A Street Cat’s Tale
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A great philosopher once wrote; “Everybody wants to be a cat”. Well, other than the whole licking their own ass hole business, our feline friends do have a pretty sweet life. So, if you’re one of those folk who literally wants to experience life as a cat, CFK have the answer for you in the form of their addictive little role-playing sim A Street Cat’s Tale.
Nothing could prepare me for the opening sequence of A Street Cat’s Tale. It begins with a mummy cat leading her sprog through the streets in search of shelter when all of a sudden, BANG, disaster strikes. Mummy cat is hit by a car. Fortunately, the driver of said vehicle is not a massive douchebag, and takes mummy to the vet to recover from her injuries, totally unaware that her totally dependent little one is watching from close by. From this moment on, baby cat is alone in the world.
The premise of this game is to keep baby cat alive. You must wonder the streets of the sprawling city in search of food, water and shelter. If baby cat gets too hungry they will starve. If they don’t have a box to live in they will perish. If they don’t buddy up, they will become a feral reclusive ass hole a bit like me. Fortunately, there are a number of NPC’s scattered across the game who will help you get what you need to survive. These NPC’s also come with their own laundry list of problems, but it’s nothing a little kitty love can’t help, so it’s also essential to turn on the charm with the humans in exchange for snacks and information that will help you progress.
One thing to look out for while playing this game is that your kitty is a little on the dumb side. It will eat glass. I found this out the hard way, and now my kitty is in kitty cat heaven. This was the saddest day in my gaming life.
A Street Cat’s Tale is beautiful to look at and a treat to play. Sure it’s a little repetitive in it’s continued use of fetch and carry tasks, but it’s a bit of mindless fun with the added bonus of getting to live as a cat. This isn’t Breath of the Wild but it was never intended to be. It’s a cute, fun distraction from the mundanity of lockdown, and when played in short bursts is a lot of fun. If there’s one thing the internet has taught us over the last few years it’s that people love cats, so a video game about cats is like catnip for the masses. 9 out of 10 cats would agree.
Miaow! Miaow miaow! Miaow miaow miaow, miaow – miaow. Miaow miaow miaow miaow miaow miaow miaow miaow miaow. Miaow miaow.
TBG Score: 7.5/10
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