Review – Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly (Demo)

Coffee is part of my life, and has been even more since I’ve been married to my wonderful Colombian wife. Colombia produces some of the world’s best coffee and we drink it every morning, though her cup is much more filled than mine. I don’t need it for the caffeine, it’s all about the taste and hispanic tradition that is part of this morning routine which I enjoy. When I found out that a demo had been released for the next episode in Coffee Talk, I looked forward to serving myself another cup.

The short playthrough picks up where the first one left off, with the barista (I named him Samuru) running his late-night coffee shop. He entertains customers of various races—humans, orcs, vampires, werewolves and the list goes on—while serving them exotic coffee or teas that may please them. If you serve the correct concoction then the character will chat more, and you can understand what they are going through with more detail, if not they may not talk at all.

There are two new characters in the demo, Lucas the satyr and Riona the banshee. Lucas is a social media influencer while Riona enjoys singing but got some negative comments from internet trolls. Lucas tries to give her some advice on what to do but it doesn’t go well, which I thought was interesting as the first game often ended the conversations encouragingly but not this time.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly‘s demo was shorter than I hoped, but worth trying out. If you have not played the first episode of Coffee Talk, I highly recommend you do as returning characters like Jorgi the cop aren’t given proper introductions, so you won’t connect with them as well. If you want to just try the demo, see if this style of gameplay appeals to you and grab the first game before this one releases in Spring of this year!

This is my playthrough of the demo. Be sure to subscribe!

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly can be downloaded on Steam.

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When not conquering digital worlds in video games, he can be found reading, watching anime, listening to music writing, and just enjoying life as a geek in the city.

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