Strawberry Vinegar is a sweet and lighthearted visual novel with yuri elements, featuring 6 endings and depending on your choices it will change the outcome of the story. Developed by ebi-hime and published by Sekai Project. The story is written by Ebi-hime, the creator of Asphyxia and The way we ALL GO.
The story 7/10
Sakuraba Rie, aged nine, is a cynical and grumpy girl who cares little for her fellow classmates, and does not have a single friend.
That is, until a self-proclaimed demon named, Licia, from the deepest, darkest pits of Hell suddenly appears in Rie’s kitchen and steals a tray of cookies Rie just baked! Through some “convincing” Lucia managed to get lodging in Rie’s home for 6-7 days. “Feed me, or I’ll reap your soul!” – Licia
What will happen between these two young girls? Will friendship blossom between them, or perhaps something more darker?
That is up to the reader to decide – but rest assured, no matter what, there will lots and lots of delicious food!
Audio and Visual elements 8/10
Visual Elements – Wow what do I say for this? The visual elements is provably the most distinctive feature in the particular visual novel I absolutely love the artwork and art style by Silly Selly the artist of Strawberry Vinegar the art is beautifully detailed, and it is very expressive which is very different that most visual novels out there. CGs, CGs of food and sprites are all extremely detailed detailed to the point where the CGs of food looks so delicious that I wish I was the one eating them instead of reading about them being eaten. CGs can be found below of the review and 1 in particular will be singled out as that is absolutely among all my most favorite CG. [Warning – do not play when you are hungry.]
Audio – As you can see the music used in this visual novel [strawberry vinegar] are all named after food and my particular favorite is “chrysanthemum tea”. The audio is good all of them cue in at the right time fitting into the environment and mood of the visual novel
To sum up 7.5/10
I would definitely recommend this visual novel to anyone who is a fan of Ebi-Hime works and to people who loves yuri because hints of yuri [me] can be found in the visual novel here and there. Some things I noticed when playing through is that there are anime references that could be found in Strawberry vinegar which is really cool I found a few but I am sure that there are more and I have missed them these are what I have found. “I am the bone of my sword” and “Unlimited blushing works” both are referencing to the Fate franchise and Obviously comiket. As seen in the above screenshots