Posts Tagged ‘Hatoful Boyfriend’

Festive Bird Fancying In Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star

Did you kiss a bird last night? It’s okay, you can tell me. I know that you twitchers (and Twitchers, probably) have been camped out in your hides with your binoculars, keenly awaiting the arrival of Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star [official site]. You surely pounced on the bird dating sim as soon as it was released last night, so you don’t need me to tell you it’s out. But perhaps you’re not yet committed to a lifestyle of macking on finches – what would your family say at Christmas dinner! – so hey, look, I’ll just mention it’s out so you can think about it.

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Festive Fancier: Hatoful Boyfriend – Holiday Star

There is no greater holiday romance than the one between George Michael and the wine glass he met last Christmas but for the pigeon fanciers among the RPS readership, Christmas might come early with the release of Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star [official site] on December 15th. It’s a themed expandalone or semi-sequel rather than a DLC pack and the creator of the original game, Hato Moa, has been involved with the development of this festive treat.

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Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star Remaster Due In Autumn

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You may have thought yourself an animal lover before, but Hatoful Boyfriend taught us to really love animals. The dating sim starring a human girl in a school for birds – actual, proper birds – fizzed with madcap charm, and it was grand when Mediatonic and Devolver Digital remastered it to introduce it to a larger audience. Now they’ve having a crack at the sequel, Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star. This Christmassy tail [tail, like a bird’s tail] is due to arrive this autumn.

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Wot I Think: Hatoful Boyfriend

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

“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

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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Fancier Pigeons: Hatoful Boyfriend Has Flown The Coop

dot dot dotThis could only be better if it was a secret game from Valve and Bioware, but there’s very little proof that either of them have anything to do with Hatoful Boyfriend, a game about the complex relationships of pigeons in a boarding school. Haughty doves sneer at lowly sky-rats at St. Pigeonation Institute in this Japanese interactive novel. About pigeons. You might have tried the demo that Alec gesticulated towards a few months ago, but now the the full, official English translation is out, for $5.35.
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