Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

33%

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75 / 100
May 6, 2020

The charm of Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet lies in a fresh and entertaining story, charismatic characters, and plenty of routes to take and discover. Without a doubt, an excellent choice for anyone who wants to get started in the world of visual novels and doesn't know how to do it.

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70 / 100
Mar 6, 2020

A little too short to be wholly delectable, Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet is still a lighthearted visual novel that's worth its asking price.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2020

Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet is a short, sweet game that has enough heart and replayability to it that it is definitely worth the cheap price.

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Mar 5, 2020

Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet is a lighthearted, decently-written, short and sweet visual novel with strong core values.

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7 / 10
Feb 11, 2021

For those with little time on their hands, or who are new to genre, Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet is an ideal visual novel on the Nintendo Switch. Short in length, and cute in style, with memorable characters, it makes it easy to replay to discover new aspects to each character and see all the endings without getting fed up of seeing the same text over and over. The truth of the candy golem's creation is a fine plot twist that puts a different view to the start of the tale when replaying it. The genuine life lessons it teaches, and the resulting personality changes are delightful to read, and provide food for thought alongside all the sweet treats included.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2020

Sweet, well worked and beautifully colorful, a story that will hook you until the end of the video game

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Jul 15, 2020

Ratalaika Games have become one of the most prolific publishers for small indie games over the past couple of years, and earlier this year they decided to step further into the visual novel genre. Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet, developed by NomnomNami, is one of their first releases under their new umbrella. For those unfamiliar with the genre, a visual novel isn’t a typical video game, but instead more of an interactive story with a big focus on narrative.

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5 / 10
Mar 12, 2020

t’s a cheap and cheerful title and while it’s not going to be challenging the giants of the genre in terms of narrative or immersion, it has enough charm to carry itself through its run time.

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Liked
Mar 15, 2020

A super-sweet little visual novel with some rather dark humour elements, Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet is a good way to while away an hour or two with a cup of coffee. I’m not sure how the game came under PEGI 3: I don’t want to put spoilers in here, but with the naked candy girl and the whole eating-a-sentient-being thing, the age rating is surprising. On the other hand, it’s cutesy enough that it never feels malicious.

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