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  • (23)
  • (116)

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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!

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A Good Old Scrolling Shooter at a Great Price

Feb/20/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: 1

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LAYER RAY SF SHOOTING
RAYHAWK
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 10pt (Point 10%)
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Exhilirating giant robo/mech sci-fi shooting game!
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  • Release: Mar/15/2011
  • DL: 7
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"Layer Ray SF Shooting" is a vertically scrolling shooting game. As one would expect you basically just move up and shoot stuff while dodging bullets (as with any other game in the genre).

The game itself is more or less the same as you'd expect from any other entry in the genre. That being said though; it's still quite fun. Regardless of how many times this concept is used it will still be fun. Also given the fact this is a 105 yen game, it's pretty hard to pass this up.

Overall I'd say this game is pretty worth picking up if you like scrolling shooters. It's only 105 yen so it definitely can't hurt.

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Different and Funny

Feb/20/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: 1

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Tiny breasted girls in the world of breast-ism
Picture 50
$0.95 / 108 JPY | 10pt (Point 10%)
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Two girls are forced to live like a slave because they have tiny breasts.
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  • Release: Oct/12/2009
  • DL: 3
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"Tiny Breasted Girls in the World of Breastism" is a somewhat absurdist comedy Doujin manga about two girls (Rika and Youko) whom are discriminated against for their small breast size.

The art in this doujin is pretty decent; not great but since this is just supposed to be a somewhat absurd comedy the art really isn't the focus. What makes this manga shine is it's incredibly weird but original concept. I've never heard of such an odd story before and that alone makes this manga quite worth reading. Overall the situation portrayed in an intentionally overly melodramatic way and in turn comes off as quite hilarious.

I'd recommend this manga to anyone looking for something really different, original and a bit weird.

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A Good Selection of 4-coma Parodies of M*doka

Feb/20/2012   By Rodan_MasterReviewer Rank: 1

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I Don't Understand
ryukon
$2.85 / 324 JPY | 30pt (Point 10%)
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Puella Magi M*doka M*gica all character comedy.
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  • Release: Feb/02/2012
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Ryukon's "I Don't Understand" (Wake ga Wakaranai yo) is a doujin containing a number of 4-coma comics parodying Mahou Shoujo M*doka M*gica (1 4-coma for each of the 5 main characters)

To begin; the art in "I Don't Understand" is quite good. Although the art within the comics is hit and miss, the character art featured along side each of the comics is quite well done. Being a parody, good humor is to be expected and "I Don't Understand" delivers pretty well in this department. The comics are all fairly clever and funny.

Overall "I Don't Understand" is a pretty worthwhile purchase if you're a fan of M*doka.

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