Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Reviews

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Eurogamer
Top Critic
No Recommendation / Blank
Apr 19, 2023

The original third-place-simulator gets a sequel with much of the same conversational charms, but also some rougher edges to its chit-chat.

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8 / 10
Apr 19, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2 captures the essence of what it’s like to chat with friends at a late-night café over a warm cup. Not a whole lot has changed between episodes, which is a good thing for returning players looking for the same heartfelt storytelling and diverse characters from the first installment. Although the sequel does not tread any new ground in terms of gameplay, the additional recipes and tales should be enough to satisfy both seasoned baristas and newcomers alike.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2023

Coffee Talk returns with its second episode, Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, to bring back an experience very similar to the original that is able of gladdening the soul of any gamer.

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7.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2023

Coffee Talk 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly is a relaxing visual novel, but make sure you've played the first game before starting this one.

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Unscored
Apr 19, 2023

Hibiscus & Butterfly tries to do more than it should as a second episode, but this is still a sweet, warm visual novel that's as restorative as one of its good cuppas. If you wanted more Coffee Talk, you're in for a treat.

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90 / 100
Apr 19, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly is a wonderful followup to a chill and touching story that retains the charm of the original while not feeling bound by it. The character arcs feel even more human and relatable within a fascinating world and branching story.

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8 / 10
Apr 25, 2023

The warm drinks you brew are as warm and satisfying as the atmosphere this game induces. Coffee Talk Episode 2 continues to be a relaxing and enjoyable drink-making game, while also having intriguing stories and interesting characters.

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8.3 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly is a collection of wonderful and beautifully written stories. Going back to preparing a coffee, getting to know customers and finding beauty in these nuances could be a must to everyone. A big comeback.

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75 / 100
May 8, 2023

We are facing a fresh game that does not come with major pretensions, offering us the opportunity to get away from everyday life and understand that life is more than a simple routine, or that every day we are surrounded by problems, so sometimes we must get out of all this and take "literally" our time, that is what you will get in Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly.

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91%
Apr 19, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly is a touching return to the video game equivalent of savoring a favorite warm beverage on a dreary day.

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9 / 10.0
May 25, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly is a refreshing visual novel filled with relatable characters and amazing intertwining stories. The controls are simple, with fun, minimal gameplay. The music and sound effects fit in well with the coffee shop ambiance.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2023

A near-perfect rendition of fairytales with a modern twist, Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly is easily one of 2023's best narrative efforts, with consistently engaging gameplay alongside it.

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8 / 10.0
May 14, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly builds upon the original, bringing players new and easy-to-love characters, a ton of good vibes, and tidbits of lore for anyone interested. It's a sweet return to the nighttime café that fans are sure to enjoy.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 2, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2 is definitely only for those who played and enjoyed the first game. The same friendliness, the same sincerity remains, but you might be a little bit annoyed that everything is too much the same.

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Lindsay M.
Top Critic
Apr 28, 2023

All my fears around whether or not Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly were completely unfounded. The game is warm, grounded in realism despite its fantasy world, with an amazing soundtrack and great drinks to learn about. It is a great compliment to a chilly, rainy day. The characters all have unique personalities so they sometimes clash, but they always figure it out in the end. It’s a wonderful, feel-good visual novel; I can honestly say I hope there is more to come. I’m sure there are more stories to tell. I’m 100 per cent sure the game did its original creator, who has since passed on, proud.

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80 / 100
Apr 27, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly is a hot coffee in a rainy day, a safe bet from the developers by not straying too far from the formula established with the first game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly refuses to fix what isn't broken, and it adds a few new mechanics that freshen up the gameplay just enough. While elements of its narrative aren't quite as strong as those of the first Coffee Talk, it remains an incredibly chill and peaceful experience, and I'd gladly play through as many episodes as the developers choose to bless us with. Catching up with old friends is one of my favorite pastimes, and being able to do it in video game form is something I can definitely raise a glass to.

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5 / 5.0
Apr 25, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly may not change much from the first game, but that’s because it doesn’t have to. Perfection was already achieved the first cup around — the second cup tastes just as good. With that being said, the new faces and teas bring a unique flavor to the table, and we’re all the richer for their inclusion. If you’re ready for a cup of something warm to go along with relaxing lo-fi beats and thoughtful conversation, Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly has a seat at the bar with your name on it.

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8 / 10
Apr 19, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly is steeped in the same lo-fi chill atmosphere as its predecessor. Light touch gameplay gives way to heady and heartfelt conversations full of flavour, and despite little in the way of invention, it never lets the milk curdle. Savour it like a nice warm beverage, until you have to say that bittersweet farewell.

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9.5 / 10.0
Apr 28, 2023

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly is the sequel to the title Coffee Talk, a visual novel where we will be a barista who prepares hot drinks to his customers and witnesses their stories.

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