English pigeon dating sim
Certain endings start to break your heart instead of your brain, and if you get all the standard endings, it unlocks a final route with a sudden turn into a dark, deeply emotional horror/mystery that completely defies description.
While I don't want anyone to think I am expecting Hatoful Boyfriend to evolve into a huge dating game conglomerate in 50 years or so, I do believe that the author, Moa, has done something unexpectedly new.They would have been amazed and confused that a drawing could move like that.Also, for those who had seen it, explaining that they had seen a drawing of a mouse walk like a man, would likely bring chuckles from those who had not seen the animation.However, it is secretly one of the greatest visual novels, if not one of the greatest games ever made. The largest problem is explaining how you can actually end up having feelings for pigeons, as you would a human.I don't just mean love either, I mean rage and fear as well. Imagine how people must have felt when Walt Disney first animated a mouse and showed it to a theatre full of people.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.
Most people depend on seeing a face with human-like features to determine emotions, but without any of those kinds of visual cues the player is forced to imagine those facial expressions. 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).
Much like when reading a novel, you are transported to another world in your imagination; Hatoful Boyfriend just takes it to the next level. 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.
Dating eight birds and much more scenes on the full version.
A sequel VN, "Hatoful Boyfriend Holiday Star" and official merch etc.
Kudos to Nazerine for bringing this game to the English-speaking masses, and of course, Moa for creating this magic in the first place.