I can't believe I steered clear of your games for so long!
I kept getting recommended them but never bothered to give any a try, they felt "generic" to me. Then this one came along and I decided it looked worth trying.
I booted it up and after beating it I'd say I had a good time, the berry mechanic was super slow and not very fun to deal with but once the ball got rolling I was never hurting for berries. I remember getting up for some food and I had like 100 berries when I got back thanks to the helper.
The characters made me want to keep playing, the calming music and art style helped to get me in the mood for just chillin' out and picking berries which was great to unwind to.
The only gripe I have is that there doesn't seem to be enough of it. The plot-lines wrap up either too early or just perfect, which is great! But I find myself wanting more of each plot line. I'm not sure if it was difficult to write the story because you could turn in the berries in any order, either not knowing or knowing a character ahead of time, which could've been why each plot seemed so self-contained.
Honestly it was really fun, and it's made me look up for more Visual Novels than I did. (I mainly steered clear of them, I might try making my own using my own makeshift engine sometime?)