I Want Its Plumage, I Want Its Suspense, My Game Of The Year Could Be A Bird Romance

If you'd asked me yesterday morning my pick for Game of the Year, I would probably have said The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Now, having witnessed Quarter to Three's Angie Gallant play through the English translation of bizarre bird-based visual novel Hatoful Boyfriend, I'm not so sure.

While you can certainly find a Japanese copy of Hatoful Boyfriend somewhere and apply the recently-released English patch, it's far more entertaining to watch a sickness-addled Angie Gallant struggle to make sense of life as disguised human Cloaca Mahoney as she struggles to find romance amongst the birds and avoid murder most fowl.

For instance, the screenshot above was accompanied by the following:

This is my childhood friend. We just had a conversation about how it's hard to get the day started without red meat in your belly, and now we are going to St. Pigeo's School for Talented Birds.

Fuck yes.

And it just keeps getting better and better. Flip through our gallery for highlights from Angie's bird learning experience, or hit up the link below and read through the whole sordid tale.

Hatoful Boyfriend - A dating game about pigeons. [Quarter to Three Forums]

"You will be mine."


"The doctor appears. He's offering to feed me drugs, he is the closest thing to a glasses character this game will have, and his theme music is Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies. I MUST HAVE HIM."



Finally that arsehole fucks off and leaves me alone with the drugs."

"Did I mention that they aren't allowed to fly? It's a sports festival at a school that is explicitly for birds and they aren't allowed to fly. It's a school run by sadists."

"Goddamnit, game, why won't you let me be honest about my feelings."

"It's a cave, arsehole, and don't call me Cloaca. You have to earn the right to address me so informally."

"There we go! Nothing awkward about saying it would be cool if he was a murderer! Conversation: SAVED"

"... I am so getting murdered."



    Let me be the first to say that I have absolutely no idea what is going on here. Am I being trolled? Maybe. I just don't know!

      Nope, this is totally a thing in Japan.
      And if you ever hear a Japanese person talking about a hot 'bird', be afraid.

      Also the last shot is hilarious. 'Just pay it no mind'. Sweet, no problem.

    Even though I would usually just pass articles likes this. It was hilarious.

    101/10 for birds simulating love murder.

    Let me be the second to say I have absolutely no idea what is going on here. Yes, I think we are being trolled.

    Mind Blown. Purely from having no idea what is going on. I would almost say troll, but something tells me, this is legit. I just don't understand it.

    this IS a legit game you guys. No trolling, all Japan.

    Oh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh-oooh-oh-oh-oh! Caught in a bird romance

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