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Ristorante Amore is a Cyanide Tea production originally released April 1, 2012. It was created in a month for NaNoRenO 2012. All writing and programming was done by Lore. All art was done by Auro-Cyanide. The interface was a group effort, though Lazcht designed almost all of the assets.

Gameplay involves typical visual novel fare such as making decisions at different points in the plot in order to get (at least) one of three different prologue endings and nine different post-prologue endings. We hesitate to assign a label/genre to the game, but the closest things would probably be sci-fi (no, really) and slice of life.


STORY

Lily Kingston has just graduated from college and is trying to find a new job! Lost and alone, she's helped out by her uncle, who is the owner of a fancy Italian restaurant. She begins working there as a waitress even though she has no experience. Clumsy and yet endearing, she tries hard at her new job and is often helped by her attractive male co-workers... Could one of them win her heart or will their secrets threaten a budding relationship...?


THINGS OF NOTE

  • PRESS [P] TO BRING UP THE PREFERENCES/OPTIONS MENU IN-GAME. Other keybindings (unique to RisAmo) are listed in the help.txt file and/or are explained in the main menu help scenes.
  • The prologue has 3 different endings. These do not count towards game completion, it's just that you have to beat the prologue at least once in order to play the post-prologue. (obviously?)
  • The post-prologue has 9 different endings. Of those, 5 of them have CGs. However, you need to get all 9 endings to full-comp the game and unlock everything.
  • The help button in the main menu does something different than the help button everywhere else. It would behoove you to see what the "main menu help" is like before and after beating the prologue, as the scenes you get are different. Once you've beaten the prologue, it's no longer possible to watch the prologue version of the "main menu help" unless you delete your save files/persistent data.
  • A German version of the game is available here.

More information

Published 1 year ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
(36)
AuthorCyanide Tea
GenreAdventure
TagsDating Sim, Otome, Sci-fi, Visual Novel
LinksHomepage

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Ristorante Amore 1.2 (All Platforms) 144 MB
Ristorante Amore 1.2 (Windows) 128 MB
Ristorante Amore 1.2 (Mac) 127 MB
Ristorante Amore 1.2 (Linux) 130 MB

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That was pretty interesting. After playing the game, I understand now what some of the comments were referring to. I think it would be interesting to learn more about his life outside of the game, perhaps even see him take another job.

If there is one complaint I have, it's the three minute video you have to entice us to play. The script rolled by just a bit too fast to comfortably read, meaning that I had to pause the video multiple times just to know what was going on. And I was disappointed to see that it was basically a word-for-word match of the beginning part of the prologue. Considering the "post-prologue" of the game, I think I can understand why you did it, but it was still a little boring compared to what could have been done with it.

I don't usually comment all that much, but I felt like this game needed more positive reviews! I went into the game without much expectations as it sounded a bit fluffy, but it's definitely got one of the more interesting setups for a VN. A short-mid length story, things really get going after the prologue. All the characters were original, with completely relatable problems, and I really enjoyed all their different relationships with each other. By the end, I honestly felt like I could know any one of them as a friend; though I still like Liam the best! Thanks for a bunch of laughs and a great read--it's deeper than it first appears!

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I enjoyed the prologue of this story.

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This was certainly different and interesting. I'm not sure what I felt like being a guy who could fall in love with both guys and girls in the game, despite being a straight girl. But it was a nice game.