“The Sweetest Honey” is a choice-based game about a man who can’t die, yet is still paralyzed by a fear of death.

Gameplay: The focus on the story is on the emotional state of the protagonist as he deals with his new situation. Nothing much happens as a result of it, though, and the character’s mental state and limited curiosity about his ability make it difficult to take much interest in his story. 3/10.

Mechanics: There’s little for the player to do in the game. Most of the links just advance the text without even offering options; when alternatives are available to the player, the choice doesn’t matter. The game is closer to a short story or character study than an interactive work. 3/10.

Presentation: The game is slow-paced and ponderous, matching the mood of the protagonist and effectively setting the tone of the story. There are some translation issues, though, and the link at the end of the game is broken. 4/10.

You might be interested in this game if: You like short stories with protagonists who have mental illnesses.

Score: 3

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