If there’s a sport that has taken 2022 via hurricane, it’s Stray.
As the title suggests, you hop into the footwear (or must that be paws?) of an unnamed stray cat in a post-human global. After stumbling and falling into the sewers of a walled-garden town inhabited via robots, it’s the cat-agonist’s activity to give you the option out – and to find out what truly came about in the run-down town.
The kitty persona is as captivating as you’d believe, with signature pussycat traits like on-demand meowing, scratching surfaces to stretch or even knocking glasses/plates/no matter else off surfaces as you discover. Though there’s little or no spoken discussion out of doors of the primary cutscenes, the sport does an ideal activity of conveying the tales and feelings of the town’s AI-powered citizens, and thru non-compulsory recollections you find, you’ll achieve a greater working out of the post-human global you end up in.
The open-world atmosphere is a pleasure to discover as a pussycat, with spaces and paths typically out of achieve of human protagonists. (*5*) with spaces the place you’ll be able to reason a little of mischief (and quite a few aspect quests and collectables) it’s a sport that you just received’t need to rush via – particularly if you need all of the trophies to be had. That’s much more true as, whenever you depart a space, you’ll be able to’t go back at the identical run, so that you’ll need to be 100% certain you’ve explored each corner and cranny prior to you progress on.
It works smartly, although with the caveat that it’s no longer at all times transparent whilst you’re progressing onto the following house, and that might depart 100 percenters a bit of pissed off.
Still, in case you’re keen on cats, robots and post-apocalyptic worlds, Stray provides one thing intriguing and a bit of bit other to maximum games in 2022.