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Hatoful Boyfriend -Hatoful complete edition-
$3.83 / 432JPY
The full version of the world's greatest pigeon dating visual novel, in English.
  • Release: Feb/15/2012
  • Purchased: 7286x
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Pickup!Pigeon FIlled Life

Aug/11/2014   By Maverynthia

1 user(s) found this review helpful.

This is the original "Pigeon Dating Sim"! It's short, but worth the price and amazingly enough it has a depth to it that you'd not think of a game about dating pigeon to have. It teases at a deeper story going on in the world.
You can't upsize the resolution, it's stuck at it's tiny resolution. However a new re-make of the game is coming out that will hopefully solve that. In the meantime the original is a good play through.

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Pickup!You're missing out if you haven't played this!

Jan/27/2014   By nanami

2 user(s) found this review helpful.

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This game really packs a punch despite being quite short in length and employing avian characters.

The routes are all fairly straightforward (i.e. it's not very hard to get the good ending) and each character had something unique to bring to the table. I even warmed up to Okosan, who I didn't expect to like. I actually enjoyed the bonus stage much more than the otome part! This stage delves deeper into the overarching story with a more serious tone, and you get to see how all the characters are tied together by the threads of fate. I'll admit that I did shed a tear at a few scenes...

I have to point out the writing in this game. It's fantastic! It's absolutely hilarious and the anime references were sneaked in when appropriate.

From the premise to the writing, I don't think I'll be forgetting this one for a while.

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Pickup!Once you go bird, nothing's absurd.

Feb/19/2013   By Tikka-san

6 user(s) found this review helpful.

When I picked up this game, it was out of sheer novelty. What's the harm in a bit of silly fluff, right?

Wrong. I thought I would be spending my time laughing my head off at a completely absurd spoof game. Instead I became completely wrapped up in the story so completely I could not help but take it seriously at all times.

The amount of depth in this game is incredible.
Every detail has a place and will eventually make sense if you really think about it. This has some of the most incredible and thorough writing I have come across in a dating-sim period. This, from a dating-sim... about birds.

I laughed, cried, smiled, raged, bawwed, and clutched my pillow in sheer-terror (this is not an exaggeration). A full range of emotions that I would be hard-pressed to squeeze out of a $60 video game... in a $5 one about birds!

You have no idea what you are in for. I will never look at birds in the same way again.

Most definitely the best $5 I have ever spent on a game. Most definitely worth much more than that.

I will absolutely be picking up the next one.
This game has turned me from a skeptic into a believer. I hope that the writer of this game continues to produce more quality works like this one.

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Feb/14/2013   By kikuri

1 user(s) found this review helpful.

this visual novel was like a storm story. because every route, has different story genre. Upon playing one route it was about friendship, and then other route suddenly became thriller story, ghost story, secret agent story, murder story, adventure story etc.
But yes, the jokes are funny and I had to apologize my roommate for laughing to hard (perhaps)
overall its a very sweet work worth trying
oh, and there's a bonus story that's very exciting!

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More than you'd expect

Feb/14/2013   By Inktrap

1 user(s) found this review helpful.

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I want to know who told me this was a funny game about dating birds, because it isn't! Well... not only. It's a heartwrenching story that will make you laugh and cry, and search for a 100% completion, even if you aren't the type who usually tries all routes in a dating sim. You'll be tempted to pursue everyone to reveal the truth about this highly addictive and replayable game. The best 420 yen I've ever spent!

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Pickup!A little unbelieavble (in a good & bad way)

Jan/16/2013   By Eiko

1 user(s) found this review helpful.

You guys had no idea how hard I laughed during the introductory stage of the game. Seriously. But after awhile, you get used to the characters and your brain would somehow replace the birds with the human imagery of the characters, I don't how how, weird but true.

I couldn't expect a longer game of like 9 chapters like Hakuouki's Hijikata's route, but to me, this Otome game is worth a go. Wish it could be slightly longer, really, and show like their reunion or end story or epilogue, but sadly there wasn't. I can't complain, it was a decent game nonetheless.

The flow of the story is fairly simple, I won't spoil for you guys.

I was very very very skeptical about buying this game, and I still am wondering if I had somehow made the wrong choice, in buying this. The game's route is NOT SO STRAIGHTFORWARD, the branching is quite complicated to me, it ain't as clear cut as the choices you make really affects the others (except for elective classes), so a little bit shocked by that.

I am still laughing at some of the parts of the game, it is so hilarious, and a very mild typical teenage setting.

It's not like every other Otome game where every single guy falls and fawns over you like you're the only girl in the universe no, so it has that bonus, for a realistic set up, which is what I love, because you have to earn their attention.

Keep up the good work!

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Dating pigeons

Jan/11/2013   By MayuUrwen

3 user(s) found this review helpful.

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Well, when I read about this game, the first thought that crossed my mind was: No way. And when I saw how many people have played this game I couldn't believe it.

So, why not me? And I downloaded the demo. I didn't play that long, just like 5 minutes when I decided to buy it. It was crazy, but really funny. I laughed really hard when I was playing.

So, do I recommend this? Yeah, of course I do. It has a deep story and at the same time it's really incredible. At first you'll be like: A PIGEON IS TALKING TO MEEEEE WEIRD WEIRD WEIRD. But then, it gets better. A lot better.

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Heartily reccomended

Dec/26/2012   By Samantha B

1 user(s) found this review helpful.

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This game was much more than I was expecting, especially for such a price. It starts off as a (slightly un)usual otome game where you are a human at a school for sentient pigeons (just go with it). This isn't just a gimmick though, es evidenced by the second half of the game, where it changes from an otome game into ... well, I won't spoil it for you. Just that it will answer some questions (like what's up with the pigeons?) and asks some more. I would strongly reccomend you give this a go.

You'll never listen to the Sugar Plum Fairy the same again.

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Pickup!This game.......

Dec/17/2012   By SetsunaTohou

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Now, I don't want to sound like everyone else who is praising the game for its incredible story, but I have to. This game is amazing. When I first heard of it I had to check it out, the very concept idea of it was laughable but then I started to play it...

I think it was the fourth time I went through for one of the endings that I forgot I was even playing a dating game about birds. It surprised me how well the story is, the characters and all of the twists that it throws at you just when you thought it was done throwing things at you. The jokes inside the game could easily be turned into a swarm of memes and I wouldn't doubt if they already are.

If you are unsure if you want to pick this game up, do it anyway. Its $5, its not like it's $20-30, but then again, this game is worth that much. As much as this game gives to you it is worth every penny and more. I highly recommend this game if you want to play something with great characters, a game that has a wonderful grasp on its own world and even a game that you want to think about the possibilities of. I applaud the author and maker of this game for a job well done and for bringing this to the world!

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It's the HEART that counts

Aug/01/2012   By BEcalm

1 user(s) found this review helpful.

There's no question that this game is chuck full of crack and jokes, but it far exceeds what one would initially expect of it.

This game knows how to set the mood and after playing it for a while you start to care about these birds. The characters aren't so one-dimensional as one may think of this kind of game. Even though they're pigeons they all have dreams and feelings. There's more to a character than it may seem and you have to complete the full version of the game just to see how in-depth the characters are.

The music for this game is rather really nice it really sets the mood when a character appears or when changing the atmosphere. It helps guide the mood of the story pretty well.

This is truly a special gem in all visual novels out there. I recommend this game to anyone who wants to try something different, and any of you wants to get a good laugh.

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