Thursday, 13 October 2016

Video Game Review: Hatoful Boyfriend

http://store.steampowered.com/app/310080


Hatoful Boyfriend by Mediatonic
Genre:
Visual Novel / Dating Sim

Release Date:
4th September 2014

Copy bought for myself via Steam
 
Synopsis:
Congratulations! You’ve been accepted as the only human student at the prestigious St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a school for talented birds! Roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world’s greatest pigeon high school.

I never expected to be a huge fan of Hatoful Boyfriend or trying to convince everyone to play it all the way through. And I mean All The Way.

This isn't just a pigeon dating sim, there is so much to this visual novel with plenty of choices and deep storylines. I may have gotten a little too emotionally invested in a few of the storylines and cried on more than one occasion.

The depth to each story arc is incredible and it's all tied up nicely in the final ending which explains everything. On top of that there is an extra ending with a run time of around 2 -3 hours (depending on your reading speed) which is just heart wrenching.

For those wondering about the achievements, they're fairly easy to get, and the game has a skip button which is helpful if you find yourself selecting similar responses and remembering how the story went (though do be careful because it's a fast skip and you might miss something).

If you're really not sure about this game then I do recommend watching some, or all, of Dodger's playthrough. I picked the same first ending that she has too so you'll see pretty quickly how dark this story is.

I recommend playing this game







2 comments:

  1. LOL omg I just can't take this game seriously, especially the whole pigeon dating aspect of it. IT sounds like it has a lot of depth though!

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    1. I couldn't to begin with but holy shit is so freaking dark!

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