YMMV / Cinders

  • Awesome Music: The entire soundtrack, which is available officially for free!
  • Evil is Sexy: Of the four possible "Queen" ending portraits, the Evil Queen portrait is the only one where Cinders is showing cleavage.
  • Hollywood Homely: Sophia constantly remarks that she is less pretty than Gloria. Sophia doesn't look that different from Gloria; the models look almost identical except that Sophia's hairstyle is different, Sophia tends to dress in plainer clothes, and Sophia's breasts aren't as large as Gloria's.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Sophia/Basile has a good following, considering their banter at the ball.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Gloria, Sophia, and/or Carmosa become this if you improve your relationship with them and get a better idea of why they've become so embittered and spiteful.
  • The Generic Guy: Gloria. Her defining trait is her desire to gain her mother's approval, and she's so consumed by this goal that she has developed little outside of it. As a result, she's awkward, boring, and shallow.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • If you poison Carmosa, the sisters' following breakdowns are pretty heartbreaking.
    • Seeing the sisters fight and bicker knowing that it is possible for them to get along and be happy together had Cinders taken a different path is pretty sad.
    • Should Cinders become the queen and not choose Carmosa as her advisor, the ending will state that after she left the situation in her former household changed for the worse, and that her stepmother and sisters now live in seclusion. Considering that life under Carmosa wasn't quite happy already, one can only imagine how horrible it must've become, with Sophia probably returning to her position as a family scapegoat, Gloria still spending all of her time in meaningless attempts to please her mother, and Carmosa venting her anger and bitterness at them both. Quite depressing, especially if you got to know the sisters better and started to bond with them.
  • Guide Dang It!: The ending variants.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic: Downplayed, since Cinders is already sympathetic as the antagonist, but deciding that Cinders' abusive stepmother and sisters "should get what they deserve" makes it more likely for Cinders to start off as "evil", regardless of how realistic her resentment and anger towards her abusers is.