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Sumire

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

95%

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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMay 27, 2021
PCMay 26, 2021

Developer: GameTomo

Publisher: GameTomo

Genre: Adventure

Sumire is an indie narrative adventure, featuring a one-day journey through a picturesque Japanese village. In this enchanted place, a disenchanted girl named Sumire meets a mischievous spirit who makes her a deal to fulfill her most desired wish. But in order to see this wish come true, she must complete a series of tasks in return, before night falls and this special day reaches its end. ■ Follow Sumire on a series of quests both big and small, given by charming forest creatures, quirky townspeople, and Sumire's own heartfelt needs. ■ Take or refuse them, but be wary: as the day progresses, your path will change and you may never get the same chance again. ■ Discover collectibles, bonus items, tests of skill, and other challenges -- some hidden, some not. ■ Explore a variety of lush, beautiful environments rendered in a painterly style. ■ A one day time limit. With the sky changing from the promise of morning to the soft twilight, all choices are finished when the sky turns to violet.

Sumire Critic Reviews

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A beautiful love letter to Japanese games and culture with a simple but heartfelt narrative from start to finish that's both comforting and life-affirming.

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Sumire is an emotionally charged adventure, with some unexpected dark moments to keep you on your toes.

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Even though some parts may be arguably scary for children, important lessons are to be learned and beautiful artwork to be appreciated. With good replayability but no fast-forwarding enabled, you may not immediately feel the urge to start a new game. Still, someday if you feel like picking up a heartwarming tale and giving Sumire the worst day of her life, the game will be there, ready for your poor choices.

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Sumire is a beautifully told and emotionally resonant story about a young girl struggling to find reasons to be hopeful. A well-paced narrative full of character-driven growth delves deep into themes such as loss and growth, while its watercolor art style and acoustic soundtrack paint a beautiful picture of rural Japanese scenery. A charming world and simple but fun puzzles add variety and are almost enough to forget about issues like frame rate dips. Ultimately, Sumire makes the most of its brief runtime, and it's a day trip I won't soon forget.

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