At this point in my life, even if I never bought another game, I’d probably never run out of things to play. I still have bosses to beat in Star Renegades. I own way too many Sims 4 expansion packs. I’m completely addicted to Monster Train. I’ve barely scratched the surface of Craftopia.

But what I really want to play is Kitaria Fables.

I don’t actually know all that much about Kitaria Fables. I know that it’s set in a place called Canoderia, that this land is populated by cute animals, and that it includes combat and farming. Although that isn’t much to go on, it’s consumed my thoughts ever since it was announced. I’ve watched the announcement trailer over and over again, just thinking about how much I want to snuggle up under a blanket and play it for hours.

I think one of the reasons I’m so drawn to Kitaria Fables is that it reminds me of so many other games I love. There are plenty of obvious comparisons to make, from Rune Factory to Stardew Valley to Animal Crossing. It also reminds me a lot of Fantasy Life, an RPG life simulation game that was one of my favorite titles on the 3DS.

Even the cute animal characters feel a little familiar. They remind me of Sylvanian Families (also known as Calico Critters), a collectible toy line that I adored as a kid. The gameplay shown in the trailer looks genuinely engaging, but Kitaria Fables also feels warm, fuzzy, and nostalgic.

Kitaria Fables is currently scheduled for a 2021 release, which means I won’t be playing it for a while. Even though there are plenty of games to tide me over until then, I suspect this charming title will continue to dominate my thoughts. When it does arrive, Kitaria Fables will be available on Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

You can check out the Kitaria Fables trailer below.

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John
John
1 month ago

Just bought it! So far, so good.

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