Posts Tagged ‘mediatonic’

Wot I Think: Hatoful Boyfriend

By Laura Hudson on September 15th, 2014.

At one point during the dating simulation game Hatoful Boyfriend, I found myself walking through a park with the guy I had a crush on as he confessed his profound grief over a lost love—how her absence had broken something deep in his heart that he might never be able to put back together.

The catch, of course, is that he wasn’t a “guy” at all; he was a bird. But here I was anyway, getting legitimately choked up over whether or not a quail was ever going to love again.

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Hatoful Boyfriend Spreads Its Wings

By Ben Barrett on September 5th, 2014.

“So the joke is it’s a dating simulator, but all the romance options are pigeons?” they’ll ask, bewildered. “Yes. Only it’s not really a joke. In fact, it got remade for a western audience because of how popular it was.” you can now reply, smiling a little too wide.

The world’s most popular pigeon dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend is now out in a form that doesn’t require fan translation patches, if that’s your sort of thing. If you’re somehow uninitiated, it’s the tale of the only human student (you!) going to “St. PigeoNation’s Institute, a school for talented birds.” You’ll chat with and, presumably, up the other fine feathered students in search of true love.

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HARDER FASTER PIGEONIER: Hatoful Boyfriend Remake

By Alec Meer on June 6th, 2014.

You didn’t play Hatoful Boyfriend? You didn’t? Look above these words. Behold your tragic error.

Whether the playing-it-straight pigeon-based high school dating sim/ visual novel needs a remake I don’t know. It was funny the first time and all that. But hell, better this than 90% of the kill-crazy bobbins that we’re going to see pumped down the vid-tubes for most of next week.
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Impressions: Foul Play

By Craig Pearson on September 19th, 2013.


Mediatonic’s theatrical brawler Foul Play opened its curtains yesterday on Steam. It’s a 2D beat ‘em up where you recount the character’s life on stage by punching actors. I’d intended to WiT it, but I’ve had to stop after a few hours play. There’s only so much button-mashing I can take in a day, and my thumbs were about to ask for the understudy to step-up. I refuse to play games with my feet. Instead you can have some Impressions. Onwards!
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Have Some Wilde Brawls In Foul Play

By Craig Pearson on September 18th, 2013.


There is a brilliant, subtle pun in Foul Play that took me way to long to figure out. Mediatonic’s cartoonish brawler is launching on PC today, and in it the Victorian daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth recounts his life story as a stage show. It is the Foul Play of the title, see? How that slipped past me I’ll never know. Perhaps I was too taken with the dashing and daring Baron as he refights his life for the audience’s approval, where how you fight is more important than simply winning.
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