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Mineko's Night Market
Nintendo's Animal Crossing series is, in a lot of ways, a blank slate kind of game. It's about exploring and relaxing, but the games take place without a sense of real location or a specific time period. Mineko's Night Market, on the other hand, is Animal Crossing filtered through an modern-day anime-style sieve and then sprinkled liberally with cats. Lots of fluffy, adorable cats.
While artistically distinct, the underlying Animal Crossing-ness of Mineko's is apparent from its focus on quirky villagers, simple collecting and fishing, and lots of daily tasks. But Mineko adds its own gameplay twists through activities like competitive races and the titular night market--a cornucopia of eating experiences and your chance to run your own food-selling stall.
In the genre of "games I play to relax and not stress too much about" Animal Crossing is a hard game to compete with, but I look forward to seeing more from Mineko's Night Market. -- Justin Haywald
Mineko’s Night Market is coming to PC and currently has no release window.