Capsule Review: Stray Cat Doors

An escape-the-room game that's short, cute, and unmemorable.

A short and fairly simple escape-the-room game with cute visuals and a cat motif.

There are six levels, each of which tasks you with finding a few jigsaw puzzle pieces. Each piece is behind a small puzzle with a couple of steps, like noticing a number in one part of the screen and using it as a combination lock code elsewhere. These individual puzzles don’t interact, but once you have all the jigsaw pieces you complete the level and move on.

The puzzles are mostly easy, though there were a couple leaps in logic that had me needing to use hints - so it’s good that there are hints, even if they seem a bit poorly translated. The cat-themed aesthetic is cute, the music is gentle, and the difficulty mostly low, but there’s also no real story or characterization and no internal logic to the world. It was vaguely soothing to play but not all that satisfying or memorable. It’s over in an hour and leaves very little to hold on to.

I Stopped Playing When: I finished all six levels.

Docprof's Rating:

Two Stars: Meh. The game has some merit - it probably held my attention for at least an hour or I came back to it for more than one play session. But there wasn't enough draw for me to stick with it for the long haul.

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