Hatoful Boyfriend turned out to be an even crazier game than anyone could have anticipated, and this playthrough I've put together only hints at the grand scale of intrigue and conspiracy that can only be experienced by playing the full game.
But I'll share with you everything that happened during one human girl's enrollment at St. PigeoNation's, including the full version of a particular character's ending that was cut short in the demo version.
Part 1 introduces us to the cast of characters. They're all birds, yes, but thanks to the marvels of modern technology, we can see what they'd look like IF they were human. And wouldn't you know it - they aren't half bad to look at.
Part 2 sweeps us along through the first months of school at St. PigeoNation's. There's a class hike and a sports event, and a couple run-ins with the school's creepy doctor, Iwamine Shuu.
Part 3 lets us flirt with the doc just a tiny bit (how he intrigues us so!) and then we get to see several characters' wishes tied to a bamboo tree during Tanabata. Oh, and maybe a decision we made here led another character to his death. No biggie!
Part 4 speeds us through Summer's side events and brings us straight into the excitement of asking the doctor on a date with us to the Summer Festival. It's fun, but not long after that we catch him in the middle of some late-night suspicious activity. And, okay, maybe we inadvertently got another student killed.
Part 5 is when things start to get legitimately creepy, as the Dr. Iwamine just never seems to let up his suspicious activities. Did he just admit to causing that first missing student to disappear...? But he seems to think of the heroine in a positive light now.
Part 6 Christmas and New Year's come and go, with Iwamine showering the heroine with lavish gifts (sort of) and innocently people-watching at the shrine. A romantic holiday specific to pigeon culture occurs, but Shuu doesn't seem happy with our offering of affection. Hey, what's up, Doc?
The Ending will make your jaw drop, your mind explode, and possibly trigger your gag reflex. It's great.
If this doesn't convince you to put $5 down toward hours of branching storyline entertainment, I don't know what else would. All I'm saying is, this game needs to be experienced.