YMMV / Cinders

  • Awesome Music: The entire soundtrack.
  • 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 herself, as well as other characters, constantly remark that Sophia 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.
    • This may have been intentional; the 'other characters' are Carmosa and Gloria- both cruel people- and Sophia has very low self-esteem.
  • 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.
  • Straw Feminist: Also crosses over with Gameplay and Story Segregation. The script clearly advocates independence and a realistic outlook, yet makes the 'Evil Queen' ending more likely if a player expresses this. The script overall suffers from a lack of tangible morality choices, so 'good' is equivalent to 'passive' and 'cynical' to 'murderous tyrant.'
  • 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.
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