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Getting to know your customers is the highlight of Coffee Talk, but some arcs are too cliché
Coffee Talk is very much a mismatched brew.
A telling of very human relationships in an interesting everyday fantasy setting. Coffee Talk is slow paced even for a visual novel, but has some unexpected twists that make the journey worthwhile
It could have been longer, it could have been more substantial and dramatic. But it’s a good way to relax for a few hours.
The cast of characters is wonderful. Everyone has their own quirks and personalities, but they are all engaging, and we love preparing drinks for them and hearing their stories.
Despite having to rustle up the occasional cup of coffee or tea, this is one of the least interactive games to grace the PS4.
Making sure everyone ended up happy was my primary goal while playing. If all that sounds as heavenly as hot cocoa, give this hidden gem a try.
So, a werewolf and a vampire walk into a coffee shop...
Games in the 'visual novel' corner of the industry can often leave you a little cold unless you're happy to watch an anime with a small amount of actual player interaction, but with its unique premise and interesting take on a fantasy world (think Netflix's Bright, but actually good), Coffee Talk serves up a refreshing brew of angst, introspection and coffee beans. Its hand-crafted story mode is a tad too short for our liking, but with Endless mode you'll have plenty of fun getting in touch with your inner barista.
Coffee Talk is a visual novel where the gameplay is based on preparing and serving coffees. A simple explanation but which barely scratches the surface of this work, which is immensely rewarding and welcoming for those who invest some time and effort on it. With a plot that includes a variety of characters, the story advances according to the quality of the drinks the player prepares and if that doesn't sound like anything extraordinary, it more than deserves an opportunity and it's played marvelously anywhere.
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