• Ethan Bridwell

Coffee Talk Review

Updated: Oct 8

“Coffee talk” is a game about mythical creatures, equality, listening to interesting stories, and serving coffee. The game is set in an alternate universe, in Seattle, Washington where Ogres, Dwarves, Mer-people, Elves, and Demons coexist alongside humans. “Coffee Talk” uses wonderful pixel art and presents a relaxing atmosphere to produce a chill, relaxing experience. The game is available on Xbox, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and both Mac and Windows. It costs about $13 and was initially released on January 29, 2020.
The coffee shop you run is unique, solely because of the interesting creatures and the stories they have to tell.. You’ll come across many different personalities while you serve them different cups of coffee as you listen. Surprisingly, this game requires very little from the player, other than the act of listening . As dull as that may sound,, it’s by far the most interesting game I’ve ever played and its unique style of play works perfectly.
The gist of the game is that the player listens to people’s interesting stories, occasionally picking different lines of dialogue, and serves people coffee when they come in. As Lo-Fi hip hop plays in the background, you’ll hear about everything from forbidden love, to the problems of a pop star, and the hurdles of video game development. While some may think that this is little more than an interactive book, well, they’re right. However, it is by far the most interesting narrative I’ve seen in a long time, and its way of delivering its stories is delightfully special. If you’ve had a stressful day, whether it may be school, relationships, homework or anything else, Coffee Talk is there. It’s the perfect way to wind down at the end of the long day, with the atmosphere that the game presents, and all you have to do is read.
This game is not something to miss out on, and has changed my view on what video games can do as a medium. Games can be more than crazy, hectic gameplay, they can be relaxing and narrative driven. This game has a special place in my heart, and so I rate it a 5/5.

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