• Publisher: GameTomo
  • Release Date: May 27, 2021
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: One Day, One Life. Embark on a mysterious journey to help Sumire achieve her deepest wishes, before the day ends and the sky turns to twilight. Sumire is an indie narrative adventure, featuring a one-day journey through a picturesque Japanese village. In this enchanted place, a disenchantedOne Day, One Life. Embark on a mysterious journey to help Sumire achieve her deepest wishes, before the day ends and the sky turns to twilight. Sumire is an indie narrative adventure, featuring a one-day journey through a picturesque Japanese village. In this enchanted place, a disenchanted girl named Sumire meets a mischievous spirit who makes her a deal to fulfill her most desired wish.
    But in order to see this wish come true, she must complete a series of tasks in return, before night falls and this special day reaches its end.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jun 6, 2021
    100
    Sumire isn’t quite like anything else out there, because that’s the nature of grief—it’s deeply personal stuff, despite being such a universal thing to deal with. It’s heartbreaking, in the way that losing a loved one can only be, but it’s also a bittersweet story of hope: of keeping the memory of loved ones alive in our actions, about living each day to the fullest, and cherishing all the little moments that we’re blessed with. It’s beautiful.
  2. 100
    I haven't been so deeply affected by a game as I have Sumire in a very, very long time. This is an artful experience with a valuable core message; don't take anything for granted. Sumire has a literal day to achieve what she needs to. Metaphorically we all only have one "day" on this planet, and we shouldn't waste it. You may be driven to tears playing Sumire, but that's not a message you'll soon forget. Not with the powerful way this game presents it.
  3. 95
    If you enjoy emotional stories with admittedly shallow gameplay, you absolutely should be giving Sumire a try.
  4. May 27, 2021
    90
    Sumire’s themes are deep and challenging. While the gameplay itself is casual, the story and content are anything but. If you need a game that will tug at your heartstrings and that doesn’t shy away from making you consider difficult subjects, give this surprising little gem a chance.
  5. Jun 8, 2021
    85
    Sumire may be a short game, but the character interactions, side quests, and challenges make each playthrough unique. Despite having experienced loss, the game shows us that Sumire could make her day better, one step at a time – that is, if you chose to give her a good day. Even though some parts may be arguably scary for children, important lessons are to be learned and beautiful artwork to be appreciated. With good replayability but no fast-forwarding enabled, you may not immediately feel the urge to start a new game. Still, someday if you feel like picking up a heartwarming tale and giving Sumire the worst day of her life, the game will be there, ready for your poor choices.
  6. 85
    Sumire is a beautifully told and emotionally resonant story about a young girl struggling to find reasons to be hopeful. A well-paced narrative full of character-driven growth delves deep into themes such as loss and growth, while its watercolor art style and acoustic soundtrack paint a beautiful picture of rural Japanese scenery. A charming world and simple but fun puzzles add variety and are almost enough to forget about issues like frame rate dips. Ultimately, Sumire makes the most of its brief runtime, and it’s a day trip I won’t soon forget.
  7. Jun 14, 2021
    70
    Sumire is a visual novel adventure that should appeal to anyone who has experienced loss or just ever felt disconnected from the world. It’s perhaps over too quickly for the price, but it’s an enjoyable, fulfilling adventure while it lasts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. Jun 8, 2021
    10
    Such a good game, love it and never bored yet!

    The soundtrack is beautiful
    Replayable
    Beautiful

    10/10
  2. Jun 5, 2021
    9
    Sumire
    Pure Beauty
    Sumire is a 3 hour long narrative adventure game where you play as sumire, you have a dream of your dead grandmother
    Sumire
    Pure Beauty
    Sumire is a 3 hour long narrative adventure game where you play as sumire, you have a dream of your dead grandmother wanting to tell you something, a seed crashes through your window, it turns into a magical flower and the flower promises if youll show them a day in the human world, they will help you see your grandmother again.. so you make a list.. a list of your perfect day on your journey to finally see her again.. and this game is beautiful from strt to finish, from the artwork to the music, to the story telling.. I loved every moment of this game.. along your journey youll talk to animals and statues, all with their own wants and needs to make them happy, and you have the option to help them.. in eturn youll get coins and good or bad karma based on your action.. the coins don’t do much but help you just buy random thing an complete challenges within the game.. but it bjut feels nice to help these souls within the games world.. make new friends, let go of old.. find love, its such a wonderful game.. my only gripe with this game is that I did run into a game breaking bug by fast traveling to the final area.. this is a known issue being worked on now.. but it did force me to start all the way from the beginning.. but it was worth it.. it was worth rushing back through to see this story out to its end..
    Sumire is a onderful game, it will touch your heart in all kinds of ways and is a must play.
    I give Sumire
    an 8.5/10
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  3. Jun 7, 2021
    9
    Such a beautiful game. Art, story, soundtrack, minigames are simply wonderful.
    Loved every second of it. Quite short with 3 hours, but there
    Such a beautiful game. Art, story, soundtrack, minigames are simply wonderful.
    Loved every second of it. Quite short with 3 hours, but there is some replayability, if you wanna play and try a bad karma walkthrough.
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