Necrobarista

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews
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80 / 100
Jul 28, 2020

Coffee shop philosophy with a side of comedy banter, plated attractively.

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Matt T.M. Kim

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2020

Necrobarista pushes the visual novel forward with an impressive eye for the cinematic.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2020

Necrobarista has an intriguing world that surfaces the uncomfortable truths that come with death. It sometimes stumbles, but the payoff is more than worth the trip

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7 / 10
Jul 21, 2020

Necrobarista may not make the player a part of its story, but this visual novel's narrative still hits pretty hard.

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Jul 21, 2020

A distinct, cel-shaded and anime-inspired style isn't the only thing remarkable about Necrobarista. From its main story to the entertaining text adventures that paint between the lines of its more stylishly presented narrative, Necrobarista is an engaging visual novel from start to finish. Some minor complaints in how it executes unlocking additional text adventures does little to hold back the death-concerned coffee shop adventure.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

You know, last week I'm not sure I could have told you the last time I cried while playing a video game. Maybe it was Persona 4 on the PlayStation 2? I've been introspective a lot, but rarely sad and on the verge of crying. Well, now I know exactly the last time a video game made me cry, because it was yesterday while finishing up Necrobarista. While I have some qualms with how the game's "memories" are handled, it's such a minor quibble in the grand scheme of things. For anyone interesting in a wholly unique story that is almost guaranteed to sink its hooks into you, look no further than Necrobarista.

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9 / 10
Jul 22, 2020

Necrobarista is a game-changer for the visual novel genre, using slick cinematic visuals to tell its story. This is a sophisticated story full of delightful, three-dimensional characters that is perfectly complements by the groundbreaking presentation of the experience.

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8.4 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2020

Despite some technical issues, Necrobarista is a fresh take on visual novels world, and its style captivates the player: interesting direction and gorgeus art manage to create a mix in which the plot can arise with all its delicate topics. How difficult is to "go further" when you're already dead? Necrobarista tries to answer at that, and it's a very good answer.

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9 / 10
Jul 21, 2020

The story of Necrobarista isn't lost in its bold anime-inspired style and maximalist presentation. These elements mix and swirl together like a cup of damned good coffee.

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Unscored
Jul 21, 2020

Necrobarista realises that there are no objectively correct answers to the questions it raises about mortality, loss, and how to live a good life. In giving these two characters their different resolutions without presenting either as better than the other, it manages to acknowledge that while simultaneously giving both a satisfying conclusion.

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