While it's true that the game does have plenty tearjerker moments, it does have some sweet spots. Most notably is the way Connie and Vanilla's relationship can play out. If done correctly, players can essentially have Vanilla be a shy youth whose trying to recover his past, and slowly realizing he's falling in love with the girl who saved his life.
There's also one possible sequence in the hero ending, when Vanilla can hold Connie after Savory dies and Dandelion is arrested. And of course the credits has Connie watching Vanilla's ship sail away, singing her latest song while wearing a hat the player could buy for her as a gift.