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Stray review
by João Carvalho

Atmosphere in this game was on a whole other level.
Design, audio and visual, was pretty good.
Short but sweet.
Careful when trying to go for 100% as there is an achievement so hard/based on luck that can ruin the painting of the game "Can't cat-ch me".
«Liked before it became a hit»
«Sit back and relax»

Other reviews15

An amazing game! Not the best, but it is certainly worth playing. The devs put a lot of love into this game, and it shows. The worldbuilding, graphics, and overall concept are amazing. The story may not be on the same level as other great games out there, but it is decent.

«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»
The game looks great. I think the on rails platforming is a poor choice. It’s easier for them but it would be more fun to actually feel like a cat jumping around.

The world looks really cool. I’m constantly lost. The history of the humans demise has been interesting.

I like the creature sections much more than the “walk around an area aimlessly and see what you can interact with” sections. I don’t find these “puzzles” very clever. I’m not liking them and I’m constantly getting stuck.

I’m about 3 hours in. I’m still not loving it. The world is cool but I don’t really like playing it. I’m not certain I will finish it.

Ya I’m done. Might google what happens in the story because the world is cool but I don’t want to play it. Ends a low B.

Final Score: B
I've been looking forward to Stray ever since it was first announced over a year ago, and I am happy to say that I wasn't disappointed. The main things that you do in stray is solve traversal and "story" puzzles, the latter of which are similar to that of point and click games without the frustration that is associated with such games. While doing such activities you'll find yourself exploring a neon lit city populated primarily by human-like robots. All of these robots are oozing with charm making your time on this adventure an absolute pleasure. However, Stray is a very short game, especially if you do not seek out any side content. Despite this, I didn't mind the price tag as I felt that the quality of the game made up for the length. The game is gorgeous and there is very little bloat. I believe that Stray is a must-play, but, I understand if you wish to wait for a sale though.
«Sit back and relax»
Fantastic game, so simple yet such great story and gameplay
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»
I'm not sure how to categorize this game. It's not really a platformer because of the jumping mechanics. The puzzles are too simple for it to be a puzzle game. There is combat, but not very much of it. Maybe an exploration adventure game?

I did end up enjoying the game. The cat and the sidekick were a combination I haven't played before. The cat is nicely animated. Although the jumping looks a bit off occasionally, the cat-like walking, drinking, napping and others look spot on. The environments are also full of details and the abandoned feel of many places is excellent. That alone made me want to explore.

There's not much dialogue and the story is rather simple. But I did root for the good guys to succeed and enjoyed being mischievous against the bad. I can recommend it to anyone who enjoys adventure games, especially if you like cats.
Great short story game. Nothing mind blowing but very pleasant to play.
«Sit back and relax»
Atmosphere in this game was on a whole other level. Design, audio and visual, was topnotch and made me fall in love with the game. Short but sweet.
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»
I think that this is the game that I enjoyed the most while playing it, even though I finished the whole story in 2 days.

Bravo 👏  for the developers of the game. It's amazing how they implemented all the physics of a cat in this game.
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
It was nearly perfect! Stray was a short but fun game that never got boring. The only downside really was it`s length being that it only took me about 5 hours to complete it and I would have loved to see more of certain characters!
«Blew my mind»
«Sit back and relax»