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Sympathy Kiss

Otomate, Idea Factory
Feb 27, 2024 - Nintendo Switch

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Sympathy Kiss | Promo Trailer | Nintendo Switch™ thumbnail

Sympathy Kiss | Promo Trailer | Nintendo Switch™

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Sympathy Kiss | Character Trailer - Saotome | Nintendo Switch™

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Critic Reviews for Sympathy Kiss

Sympathy Kiss is a simple but effective visual novel, with plenty of charming hunks to romance and a familiar office setting.

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Sympathy Kiss is an enjoyable slice-of-life otome VN about working adults finding love.

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Sympathy Kiss has a premise that asks you what is more important. Is it having a good career or a good love life? Great artwork that has a small blemish on it due to posing the main character without their face in all shots. It also has short bite-sized routes that let you play through a lot of the routes.

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8 / 10

From the soft pastel colour palette and catchy title song there is a lot to love about Sympathy Kiss. The true to life and often surprising scenarios uncovered through multiple playthroughs make it an engaging addition to any visual novel enthusiast's library, although a few elements may elicit slight aversion to some audiences.

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There’s nothing particularly flashy or exciting about Sympathy Kiss. As a slice-of-life narrative, being mundane is kind of the point. With that said it is incredibly well-written and designed, and while the protagonist may or may not match up with your own vision of how to behave in the workplace, the situations she deals with are often very relatable. Thanks to some exceptionally gorgeous art, solid storytelling, and some fun little systems that remind us that life isn’t meant to be all about work, it also ends up being a game of relevance today, and a reminder that the equilibrium between work and play (let alone romance) has become seriously messed up.

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It's good to see that Sympathy Kiss is strong on the technical end, it just didn't click with me. If you're a little more amenable to dealing with people at the office, you'll be able to get through it quickly and easily. I'm more of the kind who wants to interact with as few people as possible in the run of a day.

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The idea of choosing between your personal and professional life in Sympathy Kiss is interesting, but there are elements that remind me of mobile otome games.

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Sympathy Kiss is a pleasant otome visual novel with good variety in its routes, a curious narrative about daily life as a Japanese salary woman, and great quality of life features as usual of Otomate. Though the inconsistencies of a bad attempt at a self-insert protagonist hinder the game, the work's qualities and a good English translation manage to balance out the issues and let Amasawa's story shine.

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