Cat Quest is an open world RPG set in the land of Felingard which has been conquered by dragons. You play as the last of the blood knight cats meaning you have the ability to slay these dragons with the help of your trusty sword. That’s not the only issue in these lands, though, as an evil pussy named Drakoth has catnapped your sister and you must reclaim Felingard in order to rescue your beloved sibling and return the kingdom to normality.
The gameplay consists of roaming the world completing various quests for the townsfolk in exchange for information -- the majority being combat quests. You’ll visit quest boards in towns to collect your missions and then set out across the map to the area indicated; usually you are tasked with clearing monsters out of a cave or retrieving a certain item to be returned to its owner. Once completed you are rewarded with loot, experience, and in-game currency for your efforts. The experience earned goes into levelling up your character, increasing your overall stats: health, armour, mana, and damage dealt.
The combat is by far the most enjoyable part of Cat Quest, consisting of rolling to dodge enemy attacks and pushing square to attack with your weapon or using the shoulder buttons to cast various spells. It’s a blast, although it can feel a bit repetitive after a while. There are a huge variety of monsters to defeat and each has its own attacking style; some will only attack left and right while others will attack within their near vicinity, making dodging all the more important. The spells are equally interesting as well, for instance using a fire spell on an ice dragon will cause more damage so it’s a good idea to make sure you use the right spells at the right time to have more of an effect in battle.
Felingard is presented like a map, with the towns, caves, and enemies popping out like you’ve just opened a charmingly cute children’s pop-up book. This very unique style is emphasised by its bright and colourful visuals and its upbeat music that go paw in paw, marrying together beautifully.
It’s just a shame that the quests aren't more varied, with the majority settling for you slaying a few monsters to empty a cave and then returning to the quest giver for your reward. The combat, while good, also wears out its welcome after a while, although you do unlock new spells and abilities that open up new areas of the map to explore. It's both moreish and tiresome all at the same time.
Cat Quest is a decent little game that we’d definitely recommend, with a charmingly cute presentation and a solid combat system that together form an overall enjoyable experience. Although you will definitely feel the pangs of repetition, there's just about enough here to keep you engaged until you reach the title's satisfying conclusion. If you’re a big RPG fan or you’re a cat purr-son, then Cat Quest is going to be right up your alley.
Me-wow! Sounds pawsome!
I'm not an animal purr-son at all, but I do think this game is charming! Might try it one day
I'm strangely tempted to give this a go.
As always any questions let me know.
@Simon_Fitzgerald Nice review Would this game be a good introductory RPG for a 5/6 year old? No really complicated inventory or crafting or levelling etc?
Thanks for the review. Got my eye on this for the Switch! Think I'll pull the trigger now.
@Throb Yes I'd say it's purrfect for children
Only came here cuz of the sub-head but the comments are delivering as well. Good job, guys.
@ShogunRok you should get your claws into this one
@Simon_Fitzgerald What kind of length are we looking at Simon?
Thank you @Simon_Fitzgerald, that was a very paws-itive review, I don't think i need much purr-suasion to get this now!
@ShogunRok I would say 6-8 hours to do everything, I managed to get the platinum too so it's not massive in length but it's very reasonable.
@Simon_Fitzgerald Sounds good, thanks!
Well a seven outta ten is a long way from a cat-astrophe but just a whisker away from a purr-fect game, which is good.. Any lower and i would have paws-ed to think about buying it and given the devs a flea in their ear.
After all the bad puns, i'm off for a treat and a catnap...
Not a cat person, so count meowt.
Also perfect for kids. My son loved it.
That length sounds good.
No puns from me. Don't Judd-ge me!
Cats are so disloyal I would never support a game with them in.
@dryrain Cats everywhere just got owned.
Great review.I picked this up as soon as it was released and am having a great time.Even playing this over spending time with Aloy..so yeah,it's a great time waster
Seem like a viable paw-purr-sition
@Simon_Fitzgerald would this stream well from ps4 to vita mate?
@dryrain Right! If Okami had a character editor that let me play with my puppy I'd give it a 11/10.
I'm so glad it wasn't made by peta, another kitten squad would be horrible
@crazykcarter I can't see why not so long as your internet is reasonable.
@crazykcarter It's not a GPU or CPU intensive game so I don't see why not unless you have a slow or unstable connection.
@Simon_Fitzgerald excellent, hopefully the buttons will be mapped sensibly as this is my sort of game on my vita.
@Reanfan7 connections pretty good so il grab this game. Thanks
Will this game turn me into a furry?
An evil kitty? Known a few of those in my time.
@sonicmeerkat As if you're not a furry already...
@ShogunRok It's like you want me to hate you.
One for the kids
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