World of Cats is an RPG/social game developed by Super Star. In World of Cats, you control a feisty little feline who explores their world and gains levels for completing activities. Variety is the name of the game, as your cat (and by proxy, you) has a bevvy of possible challenges and mini-games to play. As you heighten your cat's level and customize them as your own, you'll definitely start to feel a bit of a connection to your furry avatar. Does the game's activities and features bring you back to keep on petting them, or will your World of Cats avatar dry up faster than a Tamagotchi?
When starting World of Cats, you get to create and customize your very own cat avatar. You do this by selecting a variety of options that include gender, name, fur pattern, and more. Creating a personalized cat is easy and fun. After creating your cat, you're introduced to your room. Every cat in World of Cats lives with a human, and you can stop by and visit with other players' cats and humans. In this way, World of Cats resembles a social game. You'll decorate your room with items you purchase, and welcome visiting cats by leaving nice messages in your guestbook.
Stepping outside your human's house is where the game truly opens up. World of Cats is broken up into several screens, each representing a unique zone with activities. There's quite a few, so I'll do my best to cover all the available content.
You'll initially come out in the Kitty Town Square, a starting area that gets you used to the controls. There's pigeons that roam the courtyard, awaiting a swift swipe from your paw. Attacking enemies is simple; clicking on them engages battle, and you await the outcome. Along with the pigeons, the Town Square has a box with a hidden kitty inside. You can pay 1,000 gold coins to the box and receive a mystery prize (an offer I took up quite often).
Right from the get-go, World of Cats branches off. This is both a good and a bad thing, as there's no clear tutorial that helps the player understand each zone in the grand scheme of things. While I appreciated all of the options open from the start, I often found myself wondering what the most effective method of leveling was.
From the Kitty Town Square, you can play two mini-games. These mini-games are a nice addition. The “twin apartments” mini-game has you jumping back and forth from building to building, dodging obstacles. The other mini-game, “forest of tall buildings”, is a Flappy Bird style game.
Beyond smacking pigeons and playing house, you can venture into the Kitty Town Suburbs, where more activities await you. The Kitty Town Suburbs play as a kind of hub, offering many branching paths of screens to visit. There's combat zones like the Dump Site, an early level zone that tasks you with picking up garbage and defeating rats. Other combat zones like the Mountain and Sewerage are locked until you reach a high enough level. If you're feeling like attacking other players, you can visit the Arena, which allows for player versus player combat.
Beyond the combat, you can replenish your health by relaxing at the Hot Springs, where you can chat up other players. This is a constant feature, as you World of Cats contains a text box at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to type messages to any cat you see. Those players who aren't thrilled with combat can focus on other skills, such as game fishing, collection, and sociability. You can level up these skills by fishing around the fish shop, collecting fruit, and more.
Finally, you can upgrade your cat's base statistics at the Cat Shrine. In the Cat Shrine, you can pay your dues to four different cat statues, each offering an increase. These increases are focused on combat, allowing you to make your cat more deadly, quick, healthy, and accurate.
Generally speaking, World of Cats is a pretty good time. The game is mainly what you make of it, though. For people who like the social aspect of MMORPGs, but don't like the complex leveling systems or gameplay mechanics, World of Cats will scratch that itch. As a package, World of Cats offers something for everyone. In this way, I can recommend it to just about everyone (as long as you like cats). World of Cats is a game that I recommend for casual players primarily, but hardcore gamers with a feline affinity might get wrapped up in it as well. If you're interested in decorating your apartment, leveling up your cat, and meeting new people along the way, I suggest giving World of Cats a try.
Reviewed by Matt
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