A Hatoful Boyfriend Let's Play (aka, OH GOD WTH!?)

#1 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2562 posts) -

Hello and welcome.

Myself and @no0b0rama (co-creator's of Giant Bomb's Guild Wars 2 Podcast - The Lincolncast) found ourselves having time to spare on a long weekend and decided to play an obscure Japanese video game. But, considering we live on opposite sides of the globe and neither of us have particularly good connections, options for that video game became limited to "err - a visual novel? Lag wouldn't matter so much then, right?"

And which visual novel did we pick? Why, this one. I cannot remotely voice our thought process on the matter, but there it is.

So - if you want to watch two people sit down and play Hatoful Boyfriend, a Pigeon dating simulator, now is your chance. We recorded it for our fellow GB members and our podcast listeners - do enjoy!

Episode 1:

And you can see the whole run thus far (ie, the first 8 episodes),

Here.

#2 Posted by Snail (8606 posts) -

Oh my God this looks amazing.

I'm pretty sure this might count as YouTube spam, but thank you for showing me this game.

#3 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2562 posts) -
@snail said:

Oh my God this looks amazing.

I'm pretty sure this might count as YouTube spam, but thank you for showing me this game.

Yeah, I was worried about that - but I'll leave it to the mods to decide. I don't mind either way, but the game is definitely something to behold - so it was worth the effort of making a post at least.

#4 Posted by believer258 (11914 posts) -

Pigeon dating?

Anybirdie?

What?

#5 Posted by laserbolts (5322 posts) -

From what I understand you are the only human girl in a school full of male birds? What is this?

#6 Posted by Chibithor (574 posts) -

Ohh, I still need to buy this. Increasing awareness of this game can only be a good thing, so good work!

From what I understand you are the only human girl in a school full of male birds? What is this?

Correct! And human-pigeon love ensues

#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
#8 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

What the ... ahahaha. This can only bring about great things.

#9 Posted by Wraith1 (561 posts) -
#10 Edited by ArclightBorealis (1563 posts) -

I played this game not too long ago (wrote about it on my blog last week, actually). It's pretty weird and awesome.

Okosan is the best pigeon.

#11 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Hardly obscure. Pretty well known by VN standards.

#12 Edited by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

@ravenlight: Pretty well known by VN standards is generally known as obscure. Which is too bad.

#13 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4605 posts) -

St. PigeoNation's Institute.

Goddammit, Japan. You win this round.

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