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shiranehito



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:33 am Reply with quote
I never expected Hatoful to be reviewed here. It's a very nice review, although... you really have to put the spoilers there, do you?
(also slight mistake on Yuuya's name being written as Yuuta, but it's ok.)

And I'm just gonna put the info of the creator, Hato Moa, also worked on 4panel manga of Hatoful Boyfriend, and she also has a tumblr account where she usually answer questions regarding Hatoful and her work in general. (She understand English too, so everybirdie don't have to be hesitant to ask!).

I first played this game around last year, and I played it for laugh, but when I reached the BBL route I certainly was fixated on it. It's something I would've never expected from a game full with pigeons. Highly recommended for people who wants new experience.
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ajr



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:55 pm Reply with quote
Angie Gallant's Let's Play kept me riveted for an evening, that's for sure. BBL takes the absurdity of the rest of the game and manages to tie those random nonsensical bits into a coherent story, that's quality writing. I'm really glad Hatoful Boyfriend is out on Steam now.
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halo



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:31 pm Reply with quote
I'm totally waiting on the anime adaptation.
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Izu0



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:49 pm Reply with quote
I can't wait to see it animated! :3
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Brand



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:43 pm Reply with quote
I'm so obsessed with this game right now, it isn't even funny. I was pretty impressed by the content in it. Now, the problem is convincing my friends I'm not nuts and that the pigeon really is fabulous.
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JacobC
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:46 pm Reply with quote
I would feel completely different about the game if it wasn't for Angel's route and the True Ending.

Those two routes changed eeeeeeverything.

But seriously, if it was just a one-joke gimmick game, it'd be different. It's the jaw-dropping commitment to the concept in the final routes that make it something different altogether. Very Happy
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:49 pm Reply with quote
Definitely an odd game to review, but I suppose the oddity/gimmick will deliver some clicks.

Would love to see a Planetarian review if VNs are open game now on ANN.
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Ryusui



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:00 pm Reply with quote
"We just don't know." *DING!*

Seriously, I need to give this game a shot. I'll admit I've had the whole thing spoiled thanks to TV Tropes, but I need to experience it myself. :3
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Zac
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:21 pm Reply with quote
Megiddo wrote:

Would love to see a Planetarian review if VNs are open game now on ANN.


Funny you should mention that, we have one going up Monday.
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Themaster20000



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:48 pm Reply with quote
Just waiting for a steam sale to pick this up. Looks wacky as all hell.
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mdo7



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:57 pm Reply with quote
Oh wow, I never thought ANN would review this. But thanks for doing that.
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gsilver



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:20 pm Reply with quote
I bought this after reading Rock Paper Shotgun's review, and finished up BBL tonight.

It's good... Really good. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.

There are a few things that I didn't like (individual routes being rather short, having to go back to get the incomplete endings in order to unlock the epilogue) but for the most part, it was a very enjoyable experience.
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grooven



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:50 am Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
Megiddo wrote:

Would love to see a Planetarian review if VNs are open game now on ANN.


Funny you should mention that, we have one going up Monday.

Yay, that's so awesome Smile Can't wait to read it!
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phia_one



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:56 am Reply with quote
I've always wanted to play one of these games so I'll definitely be getting this at some point.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:35 am Reply with quote
Zac wrote:
Megiddo wrote:

Would love to see a Planetarian review if VNs are open game now on ANN.


Funny you should mention that, we have one going up Monday.


Can't wait to read it, Planetarian is great!

I've also heard that Hatoful Boyfriend was unexpectedly good and it's been on my to play list for a while. Glad to see the reviewer agrees. Unfortunately I'm reading/playing Umineko now so it'll be a while before I get to any other VNs...
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