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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! You will journey to a small village filled with magical girls and other fantastical friends, where you are placed inCalico 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! You will journey to a small village filled with magical girls and other fantastical friends, where you are placed in charge of a run down cat café. 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Dec 21, 2020
    80
    The game does deliver what it promises: magic girls, animals, cute furniture, a relaxed pace, and the chance to bend the rules with magic and ride a giant cat. However, it also has some glitches, a few quirks in its gameplay, and some slightly iffy controls. How much you get out of Calico will truly depend on how much you love its themes as well as your tolerance for glitches. It will also matter if you were looking for a game that lets you actually run a café, since this aspect of gameplay is surprisingly passive.
  2. Dec 23, 2020
    80
    Calico is a wonderfully weird and whimsical game. With a few tweaks to the rendering of the game, a few glitch fixes, and the ability to customise the controls, it would be an ideal island to visit for a few hours at a time. If only I could get my Animal Crossing island to have the same atmosphere…
  3. Jan 4, 2021
    80
    I'd recommend Calico to anybody, but especially fans of cats, cafes, or anything in that same realm of interest. Bringing the year to a close with an adorable blanket of furry animals to wear, carry, and ride around while living your best life is certainly the way to go. Just be sure to update to the latest version when you can.
  4. Jan 7, 2021
    60
    Calico prides itself on being a game that ‘makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside’, and of that, it succeeds. Unfortunately, it’s currently let down by a lot of strange bugs and awkward controls.
  5. Jan 17, 2021
    55
    The worst thing I can say about Calico is that it’s undeveloped.
  6. Dec 21, 2020
    55
    Calico lands on Nintendo Switch with a cafè to manage and many, many cats.
  7. Jun 1, 2021
    16
    What sounded like the combination of a management game, Animal Crossing, and The Sims turned out to be barely influenced by all three. If you’re looking for a relaxing Switch game where you can collect clothing, decorate your home, and hang out with animals, there is already the perfect game for you: Animal Crossing New Horizons. If you’ve already played it to the point of needing new joysticks, then there are plenty of other indie alternatives to pick up before giving Calico consideration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Jan 13, 2021
    10
    Calico is super cute and after the patch, it is better than before. Good game for casual playing!
  2. Dec 18, 2020
    10
    Super cute game! Haven't put it down except for work. Definitely has a few bugs that news to be worked through, but amazing and fun, can'tSuper cute game! Haven't put it down except for work. Definitely has a few bugs that news to be worked through, but amazing and fun, can't wait to see it grow Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2021
    9
    Peachy Keen Games worked over time to patch this game, and the hard work's paid off. With v 1.4, Calico runs smoother with less bugs andPeachy Keen Games worked over time to patch this game, and the hard work's paid off. With v 1.4, Calico runs smoother with less bugs and corrected controls. At the end of the day, Calico proves itself to be a warm slice of wholesome content. Light, breezy, and cute as a button, this is a game that is very refreshing, now more than ever. Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2021
    4
    Really cute concept but the game just doesn't feel polished. I really like the designs for the world and characters, and the graphics are ok,Really cute concept but the game just doesn't feel polished. I really like the designs for the world and characters, and the graphics are ok, but the physics & controls feel awkward and clunky. If you make the wrong move you might get stuck somewhere and have to reload a save. At one point in the game you enter a little cutscene and the credits roll— after the credits were over it dumped me in the ocean with no way back up onto land. The cliffs are too steep to climb and it won't let me swim close enough to the beach. In addition, the controls are confusing to me. I think an option to switch the functions of A and B would be helpful. And in your journal, it would be helpful to have pictures or illustrations of the actual individual animals, rather than just their species. I really don't want to diss a cute indie game, because I can feel the love and hard work put into it, but from a gameplay perspective it needs some work. Expand
  5. Dec 29, 2020
    1
    I can't believe I spent my Christmas money on this game. The creators didn't even take the time to change the controls for the switch. So II can't believe I spent my Christmas money on this game. The creators didn't even take the time to change the controls for the switch. So I can't even play without constantly pressing A instead of B. I put up with it. But when I just lost 4 hours worth of progress because the game froze and didn't let me save... I wish I could get a refund. It still needs so much work before it can be considered a good game. But I do not plan on making that progress again, or picking it up again. :') I really wanted to like it. I really did. Expand
  6. Dec 19, 2020
    0
    Calico is really cute but the switch has all the bugs they said they fixed on steam powered. Com please fix them!
  7. Jan 14, 2021
    0
    Wasted my money on this game.

    The game starts you off as nude as they can let you in this game and it looked and played like shovelware.

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