Cat Quest released this summer on PC and we loved it. There’s not much to dislike, really: cats, questing, cute graphics and loot. Pretty much all you can ask for.
It’s not at all surprising, then, that the game’s recent release on Switch makes it the best way to play the game. The simple controls and easily digestible gameplay make Cat Quest a perfect match for Nintendo’s handheld hybrid. I may even go as far to say that it’s now one of my favourite Switch games. Breath of the Wild excluded, of course.
If you’re unfamiliar with Cat Quest, it’s a simplified action RPG that puts you in the shoes (er, paws) of a cat… on a quest… to save his sister from the clutches of the enemy. On the way, there’s dungeons to explore, loot to collect, monsters to kill, and experience to earn. It’s quite generic really, but its cutesy graphics and characters make it one hell of a lovable game.
When Rich reviewed the game for us back in August, he said:
“Cat Quest isn’t perfect, not by any means, but it’s a good old-fashioned action RPG that understands the value of keeping the player busy and not interrupting what’s important – the action. You’ll get the sense of deja vu frequently as you enter yet another cave that looks essentially the same as the last, or take on another quest that demands you trail a missing shipment or whatever, but you know that it’ll be over in five minutes and you’ll get a nice reward for your efforts so you soldier on. Seven hours or so after starting your adventure the main quest will be over, but it speaks volumes that you’ll probably still want to go and explore the world and grow stronger still. It’s not because Cat Quest is deep or meaningful, it’s because it’s just fun, and that’s all a game needs to be.”
Yes, Cat Quest is fun – and if you ask me, that’s exactly what the Nintendo Switch is all about. Sure, there’s a time and place for serious games that truly absorb you, but more than anything, the Switch is about having fun. And considering it’s only £9.99, Cat Quest is one of the greatest bargains available on the eShop right now.
It’s meow-gificently purr-fect. Sorry, I had to get some bad cat puns in somewhere.