Little Dragons Cafe

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Based on 49 critic reviews
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6 / 10
Feb 26, 2019

Little Dragons Café has the advantage of a more free structure, without the pressure of having to fulfil objectives at a certain moment and its open world adds up to its qualities. However this is not correctly used to deliver a fun, enjoyable experience, as the game gets repetitive too quickly and the free nature of its structure becomes void of a sense of direction, leaving the player without a proper guidance.

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4 / 10
Jan 16, 2019

Little Dragons Café is an extremely tedious exercise in repetition. There's kind of an initial thrill to the idea of managing a café and picking out the recipes that it'll use, but eventually you realize that you don't do much to help out other than providing the basic ingredients and occasionally bussing tables. The only real reward for slogging it out day-to-day is a handful of character focused cutscenes that don't really feel like a meaningful accomplishment. Add in some truly awful field controls and a constantly skipping framerate, and you've got a true recipe for disaster.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2018

Overall, Little Dragons Cafe is a delicious mix of several flavors blended nicely into a well-seasoned dish. While not everyone may appreciate the watering down of some of the daily tasks that are more engaging in other titles I think the quality of the game’s RPG character development and dialogue makes up for it nicely. The fate of not just your mother but of all the people you come into contact with becomes a concern, and if you enjoy both interacting with interesting characters and exploration Little Dragons Cafe lets you have your cake and eat it too.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2018

With its compelling story and characters, and engaging exploration mechanics, Little Dragons Cafè is a worthy spiritual successor to the original Harvest Moon, introducing some new mechanics that spice up the experience without doing away with what makes the series great. Some technical issues like bad performance and unresponsive controls, however, prevent the game from reaching its full potential. If you can look past them, however, you will find a surprisingly interesting adventure that it's more than worth the time of those looking for something relaxing yet involving.

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Arash Parsapour

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60 / 100
Nov 20, 2018

Little Dragons Cafe is like a hot shower for people who live in busy crowded cities and they seek solace when they play video games. It's far from being what is supposed to be and is nothing near perfect but if you could turn a blind eye into its shortcomings and problems, you might enjoy it.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2018

Little Dragon’s Cafe is an interesting attempt from Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada that plays to his strengths. The game takes you away to a rural, sparsely populated island and drops you into a cute and heartwarming story about strangers growing together.

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4 / 10
Oct 29, 2018

There is almost nothing here to recommend.

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Oct 16, 2018

I had a lot of fun playing Little Dragons Café. It's quirky story setup, and charming characters will keep you coming back for more as you focus on helping make the café a renowned establishment as you keep your dragon well fed so that it can continue to grow since that will be key for finding a cure for your mother! If you're looking for a charming and relaxing RPG on Nintendo Switch, then you should check this one out!

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6.8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2018

Yasuhiro Wada shows his new creation with this easy game that everyone in the house can afford to play. We expected much more from the Harvest Moon and Rune Factory creator, and at least we wanted something more of management in a game that is supposed to let us manage our own cafe. But we have a dragon.

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5.6 / 10.0
Oct 7, 2018

Little Dragons Café wants to do a lot of things, but falls short in all of them. While lots of aspects give you a calmping pace of routing, there are too many points of frustration. The cafe part is nice but, the overworld makes the game less enjoyable. The game has a good concept and a great style, but fails to deliver gameplay wise.

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