Coffee Talk Reviews
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.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
I had fun discovering all of the possible drinks to serve in Coffee Talk. The struggles and desires of each customer felt real. Although everyone's race is based on fantasy tropes, the issues surrounding them are grounded in the real world. You may listen to two young lovers caught between their family's desire for them to only marry within their respectful race, a struggling but talented writer, and more.
Coffee Talk is relaxing, caffeine-flavoured take on the visual novel genre. With a fun and appealing cast, and a smooth soundtrack to go with it, Coffee Talk is a hard game to dislike. While you may want to catch up on your coffee knowledge before diving in, if you’re looking for an experience that is a bit less demanding and more on the casual side, Coffee Talk is definitely worth your consideration.
And it's accompanied by a chill-beat collection of tracks perfectly befitting the setup.
Coffee Talk is a fun game that offers entertaining conversation and chilled ambiance. For what it's worth, the game's setting and premise require very little from the player, but that also takes away the experience of playing a game. I recommend Coffee Talk to anyone interested in a relaxed time on the Switch, even if the choices you make along the way are minimal.
Coffee Talk is the kind of game I would never have thought to ask for, but it is exactly what I needed to take a break from my normal video game fare.
Coffee Talk (the game, not the late-night skit) allows the player to open their own coffee joint, speaking to the oft-eccentric characters that make up a fantasy-inspired alternate universe. With impeccable drinks and a comfortable spot for talking it out, the rainy nights promise to have some memorable events.
Coffee Talk is an adorable little slice of life game where you can serve coffee and listen to some great stories.
A fairly chill and relaxing visual novel that has some decent worldbuilding and a likeable cast of characters.
A charming and relaxing experience from start to finish, milk it for all its worth.
As a visual novel, Coffee Talk relies heavily on its writing, but the characters and the plot are so dull, they offer you no reason to care. Instead of visiting this fictitious coffee shop, find a local one in the real world - you'll have more fun.