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  • Summary: Calico is a day-in-the-life community sim game where you are given an important and adorable task: rebuild the town's cat café and fill it with cute and cuddly creatures! Build up your café by filling it with cute furniture, fun decorations, yummy pastries, and get it bustling with animalsCalico is a day-in-the-life community sim game where you are given an important and adorable task: rebuild the town's cat café and fill it with cute and cuddly creatures! Build up your café by filling it with cute furniture, fun decorations, yummy pastries, and get it bustling with animals again!

    Calico is meant to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The gameplay reflects that with a laid back, low stress creative environment to explore and play in.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Dec 28, 2020
    80
    If you love that pastel paradise, magical girl aesthetic, you absolutely must grab Calico. I had a hard time putting this one down even after I had completed everything, and I’m honestly tempted to start a new game just to experience the magic all over again. Seriously, if you’re still reading this, just go buy Calico and get that serotonin injection you deserve. Your brain will thank you.
  2. Jan 6, 2021
    67
    Calico does something unique and different, so if you’re interested in a management game with magical girls and giant cats, you’ll probably be able to forget its technical errors and design flaws.
  3. Feb 1, 2021
    65
    Both a tranquil and amusing game that has its moment of natural charm in certain gameplay and narrative elements, but falls short when that charm feels forced. The lack of quality in its visuals and quest lines hinder it from being a great game, but still worth a look for younger audiences.
  4. Dec 23, 2020
    50
    My eight-year-old self would have absolutely loved Calico to bits, I'm sure. Unfortunately, I am no longer a wide-eyed, curious 8-year-old girl--I'm a game reviewer whose tolerance for bugs and simplistic gameplay has worn thin over the decades. As much as I wish I could view Calico through the eyes of an imaginative youngster, I can't. Perhaps if you are better at embracing your childlike fantasies, you may be able to overlook Calico's many flaws and appreciate its imaginative, fairy-dust-sprinkled charm, but I feel that the magic will wear thin quite quickly.
  5. Dec 21, 2020
    30
    For fans looking to pick up a new simulation game with a sweet art style and fun mechanics, they may want to wait a while before trying Calico. The game has a lot of potential, but in its current state the bugs and interface can make playing less of a relaxing escape to a pet café, and more of a frustrating battle to get anything done. Calico could have benefitted from a little more time to polish the rough areas in its gameplay, and maybe another look at cleaning up the graphics so the unique art and detailed avatars could really shine in the pastel wonderland of the world the developer has created. For now, though, the multitude of issues plaguing Calico make for an experience that's hard to recommend, though a few sizeable fixes could turn things around for the charming title.
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  1. Dec 20, 2020
    7
    Really buggy and glitchy on launch , but still a ton of fun.
    Hope the update comes soon because at 11.99 it's a really good time.
  2. Dec 23, 2020
    4
    Gatos, café e fofura: o que poderia dar errado? Aparentemente, muita coisa. Calico é a prova suprema de que uma boa intenção não criaGatos, café e fofura: o que poderia dar errado? Aparentemente, muita coisa. Calico é a prova suprema de que uma boa intenção não cria automaticamente um bom produto, tendo seu curto período de desenvolvimento resultado em um jogo que parece cru em todas as suas facetas. Expand