When they’re not bringing mice and small birds back to you as ‘gifts’, they’re scratching the heck out of everything. I simply don’t understand cats. But the cat in this latest game looks to be a bit more interesting, piecing together a narrative decades in the making. Find out what in Cats and the Other Lives, out now on Xbox.
First off, Aspen the cat isn’t a Stray. He’s been living in the mansion of Bernard Mason for a good while now. However, tragedy starts as Bernard passes away, and the remaining Masons – children, grandchildren and the likes – all return to the mansion for one last time. Anyone that has lost a relative will know how sad this period of mourning can be.
You control Aspen as you wander around the mansion piecing together intertwined stories from several generations of the Mason family tree.
There will be love, loss, hopes and regrets as these stories all weave together to form a grander tale. It may even leave you with a question of just how special this cat was to the Mason household.
A Point and Click Cat Conundrum
Cats and the Other Lives adopts a pixel art style that appears to showcase the Mason mansion in all its glory. This should also help as you point and click your way to the next marker, utilising Aspens unique cat dexterity to help you navigate the mansion and see things from a different perspective.
Cats and the Other Lives is on the Xbox Store now priced at £16.74. It’s playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
And we will have a review for you very soon where we’ll also let you know if Aspen is a well behaved cat or not. For now though, let us know in the comments the worst things your pets have ever done.
Cats and the Other Lives is coming to PlayStation and Nintendo Switch later in the year.
Cats and the Other Lives on Xbox Game description
Following the passing of Bernard Mason, the patriarch of the family, all the remaining Masons return to their childhood home for one last time. As Aspen, the cat of the household, players will take a journey across the hopes, disappointments and regrets of the enigmatic Mason family, traversing through a rich narrative that spans over decades. The game embraces a simple yet intuitive point and click play style, celebrating a design approach based on the behaviours of common house cats living all around the world. Is the cat just a pet, or does this creature play a more mysterious role in our lives?