OK, so maybe visual novels in general aren’t my type of game but there have been cases where the strength of the story and characters have still managed to suck me in. By contrast, Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet leans too heavily on creepiness and attempted innuendo right out of the gate, making understanding or caring about the characters pretty well impossible. The result is a pretty brisk playthrough where you’ll have a few branching choices to make without really understanding enough about the players involved beyond superficial dialogue to do more than follow your hunches. I suppose people may enjoy the art style or attempts at humor but because of brevity and the shallowness of the characters I consider it one to pass over as there are games in this style out there with far more creativity and substance.
Justin Nation, Score: