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  • Summary: Coffee Talk is a coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator about listening to fantasy-inspired modern peoples’ problems, and helping them by serving up a warm drink or two.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 28, 2020
    100
    Coffee Talk, a simple title for a simple but rewarding game. Cozy, inviting, enveloping and heart-warming, Coffee Talk puts the player behind the counter of a popular coffee shop where all sorts of people (and even species) go to relax, to vent their frustrations, to get some work done, and where the player's performance as a barista will influence the plot and the ending. These words do the game no justice, Coffee Talk is the kind of experience that should be played anywhere and at any time.
  2. 80
    If you’re looking to curl up on the couch with a warm drink, Coffee Talk can set the mood and help you pass a few wonderful hours until closing time.
  3. Feb 8, 2020
    80
    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.
  4. Feb 27, 2020
    70
    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.
  5. 70
    Coffee Talk is a game well worth experiencing. The music and art are exceptional, as well as little things like an app that displays more details on clients the more they connect with you. And when the credits rolled, I was saddened there weren’t more nights to complete. (There is a secret ending you can unlock by replaying certain days, though.) As it happened, I grew attached to every single entity that entered my shop, no matter how disparate they were from each other. 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.
  6. Mar 6, 2020
    70
    While a little bit more challenge in the coffee-making itself would have been beneficial, Coffee Talk presents a relaxing, stylish interactive story experience, serving up a slice of life in a fascinating world that’s similar to our own, yet wildly different.
  7. Feb 19, 2020
    50
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dec 30, 2020
    10
    So, for what it is, it's perfect. It's basically a bunch of animated people sitting around a Seattle coffee shop, having variousSo, for what it is, it's perfect. It's basically a bunch of animated people sitting around a Seattle coffee shop, having various conversations. So, it's more of a visual story with very light game play elements in it. With some of the writing, I'm not sure that any of the developers actually ever set foot in Seattle, but it's a pretty cool tribute. If you like reading a lot of interpersonal dialogue, this is the game for you. If you want games that are actually games, you may hate this. Expand
  2. Mar 30, 2020
    10
    I'm so in love with the atmosphere and deep dialogues of this game. The best game for quarantine.
  3. Jul 25, 2020
    10
    Coffee Talk is a beautiful, slow game. It feels less like a game or a story, and more like checking in at your local coffee shop and catchingCoffee Talk is a beautiful, slow game. It feels less like a game or a story, and more like checking in at your local coffee shop and catching up with friends. Expand
  4. Feb 21, 2020
    9
    Being my own personal Opinion and having rated it based on my enjoyment of it, i have to say that this game is a delight to play. TheBeing my own personal Opinion and having rated it based on my enjoyment of it, i have to say that this game is a delight to play. The characters are interesting, there is some references to our own world, the plot made me care for the characters, and the overall tone / mood the game presented was just what i needed. To better enjoy this game, i’d suggest playing it patiently, relaxing and trying to feel like you were actually be the barista. For an old school rating method :

    Graphics : 9 ( I really enjoyed the art style and even though there isn’t much animation to look at, which is normal for visual novels, the mood the art style sets fits the game )

    Sound : 7 ( no voice acting but just sound effects you’d hear at a coffee brewery, such as pouring, cutting ingredients, etc. The music fits the mood, but there aren’t many tracks available, even though none get repetitive )

    Gameplay : 5 (In terms of Actual gameplay you just need to choose the right ingredients and talk to people. There are buttons to go on your phone to check various things, but other than that it’s pretty normal even for visual novel standards. you do get some liberty with how you do latte art, which is optional, and there is some fun to be had here if you want )

    Story : 8 ( witout spoiling, it’s set in a fictional Seattle, which is stated in the synopsis, where many different races exist, from werewolves to vampires and they all coexist as a society. The game explores some of the hardships regarding this )

    Overall enjoyment : 9 (due to everything stated above and the fact that the game was quite different from the usual game you’d play, even amongst visual novels. If the concept is to your liking, please go download the Demo and give this a go. The devs created a really unique gem of a game :) .

    P:S : if you read this far , thank you
    And I know that the individual ratings don’t add up to a 9 as my review stated but that rating was regarding my overall enjoyment of the game :)

    Have a good one
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  5. Jun 20, 2020
    8
    This game is something special, the characters, the music, the art everything just blend together to something really special, just give thisThis game is something special, the characters, the music, the art everything just blend together to something really special, just give this game a try it have a demo for it Expand
  6. Jun 25, 2020
    0
    This has to be one of the most excruciating, boring, and obnoxious experience I have ever had to go through while playing a game. Coffee talkThis has to be one of the most excruciating, boring, and obnoxious experience I have ever had to go through while playing a game. Coffee talk is a game where you go through hundreds of dialogue before doing anything remotely interesting. When the coffee minigame came up I physically jolted up with excitement because I finally got to DO SOMETHING. The only thing this game has to offer is realism because it really feels like I'm a barista listening to dumb hipsters talk my ear off all day.

    Not worth anyone's time or money.
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