Kitaria Fables Reviews

Kitaria Fables is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Aug 30, 2021

From its distinctive art style to its decently fleshed-out world, Kitaria Fables is as cute as they come and filled with its own personal brand of charm. However, surprisingly engrossing combat and a stable experience don't cover the myriad of strange game design decisions that cause Kitaria Fables to move at glacial pace.

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Gaming Nexus
Scott Taft
Top Critic
7.4 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2021

Kitiara Fables is a fun action RPG, with significant time spent farming in between quests. Though there are some issues with couch co-op, the story is still entertaining enough to recommend a look.

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7 / 10
Sep 6, 2021

When Kitaria Fables works it works really well. But when its issues begin to arise, the experience of playing through it can get awfully frustrating. These unnecessary design oversights detract from the game's clear strengths. Regardless, it isn't bad, and given its relatively cheap retail price, it is probably worth giving a shot.

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82 / 100
Sep 4, 2021

I absolutely adore everything about this game. If you’re a fan of games like Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley and Rune Factory, you’ll definitely like this title. It has a decent balance of farming and adventure, a solid story and the most adorable characters you will ever see. Since the game is pretty open, you can really go at your own pace, you don’t have to do any of the story quests right away if you feel like opting towards farming and gathering instead. Or if you think you can get away with a limited income, you can mostly forgo the farming and head straight into the adventure! Overall, Kitaria Fables is a wholesome and relaxed time.

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7 / 10
Sep 3, 2021

With its heavy Fantasy Life vibes, there's a lot to like about Kitaria Fables. While the grind won't be for everyone, it's an accessible game that can eat up 20 to 30 hours of your time quite easily, thanks to its enticing mix of fighting, crafting, and farming.

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8 / 10
Sep 19, 2021

A fantastic tribute to Fantasy Life that nails the kind of grindy combat that many people love, Kitaria Fables is genuinely sweet and impressively well-made for a three-person team in under three years. If Fantasy Life is a Wagyu beef steak, Kitaria Fables is a really, REALLY good burger. If you're jonesing for a tasty action-farming-adventure, Kitaria Fables has you covered.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2021

It might sound like I'm being quite critical of Kitaria Fables but I did actually have a lot of fun playing it. It never quite reaches its full potential, but as long as you don't mind that it's quite grindy in places, then it is a worthwhile adventure. There's also a couch co-op mode which is perfect if you have been looking for a simple RPG to introduce to a younger gamer or if you just want something low key to play with a friend.

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Oct 19, 2021

Kitaria Fables is a fun, dungeon crawler with a relaxing farming sim twist but it doesn’t quite live up to the same hype as other games in the same genre. With that being said though, its simple gameplay mechanics make it easier for younger audiences to pick up and play.

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56%
Aug 30, 2021

Kitaria Fables is an action RPG with a failed farming component. Hell, even the action RPG aspect is failed. The dialogue, while cute and child-like, goes on and on with more telling and less showing. On its surface, this looks like a fun kids game, but the punishing enemies and excessive text tell otherwise. I’m not sure who this is for. Actually, I’d say it’s for no one. In no way is this any fun. It felt like work from beginning to end, and I can’t even say that’s because I was doing any farming.

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4 / 5.0
Sep 8, 2021

Outside of iffy sound design, Kitaria Fables is an outstanding game from top to bottom.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2021

Kitaria Fables is an incredibly fun RPG that combines the exploration and fighting style of Zelda with the farming and village gameplay of Stardew Valley and the cute animal characters of Animal Crossing. I played this for hours at a time, unable to put it down.

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4.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2021

Kitaria Fables is a decent farming life sim sadly hampered by its poor RPG elements

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5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2021

Because of the unavoidable grinding, Kitaria Fables turns otherwise fun gameplay aspects into repetitive chores.

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6 / 10
Sep 8, 2021

With all this said, there is enjoyment to be had in Kitaria Fables if you can look past the clunkiness. The combat, for one, feels really great and gives you a ton of abilities as you progress through. Farming is also a satisfying system. If the game had just lent harder into one aspect, we can't help but think the end result would have been a tighter experience. There were times when it felt like we were playing a classic original Xbox title with its presentation, which lent a nice charm. Unfortunately, there's only so much that can carry you through its 20-or-so hour-long story.

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GameSpew
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2021

Attempt to rush through Kitaria Fables and you’ll find it to be a frustrating and unduly challenging experience. Take it slowly, though, spending time engaging with the game’s crafting and farming mechanics, and you’ll have a much better time. With an enjoyable narrative and a pleasantly animated world to explore, being a magical cat armed with a sword is pretty good fun.

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Aug 31, 2021

Kitaria Fables is a warm, genuine delight. It’s not trying to tell you something deep about the world. Nor is it looking to spark debates over hard modes or subversion. It’s not aiming to challenge, belittle, insult or offend. The game’s just there to give people of all ages a chance to go on fun little quests together, as adorable little animals, with a garden of veggie delights to look forward to coming back to. It might just be the sweetest and most innocent Rune Factory or Harvest Moon I’ve come across, and that’s really saying something, since this entire "genre", such as it is, is entirely built up around wholesomeness.

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7.1 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2021

Kitaria Fables is an adorable feline-filled action-adventure RPG with an enjoyable battle system, detailed scenery, and lovely character art. However, multiple quality of life issues prevent this good game from being a great one.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

Kitaria Fables features a charming world and has a solid, albeit straightforward, story but its focus on grinding, lack of character interaction, and lackluster farming hold it back.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 8, 2021

With its cute looks and furry battle elements, the game has the merits of a typical RPG with a friendly look. Kitaria Fables can be a decent entry RPG to the younger audience as well as those who are getting sick and tired of dark and grimy fantasy worlds, this one can be a breath of fresh air for some.

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Nov 3, 2021

The description of Kitaria Fables on the Nintendo Store calls it “a delightfully cute action-adventure RPG with farming and crafting”. As someone fond of farming simulations like Harvest Moon, Story of Seasons and Stardew Valley, I was immediately interested in giving the game a try. I dove into it expecting a rewarding experience, and after playing for a few hours, admit that the aforementioned description is accurate. The game is incredibly cute, it does incorporate elements of action, adventure and roleplay into its gameplay, and it does involve farming and crafting – but, sadly, it didn’t turn out to be the dreamy experience I was hoping for.

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