Okay, so this game is definitely a WTH AM I PLAYING, WHAT JUST HAPPENED, WHY IS, type of game, which makes it really interesting to me!
To start with, I found some guides in order to play it. OtogeMeow’s, by Neko-chan, who has done for Ryouta, Sakuya, Nageki, Yuyuya, Kazuaki, Shuu. For the rest, you have to find others that cover them. One is in Steam, covering from the Bad End to BBl Epiloge. And also this one in GameFaqs, done by our Krystallina from DaiyaManga!, which also covers from the Bad End to BBL.
Before I get to the guys/routes, let me just that WHAT THE HECK MAN, THIS GAME IS BRILLIANT BUT INSANE. Like the sprites are super big, so all I can think is GIANT PIGEON/BIRBS. The background art is gorgeous, and so so pretty, which makes the photographs of the pigeons even more hilarious www. The other really WTH thing is SHE LIVES IN A FUCKING CAVE. A CAVE GDI. And also loves to call herself a hunter-gatherer, which is funny tbh xDD She also seems to dig her own house and build its walls, so I suspect she’s actually naked and a cave-woman throughout the whole game!
Now for the characters, which I tried my best not to spoil :’D
I started with Ryouta, because I liked him and Nageki the best out of the bunch, while I wanted to fuck Sakuya because of his tail feathers but then his human sprite is a douchebag nothanks.
Ryouta is a cutie and sweetie, prone to getting sick. He’s working really hard to support his sickly mother, who’s in a hospital, so he needs lots of love and support ;_;
Sakuya, which has two ends, was actually better than I thought, considering his douchebag sprite. He actually has a dream he wants to fulfill, but that he isn’t sure he can because of his father’s expectations as the first born. He was actually really sweet, and funny too!
Nageki was next, and I took a shine to him since the beginning. I wasn’t expecting the truth about him, and he made me cry, and it was so sad and he’s so sweet, and he deserves better than he got T_T
Yuuya was actually more interesting than I expected, I wasn’t expecting much out of him and his route, but there were guns and agents and politics involved. All I wanna know is, how exactly do birds fire or hold a gun? Or for that matter, hold hands with a human??
Okosan has two endings, also his sprite is a pigeon too xDD, and one was really crazy. His route made no sense, and all I can say is, there’s so much pudding, lots of pudding, dominated by pudding, ruled by pudding. /stomach growls Now I want some pudding too T_T
The Bad ending was actually really surprising and made me shook. Our MC is a test/trial…Poor girl, she had no idea what was waiting for her :C
Kazuaki is the professor, and a narcoleptic, but he actually was really mysterious, and his route raised more questions than answers. I wondered if the in BBL route it’d be answered or not. Hint: it is!
Shuu, has two endings, one worse than the other, which I thought it was going to be hard to do, CONSIDERING HE IS PSYCHOTIC AND WHAT HE DID, AAAAH. Never trust psycho birds, never!
Anghel was one of the characters I had no idea existed, or could be romanced, since he only gets triggered if you choose certain things. I was WTF throughout the route, AND EVEN WORSE, I FELT EVEN MORE WTF AFTER IT ENDED. He’s actually a locked character, you need to do the other 4 pigeons first~
Azami is the only girl bird in this cock ring, and she SLAYS. Meet the mightiest sparrow you’ll ever get to know. She has two endings, in one of them you get jilted, the other you become the ultimate badasses together.
I’m not spoiling or talking about BBL end because it’s the true route, let me just say it is super worth it and that it made cry, snot everywhere, develop a headache from said crying, and that it turned into Zero Escape/Danganronpa-like, breaking my heart multiple times T_T
I have one big complain to talk about the system of this game, the skip function is absolute shit and skips EVERYTHING, no matter if you’ve seen it or not, which is just WTF, WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO DO THE BBL ENDINGS WHICH HAVE NEW THINGS BETWEEN STUFF YOU’VE ALREADY SEEN AND AAAARGH.
It also has no backlog, so once you bypass it, you have to load it or say bye to that shit SMHGH. Give me options to skip what I’ve seen, or to skip it all FFS! Ugh /throws a huge jar of salt at everyone. I’m sorry but when even Ren’py, a free VN maker, has these features…smh /sighs deeply
In the end, even with issues, this game is super worth it, and you’ll be a changed person after playing it. You’ll never look at birds the same, that’s for sure!
Have you heard about Hatoful Boyfriend before? What was the first thing you thought when you were about bird dating? Did you get interested in playing it after reading this post or have you already played? If so, I’d love to know what you think of it!