Trilled Meow


  • My Time At Portia

If you're interested in this, gamebillet has it for like $12.90. It's leaving early access and the price will increase in a few days.

Challenge Me!

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20% never played
20% beaten
60% completed

  • Katamari Damacy REROLL

    11.2 hours playtime

    19 of 21 achievements

  • Purrfect Date

    18.4 hours playtime

    27 of 32 achievements

  • Fortune-499

    8.6 hours playtime

    0 of 0 achievements

Katamari Damacy REROLL

Achievement Clean Up Cool-looking Favorites Japan LMAO Noticeably Good Music Quirky

Here's some Katamari music to get you in the right mindset (the soundtrack is great, btw). It fit the monthly theme, so I played it right away. The Steam release came up in a discussion with a sibling during the holidays, and this game is so memorable that even our mother (who thinks games are poorly written and therefore for children, and so never paid much attention to what we were playing) said "Is that the one where you roll a ball?" when she heard Katamari. And why not? After all, the King of All Cosmos remains one of the most quotable video game characters of all time. Katamari makes me feel like I have all the 90s kids' infomercial stuff like Amazing Elastic Plastic and Floam all at the same time.

I'm so in love with you. I wanna wad you up into my life. Let's roll up to be a single star in the sky.

So, yeah. The King of All Cosmos, your father, accidentally destroyed the cosmos, so you need to replace stars, constellations, and even the moon by rolling everything you see on Earth into a progressively larger ball as he alternatively belittles you and shows you affection. There are various levels with different requirements. It's satisfying to start out barely being able to roll up a small tack to being able to roll up that dog that chased you around, or even the house that dog lived in.

I love everything about this game, but I forgot how short it is. Technically you can spend a lot more time trying to collect every item, present, and cousin (you can't play as other cousins in single player in this one). I spent some time doing that, and some people claim it comes naturally, but it really doesn't. They screwed up on the port by not letting you change to full screen until you finish the tutorial and get to the options, so hopefully they fix that, but you only have to deal with it the first time you start the game. I saw some posts that said they couldn't use a controller until after the tutorial, but I was able to use mine fine (it's an XBOX 360 one...I don't know what the others had).

Purrfect Date

Achievement Clean Up Detectives! Mystery! Murder! Good Reads Kitty Cats Literary Ties Make Believe - Simulated Lives Pirates & the High Seas Quirky Time Travel and Loops Won on SteamGifts

Short Play or Pay game and SG win. I had a blast playing this and looked forward to finding out more about what was going on every time I played. So you play a series of characters who go to an island of cats to intern as a research assistant for a short term. You can choose to get to know one cat per character while carrying out research and gathering information (all visual novel/text based--I don't mean to imply it's more than it is). Honestly, this could have easily accomodated more exploration with maybe hidden cats to catalog. The "romance" is really more light-hearted close affinity than actual romance (thank god), even though I thought that was still weird. I guess there's enough reason in the context of the story to justify it. Despite its amusing appearances, the story can get pretty serious and sad when its not funny, examining the way humans mistreat animals, even unintentionally. That's part of the reason I haven't finished the bad endings/choices yet, but honestly the larger part is because this game doesn't have a skip feature. The developer promised he had something ready to release in the next update...over a year ago.


Folklore & Mythology Quirky Won on SteamGifts

Challenge Me! and SG win. Good concept, but it's more of a puzzle game than an RPG. You play as a witch named Cassandra. While most magic users have flashier abilities, Cassie is only a clairvoyant, and her co-workers doubt the usefulness of her abilities. In Greek mythology, a woman named Cassandra had a similar problem, and this character was, evidently, inspired by her to good effect. The puzzle aspect of the game adds some difficulty but can make you restart the day if you get too low on health to fight a boss, or if you mess something else up. It was actually pretty fun because of the spin it put on turn-based RPG battles...despite not actually being an RPG. Cassie can predict the likliehood of an enemy using a certain type of move by drawing cards, so you can counter appropriately (via rock, paper, scissors). I would have liked to have more freedom building my deck, but then the puzzles wouldn't have been puzzles.


Thanks for mentioning My Time At Portia! I grabbed it on sale. c:


Reading your review made me even more nostalgic of Katamari but also reinforced my main point of questioning about the length of the game. I guess I’ll keep an eye open for a future sale and grab it then, for nostalgia sake.

Thanks for the head’s up about My Time At Portia, I didn’t realize the price would rise up once it leaves EA.

Trilled Meow

I think the price only goes up by $5, but still. I’m having fun with it. And yeah, it sounds like you may as well wait for Katamari. It only took me about 4 hours to beat all the missions.


The price will go from 20 to 30 (euros or dollars, which apparently for the devs is equivalent). In any case, I tried the demo and really liked it, and then dragged my gf down the hole of wanting the game. I ended up getting her a key to avoid buffing my backlog and she got me one in retaliation. That worked out well, and i blame it all on you :p It ended up costing us only under 11€ each thanks to you though, so you’re absolved.

It’s sad that the purrfect date doesn’t have fast advance because other than that it does sound weird enough for me to want to give it a try. But I have too many VNs needing to be read already.

Trilled Meow

Well, My Time at Portia may still lack a little polish, but my playtime keeps going up. I hope you guys enjoy it too.